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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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Sen. Wyden Issues Statement on North Korea Sanction Reversal
WASHINGTON, March 22 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's tweet reversing Treasury Department sanctions on Chinese shipping companies:

"Career experts at the Treasury Department undertake a painstaking process before imposing sanctions.

"For Donald Trump to overturn their decision via tweet because he has an inexplicable fondness for one of the world's most brutal dictators is appalling.

"Without a well-conceived diplomatic strategy, Trump is simply undermining our national security ... Show Full Article

Sen. Enzi Unveils 5-Year Deficit Reduction Plan
WASHINGTON, March 22 -- Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following news release:

Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today released the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Resolution, which would reduce deficits by more than half a trillion dollars over five years.

"Strengthening America's future for our children and grandchildren begins by putting our nation on a more sustainable fiscal path and reducing our nation's deficit spending, which is approaching $1 trillion per year," said Chairman Enzi. "This budget is a responsible ... Show Full Article

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3.2 Million in Neighborworks America Grants for 12 Upstate New York Organizations Working to Provide Affordable Housing
WASHINGTON, March 22 -- The office of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, issued the following news release:

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- NeighborWorks America Grants Will Support Efforts To Expand Affordable Housing Opportunities and Build Strong Neighborhoods

- Funding Will Leverage Private Investment In Communities Across Upstate New York

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U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,203,500 in federal funding for Upstate New York community development organizations in the national NeighborWorks America network. NeighborWorks America is a public nonprofit organization that ... Show Full Article

Rep. Swalwell Issues Statement on Special Counsel Mueller's Report to AG Barr
WASHINGTON, March 22 -- Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-California, chair of the House Intelligence subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness, and a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his investigative report to Attorney General William Barr:

"Congress and the American public must see every single word of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.

"And we should see it at the same time as President Trump, a subject of the investigation, sees it.

"Nothing less than the rule of law in our country is on the ... Show Full Article

Portman, Brown Praise $1.1 Million in Funding to Help Combat Infant Mortality in the Dayton Area
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 22 -- The office of Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release:

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- Ohio Receives More Than $5 Million in Funding, Dispersed to Five Entities

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Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) praised the $1.1 million in funding Five Rivers Health Centers received through the Healthy Start Initiative. This funding will provide resources to help reduce the state's overall infant mortality rate while addressing many of the social determinants of health that adversely affect the women and children of Ohio. The Dayton Healthy Start ... Show Full Article

Peters, Johnson Call for Information on Interagency Dispute Over Groundwater Cleanup Guidelines for PFAS Chemicals
WASHINGTON, March 22 -- The office of Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release:

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- Senators' Bipartisan Letter follows Report of Interagency Disputes Preventing EPA from Finalizing Standards, Calls for Review to Conclude

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U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), the Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued a bipartisan call for information following a recent news report that a review of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) cleanup guidelines for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) ... Show Full Article

McHenry, Luetkemeyer Request Time to Understand Consequences of Cannabis Banking Legislation
WASHINGTON, March 22 -- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking Republican member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following news release:

This week, Republican leaders of the House Financial Services Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10) and the Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions Subcommittee, Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), sent a letter to Chairs Maxine Waters and Gregory Meeks requesting they delay consideration of H.R. 1595, "until the Committee has a better understanding of the full range of consequences that enacting such legislation may trigger."

At last ... Show Full Article