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WASHINGTON, DC - After voting to approve the Conference Report for HR 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement after voting for HR 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act:
“Today’s legislation puts federal spending on a responsible path for Fiscal Year 2018. We are making the necessary investments in our military and military personnel, prohibiting the enforcement of Obamacare’s individual mandate, and continuing the prohibition of taxpayer dollars to be used for abortion procedures.
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing their efforts to rein in Washington bureaucrats, the House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Accountability Act on Wednesday evening. The legislation increases transparency and encourages public input during the rulemaking process while giving American businesses time to prepare for major regulations if those rules are being challenged in court.
After voting in favor of H.R. 5, Congressman Gibbs released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, the House passed legislation that authorizes water infrastructure projects critical to economic growth and environmental rehabilitation. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, passed with bipartisan support, makes critical improvements to America’s ports, channels, locks, dams, and other infrastructure.
WASHINGTON, DC – After the release of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s (OGR) report on the Politicization of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rulemaking, Congressman Bob Gibbs, Chairman of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, made the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – After hearing the concerns from local governments regarding the costs and environmental benefits of Clean Water Act mandates, Congressman Bob Gibbs, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment introduced the Water Quality Improvement Act of 2016 today. This legislation codifies EPA’s Integrated Planning Process, provides cities, municipalities and local governments long-term flexibility in achieving the goals of providing clean water for residents.
WASHINGTON, DC – Facing scrutiny over evidence of fraud and poor management, federal officials overseeing the food stamp program were questioned by Congressman Bob Gibbs and his colleagues in an Agriculture Committee hearing this morning. Following an audit and report by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost detailing issues that indicate potential fraud and policies that lead to excessive card balances, Gibbs thanked Yost for his work in identifying ways in which the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can be reformed to guarantee those who truly need assistance are the ones receiving it.
WASHINGTON, DC – After the release of a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court in favor of landowners and private property rights, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement:
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 consideration.
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. While FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pledged at the time not to implement rate regulation, the legislation passed today would, by law, prevent any future FCC actions from implementing broadband rate regulation.