Did you know that the number of EPA employees increased by nearly 110 percent from 1972 until 2011, while the number of total Federal personnel decreased by 15 percent? Or that, during the recent partial government shutdown, more than 95 percent of all EPA employees were considered “non-essential” and were furloughed? Rep. Morgan Griffith (VA)
Legislation to Permanently Eliminate Illegal Alien Lobbyist Position at ICE
Despite the House and Senate passing language to defund this position and stop this waste of precious taxpayer dollars, and the President signing it into law, ICE simply rebranded the office as “Community Outreach” and allowed its employees to continue their activities as before. This complete disregard for the law...
House Members Can Include 'Merry Christmas' in Franked Mail
The “Franking Commission” will no longer use its proverbial red pen to strike festive sentiments from House members’ communications.
Reversing a policy that prohibited “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Hanukkah” from appearing in taxpayer-paid mail, the Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards announced Wednesday a change in course this holiday season. (Roll Call)
Clarify Volunteer First Responders’ Status in Health Care Bill
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet cosponsored a bipartisan bill to clarify how volunteer firefighters and other first responders are defined in the new health care law in order to ensure they can continue protecting communities that rely on them.
While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ignored my repeated requests to come to West Virginia to discuss coal regulations, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy arrived in China Monday to discuss greenhouse gas standards.
Cell Phones on Airplanes After the FCC opened the door to a proposal that would allow for voice calls from cell phones during domestic air travel, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN) sent a bipartisan Congressional letter to the FAA, strongly urging them to maintain the ban on cell phone calls in flight.
Do you support a government proposal to allow the use of cell phones by airline passengers at cruising altitudes?
Holiday Greetings to you and your family from all of us at National Write Your Congressman. As the season of Christmas unfolds around us, we at NWYC wish you the merriest of holiday seasons. May the new year bring you prosperity and may the joys of the season stay with you throughout the year.