UPDATES FROM JERRY

House of Action: Week of July 21 – July 24

This week we considered three major bills on the House floor, all three of which are Republican message bills, and I had several significant committee hearings. I will discuss the bills first. 1. H.R. 1734, “Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015”. My friend David McKinley, a Republican from West

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House of Action: Week of July 7 – July 10

A very hot and humid week in Washington was met with some very interesting legislation on the House floor and in two subcommittee hearings I attended. EPA/Interior Approps bill The real focus of the week was H.R. 2822: “Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016,” which had

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House of Action: Weeks of June 22 – June 25

This week was decidedly mixed in terms of partisanship and policy. On the one hand, the House easily passed H.R. 2576 the Toxic Chemical Control Act, and other bipartisan acts. I was proud of passing TSCA because it was badly needed and because it represented a significant degree of compromise.

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House of Action: Weeks of June 22 – June 25

This week was decidedly mixed in terms of partisanship and policy. On the one hand, the House easily passed H.R. 2576 the Toxic Chemical Control Act, and other bipartisan acts. I was proud of passing TSCA because it was badly needed and because it represented a significant degree of compromise.

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House Action: Weeks of May 11-15 and May 18-22

Partisan Legislation These two weeks produced partisan bills that would be vetoed if they ever pass the Senate. I will get to some very good news later, but first I will discuss the partisan legislation we were treated to. The sequester, which has been in place for 3 years, puts

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May 3rd – May 9th 2015: Energy & Commerce Committee CODEL

Background The Energy and Commerce Committee (E&C) over  May 3 – May 9 embarked on a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to the European Cities of Lisbon, Portugal; Brussels, Belgium; and Kiev (also spelled Kyiv), Ukraine.  The purpose of the CODEL was to allow members of E&C to get a close-up understanding

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House Action: Week of April 13

House Floor votes last week consisted of bills to increase the vulnerability of low-income home buyers and a bill that would increase the deficit by extending large tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans, each of which I opposed. Committee The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on the

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House Action: Week of March 23

This past week in Washington, March 23 – March 27, was a welcome change from the partisan bickering and ideology that has, up until this week, characterized the floor debates and bills passed in the House of Representatives. Throughout the Week I hosted numerous constituent meetings and conducted an interview

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House Action: Week of March 16

Last week I was in Washington and stayed busy with action in my committees and on the House floor. I attended multiple Energy and Commerce Committee hearings as well as a last-minute Veterans’ Affairs committee meeting. Also, three significant bills were brought up for votes on the House floor. DEFENDING

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From Jerry’s Desk, February & March 2015

Spring is almost here in Washington. That means warmer temperatures and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which is quite beautiful and draws folks from all over the country. As we all look forward to flowers blooming and hope for more rain at home, I’m pleased to once again report back

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