Letter From Congress

Congressional Hearing Centers on Nigerian Crisis, Alleged Attrocities by Boko Haram Terror Group

on Wednesday, 28 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Smith: "This terrorist group has wreaked havoc on the people of Nigeria, particularly in the northeast. It is estimated that more than 5,500 people were killed in Boko Haram attacks last year alone."

Congressional Hearing Centers on Nigerian Crisis, Alleged Attrocities by Boko Haram Terror Group

By the office of Congressman Chris Smith

The dire situation in Nigeria and the U.S. effort to maintain positive relations with the largest U.S. trading partner in Africa and a major ally in international peacekeeping were the focus of a House hearing held Jan. 27 by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), chairman of the House Africa and global human rights subcommittee.  

Blackburn Joins Americans in Celebrating Life

on Friday, 23 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Blackburn: "This bill is about protecting life and protecting taxpayer dollars. It also ensures that we have much needed transparency under the President’s health care law."

Blackburn Joins Americans in Celebrating Life

By the office of Congressman Marsha Blackburn

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today[January 22, 2015] issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act.

Rep. Gosar Reacts to SOTU: Same Big Government Song and Dance, Different Year

on Thursday, 22 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Gosar: "The experiment of big government is over. The American people aren’t fooled anymore."

Rep. Gosar Reacts to SOTU: Same Big Government Song and Dance, Different Year

By the office of Congressman Paul A. Gosar

Today[January 20, 2015], U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after President Obama’s sixth State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress:

Rep. Collins’ Prescription Drug Bill Helps Independent and Community Pharmacies

on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Collins: "My bill stops Medicare and other federal programs from favoring large competitors with more resources to untangle confusing federal programs."

Rep. Collins’ Prescription Drug Bill Helps Independent and Community Pharmacies

By the office of Congressman Doug Collins

As part of his ongoing effort to improve prescription drug programs, Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) re-introduced the MAC Transparency Act, H.R. 224, in his first week of the 114th Congress. This legislation was previously introduced in the 113th Congress as H.R. 5815. Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) joined Rep. Collins in reintroducing the legislation, vitally important to improving fairness and transparency in reimbursements to independent and community pharmacists.

House Approves Blackburn Proposal to Freeze DACA & Stop President Obama’s Lawless Executive Amnesty

on Thursday, 15 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Blackburn: "President Obama is turning every state into a border state and every town into a border town."

House Approves Blackburn Proposal to Freeze DACA & Stop President Obama’s Lawless Executive Amnesty

By the office of Congressman Marsha Blackburn

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today[January 14, 2015] continued her fight to stop President Obama’s lawless executive amnesty with House passage of her amendment to freeze the President’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Blackburn's amendment was approved 218-209 as part of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.

ICYMI: Sen. Cruz: GOP Must Keep Promises or Risk Getting 'Walloped' in Future Elections

on Monday, 12 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Ted Cruz: "In my view, Republicans should take this opportunity to lead with a big, bold agenda that focuses on jobs, on liberty and on security."

ICYMI: Sen. Cruz: GOP Must Keep Promises or Risk Getting 'Walloped' in Future Elections

By the office of Senator Ted Cruz

Today, U.S. Sen Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke at Heritage Action’s 2015 Conservative Policy Summit outlining 10 critical priorities for Congress, focusing on jobs, liberty, and national security.

Roby Bill Seeks to Block Executive Amnesty

on Wednesday, 07 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Roby: "President Obama’s attempt to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants isn’t just irresponsible. It’s dangerous. It undermines the rule of law and threatens American jobs."

Roby Bill Seeks to Block Executive Amnesty

By the office of U.S. Representative Martha Roby

Wasting no time to address President Obama’s immigration actions in the new Congress, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) has introduced legislation to block the president's executive amnesty plans by prohibiting funding from being used to implement the orders.

Gohmert Announces Run for Speaker of the House

on Tuesday, 06 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep Gohmert: "I am putting forward my name for consideration as Speaker and hope that with a new Speaker, be that me or someone else, we can fight for the ideals and principles that the voters wanted when they elected us in November."

Gohmert Announces Run for Speaker of the House

By the office of Congressman Louie Gohmert

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today[January 4, 2014] regarding his decision to buck the status quo and challenge John Boehner in the race for House Speaker:

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."

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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:

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