Friday - February 24, 2017
U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from all members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate as well as the House and Senate leadership and House and Senate committees.

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Congressional Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus Co-Chairs Jackie Speier and Pete King Celebrate Caucus Launch for the 115th Congress
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 -- Rep. Peter King , R-N.Y., issued the following news release:

Congressional Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus Co-Chairs Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Pete King (R-NY) released the following statement today, in celebration of the launch of the Caucus for the 115th Congress.

"Today, over 100 members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are gathered for their 7th Annual "Day on the Hill" to launch the Congressional Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus for the 115th Congress. As co-chairs of the Congressional Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus, we commend the efforts of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United ... Show Full Article

Sen. Wicker Praises FCC for Decision to Expand Rural Broadband
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release:

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to move forward with Phase II of the Universal Service Fund's Mobility Fund, which is aimed at providing broadband service to rural and underserved areas:

"I support the FCC's decision to expand broadband access in some of our country's most hard-to-reach areas. Phase II of the Mobility Fund is designed to remove barriers to deployment, ultimately promoting ... Show Full Article

Reps. Scalise, Richmond Statement on Tornado Damage at Michoud Facility
METAIRIE, La., Feb. 23 -- Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., issued the following news release:

Congressmen Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Cedric Richmond (D-La.) released the following statement today regarding tornado damage and recovery plans for NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Among the tenants housed at the facility is the USDA National Finance Center, which processes payroll and performs other HR functions for over 170 agencies and 650,000 federal employees.

"The Michoud facility is an economic engine for the region, and the damage it suffered has affected businesses, federal agencies, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Zeldin Sends Letter to DHS Secretary, Attorney General and FBI Director Regarding Rise in Anti-Semitic Acts
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., issued the following news release:

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Co-Chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, sent a letter on February 22, 2017 to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and FBI Director James Comey, regarding the latest rise of anti-semitic acts, including the targeting of dozens of Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) across the country that have received bomb threats from anonymous callers. You can view a copy of the letter here: https://zeldin.house.gov/sites/zeldin.house.gov/files/wysiwyg_uploaded/JCC%20threat%20letter_0.pdf

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Rep. Susan Davis Leads Local Immigration Advocates in Denouncing Trump's Immigration Actions
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 23 -- Rep. Susan A. Davis, D-Calif., issued the following news release:

In the face of recent actions against refugees and immigrants by the Trump Administration, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) led local immigration and business advocates in denouncing President Trump's actions on immigration and emphasized how immigration benefits our country and our economy. At a press conference in San Diego, Davis and the group called for an end to the refugee and Muslim ban, opposed mass deportation, highlighted cross border cooperation, and called for comprehensive and humane immigration ... Show Full Article

Rep. Polis Statement on Trump Administration's Stance on Recreational Marijuana
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., issued the following news release:

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana.

"The President has said time and again that the decision about marijuana needs to be left to the states," Polis said. "Now either the President is flip-flopping or his staff is, once again, speaking out of turn, either way these comments leave doubt and uncertainty for the marijuana industry, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Delaney on Report Infrastructure Program Will Be Delayed: America Can't Wait to Rebuild
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., issued the following news release:

This morning Axios reported that President Trump and Republican leadership plan to "push off until next year any consideration of the massive infrastructure plan Trump wants" so that Republican lawmakers have more "breathing room" to work on other issues.

"Delaying something for a year is just the first step to never doing it in the first place," said Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6). "Despite a lot of big talk about infrastructure, since the election we've seen increasing signs that a truly transformative ... Show Full Article