December 13, 2013 Press Release
This agreement is a positive step forward. For the first time since I have been in Congress, we have begun to address our country’s mandatory spending problems, which accounts for two thirds of government spending. While discretionary spending is reviewed annually, Congress has previously failed to keep those spending cuts in place. Mandatory spending is on auto pilot and by cutting spending in this area we are able to reduce the deficit without further action by Congress.
November 20, 2013 Press Release
I am very pleased that we are here today to begin the conference committee process for the next Water Resources Development Act. Reaching an agreement between both chambers of Congress is vitally important to our nation’s economy and our global economic competitiveness for years to come.
November 15, 2013 Press Release
"I am pleased to be named to the conference committee for Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) 2013. As Subcommittee Chairman for Water Resources and Environment, WRRDA falls under my jurisdiction."
November 14, 2013 Press Release
I am excited to announce the opening of another office for Ohio’s 7th district in Canton, Ohio. It is important to me that the constituents are able to have access to as many constituent services as possible and are able to connect with their elected official on a regular basis. This office will serve as another hub throughout the 7th District that constituents can use to voice their concerns.
November 8, 2013 Press Release
“After reviewing the detailed report issued by the GAO it is evident that the EPA does not have adequate management and assessment measures in place to determine if projects aimed at improving the health of the Great Lakes region are actually working."
October 29, 2013 Press Release
“It seems to be a rarity these days when two members of Congress from different political parties are able to come together on an important issue such as the Farm Bill, but we have found common ground. We believe the farm bill conference must produce a bill that provides common sense, market-based resources that ensure economic stability for farmers and savings for taxpayers.”
October 23, 2013 Press Release
“Today the House passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 with bipartisan support."
October 16, 2013 Press Release
“We have now entered into the third week of the government shutdown and throughout this time the nation has lost confidence in Congress’ ability to govern in the best interest of the American people."
October 4, 2013 Press Release
“I am very frustrated to hear that the President and Senator Reid have decided to veto any bills that the House has taken up or has passed with strong bipartisan support to reopen the government."
October 1, 2013 Press Release
“I, along with my colleagues in the House of Representatives, have voted on four different pieces of legislation to fund the government, each time trying to negotiate a position that the Senate could accept. The Senate chose not to negotiate in any fashion, resulting in the government shutting down."