Letter From Congress

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:

Roby: Focus on Results in Wake of the Election

on Monday, 10 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Roby: "The time for politics is over. It’s time for responsible governing. Elected leaders must return to Washington ready to listen to the people, uphold the Constitution, and govern responsibly."

Roby: Focus on Results in Wake of the Election

By the office of Representative Martha Roby 

The focus of the new Republican majority in Congress should be responsible governing to get positive results, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) said Thursday.

Sessions: GOP Will Fight Exec Amnesty, ‘Surrendering to Illegality is Not an Option’

on Friday, 07 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Sessions: "Surrendering to illegality is not an option. Democrats will have to choose sides: protect the President's agenda, or protect your constituents."

Sessions: GOP Will Fight Exec Amnesty, ‘Surrendering to Illegality is Not an Option’

By the office of Senator Jeff Sessions

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee and senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following comments after President Obama reiterated his plans to issue a unilateral executive amnesty:

A GOP "Surfing" Strategy towards American Greatness: A Six-Point Plan

on Sunday, 02 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Rohrabacher: "We Republicans must, if nothing else, stand stoutly on the side of the American people against the abuses of the permanent government."

A GOP

By Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

"As optimistic as they are, Republicans cannot just coast to victory. They must surf."

Boozman Pushes for Withdrawal of Harmful Water Regulation Proposed by Administration

on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

The EPA and Corps proposal would give the administration much greater power to oversee the land use decisions of homeowners, small businesses and family farms throughout the country.

Boozman Pushes for Withdrawal of Harmful Water Regulation Proposed by Administration

By the office of Senator John Boozman

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined with several of his Senate colleagues to document abuses in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rulemaking process and call on EPA and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to immediately withdraw the proposal to claim federal control over almost all state and local waters. Boozman also joined with fellow members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, to urge the withdrawal of an “Interpretive Rule” which is causing significant confusion about which farm and ranch activities will be affected by the new EPA and Corps mandates. 

Sen. Paul Gives Foreign Policy Address at Center for the National Interest

on Friday, 24 October 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Rand Paul: "These principles of conservative realism are a return to traditional Republican values that recognize our limits and realize our might."

Sen. Paul Gives Foreign Policy Address at Center for the National Interest

By the office of Senator Rand Paul 

Senator Rand Paul tonight gave a foreign policy address at the Center for the National Interest dinner in New York City and was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award.  

Wastebook 2014: What Washington Doesn't Want You to Read

on Wednesday, 22 October 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Voodoo Dolls, Gambling Monkeys, Zombies in Love and Paid Vacations for Misbehaving Bureaucrats Top List of the Most Outlandish Government Spending in Wastebook 2014.

Wastebook 2014: What Washington Doesn't Want You to Read

By the office of Senator Tom Coburn

Gambling monkeys, dancing zombies and mountain lions on treadmills are just a few projects exposed in Wastebook 2014 – highlighting $25 billion in Washington’s worst spending of the year.

Roby Calls National Attention to Central Alabama VA in House Floor Speech

on Friday, 01 August 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Rob: "In the wake of this clear breach of trust, we began digging deeper to find out what was really going on at the Central Alabama VA. The information we have received from sources who came forward was alarming."

Roby Calls National Attention to Central Alabama VA in House Floor Speech

By the office of U.S. Representative Martha Roby

U.S. Representative Martha Roby today[July 30, 2014] called the attention of Congress and the nation to the "mismanagement, malfeasance, and cover-up” at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) in an impassioned speech from the House floor.

VIDEO: Senator Blunt Calls On President Obama To Lead, Not Campaign

on Wednesday, 30 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Blunt: "The president's got the traveling and campaigning part of the job down just right. It's the managing part of the job and getting things done part of the job, that appear to be a big question."

VIDEO: Senator Blunt Calls On President Obama To Lead, Not Campaign

By the office of Senator Roy Blunt 

During the Republican Leadership Stakeout today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) discussed President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Kansas City, Mo. and called on the president to stop campaigning and instead focus on various important issues facing the nation.

Dr. Benishek Works to Protect Victims of Human Trafficking

on Monday, 28 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Benishek: "Child trafficking has become a real problem in the United States, we need to stand up and acknowledge that victims of these despicable acts can be found in even the smallest communities."

Dr. Benishek Works to Protect Victims of Human Trafficking

By the office of Congressman Dan Benishek

Today[July 25, 2014], Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) voiced his support of strengthening the response to and prevention of child trafficking. Several bills passed on the House floor this week that will increase prevention efforts and strengthen responses to trafficking, as well as provide care for victims of these horrible acts.

Blackburn Introduces Legislation to Protect Americans from Obama’s Lawless Border Policies

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

Rep. Blackburn: "This false hope created by the Obama Administration is putting children’s lives in danger as they are escorted by individuals who have been known to abuse these children during their journey and even leave some for dead."

Blackburn Introduces Legislation to Protect Americans from Obama’s Lawless Border Policies

By the office of Congressman Marsha Blackburn

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today[July 22, 2014] introduced a bill to prevent the continuation or expansion of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Blackburn’s legislation will serve as the House companion to a bill recently introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

Senator Johnson Responds to Today’s Court Decision

on Tuesday, 22 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Sen. Johnson: "Americans increasingly — and correctly — believe that their government in Washington is out of control, out of touch and lawless. By its decision today, the court has chosen not to address the important constitutional issues at hand."

Senator Johnson Responds to Today’s Court Decision

By the office of Senator Ron Johnson

Today[July 21, 2014], the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin issued a decision denying Sen. Ron Johnson legal standing before the district court. This means that Senator Johnson will not be allowed to present the merits of his case against the Obama administration’s actions that provided special treatment to members of Congress and their staffs, unless the decision is overturned on appeal. Senator Johnson made these remarks:

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:

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