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Washington Rep. Jayapal to Introduce Anti-Corruption & Public Integrity Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 -- Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Washington, issued the following news release:

Today, Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) introduced H.R. 7140, The Anti-Corruption & Public Integrity Act.

This bill is the House companion of Senator Elizabeth Warren's S. 3357.

This comes on the heels of House Democrats, in their new majority, making ethics reforms and fighting corruption a top priority in the 116th Congress.

"I am so pleased that House Democrats are making anti-corruption a top priority, and that Congresswoman Jayapal is helping lead that conversation with these policies ... Show Full Article

Sen. Toomey Recognizes 110th Regimental Combat Team
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 -- Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 15, recognizing the 110th Regimental Combat Team:

Mr. President, I rise to bring this Chamber's attention to an overlooked part of our Nation's shining legacy during the Battle of the Ardennes in World War II: the heroic actions of the 110th Regimental Combat Team--RCT--28th Infantry Division from December 15- 19, 1944.

As the last major German offensive on the Western Front, the Ardennes campaign was crucial for both sides. With the stakes high, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Lankford Issues Statement on Budget Reform
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 -- Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 15, on budget reform:

Mr. President, earlier this year, Congress created a bipartisan committee--eight Republicans, eight Democrats, half from the House, half from the Senate. Their mission was to reform the budget process. It was an acknowledgement that our debt is climbing, and there is no structure in place to even address that debt, and any time our debt is addressed, it seems to be somewhat haphazard or accidental or some ad hoc committee is formed ... Show Full Article

Sen. Kyl Issues Statement on National Defense Strategy Commission Report
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 -- Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 15, on the National Defense Strategy Commission report:

Madam President, yesterday the National Defense Strategy Commission released its report after about a year of study for the defense needs of the United States and our future requirements for defense strategy and funding of that strategy. I had the honor of serving on that commission during the time that preceded my current presence in the U.S. Senate.

The Commission was appointed by the chairmen and ranking ... Show Full Article

Rep. Wittman Recognizes Service of NCIS Deputy Assistant Director Haskett
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 -- Rep. Robert J. Wittman, R-Virginia, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 16, recognizing the service of Mark Haskett, deputy assistant director at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of the service of Deputy Assistant Director Mark Haskett on the occasion of his retirement from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Deputy Assistant Director Haskett has honored our country with 42 years of professional service, first as a United States Marine, and then as a member of the Naval ... Show Full Article

Rep. Raskin Recognizes Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 -- Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 16, recognizing Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Awareness Month and the outstanding work of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association in the fight against this rare and debilitating disease.

PH is a type of high blood pressure that occurs in the arteries of the lungs. It reflects the pressure the heart must apply to pump blood from the heart through the arteries of the lungs. As with ... Show Full Article

Rep. Messer Honors Henry County Republican Party Chairman Hiday
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 -- Rep. Luke Messer, R-Indiana, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Nov. 15, honoring Todd Hiday, chairman of the Henry County Republican Party:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today, on behalf of the entire 6th Congressional District of Indiana, to recognize Todd Hiday for his contribution to our state and Henry County.

Todd has served two stints as the County Chairman in Henry County. His leadership and vision have helped advance Republican principles and make the County a better place. He is also someone I could count on for honest and candid ... Show Full Article