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:
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05), chairman of the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment, delivered the following opening statement at this morning's hearing, At What Cost? Examining the Social Cost of Carbon:
Hello from sunny Arizona!
I’ve been in the district this week, meeting with constituents, businesses, and organizations. I have enjoyed hearing your concerns and I look forward to taking the opinions of Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District constituents back to D.C.
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