Letter From Congress

Chairman Menendez’s Statement on the Release of Alan Gross

on Thursday, 18 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Menendez: "President Obama's actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government."

Chairman Menendez’s Statement on the Release of Alan Gross

By the office of Senator Robert Menendez

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), issued this statement following the release of Alan Gross.

Boxer Calls for New Standards for Toy Guns to Protect Children from Harm

on Wednesday, 10 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Boxer: "We don’t need another child’s death to remind us that we need to change the current laws regulating imitation firearms."

Boxer Calls for New Standards for Toy Guns to Protect Children from Harm

By the office of Senator Barbara Boxer

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today sent a letter to the Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Elliot F. Kaye, urging him to review a California law that will help ensure that toys guns are not mistaken for real guns, and to adopt similar standards for all toy guns sold in the United States. 

Flake’s "Science of Splurging" Puts EPA Spending Under the Microscope

on Wednesday, 03 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Flake: "For an agency keen to regulate every puddle from a rainstorm, the EPA has proven itself remarkably inept when it comes to managing its own affairs."

Flake’s

By the office of Senator Jeff Flake

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today[December 2, 2014] released the Science of Splurging, a report highlighting more than a dozen examples of wasteful and egregious spending by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) including:

Brooks: Obama Defies the Constitution, Abandons the American People

on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Brooks: “President Obama should be held to his own words and bound by the United States Constitution he swore to preserve, protect, and defend. Under America’s Constitution, we elect presidents, not dictators or tyrants.”

Brooks: Obama Defies the Constitution, Abandons the American People

By the office of Congressman Mo Brooks

President Obama's executive amnesty plan seeks to unlawfully legalize millions of illegal aliens in America.  As shown by his previous statements, President Obama acknowledges that his executive amnesty plan is illegal and unconstitutional, yet has done it anyway in response to pressure from national Democratic Party open borders and pro-amnesty special interest groups, despite the economic damage done to struggling American families.

Audacity of Hoax? Obamacare Architect Admits Deceiving Voters

on Thursday, 20 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Roby: "You read that correctly: the crafters of Obamacare thought you were too stupid to understand why your taxes went up, hours at work got cut, health care policy got cancelled, or premiums skyrocketed. In fact, they were counting on it."

Audacity of Hoax? Obamacare Architect Admits Deceiving Voters

By U.S. Representative Martha Roby

Five years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is as unpopular as ever – only 37 percent of Americans view it favorably. Throughout Alabama and around the country, this ill-conceived mandate has led to cancelled insurance policies, dramatic spikes in premiums and copays, reduced work hours for wage earners and tax increases that affect middle class families.

Smith: President is Standing in the Way of 40,000 Keystone Jobs

on Friday, 14 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Lamar Smith: "If the president is listening to the American people, he will quickly approve the Keystone pipeline."

Smith: President is Standing in the Way of 40,000 Keystone Jobs

By the office of Congressman Lamar Smith

Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today[November 14, 2014] released the following statement after voting in favor of a proposal to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Thune Statement on President’s Net Neutrality Announcement

on Tuesday, 11 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Thune: "The president’s stale thinking would invite legal and marketplace uncertainty and perpetuate what has needlessly become a politically corrosive policy debate."

Thune Statement on President’s Net Neutrality Announcement

By the office of Senator John Thune

U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota), ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today[November 10, 2014] made the following statement on the president’s call for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to use Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 to craft additional net neutrality regulations:

Roby: Focus on Results in Wake of the Election

on Monday, 10 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Roby: "The time for politics is over. It’s time for responsible governing. Elected leaders must return to Washington ready to listen to the people, uphold the Constitution, and govern responsibly."

Roby: Focus on Results in Wake of the Election

By the office of Representative Martha Roby 

The focus of the new Republican majority in Congress should be responsible governing to get positive results, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) said Thursday.

Sessions: GOP Will Fight Exec Amnesty, ‘Surrendering to Illegality is Not an Option’

on Friday, 07 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Sessions: "Surrendering to illegality is not an option. Democrats will have to choose sides: protect the President's agenda, or protect your constituents."

Sessions: GOP Will Fight Exec Amnesty, ‘Surrendering to Illegality is Not an Option’

By the office of Senator Jeff Sessions

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee and senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following comments after President Obama reiterated his plans to issue a unilateral executive amnesty:

A GOP "Surfing" Strategy towards American Greatness: A Six-Point Plan

on Sunday, 02 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Rohrabacher: "We Republicans must, if nothing else, stand stoutly on the side of the American people against the abuses of the permanent government."

A GOP

By Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

"As optimistic as they are, Republicans cannot just coast to victory. They must surf."

Boozman Pushes for Withdrawal of Harmful Water Regulation Proposed by Administration

on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

The EPA and Corps proposal would give the administration much greater power to oversee the land use decisions of homeowners, small businesses and family farms throughout the country.

Boozman Pushes for Withdrawal of Harmful Water Regulation Proposed by Administration

By the office of Senator John Boozman

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined with several of his Senate colleagues to document abuses in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rulemaking process and call on EPA and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to immediately withdraw the proposal to claim federal control over almost all state and local waters. Boozman also joined with fellow members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, to urge the withdrawal of an “Interpretive Rule” which is causing significant confusion about which farm and ranch activities will be affected by the new EPA and Corps mandates. 

Sen. Paul Gives Foreign Policy Address at Center for the National Interest

on Friday, 24 October 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Rand Paul: "These principles of conservative realism are a return to traditional Republican values that recognize our limits and realize our might."

Sen. Paul Gives Foreign Policy Address at Center for the National Interest

By the office of Senator Rand Paul 

Senator Rand Paul tonight gave a foreign policy address at the Center for the National Interest dinner in New York City and was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award.  

Wastebook 2014: What Washington Doesn't Want You to Read

on Wednesday, 22 October 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Voodoo Dolls, Gambling Monkeys, Zombies in Love and Paid Vacations for Misbehaving Bureaucrats Top List of the Most Outlandish Government Spending in Wastebook 2014.

Wastebook 2014: What Washington Doesn't Want You to Read

By the office of Senator Tom Coburn

Gambling monkeys, dancing zombies and mountain lions on treadmills are just a few projects exposed in Wastebook 2014 – highlighting $25 billion in Washington’s worst spending of the year.

Roby Calls National Attention to Central Alabama VA in House Floor Speech

on Friday, 01 August 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Rob: "In the wake of this clear breach of trust, we began digging deeper to find out what was really going on at the Central Alabama VA. The information we have received from sources who came forward was alarming."

Roby Calls National Attention to Central Alabama VA in House Floor Speech

By the office of U.S. Representative Martha Roby

U.S. Representative Martha Roby today[July 30, 2014] called the attention of Congress and the nation to the "mismanagement, malfeasance, and cover-up” at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) in an impassioned speech from the House floor.

VIDEO: Senator Blunt Calls On President Obama To Lead, Not Campaign

on Wednesday, 30 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Blunt: "The president's got the traveling and campaigning part of the job down just right. It's the managing part of the job and getting things done part of the job, that appear to be a big question."

VIDEO: Senator Blunt Calls On President Obama To Lead, Not Campaign

By the office of Senator Roy Blunt 

During the Republican Leadership Stakeout today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) discussed President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Kansas City, Mo. and called on the president to stop campaigning and instead focus on various important issues facing the nation.

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