Aug 19, 2015 Press Release
"This side agreement shows that true verification is a sham, and it begs the question of what else the Administration is keeping from Congress.”
Aug 18, 2015 Press Release
“So thank goodness for innovation and ingenuity. Without it our environment would be less healthy and the great American energy renaissance non-existent. We should pocket these important achievements and continue to build on a safer and more energy secure country."
Aug 12, 2015 Press Release
Despite the continual concession the Obama Administration made to Iran during nuclear negotiations, one concession in particular poses large risks for regional stability and the safety of our allies in the medium-term: the eventual lifting of the arms and missiles embargoes against Iran.
Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
The more we find out about the Iran nuclear deal, the worse it looks. Each new day Congress reviews this deal, we discover more information and more reasons why this deal is simply unacceptable:
Jul 16, 2015 Press Release
“Some believe that our way of life has to change—that it’s time to focus on conservation above all and manage our decline. I reject that…. Now, we have a bill before us today that rejects the idea that we’ve reached the heights of our shining city on a hill and that it’s time to come back down to a world of limits and uncertainty”
Jul 15, 2015 Press Release
“As I—and the President—have said before, no deal that allows Iran to get nuclear weapons is acceptable. ... Nothing in the deal announced today eliminates Iran’s ability to eventually become a nuclear threshold power. It just delays the day and rewards the Iranians with billions of dollars in sanctions relief until that day comes.
Jul 15, 2015 Press Release
On July 10, the Times' editorial board wrote in opposition to the House's latest response to the drought. I strongly disagree with the editorial. The House’s bill responding to the drought accomplishes much more than the editorial board gives credit for, and the alternative solutions the board proposed would do little to solve our water problems. Below are a few points where the editorial board and I just don’t see eye to ey
Jul 14, 2015 Press Release
"We have the ability to build on our great history of success if only Democrats join us in making the right choices."
Jul 10, 2015 Press Release
"21st Century Cures is one of the most important bills we are considering this Congress because it can actually save lives. This bill preserves America’s place at the forefront of medical innovation by making a commitment to fund medical research, break down barriers to collaborations, and cut the time it take to get innovations from the laboratory to the doctor’s office."
Jul 9, 2015 Press Release
Fortunately, Valley Fever will be specifically targeted in this bill, thanks to our successful inclusion of the underlying fungi species responsible for Valley Fever as a “qualifying pathogen” within the Food and Drug Administration. This is another step forward in recognizing the importance in fighting this disease and eventually finding a potential cure or vaccine.