June 22nd, 2018
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed by voice-vote bipartisan legislation sponsored by Paul Tonko (NY-20) and I to give states flexibility to expand access to addiction treatment for individuals...
April 24th, 2018
I joined Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) as the Republican co-lead sponsoring the Medicaid Reentry Act (H.R. 4005).
March 28th, 2018
Recently, the Federal Communications Commission proposed a rule prohibiting certain telecom carriers from buying products from Huawei, a company with close ties to the Chinese government.
March 6th, 2018
This weekend, I presented the Black History Month Congressional Award for Community Service to Professor Jeremy Winston.
January 30th, 2018
I joined Congresswoman Ann Kuster (NH-2) and U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (MO) and Ron Johnson (WI) to introduce legislation to improve sexual violence data collection at key federal agencies.
January 3rd, 2018
I released the following statement after Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed Iran’s “enemies” for protests against the Iranian government:
December 15th, 2017
Co-Chairs Niki Tsongas (MA-3) and I of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus held a briefing recently on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) reporting of sexual assault convictions. Afterwards, we released the...
September 25th, 2017
Congressmen Steve Stivers (OH-15) and I visited Alkermes recently to learn about its medical approach to combating the opioid epidemic.
August 9th, 2017
I released the following statement after the Commission to Combat Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recommended that President Donald Trump grant a waiver to the states to eliminate barriers to substance abuse treatment...
May 8th, 2018
The Iran Deal is a deeply flawed agreement. As I have previously said, this deal has an insufficient inspection regime, insufficiently addresses long range ICBM missile development, and is limited to 10 years, giving the...
April 18th, 2018
The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act will increase access to housing for youth aging out of foster care, without increasing federal spending
March 9th, 2018
I introduced legislation yesterday to ensure that politically funded information cannot be used as evidence in a court to monitor a U.S. citizen. He released the following statement:
February 13th, 2018
Today’s budget is a good starting point for funding American priorities in the coming year. In December, I wrote two letters to the White House asking for comprehensive funding to address the opioid epidemic in this coming...
January 10th, 2018
On Inauguration Day 2017, the Obama administration left President Trump a severely weakened and constrained military. For the better part of a decade, President Obama allowed his administration’s sequestration to destroy the...
December 19th, 2017
Congressmen Rodney Davis (IL-13) and I recently won our fight to preserve education tax benefits in the final tax reform bill. Both the graduate tuition waiver (Section 117(d)) and employer tuition assistance benefits (...
December 14th, 2017
Ranking Member Seth Moulton (MA-6) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and I sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis expressing concern about the Department of Defense’s (DoD...
September 20th, 2017
Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and I visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) yesterday.
July 20th, 2017
I released the following statement following President Donald Trump’s recertification of the Iran Nuclear Deal:
May 31st, 2017
Today, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (MA-3) and I, Co-Chairs of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus, introduced the BE HEARD Act, new legislation that continues the lawmakers’ bipartisan effort to combat sexual...