Smith Statement on Joining Democratic Whip’s Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity

Today, Congressman Smith joined the Democratic Whip’s Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity, chaired by Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Congressman Smith released the following statement regarding his new membership in the Task Force:

Foster Announces Over $4 million in Grants for Affordable Housing for Kane and Will...

Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced grant awards for Kane and Will Counties from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “Ensuring stable, safe housing for all Americans should be one of our top priorities,” Foster said. “These funds will help us build strong communities, and provide a foundation for those in need to build a better life for themselves and their families.”

House Approves Rep. Calvert’s Regulatory Streamlining Amendment to the Highway Bill

Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) offered an amendment to the highway bill that was approved by the House of Representatives via voice vote. The amendment would expand a pilot program that eliminates duplicative regulatory reviews of highway projects

EPA “Should Admit Its Failings,” Westerman Says After Report Faults Agency for Gold King...

Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) released the following statement Monday (Nov. 2) in response to the Department of the Interior’s report finding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) actions directly led to the spill of three million gallons of toxic wastewater at the Gold King Mine in Colorado in August.

Rep. Gosar Leads Effort to Block Biggest Overreach Yet: Utopian Obama Housing Regulation

U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after 14 of his House colleagues joined him in calling for House and Senate Committee Chairman to include a Gosar amendment, blocking President Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, in the final Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016 bill or omnibus appropriations package

Rep. Israel Renews Push to Make Condos, Co-ops, and Certain Common Interest Communities Eligible...

Three years after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, Congressman Steve Israel (D –NY) renewed his push and announced legislation that would make co-ops, condo associations, and certain common interest communities eligible for the same vital assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) available to other homeowners. Currently, co-ops, condo associations, and common interest communities are only eligible to receive loans and not grants. Following Superstorm Sandy, Rep. Israel wrote a letter and urged FEMA to make co-op and condo associations eligible for storm recovery grants.

Congressman Garamendi Submits Public Comment on Twin Tunnels Boondoggle, Responds to Governor Brown’s Disappointing...

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) submitted his public comment on the massive twin tunnels, falsely called the “California WaterFix”, that are proposed to be built through the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Walberg, Roberts Fight for Affordable Home Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities

U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) and U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) today introduced legislation in the House and Senate to ensure seniors and individuals with disabilities have access to affordable in-home companion care. H.R. 3860, the Ensuring Access to Affordable and Quality Home Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities Act, would reverse harmful Department of Labor rules that place costly regulations on families and caregivers.

Garamendi’s Letter to 3rd District Water Leaders on Delta Tunnels Public Comment

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), the former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Interior Department, today sent a letter to water leaders in the 3rd District about the upcoming deadline for public comment on the Delta water tunnels. The text is below

California Members of Congress Urge Governor Brown to Expand Homeless Student Program

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), joined by Reps. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Mike Honda (CA-17), Jared Huffman (CA-2), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Scott Peters (CA-52) and 18 other California House Members, urged Governor Jerry Brown to address the unmet needs of California’s nearly 300,000 homeless schoolchildren through the expansion of the School Supplies for Homeless Children Fund.

Rep. Gosar Denounces EPA Overreach, Supports the 24 States Opposing EPA’s Illegal Power Plan...

U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its power plant carbon rules in the Federal Register which begins a 60-day window for states and companies opposed to the rule to file lawsuits

Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on Delayed State Payments to City of Flint for...

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after it was reported that Flint was required to pay up front from the city’s rainy day utility fund to reconnect to the Detroit water system and that the state of Michigan will only partially reimburse the city until next year

Palmer Cautions States Against Implementing Clean Power Plan

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Environment and the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior, both of which have jurisdiction over the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sent a letter along with Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith concerning the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to the Governors and Attorneys General of all 50 states.

Congressman Cuellar Hosts Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart at World Trade Bridge

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and the city of Laredo welcomed Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) for a tour of the World Trade Bridge as well as the Laredo airport and other parts of the city.

McGovern, Bipartisan Group Urge HHS to Release Home Heating Assistance Funding

Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) was joined by Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT), Alma S. Adams (D-NC), and Lou Barletta (R-PA), along with 71 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell to urge for the swift release of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding. Releasing the funding will allow families in need to access critical resources to heat their homes during cold winter months. Click here to read the letter

Congressman Cohen: Social Security Should Give Seniors a Cost of Living Adjustment

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement today regarding the Social Security Administration’s anticipated announcement this week that there will be no increase in the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients in 2016

Delaney to Transportation Chairman: New Highway Bill Must Increase Infrastructure Investment

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) wrote to House Transportation & Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster Thursday, urging him to increase baseline funding levels in the next highway bill. The Transportation & Infrastructure Committee is expected to markup a new highway bill next week. In his letter, Delaney wrote, “Instead of continuing our glide path to a third-world infrastructure, our next highway bill should reverse course and start our infrastructure comeback. A meaningful increase in our infrastructure investment will create millions of jobs and help our businesses stay competitive in the global economy.”


Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today calling for the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which expires today

Visclosky Announces Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant for Deep River Park

Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has awarded a $200,000.00 grant to the Lake County Park Board for Deep River Park.

Grijalva Congratulates U of A on Tremendous Grant to Study Green Infrastructure

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement today congratulating the University of Arizona on receiving nearly $1.8 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation to study the optimal and actual implementation of green infrastructure to maximize urban shade.

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

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Pending Home Sales Falter 2.2% in September

Pending home sales experienced a minor decline in September after four consecutive months of contract activity growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. While all four major U.S. regions recorded notable year-over-year increases