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May 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – States, local governments, and mosquito control districts are a step closer to preventing a Zika outbreak in the United States after the House passed legislation suspending a duplicative and unnecessary permitting process for pesticides.

May 19, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – After three years without a pay raise, American servicemen and servicewomen could see an increase in their paychecks if the House’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) becomes law.

May 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House dedicated this week to passing a series of bills focused on fighting the nationwide epidemic of opioid and heroin addiction.  The bills emphasize a range of issues related to the increase in opioid abuse, from reducing painkiller abuse at VA facilities to giving states the tools to increase access to life-saving drugs like Naloxone.

April 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Protecting the ecology and economy of Lake Erie and Northern Ohio got a much-needed boost after the House passed legislation to officially authorize a program that brings together stakeholders to protect the Great Lakes system.  The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act enhances efforts to protect Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes, and now heads to the Senate for cons

April 21, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – With Tax Day this past Monday and the sting of dealing with the Internal Revenue Service still fresh in the minds of millions of Americans, the House approved several bills to reform the government agency this week.  Following passage of two bills yesterday, the House voted on H.R. 3724, the Ensuring Integrity of the IRS Workforce Act this morning.  H.R.

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April 15, 2016 Press Release

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) sole power to set prices for broadband internet access will be stopped according to a bill passed by the House of Representatives this morning.  H.R. 2666, the No Rate Regulation for Broadband Internet Access Act is in response to the FCC’s actions last year that reclassified broadband internet as a Title II utility.

March 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This morning the House passed a resolution aimed at restoring the balance of power and reining in an out-of-control executive branch.  H. Res. 639 authorizes Speaker Paul Ryan to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House of Representatives in a pending Supreme Court case over President Obama’s executive actions on illegal immigrants.

March 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Legislation approved this afternoon targeting the EPA’s regulatory overreach will protect thousands of American energy jobs.  The House passed the Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act, which will limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate coal power plants that utilize byproducts from coal mining.  This innovative use of leftover r