Wednesday, July 19, 2017

House Committee Delivers $1.6 Billion for Trump Border Wall (and more...)

Zuckerberg for President?
Fort Madison Daily Democrat
July 13, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg, rumored to be (and acting like) a candidate for high office - possibly United States president, recently hosted the Facebook Communities Summit. The summit’s mission, Zuckerberg explained in a post on his Facebook account, is to “bring the world closer together ... A world where we care about a person in India or China or Nigeria or Mexico as much as a person here.”

I won't be voting for him.


Letter: Sanctuary cities harbor criminals
July 12, 2017

In the 2016 presidential election, 63 million Americans voted for the candidate who promised to faithfully enforce the immigration laws passed by Congress -- in stark contrast to his predecessor. And now that action against illegal immigration has begun, the spotlight is on more than 650 cities, counties, and municipalities that have their own statutes that directly oppose federal and even state laws. These local governments uphold sanctuary laws that forbid local officials from assisting federal agents who are enforcing U.S. immigration law. From 1990 to 2014, the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. tripled from 3.5 million to 11.7 million, meaning that illegal immigrants now account for about 3.5 percent of the nation's population. Because these illegal immigrants aren't 'vetted' before entering the country, a disproportionate number of violent criminals have infiltrated these otherwise hardworking individual families seeking a better life.

From the House of Representatives

Rep. Tom Graves, House Committee Deliver $1.6 Billion for Trump Border Wall
Tom Graves (R-GA, 14th)
July 18, 2017

“President Trump promised to build a wall and secure the border,” said Rep. Graves. “This bill gives the president the funds necessary to start construction. It also increases funding for border security and immigration enforcement, and makes key investments in cybersecurity. The bill is an America First funding bill that will help keep Georgians and all Americans safe.”

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Votes Against Bill to Gut Clean Air Act
Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI, 2nd)
July 18, 2017

This bill erodes the Clean Air Act’s science-based standards to measure air quality at the expense of the health and safety of the American people, all to benefit heavy-polluting industries. Rolling back the EPA’s ability to regulate air quality and enforce crucial ozone standards for eight years will exacerbate asthma, respiratory illness, and other health issues impacting our family, workforce, and kÅ«puna.

Rep. Gallagher Releases Statement on Passage of NDAA
Mike Gallagher (R-WI, 8th)
July 14, 2017

“Today in the House, we took an important step toward ensuring that the U.S. military is modern, lethal, and capable, and that our service members are trained, equipped, and ready to fight at a moment’s notice. This bill gets us closer to our goal of a 355 ship Navy, and includes funding for three littoral combat ships. After eight years of experiencing a sharp rise in the number of military threats from foreign aggressors and playing passive spectator on the world stage, today’s vote in the House demonstrates to our allies and adversaries our unquestioned commitment to global leadership. As we look ahead toward conference with the Senate, I will continue to fight tooth and nail to give our warfighters exactly what they need to deter threats, support our allies, and above all, keep the American people safe.”

HASC Member John Garamendi Votes to Advance FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act

Gohmert’s Statement on the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act

Gossar: For Immediate Release: NDAA FY18

Graves Votes to Give Troops their Biggest Raise this Decade

Rep. Gene Green Legislation Included in Passage of Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization