The action and pace of Capitol Hill is heating up – even though the temperature in D.C. this week dipped below freezing. In the next weeks and months, the House will consider vital pieces of legislation to keep the promises we made to our constituents, including health care, tax reform, border security, and funding our government. Stay tuned for news on our efforts.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the White House released its fiscal year 2018 budget proposal to Congress, which would increase funding to the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs while reigning in spending in other government departments and agencies. Congressman Biggs released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet held a hearing to examine ideas for restructuring the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Congressman Andy Biggs, a member of this subcommittee, released the following statement after the completion of the hearing:
Washington, D.C. – This week, ADP Research Institute reported that the United States added 298,000 private-sector jobs in February – the first full month of the 115th Congress and the Trump administration. According to the report, expectations for new jobs was originally set at 190,000.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Homeland Security reported that illegal border crossings from January to February decreased by 40 percent (31,578 to 18,762 illegal aliens). The historical trend of apprehensions typically increases 10 to 20 percent from January to February. Congressman Andy Biggs released this statement in reaction to the news:
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2017. This bill appropriates $577.9 billion for the Department of Defense ($516.1 billion in base discretionary funding and $61.8 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations / Global War on Terrorism funding).
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Transition Authorization Act by voice vote. Among other provisions, this bill requires NASA to develop a plan for an eventual manned mission to Mars in the coming decades.
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order, aimed at preventing potential terrorists from entering the United States, by issuing a 90-day travel ban for individuals from now only six nations: Syria, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, and Libya.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05) was named FreedomWorks’ Member of the Month for March. Congressman Biggs received this recognition for being an advocate for individual liberty and federalism throughout his first two months in Congress.
Washington, D.C. – Tonight, President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress to outline his goals for the upcoming year. Congressman Biggs released the following statement after attending the address: