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)
"There is no more unifying force in the world than a common form of communications currency," said King. "Every sovereign nation sate, including the Vatican, has at a minimum, an official language. It is essential that we make assimilation of our legal immigrants a top priority and learning English is an important first step in that process." - Rep. Steve King (IA)
This bill reauthorizes the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) for four years, through FY 2019, and it restructures funding according to Amtrak's major lines of business in order to provide greater transparency and accountability regarding the costs and revenues of its different business lines... - Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer
"SNAP has grown from a relatively small pilot program to the second largest federal welfare program, quadrupling in spending since 2001," Chairman Conaway said. "Everyone from recipients to taxpayers deserves an efficient program with a clearly defined mission. -- Rep. Mike Conaway (TX)
Every American benefits from a quality education. Whether they are from rural counties or urban cities, every person, including those in poverty and those with disabilities, should have access to a quality education.
It is not only essential for their personal growth and success but an enlightened citizenry creates a solid foundation for the country. Thomas Jefferson said, "An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight." With this in mind, the education of our children is a national priority of the highest importance. Without them, America's foundation is weak and therefore our country is weak.... Rep. Yoho (FL)
“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)
IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed both Chambers of Congress to warn about the dangers of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, contending that the deal currently being negotiated between the U.S.-led coalition and Tehran poses an existential threat to the nation of Israel.
Do you support the Administration’s negotiations with Iran over a nuclear deal?