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Sorensen Announces Funding to Treat Substance Use Disorders in Western Illinois
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- Rep. Eric Sorensen, D-Illinois, issued the following news release:

GALESBURG, IL - Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) is announcing $400,000 for Bridgeway, Inc. to administer services to help treat substance use disorders and addiction in Western Illinois.

"We all know someone who's struggled with addiction, whether it's a friend, family member, or neighbor," said Sorensen. "Which is why I'm proud to announce grant funding for our communities that will help people recover from substance abuse and save lives."

"Bridgeway is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to participate ... Show Full Article

Rep. Mann Blocks Funding for Iran's Terror Regime
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- Rep. Tracey Mann, R-Kansas, issued the following news release:

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Tracey Mann (KS-01) voted yes on H.R. 5961, the No Funds for Iranian Terrorism Act, which would permanently freeze the $6 billion that the Biden Administration released to the Iranian regime in September 2023.

"Iran is the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism, and Congress must strip its regime of resources and block its funding streams," said Rep. Mann. "Iran's regime deploys its funding to purchase missiles, ramp up nuclear capabilities, sponsor terrorism, commit human ... Show Full Article

Rep. Harriet Hageman Applauds Wyoming Leading Role in Uranium Industry
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- Rep. Harriet Hageman, R-Wyoming, issued the following news release:

Rep. Harriet Hageman responded to the announcement of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will result in extensive investment in Wyoming's uranium industry. The agreement will result in increased uranium development and enrichment by Uranium Energy Corp's Wyoming-based operations for the TerraPower Natrium reactor currently being built in Kemmerer, WY.

"I congratulate TerraPower and Uranium Energy Corp on their memorandum of understanding that will strengthen Wyoming's uranium sector," said the Congresswoman. ... Show Full Article

Huizenga Introduces GRANT Act to Increase Transparency, Accountability at NIH
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, issued the following news release on Nov. 29, 2023:

Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) announced the introduction of the Grant Reform and NIH Transparency (GRANT) Act. The GRANT Act requires the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish and maintain a Database of Denials for each research proposal that is denied a grant or other award

Nearly 83% of NIH's $48 billion budget goes to fund research through its grant program. This is the same NIH program that provided funding for the EcoHealth Alliance to partner with the Wuhan Institute ... Show Full Article

House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Congressional Research Service Analyst Keating-Bitonti
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation issued the following testimony by Caitlin Keating-Bitonti, natural resources policy analyst at the Congressional Research Service, involving a hearing on Nov. 14, 2023, entitled "Guardians of the Sea: Examining Coast Guard Efforts in Drug Enforcement, Illegal Migration, and IUU Fishing":

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Chairman Webster, Ranking Member Carbajal, and Members of the Subcommittee, on behalf on the Congressional Research Service (CRS), thank you for this opportunity to appear before you. ... Show Full Article

Edwards: Only American Citizens Should Determine Representation in Congress
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- Rep. Chuck Edwards, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2023:

U.S. Congressman Chuck Edwards (NC-11) today introduced the No Representation Without Legal Immigration Act to prohibit anyone who is not a United States citizen from counting toward the population totals that determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The No Representation Without Legal Immigration Act would take effect following the 2030 decennial census and any censuses thereafter, and would achieve the following:

* Prohibit the U.S. Census ... Show Full Article

Allred Statement on Voting to Expel Congressman Santos
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, issued the following news release:

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today released the following statement after voting to expel Congressman George Santos following the conclusion of the House Ethics Committee investigation.

"The findings of the completed House Ethics investigation into Congressman Santos reveal clear violations of the House Ethics rules, corruption and fraud. He betrayed the public's trust and it is clear that he is unfit to serve in Congress. Now that due process has been carried out, I voted to expel him."



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