BILL TO STOP "WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES" PROPOSED RULE
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX) spoke in support of H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Act of 2015. The bill, which would force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to stop moving forward with the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule, passed the House by a vote of 261-155.
BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO BOLSTER U.S.-ISRAEL DEFENSE SYSTEM
In April, I introduced bipartisan legislation along with Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) to keep the David’s Sling U.S.-Israel missile defense system moving forward. David’s Sling is a mid-range defense system designed to take down missiles from more than 180 miles away. -- Rep. Jim Bridenstine (OK)
Your phone rings. The caller ID reads “Internal Revenue Service.” It’s the IRS calling to tell you that you owe taxes. The agent on the phone provides their name and badge number, and the agent provides the last four digits of your Social Security number as verification... Rep. Randy Forbes (VA)
Last week the House passed a historic bill to end the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, also known as the "doc fix." This is one of the first positive entitlement reforms we've seen in a decade, and is an important step forward in strengthening Medicare, improving health care for our seniors, and saving taxpayer's dollars. -- Rep. Mimi Waters (CA)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted February 26th to reclassify broadband Internet as a “telecommunications service” and regulate it as a public utility under Title II. The bottom line here is the FCC adopted Great Depression-era regulations to regulate the Internet. -- Rep. Billy Long (MO)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today introduced the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015. The legislation would increase access to public lands in Alaska and across the West for fishing, hunting, and recreational shooting, while advancing efforts to conserve our lands and waters.
“I expect the Supreme Court to say that the president must enforce the law Congress has passed, rather than the law the president wishes Congress has passed. If it does, it will help rein in this out-of-control White House. It will tell the Obama administration that it must obey the law – and that the president cannot keep making up the rules as he goes along.” -- Sen. John Barrasso (WY)
PAUL-MCCONNELL MEASURE WILL PROTECT INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS OF WORKERS
U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced his support and co-sponsorship of the "National Right to Work Act," a pro-worker, reform-minded piece of legislation offered by Senator Rand Paul (KY) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY). The measure would repeal discriminatory clauses in federal law that currently allow, as a condition of employment, workers to be forced to join a union or be forced to pay union dues...
As we reach the one-month mark of the 114th Congress, I wanted to write you about my priorities moving forward and how I intend to build on the work I have done over the past years... Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT)
Early last month I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba with a Congressional delegation of Senators and Congressmen. It was the first such trip since President Obama announced a change in policy toward the island nation and I’m happy to report we had a very productive experience.... Senator Durbin (IL)
PORTRAITS ON U.S. CURRENCY Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) introduced legislation in their respective chambers of Congress to put a female on the $20 bill. Some argue that the portraits on U.S. Currency be reserved for deceased Presidents or the Founding Fathers.
Should the portraits on U.S. Currency be reserved for deceased Presidents or the Founding Fathers?