Letter From Congress

Rohrabacher: Allergan Takeover Not in Americans’ Interest

on Monday, 21 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Rohrabacher: "We have to protect companies committing resources to research and development from being targets for foreign takeover bids that cost American jobs and American industries."

Rohrabacher: Allergan Takeover Not in Americans’ Interest

By the office of Dana Rohrabacher

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Thursday said that a possible takeover of Allergan Inc. by a Canadian pharmaceutical firm will deprive Americans of future medical alternatives. The congressman called into question the hostile takeover attempt in a hearing the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology.

Wyden Submits Net Neutrality Comments to FCC, Calls for Reclassification of Broadband

on Thursday, 17 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Wyden: "The answer is to preserve an open Internet by classifying today’s Internet as what it is -- a telecommunications service. This does not mean over-regulating the Internet."

Wyden Submits Net Neutrality Comments to FCC, Calls for Reclassification of Broadband

By the office of Senator Ron Wyden

Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., urged the Federal Communications Commission to preserve free and open competition on the Internet, in comments filed today. In his submission, Wyden called for the commission to do that by reclassifying broadband providers as Title II common carriers, enforcing rules to ban paid prioritization and ensuring more transparency for consumers.

Rep. Gosar Passes 3 Amendments Targeting $400 Million in Wasteful Spending

on Tuesday, 15 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Gosar: "The IRS is guilty of targeting innocent Americans, now... I am targeting them."

Rep. Gosar Passes 3 Amendments Targeting $400 Million in Wasteful Spending

By the office of Congressman Paul A. Gosar

Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the House passed 3 of his amendments to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015:

Daines Introduces Bill to Stop Over-regulation of Legal Ivory

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

Rep. Daines: "Given the limited resources of Fish and Wildlife Services and the enormous poaching problem in Africa, is confiscating bows from the Budapest Orchestra really the best use of taxpayer dollars?"

Daines Introduces Bill to Stop Over-regulation of Legal Ivory

By the office of Congressman Steve Daines

Representative Steve Daines and Representative Jeff Miller (FL-01) announced legislation today to stop the Obama administration’s over-regulation of legal ivory that is often found in antique firearms, musical instruments and other family heirlooms and antiques often sought by collectors.

Stockman Files Motion Ordering The Arrest of Lois Lerner

on Friday, 11 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Stockman: "How much longer will the House allow itself to be mocked? It is up to this House to uphold the rule of law and hold accountable those who illegally targeted American citizens for simply having different ideas than the President."

Stockman Files Motion Ordering The Arrest of Lois Lerner

By Congressman Steve Stockman

Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed a resolution directing the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest former IRS Director of the Exempt Organizations Unit Lois Lerner on charges of contempt of Congress.

Smith: Not a Funding Problem, an Enforcement Problem

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

Rep. Smith: "I’d be happy to give the President $3.7 billion to secure the border if I thought he’d actually do it. But time and again President Obama has shown that he cares more about the interests of illegal immigrants than of law abiding citizens."

Smith: Not a Funding Problem, an Enforcement Problem

By the office of Congressman Lamar Smith

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion additional taxpayer dollars for immigration efforts.

Jones Blasts Obama for Causing Border Crisis

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

Rep. Jones: “The president has all but invited the flood of illegal immigrants across our borders.”

Jones Blasts Obama for Causing Border Crisis

By the office of Congressman Walter B. Jones

Today[July 7, 2014], Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s failure to enforce U.S. immigration laws, which has resulted in a 40 percent decrease in interior removals and incentivized illegal border crossings, particularly for children:

Common Core: A Big Government Assault on K-12 Education

on Monday, 07 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Stockman: "All of this is a great affront on our nation’s children, who should not be forcibly spoon-fed politicized education so bureaucrats can gleefully receive more federal funds."

Common Core: A Big Government Assault on K-12 Education

By Congressman Steve Stockman

There’s something rotten in America, and it’s called Common Core. This new approach to educating children in our country is a top-down, rotten-to-the-core set of educational standards that is being imposed on states through federal bribery.

