House passes NDAA authorizing huge spending boost for Trump’s Defense Department

July 14, 2017

The House on Friday passed a defense policy bill that calls for more ships, aircraft, and soldiers, and authorizes $696 billion in defense spending in fiscal year 2018, well above President Trump’s request. The House approved the National Defense Authorization Act after days of debate that saw lawmakers block many controversial amendments to the bill, […]

Sessions Applauds Passage of Bill to Strengthen the Doctor – Physician Relationship

July 14, 2017

I released the following statement applauding the passage of his bill, H.R. 1492, Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act: After years of hard work, I am delighted that the House passed this important measure to support mobile physicians and the millions of Americans who rely upon their essential services. Under current law, physicians and other DEA licensed […]

House passes bill to curb human trafficking

July 12, 2017

The House voted Wednesday to reauthorize a comprehensive law that fights sex and labor trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. Passed by a simple voice vote, the bill known as the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act authorizes more than $500 million for programs across the federal government. Those efforts include training […]

Mexican illegal immigrant who has been removed from the US SEVEN times had ‘drunk 12 beers and was driving at 100mph’ when he crashed his van and killed a father-of-three

July 11, 2017

An illegal immigrant, who has been removed from the United States seven times, had consumed ’12 beers and was driving at 100mph’ when he crashed his van and killed a father-of-three. Nemias Garcia-Velasco, 32, who is from Mexico, was going over 100mph when he lost control of his 2001 Dodge Ram work van and crashed, killing 58-year-old […]

House passes Kate’s Law, as part of illegal immigrant crackdown

June 29, 2017

Watch the latest video at House Republicans took action Thursday to crack down on illegal immigrants and the cities that shelter them. One bill passed by the House would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and another, Kate’s Law, would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States. […]

House clears Kate’s Law, moves to strip federal funds for sanctuary cities

June 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — At the urging of President Donald Trump, the House passed two bills on Thursday that take aim at illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities. Among the measures: Kate’s Law, legislation also championed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, that would stiffen penalties for immigrants who repeatedly re-enter the country illegally, with even tougher penalties for […]

House to Take Up Immigration Enforcement Bills

June 26, 2017

For the first time since Donald Trump took office, the Republican-led House is expected to vote this week on two immigration enforcement bills — but it’s unclear whether they will reach the president who pledged to get tough on undocumented immigrants. The bills, introduced Thursday by House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., are stand-alone versions […]

Humane Society pushes bills to connect wounded vets, service dogs

June 10, 2017

The Humane Society of the United States is urging lawmakers to pass a package of bills to make it easier for veterans and service members to get therapy dogs. The bills have bipartisan support, but animal rights advocates are making a new push to get the legislation through Congress, with lawmakers nearing their August recess […]

Pete Sessions pushes House bill to end asylum loopholes

June 7, 2017

Rep. Pete Sessions said Wednesday that the House is pushing a bill to end loopholes for those claiming asylum in the U.S. “The bottom line is the law allows people who come here to make these claims and have automatic entry, receive a lawyer, have a hearing and go through a process,” he said on […]

Ryan: Vote on GOP bill will end bank bailouts

June 2, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that a Republican bill to replace President Obama’s bank rules headed to the House floor next week will end bailouts and “too-big-to-fail” banks. “It will rein in the overreach of Dodd-Frank that has allowed the big banks to get bigger while small businesses have been unable to get the […]