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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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Risch, Crapo, Rubio Introduce Bill To Prevent Illegal Immigrants From Using Arrest Warrants As TSA ID
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch (both R-Idaho) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) introduced the Strengthening Enforcement to Curtail Unlawful, Risky Entrance to (SECURE) Flights Act, which would prevent the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) from allowing illegal aliens to use immigration enforcement documents, such as arrest warrants, as identification when boarding commercial flights.

"It is outrageous that the Transportation Security Administration ... Show Full Article

Rep. Rogers Statement on Manhattan District Attorney's Potential Indictment of Pres. Trump
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Alabama, issued the following statement on March 24, 2023:

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U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-03), today released the following statement regarding Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's potential indictment of President Trump:

"I am deeply disturbed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's pursuit of bogus charges against President Trump. Should he choose to go through with indicting President Trump, it would be a slap in the face to the American judicial system and an absolute disgrace.

"This drawn-out political witch hunt is another example ... Show Full Article

Rep. Jackson Reintroduces Resolution to Remove VP Harris as Border Czar
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 24, 2023:

Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) reintroduced a resolution calling on President Biden to remove Vice President Kamala Harris from her role as Border Czar. The resolution demands that a competent leader be appointed who will prioritize the safety of Americans, acknowledge that border security is national security, ensure Customs and Border Protection (CBP) receives the resources needed to execute their job effectively, and stop the flood of fentanyl pouring across our border.

Jackson's ... Show Full Article

Rep. Allen Introduces BARN Act to Streamline H-2A Visa Program, Help Farmers
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Rick Allen, R-Georgia, issued the following news release on March 24, 2023:

Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) introduced H.R. 1778, the Better Agriculture Resources Now (BARN) Act. This bill would reform and strengthen the federal H-2A visa program.

Specifically, the BARN Act would transfer responsibility for certifying employers' program eligibility from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This legislation also modifies the filing deadline to extend greater flexibility to applicants, enacts strong reforms to combat visa ... Show Full Article

WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minnesota, issued the following news release on March 24, 2023:

U.S. Representative Angie Craig voted with Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee to send the HALT Fentanyl Act to the House Floor.

The HALT Fentanyl Act would permanently schedule fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I - giving law enforcement access to the increased resources and support needed to more effectively combat the fentanyl crisis.

"This isn't a partisan game - we need to be doing everything we can to protect our communities and families from the dangers ... Show Full Article

Burgess: Power to The Parents
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 24, 2023:

Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights.

"The Parents Bill of Rights affirms the fundamental rights of parents to be informed and involved in their child's education," said Burgess.

"Parents must have access to important information such as curriculum, school spending, and updates on any violent activity at school. One size fits all solutions from ... Show Full Article

Blackburn, Ossoff Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Fill Law Enforcement Vacancies And Strengthen Vetting Of Recruits
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) introduced the bipartisan Filling Public Safety Vacancies Act to help law enforcement agencies reduce staffing shortages and effectively protect communities.

In Tennessee, law enforcement agencies have experienced staffing shortages. The Knoxville Police Department reported being 10% understaffed in April 2022, and the Nashville Metro Police Department was 193 officers short in December 2022.

Blackburn and Ossoff's bill would provide a ... Show Full Article