Letter From Congress

Sessions Disapproves Ambush Elections Rule

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

Rep. Sessions: "These are not policies that help the American worker and bolster the economy; they are policies that are part of a culture of union favoritism that does nothing but harm."

Sessions Disapproves Ambush Elections Rule

By the office of Congressman Pete Sessions

U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement on the House passage of a measure (S.J. Res. 8) expressing disproval of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush rule,” which expedites union elections and forces employers to give substantial personal information about their employees to unions without consent or confidentiality standards in place:

Alexander Statement on Dept. of Energy "Wind Vision" Report

on Monday, 16 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Sen. Alexander: "Our country uses about 25 percent of the electricity in the world. Relying on windmills to produce that electricity when nuclear power is available is the energy equivalent of going to war in sailboats when nuclear ships are available."

Alexander Statement on Dept. of Energy

By the office of Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on a report released today[March 12, 2015] by the U.S. Department of Energy titled “Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States.” The report states that wind power could produce 20 percent of U.S. electricity by 2030 and 35 percent by 2050:

Congressman Alex Mooney Praises State Legislature on Pain-Capable Veto Override

on Monday, 09 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Mooney: "Delegates and Senators in Charleston, from both parties, have taken bold action to protect the lives of the most defenseless among us."

Congressman Alex Mooney Praises State Legislature on Pain-Capable Veto Override

By the office of Congressman Alex Mooney

Today[March 6, 2015], Republican Congressman Alex Mooney (WV-2) praised members of the West Virginia State Legislature for voting with large, bipartisan majorities to override Governor Tomblin’s veto of Pain-Capable legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks.

Benishek Fighting Proposed ATF Ammo Ban

on Friday, 06 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Benishek: "This arbitrary relabeling of widely used AR15 ammo as 'armor piercing' is a direct threat to our 2nd Amendment rights, and I am committed to ensuring that such a proposal never goes into effect."

Benishek Fighting Proposed ATF Ammo Ban

By Congressman Dan Benishek

Following reports that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is currently considering a ban on 5.56 mm/.223 caliber M855 "green tip" ammo, a common round used in AR15 Rifles, Congressman Dan Benishek, an avid sportsman and native of the Upper Peninsula, joined a large group of legislators in calling on the agency to halt the proposed prohibition. In a letter to the ATF Director, B. Todd Jones, Benishek and 238 other legislators urged reconsideration of the proposed "Framework" to label these and other ammunition types as "armor piercing."

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:

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