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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

March 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Medicaid beneficiaries will find it easier locating primary care providers if legislation passed by the House this afternoon is enacted into law.  In an effort to curb the costs of Medicaid and prevent unnecessary and expensive trips to emergency rooms, today’s vote will require states to create an online directory of primary care providers who accept Medicaid for beneficiaries

February 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Second Amendment supporters are one step closer to responsibly protecting themselves on some federal recreational lands after Friday’s vote in Congress. The House passed H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015 (SHARE Act); a bill aimed at protecting Second Amendment rights for sportsmen and enhancing conservation efforts. 

February 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the passage of HR 3442, the Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement: