115th Congress

As the Co-Chairman of the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus, I am proud of the strides we have made to better the lives of disabled individuals, their families, and caregivers.
It's important to note what we have been able to do. While we have fought mightily over some things like judicial nominations, we've also worked in a bipartisan way to get the people's work done.
With the lack of coverage by the media, you may have missed the House of Representatives pass three important bills that will help ensure continued momentum from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
House Republicans decided to bet on the American people when we passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  - letting families keep more of their hard-earned paychecks and helping small business owners invest in their...
On the floor today, I discussed the successful vote to advance Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and detailed the shameful tactics used by Democrats to derail and destroy his nomination.
I introduced H. Res. 1089 to ensure that any healthcare plan crafted by Congress to replace Obamacare would protect patients with pre-existing conditions from high costs and limited health insurance options. 
I applaud passage of my bipartisan Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act. This critical legislation will now be sent to the president to be signed into law.  It provides much-needed safety and health protections...
The Senate has approved a wide-ranging $854 billion bill that provides a fix to keep the government open through Dec. 7 and funds the military and a host of civilian agencies.
As Co-Chairman of the Victims’ Rights Caucus, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and I introduced the Helping End Abusive Living Situations(HEALS) Act in the House. This bi-partisan piece of legislation will aid victims in...
The Trump administration recently unveiled a plan to prevent immigrants who the government predicts might be unable to support themselves financially from entering the country.
Recently, the House passed two important bills to fight sexual assault and human trafficking. H.R.
In the last week days, we have accomplished three major things: water infrastructure, funding cold case prosecutions, and filling Justice Kennedy's seat on the United States Supreme Court.But our record of success is much...
The Justice Served Act of 2018 was signed into law by President Trump.  This bill, introduced by Senator Klobuchar and I earlier this year, will provide funds to prosecute cold cases solved by DNA evidence, such as...
One in four women will experience domestic violence during their life. Nearly three women are murdered by their spouses every day.This is violent America in our time. Violence in the family unit. These crimes affect the...
Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of three bills, H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018, H.R. 6757, the Family Savings Act of 2018, and H.R.
border patrol
Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed my Border Tunnel Task Force Act to enhance border security and mobilize efforts to crack-down on border tunnel threats. 
Nationwide, Americans owe more than $1.45 trillion in student loan debt, outpacing credit cards and auto loans as the leading source of non-housing debt. It is a disservice to our students to not provide clear guidance on...
We are in a new age of warfare. Once was a time when bombs, bullets, ships, planes, tanks, and artillery were all that great powers needed to vanquish or intimate their foes.
The tax reform we enacted last year is producing results. Instead of having the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world, the United States is a more attractive place to work and save and invest.



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