Letter From Congress

Blackburn Calls on FCC to Conduct Cost Benefit Analysis of Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

on Thursday, 24 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Blackburn: "Before the Administration takes any reckless steps that could jeopardize the explosive growth and innovation of the Internet, it is important the FCC is able to explain the potential costs and its impact on jobs to the American people."

Blackburn Calls on FCC to Conduct Cost Benefit Analysis of Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

By the office of Congressman Marsha Blackburn

In a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today called on the FCC to conduct a cost benefit analysis of the proposed net neutrality rules that have been scheduled for a vote on May 15, 2014. Read the full text of Blackburn's letter HERE.

38 Republicans File Amicus Brief in Support of Senator Johnson’s Lawsuit

on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Sen. Johnson: "This is a crucial moment in U.S. history, and this lawsuit could be an important vehicle for highlighting the dangerous erosion of our constitutional balance."

38 Republicans File Amicus Brief in Support of Senator Johnson’s Lawsuit

By the office of Senator Ron Johnson

On Monday[April 21, 2014], 38 House and Senate Republicans filed an amicus brief in support of Senator Ron Johnson’s lawsuit over the Obama administration’s special Obamacare treatment of Congress and its staff. Senator Johnson made these remarks:

Congress Should Reconsider Cruz Proposals to Rein In IRS, Protect Free Speech

on Wednesday, 16 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Sen. Cruz: "It’s particularly distressing to hand over our hard-earned dollars to the IRS this year in the wake of its illegal targeting of conservative groups."

Congress Should Reconsider Cruz Proposals to Rein In IRS, Protect Free Speech

By the office of Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today[April 15, 2014] released the following statement reaffirming the need for more accountability in the IRS.

Rep. Gosar Votes to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress

on Monday, 14 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Gosar: "The blatant disregard of basic civil liberties, and the use of a government agency to harass, target, intimidate and threaten lawful, honest citizens smells like the worst form of authoritarianism."

Rep. Gosar Votes to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress

By the office of Congressman Paul A. Gosar

U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement after voting to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress at today's[April 10, 2014] Committee on Oversight & Government Reform hearing:

McMorris Rodgers: Equal Pay for Equal Work

on Wednesday, 09 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. McMorris Rodgers: "What you see are those policies that are actually creating more unemployment for women, and less opportunities for job growth, and less opportunities for a higher paycheck."

McMorris Rodgers: Equal Pay for Equal Work

By the office of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference, discussed the policies Republicans are promoting to help women – and everyone – secure jobs and an opportunity for a better life. In a House Republican press conference today, McMorris Rodgers highlighted the significant impact women in Eastern Washington and across the country have on the economy.

Roby Questions OSHA's Targeting of Southern Automotive Industry

on Tuesday, 08 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Roby: "It is concerning that a federal government agency may be advancing on Southeastern workers a pro-union agenda that they do not want."

Roby Questions OSHA's Targeting of Southern Automotive Industry

By the office of U.S. Representative Martha Roby

A federal initiative targeting the southern automotive industry for special scrutiny raises questions given recent efforts to undermine "right to work" environments in states like Alabama, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) said Monday.

Wyden Statement on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Vote to Declassify its Interrogation Report

on Friday, 04 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Wyden: "I believe the American people will be profoundly disturbed by the contents of this report."

Wyden Statement on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Vote to Declassify its Interrogation Report

By the office of Senator Ron Wyden

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released the following statement after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted to begin the process of declassifying the committee’s 6,200 page report on CIA interrogations:

Jones’ Stand For Judeo-Christian Values Draws Fire From Anti-God Group

on Thursday, 03 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Jones: "Defending the Judeo-Christian values upon which our nation was founded is one of my greatest honors and responsibilities as a member of Congress."

Jones’ Stand For Judeo-Christian Values Draws Fire From Anti-God Group

By the office of Congressman Walter B. Jones

An atheist lobbying group is criticizing Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) for being the leading supporter of Judeo-Christian values in Congress. In their newly released scorecard, the Secular Coalition for America gave Walter Jones the lowest score of any member of Congress because he constantly voted to protect Judeo-Christian values. The Secular Coalition scored Congressman Jones on votes in which he supported the pro-life cause, school prayer, traditional marriage, and free speech in churches.  

