Obama Administration

Yesterday I reiterated my call for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured, private email server.
Shortly before Christmas, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report detailing deportations (henceforth “removals”) conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during fiscal year 2015.
Last week I chaired a hearing for the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts titled “Justice Forsaken: How the Federal Government Fails the American Victims of Iranian and Palestinian...
This Obama Iranian Nuclear Deal is a bad deal. It keeps getting worse. The more you hear about the deal, the less confident you are. I'll tell you the discussions of the inspection regime, they're classified, but they...
Today, I released the following statement regarding the July unemployment report:
Monday I released the following statement in response to the EPA’s final rule to regulate emissions from U.S. power plants. The final rule goes a step further than drafts issued in 2013 and last summer, mandating power...
When it comes to our children’s education, I believe local communities know how to address their own needs better than Washington does, which is why I support H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.
The President "avoids the battle, complains, and misses opportunities." Those were the words of Leon Panetta, President Obama's former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director, in 2011.
If today’s Supreme Court ruling proved one thing, it is that the Court no longer believes that words matter.
Today I voted to give Congress and the American people control over the president’s existing power to negotiate trade agreements. Congress and the American people should have a say when it comes to trade agreements.
An Associated Press investigation revealed that unaccompanied minors who crossed the border alone into the U.S.
In addition to cost, another problem facing the energy industry is the Obama administration’s overreaching rules and regulations which are preventing the energy sector from growing. I believe the U.S.
Tuesday I released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans for new regulations restricting methane emissions. The proposed rule would impose costly new restrictions on oil and...
Last week, President Obama announced a controversial new rule requiring a federally-mandated 32% cut in power-plant carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, while requiring the U.S. to achieve 28% of our total electricity from...
Yesterday, I joined colleagues in submitting a resolution disapproving of the Iran nuclear agreement under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.
Powerline Blog had an interesting article detailing John Kerry's misrepresentation of facts dealing with the Iran deal.
Today the terrorist army of ISIS is stronger than ever. It maims, rapes, pillages, burns, and beheads in its zeal to commit religious genocide against anyone who disagrees with them.
Throughout American history, our economy has come roaring back after economic decline. However, because of the Obama Administration’s onerous regulations and continued federal overreach the United States has seen its slowest...
Last week—and with my support—the House passed the Protect Medical Innovation Act (H.R. 160) to repeal Obamacare’s medical device tax.
I have received a lot of questions and phone calls about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and I wanted to explain the differences between the two and ask for your opinion.



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