July 19, 2013 Columns
In typical Washington fashion, everything from healthcare to education is given a one-size-fits-all band-aid that never addresses the real problem. However, this week, the House passed the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), which rids our education system of the generic and unrealistic policies that are currently in place.
July 17, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Gibbs released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act, which passed the House on July 17, 2013.
July 11, 2013 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, which passed the House by a vote count of 216-208.
July 11, 2013 Columns
It comes as no surprise that the Obama Administration decided to quietly let the American people know that another wheel has fallen off the train wreck known as Obamacare during the July 4th holiday. By delaying for one year the provision requiring companies with over 50 employees to provide healthcare, the President has admitted his healthcare bill is unaffordable and crippling to small businesses.
July 3, 2013 Columns
Democrats and Republicans agree that our immigration system is broken. I, along with my Republican colleagues in the House, stand firm in arguing that securing our borders is the most important priority of any reform plan. We need reforms that not only enforce current laws, but also ensure that we have secured our borders. We must also implement visa reforms that make it extremely difficult to overstay a visa. Approximately 40% of the illegal immigrants in our country have overstayed their visas, and that is unacceptable.
July 3, 2013 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7) released the following statement regarding the delay of a key provision of the Administration’s healthcare law, which requires companies with over 50 employees to provide healthcare coverage.
June 28, 2013 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7) released the following statement after voting for H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act.
June 27, 2013 Columns
This week, President Obama rolled out his climate change plan in a speech at Georgetown University. His initiative, which includes halting the Keystone XL Pipeline project and making cuts to coal energy, will wipe out American jobs and raise electricity bills for hardworking American families across the country.
June 26, 2013 Columns
This June, we celebrated the 50th annual National Small Business Week, during which we recognized the critical role small businesses play in the vitality of our economy. America’s small businesses fuel our economy as vital job creators, and it is important to recognize the necessity of the contributions they make every day to our local communities and economies.
June 13, 2013 Columns
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times – Washington is broken. If the last few weeks of the Administration’s scandals aren’t example enough of a lack of leadership, look no further than the appropriations process of Congress. As you know, appropriation is a fancy term for spending money. Congress must appropriate money to fund priorities like national defense, agriculture, transportation and other government programs.