Sensenbrenner Sends Follow-Up Letter to AG Holder on Clapper’s False Testimony

on Wednesday, 02 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Sensenbrenner: "Now declassified documents reveal that Director Clapper’s testimony was false, and further, that he knew it was false when it was offered."

Sensenbrenner Sends Follow-Up Letter to AG Holder on Clapper’s False Testimony

By the office of Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) sent the following letter to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting a response to a December 19, 2013 letter regarding Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s false testimony.

Decatur Family Practitioner Dr. Marlin Gill Exposes Obamacare’s War on Doctors

on Tuesday, 01 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Dr. Gill: "America has enjoyed the best health care the world has ever known. That health care is in jeopardy because physicians cannot survive Washington’s ‘war on doctors’ without relief."

Decatur Family Practitioner Dr. Marlin Gill Exposes Obamacare’s War on Doctors

By Congressman Mo Brooks

This morning[March 26, 2014], Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) addressed the U.S. House to share a letter by Dr. Marlin Gill of Decatur, Alabama, that details health care dangers posed by ObamaCare’s ‘war on doctors.’

Sen. Flake Announces Elite Eight of Waste Tournament

on Thursday, 27 March 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

In an effort to highlight wasteful federal spending, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake today announced the inaugural Elite Eight of Waste Tournament.

Sen. Flake Announces Elite Eight of Waste Tournament

By the office of Senator Jeff Flake

In an effort to highlight wasteful federal spending, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake today[March 26, 2014] announced the inaugural Elite Eight of Waste Tournament. The two-week tournament will pit eight examples of wasteful federal spending against one another, allowing social media users to vote to advance the more egregious item, until a Champion of Waste is crowned on Tuesday, April 7, 2014.

Barrasso Statement on DOE Approval of Jordan Cove LNG Export License

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

Sen. Barrasso: "The United States has an opportunity to become a major player in the international gas market—it just needs a willing partner in the White House. The Obama Administration should waste no time in acting on other pending LNG applications."

Barrasso Statement on DOE Approval of Jordan Cove LNG Export License

By the office of Senator John Barrasso

Today[March 24, 2014], U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding the Department of Energy’s (DOE) approval of a conditional license to Jordan Cove LNG to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to nations that do not have free trade agreements with the United States:

Johnson Responds to Government's Motion to Dismiss His Lawsuit

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

Senator Johnson: "Americans do not wish to be ruled by a king or a House of Lords. We expect and deserve to be treated equally under the law. That is the primary principle this case is designed to affirm."

Johnson Responds to Government's Motion to Dismiss His Lawsuit

By the office of Senator Ron Johnson

Earlier today[March 19, 2014], Senator Ron Johnson made the following remarks on the Office of Personnel Management’s motion to dismiss his lawsuit filed against them in January.

Chambliss, Isakson, 23 GOP Colleagues Call on Administration to Immediately Rescind Rule Giving Unions a Carve-out from Obamacare

on Tuesday, 18 March 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senators warn they will consider options such as the Congressional Review Act to prevent the rule from taking effect.

Chambliss, Isakson, 23 GOP Colleagues Call on Administration to Immediately Rescind Rule Giving Unions a Carve-out from Obamacare

By the office of Senator Saxby Chambliss

U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., joined 23 of their Republican colleagues Thursday in calling on the Obama administration to immediately rescind its rule creating an unwarranted special carve-out for some unions from Obamacare fees.

Common Core Will Federalize Education

on Monday, 17 March 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Bridenstine: "True education reform would put power back in the hands of the states and local school boards, where government is closest to parents and students."

Common Core Will Federalize Education

By Congressman Jim Bridenstine

While Common Core may have started as a state-led effort, the Obama Administration has seized on it as a federal goal and is using federal funds to coerce states into implementing Common Core. 

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