FRANKEL PRAISES BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO PROTECT SERVICE MEMBERS FROM EXPLICIT PHOTO SHARING ONLINE
Lois Frankel (D-FL, 22nd)
May 24, 2017
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), issued the following statement in support of the bipartisan PRIVATE Act, which makes it illegal for military members to share explicit photos without consent. The PRIVATE Act passed the House.
Congressman Garamendi Statement on Appeals Court Travel Ban Ruling
John Garamendi (D-CA, 3rd)
May 25, 2017
“The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals made the right decision in upholding a lower court ruling that blocked the implementation of President Trump’s travel ban from six predominately Muslim countries. America is a stronger nation when it welcomes immigrants and embraces religious freedom. President Trump repeatedly called for a Muslim ban during the campaign, and people close to the President have admitted that this travel ban was a backdoor attempt to create a legal framework to implement the Muslim ban by other means. The ban is discriminatory and must be rejected. Let’s remember that all of these immigrants are vetted before entering the United States. Muslim Americans form an integral part of the American fabric, and we cannot sacrifice our values for a misguided policy that will not make us safer."
TODAY WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO SACRIFICED EVERYTHING FOR THIS NATION
Thomas Garrett (R-VA, 5th)
May 29, 2017
"There are some that think Memorial Day is a holiday. The definition of holiday is a day of festivity. For those who have lost spouses, family members and friends who died while serving in our Armed Forces, a festivity is the furthest thing from the truth. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom and security of this great nation. It is our duty to preserve the memory of America and honor those who served it with such distinction. No nation, in human history, has done so much to liberate and defend so many across the planet.
Gohmert Introduces Armed Services Always Paid (ASAP) Act
Louie Gohmert (R-TX, 1st)
April 27, 2017
“Those who stand between us and loss of freedom –or even annihilation –deserve our utmost respect and honor. The heroic men and women of the U.S. Military risk life and limb daily to certify the safety and security of all Americans at home and abroad. If Congress cannot pass an appropriation, it’s not right for these valiant warriors and their families to suffer through a late paycheck.”
Goodlatte, Conaway Call on AG to Evaluate DOJ Overreach in Prosecuting WOTUS Violations
Bob Goodlatte (R-VA, 6th)
May 26, 2017
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for a review of the legal theory underlying the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to prosecute a California court case alleging violations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) – directly related to both the statutory exemptions for farming and the Obama Administration’s waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
Rep. Gosar Introduces Land Exchange Bill to Foster Economic Development and Job Creation in Rural Arizona
Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ, 4th)
May 24, 2017
U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 2630, which would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land to La Paz County, Arizona, in order to create economic development opportunities and facilitate renewable electricity generation for the Western United States:
Rep. Tom Graves Releases Updated Active Cyber Defense Bill
Tom Graves (R-GA, 14th)
May 25, 2017
“These changes reflect careful analysis and many thoughtful suggestions from a broad spectrum of industries and viewpoints,” said Rep. Graves. “I thank everyone who helped sharpen this idea and improve the legislation. I look forward to continuing the conversation and formally introducing ACDC in the next few weeks.”