Today's News for the Week Prior and Up to April 8, 2022
Meijer, Guest, Katko Introduce Legislation to Alert Localities of Migrant Releases as Immigration Surge Looms
Source: U.S. Representative Peter Meijer (R-MI, 3rd)
“As we continue to experience historic levels of migrants and deadly narcotics crossing the border, Congress must continue to engage and promote policies that are in the best interest of the American people,” said Rep. Meijer. “Last year’s immigration surge placed a huge strain on local communities and public resources. If President Biden is going to do away with Title 42 and refuse to immediately deport people who cross our border illegally, the least his administration can do is notify local authorities of an impending release of these migrants into their jurisdictions. Doing so ensures that communities can prepare for and respond to the migrants, who would otherwise be left stranded in an unknown city. No such requirement is currently in place, but I hope our bill resolves this quickly.”
MENENDEZ STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF KETANJI BROWN JACKSON TO THE SUPREME COURT
Source: Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
“As only the second Supreme Court Justice ever to have served at all three levels of our federal judiciary, I have no doubt that, given her impeccable credentials and lived experiences, Justice Jackson will faithfully carry out the duties entrusted to her by the Constitution. Her extensive knowledge about what the law can do, what it can limit, and what it can unlock make her an outstanding Justice who will usher the highest court of the land to a new era — more clearly reflecting who we are as a nation and what we stand for as a fair, just, and hopeful people.
Rep. Meeks Statement on the Confirmed Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Source: U.S. Representative Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY, 5th)
"I am pleased that the Senate confirmed the historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Judge Jackson’s firm belief in justice and impartiality coupled with her vast and diverse experiences in public service makes her an excellent addition to the Supreme Court. Furthermore, her distinct background cultivated through her time as a public defender will provide the Court with a unique perspective rooted in our criminal justice system. As I look towards the future of the Supreme Court, I cannot help but think about the profound impact that Judge Jackson will have on Black women across America. To realize a more perfect union, our democratic institutions must reflect the diversity of our Nation. Her unprecedented achievement is a testament to the tenacity and contributions of Black women to our society. I congratulate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic nomination and look forward to her swearing in," said Congressman Gregory W. Meeks
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BIDEN’S WAR ON FOSSIL FUELS CAUSING GAS PRICES TO SPIKE
Source: U.S. Representative David McKinley (R-WV, 1st)
The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. During the hearing, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) and Committee Republicans discussed the state of the international financial system and held the Biden Administration accountable for the Treasury Department’s international activities, specifically those at the international financial institutions.
McHenry to Yellen: We Must Exert Maximum Pressure on Moscow
Source: U.S. Representative Patrick T. McHenry (R-NC, 10th)
“President Biden and House Democrats continue to blame Putin and U.S. oil companies for rising gas prices, when in fact it is their own anti-American energy policies driven by far-left environmental activists that have caused prices to spike,” said Rep. McKinley. “Restoring American energy production is the best option for reducing gas prices that are crushing American families.”