Congressman Bridenstine Denied Access to UAC Housing at Ft. Sill

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

Rep. Bridenstine: "There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held."

Congressman Bridenstine Denied Access to UAC Housing at Ft. Sill

By the office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine

Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK) was denied access yesterday to the HHS facility at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma currently housing up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who illegally crossed the southern border into the United States.

Wyden Releases Details of Backdoor Searches of Americans’ Communications

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

Sen. Wyden: "The findings transmitted to me raise questions about whether the FBI is exercising any internal controls over the use of backdoor searches including who and how many government employees can access the personal data of individual Americans."

Wyden Releases Details of Backdoor Searches of Americans’ Communications

By the office of Senator Ron Wyden

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., released the following statement in response to a letter provided by the Office of Director of National Intelligence, which details the number of backdoor searches performed by U.S. intelligence agencies. As this response makes clear, intelligence agencies are searching through communications collected under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act – an authority that Congress intended to be used to target foreigners – and are deliberately conducting warrantless searches for the communications of individual Americans.

Congressman Poe Speaks on the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act

on Wednesday, 25 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Poe: "Technically, the United States can export natural gas, but the approval process is slow as molasses. It is the government. The government takes too long to make a decision, and the Department of Energy wraps companies in red tape."

Congressman Poe Speaks on the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act

By Congressman Ted Poe

Mr. Chairman, 5 years ago, companies were building terminals to import natural gas at the cost of billions of dollars because analysts agreed that the United States economy was going to need natural gas from overseas. Today that scenario has flipped on its head, and import terminals are dormant. The Department of Energy has 19 applications waiting to get permission to export U.S. natural gas.

Obstruction at the IRS

on Tuesday, 24 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Sensenbrenner: "That thousands of emails simply vanished into thin air at the exact time of a congressional inquiry is as believable as a unicorn sighting in...Wisconsin. It is ludicrous and, frankly, insulting to Congress and the American people."

Obstruction at the IRS

By Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

Beginning in March 2010, the IRS blatantly singled out conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. Such political discrimination of lawful organizations is the mark of oppressive dictatorships, not of the most successful democracy in world history.

Blackburn: We Have a Moral Obligation to Protect Women and Babies from Dangerous Late-Term Abortions

on Monday, 23 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Blackburn: "It is time the blight of late-term abortion was taken seriously by Senate Majority Leader Reid and time we learn where Senate Democrats stand in the fight to protect viable life."

Blackburn: We Have a Moral Obligation to Protect Women and Babies from Dangerous Late-Term Abortions

By the office of Congressman Marsha Blackburn

On the one-year anniversary of the House acting to protect women and babies from dangerous late-term abortions, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is calling on the Senate to take up and pass H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Jones Votes to Disallow Funds For Warrantless Government Spying

on Monday, 23 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Jones: "We must demand accountability from a government that has broken the trust of the American people and shown a blatant disregard for their freedom."

Jones Votes to Disallow Funds For Warrantless Government Spying

By the office of Congressman Walter B. Jones

Last night, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted in favor of a provision to rein in the government’s unlawful spying on U.S. citizens. The proposal, which passed the House of Representatives as an amendment to this year’s defense appropriations bill, would prohibit the use of funds for the warrantless surveillance of American citizens’ communications. It would also prevent funds from being used by the government to require or request that any company “alter its product or service to permit the electronic surveillance of any user of said product or service.”

In Letter to President, Barletta Questions FEMA’s Role in Border Crises

on Wednesday, 18 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Barletta: "Our agents should not be babysitters. They should be doing the job they are trained to do-- protect our borders. Asking them to do otherwise is an operational flaw."

In Letter to President, Barletta Questions FEMA’s Role in Border Crises

By the office of Congressman Lou Barletta

Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today[June 16, 2014] sent a letter to President Obama asking for an explanation of the administration’s plan to place the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in charge of the government’s response to the surge in unaccompanied children at the U.S. border with Mexico. Barletta wrote the letter in his role as Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, which oversees FEMA.

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