Congress Heads Back to DC to Work on Important Legislation
After a productive August meeting with my fellow Texans, hosting town halls and visiting area businesses, I’m heading back to Washington, D.C. to take what I heard and work on legislation to grow our economy and our communities and keep us safe.
Over the last year-and-a-half, Congress has passed 601 bills, with 219 bills being enacted into law. That’s a 22 percent increase over the last Congress. Unfortunately, many important bills, like the repeal of Obamacare were vetoed by the president and others languish awaiting Senate action.
This month, Congress will likely vote on the Olympic tax bill Congressman Robert Dold and I are working on. While we need a complete overhaul of the IRS for all Americans, ending the extortion of American athletes is a good start.
Congress will also take a look at legislation that will give power back to the people, including the Regulatory Integrity Act, which requires agencies to publish information about proposed regulations on their websites, and bill to allow Congress to disapprove en bloc unacceptable “Midnight Regulations” issued in an Administration’s lame duck term.