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U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

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Rep. Johnson Supports Securing DHS Firearms Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 -- Rep. Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr., D-Georgia, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Jan. 12, supporting the Securing DHS Firearms Act (H.R. 4433):

I rise in support of H.R. 4433.

H.R. 4433, the Securing DHS Firearms Act of 2017, makes the Under Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsible for the security of sensitive assets, such as badges, firearms, or other weapons.

This legislation directs the DHS's Under Secretary to create and disseminate a directive. This directive should designate which assets should ... Show Full Article

Rep. Johnson Supports Screening, Vetting Passenger Exchange Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 -- Rep. Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr., D-Georgia, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Jan. 12, supporting the Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act (H.R. 4581):

I rise in support of H.R. 4581.

H.R. 4581, the Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017, requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop best practices for counter terrorism screening and vetting through the use of advanced passenger information (API) and passenger name record (PNR) data. This bill also encourages the Secretary of DHS to share ... Show Full Article

Rep. Johnson Supports Rights of People of Iran to Free Expression
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 -- Rep. Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr., D-Georgia, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Jan. 12, supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression:

Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H. Res. 676.

H. Res. 676 supports the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemns the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and displays American support for peaceful Iranian protestors. H. Res. 676 recognizes the rights of Iranians to peaceful forms of free expression.

On December 28, 2017, Iranians in the city ... Show Full Article

Rep. Johnson Supports Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 -- Rep. Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr., D-Georgia, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Jan. 12, supporting the Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act (H.R. 4577):

I rise to support H.R. 4577, the Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act of 2017.

This legislation directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to create a work group to explore best practices for developing a breeding and training program for explosive detection canines. This working group would also determine medical standards, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Johnson Supports DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 -- Rep. Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr., D-Georgia, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Jan. 12, supporting the DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act (H.R. 4567):

I rise in support of H.R. 4567, the DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017.

This legislation would require the Secretary of Homeland Security to brief the Committee on Homeland Security in the House of Representatives and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in the Senate every six months on the operations of Department of Homeland Security personnel ... Show Full Article

Rep. Johnson Issues Statement Regarding Ninety Percent of American Workers Will Receive Bigger Paychecks Due to Tax Reform
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 -- Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana, issued the following statement after the Treasury Department announced its rules for the new tax withholding tables under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

"I am proud to have worked with my colleagues and the administration to deliver real relief to the American people by passing our historic tax reform package.

"Despite many false claims regarding the effects of our efforts, hardworking Americans are already seeing the immediate benefits of this new, pro-growth tax code. Businesses are rewarding their employees, expanding their operations and ... Show Full Article

Rep. Jayapal Issues Statement on HUD Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule Change
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 -- Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Washington, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on Jan. 12, on the Department of Housing and Urban Development Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule change:

Mr. Speaker, on Friday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it would effectively delay until 2025 the implementation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule that will help communities finally realize the goals of the Fair Housing Act.

This year is the 50th anniversary of that landmark law, which prohibits housing ... Show Full Article