Letter From Congress

Poe: Keep The Federal Food Police Out of School Bake Sales

on Friday, 27 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

“The federal food police need to stay out of our schools,” said Rep. Poe. “First, the regulators came into our lunchrooms, then vending machines and now school fundraisers."

Poe: Keep The Federal Food Police Out of School Bake Sales

By the office of Congressman Ted Poe

Today[February 11, 2015] Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) introduced H.R. 881, the BAKE SALE Act. This legislation would prohibit any funds from being used to implement USDA’s new regulations on school fundraisers and bake sales during school hours.

Say What? Let’s Call Islamic Terrorism What It Is

on Monday, 23 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Roby: "The Obama Administration’s recent effort to dismiss radical Islamic terrorism as “violent extremism,” not based in religion, is disappointing and dangerous."

Say What? Let’s Call Islamic Terrorism What It Is

By Rep. Martha Roby

Back in September, I raised a few eyebrows in a national opinion piece for Defense One by referring to the Islamic State, or ISIS, as a “bastardized, barbaric form of Islam” that “will not stop unless they are ended.”

Sen. Cruz: Court Decision Major Victory for Rule of Law, Senate Democrats Should Look Hard at This Ruling

on Tuesday, 17 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Cruz: "This is a major victory for the rule of law; the District Court's ruling states that President Obama must now stop implementing these policies in 'any and all aspects.'"

Sen. Cruz: Court Decision Major Victory for Rule of Law, Senate Democrats Should Look Hard at This Ruling

By Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding a Texas court injunction to temporarily block President Obama's executive action on amnesty:

Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Hearing on “Civil Asset Forfeiture”

on Wednesday, 11 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Sensenbrenner: "It’s hard to believe this can happen in America. The government is seizing billions of dollars of cash and property from Americans often without charging them with a crime."

Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Hearing on “Civil Asset Forfeiture”

By the office of Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

The Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations today held a hearing on “Civil Asset Forfeiture.” Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) provided the following opening statement:

Smith & Grassley Introduce Bill to Combat Lawsuit Abuse

on Sunday, 08 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Smith: "Putting the brakes on frivolous lawsuits will go a long way towards balancing the scales of justice, upholding the rule of law, and improving the public good."

Smith & Grassley Introduce Bill to Combat Lawsuit Abuse

By the office of Congressman Lamar Smith

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas, the former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation to reduce frivolous lawsuits that bog down the United States legal system and cost businesses billions of dollars every year. 

Pompeo Statement on FCC Chairman’s Plan to Regulate the Internet

on Saturday, 07 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Pompeo: "Chairman Wheeler has allowed his ‘independent’ agency to be co-opted by a President who sees expanded government regulation as the solution to every problem."

Pompeo Statement on FCC Chairman’s Plan to Regulate the Internet

By the office of Congressman Mike Pompeo

Congressman Mike Pompeo (KS-04) today[February 5, 2015] issued the following statement on the recently released plans by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to vote on net neutrality rules at their February 26th meeting.

Congressman Honda Introduces Legislation to Remove Trademark Protection for Washington Football Team

on Thursday, 05 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Honda: "It is unbelievable to me that, in the 21st century, a prominent NFL franchise is calling itself by a racial slur."

Congressman Honda Introduces Legislation to Remove Trademark Protection for Washington Football Team

By the office of Congressman Mike Honda

Continuing his promotion of the modern progressive agenda, Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) today[February 3, 2015] introduced legislation to prevent sports teams from using a derogatory slur for Native Americans as their nickname, The Non-Disparagement of Native American Persons or Peoples in Trademark Registration Act.

Sen. Cruz Introduces Obamacare Repeal Bill

on Tuesday, 03 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Sen. Cruz: "The President will be faced with a clear choice: either listen to the American people, who have never supported this law, or ignore them, and ignore the disastrous harms to millions of families, young people, and the most vulnerable among us."

Sen. Cruz Introduces Obamacare Repeal Bill

By the office of Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today[February 2, 2015] introduced legislation to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. The bill has 44 cosponsors.

Sensenbrenner to IRS: Do Your Job

on Tuesday, 03 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Sensenbrenner: "To say the least, these reports are concerning and raise questions about whether the IRS is taking this situation seriously or playing politics with budget cuts."

Sensenbrenner to IRS: Do Your Job

By the office of Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) sent the following letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen in response to complaints from a large number of constituents struggling to file their taxes as a result of shortcomings by the IRS.

Rep. Gosar Supports National School Choice Week

on Monday, 02 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Paul Gosar: "Washington needs to stop pushing a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to education, and allow parents and states the freedom to choose what is best for their students."

Rep. Gosar Supports National School Choice Week

By the office of Congressman Paul A. Gosar

Today[January 30, 2015], U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement in support of National School Choice Week: 

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Protect U.S. Waters from Federal Overreach

on Thursday, 29 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Gosar: "Americans can't afford more economic hurdles and thievery of precious water supplies from an unaccountable federal government operating in hyper mode."

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Protect U.S. Waters from Federal Overreach

By the office of Congressman Paul A. Gosar

Today[January 28, 2015], U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 594, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, which garnered 114 bipartisan cosponsors in less than 48 hours. This bill would prevent the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and other federal agencies from improperly expanding the Clean Water Act (CWA) and seizing jurisdiction over water that is currently under control of states and private ownership:

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.

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