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President Reagan once said, “America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere”.  As the world’s only superpower, we are in a unique position to promote democracy and convey to the world the values our country was founded on.

I also strongly believe Israel’s right to protect itself.  The U.S. and Israel have always maintained a special relationship since its creation in 1948 and our economic and military aid has been a major component in cementing and reinforcing those ties. Many of the same forces that threaten us are direct threats to Israel. As a stable democracy in a sea of uncertainty, it is a tremendous importance that relationship must continue.

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May 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Gibbs led a group of colleagues on a letter admonishing the Biden administration and pushing for a plan of action to help reduce the price of softwood lumber, currently seeing skyrocketing costs and hampering the building of new homes.

Partly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic the supply of softwood lumber has been dramatically disrupted and the price of lumber has increased 300% since the spring of 2020. The additional costs to homebuilding have added $36,000 to a new home construction price.

December 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, the House pass the final bill that fully funds the Department of Defense, gives U.S. service members a pay raise, and ensures America lives up to our commitments to allies.

December 22, 2015 Columns

Last month when terrorists attacked the streets and soccer stadiums of Paris, ISIS sent a clear message: They can strike in the West, far from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq.  Their reach has increased, moving out from the Middle East and crossing the borders of Europe.  The attack in France has once again shaken our allies.  The French President, Francois Hollande, promised a swift and “pitiless” response.  Within 48 hours French aircraft struck targets in the city of Raqqa.  Yet the Obama Administration continues to insist its strategy to deal with ISIS is working, that ISIS is contai

November 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, President Obama formally rejected TransCanada’s application for the Keystone XL pipeline. After the announcement, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement:

September 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the Pope’s speech to a Joint Meeting of Congress, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement:

“It was an honor to hear Pope Francis speak to a joint meeting of Congress. His Holiness is a man of principle. As a leader of his Church, he speaks with authority on pastoral and religious issues. His comments on protecting life at all stages of development are significant, as we have seen the consequences of abortion in the series of videos released this summer.

September 23, 2015 Columns
Pope Francis will not be the only foreign Head of State in Washington this week. Chinese President Xi Jinping will be spending several days in the United States and meeting with the President on Friday.
September 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Gibbs released the following statement after voting against the approval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action:

September 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House took the first of several votes regarding the Iran nuclear deal. H. Res.

July 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the President’s press conference about yesterday’s announcement of the agreement with Iran, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement:

May 14, 2015 Press Release
On Thursday May 14th, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.