House Republicans stand in the way of the President and his radical agenda. We are committed to putting America back on a path of fiscal sanity, standing up for energy security, and securing the border.
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Driving the news this week was the release of President Biden's FY2024 budget. The presidential budget demonstrates the priorities that the administration deems most important to the country. In fact, President Biden himself has often quipped: “Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.”
Unfortunately, this budget indicates another year of misplaced values and priorities.
His budget disregards the mounting debt crisis facing our nation and includes funding for woke policies that will bankrupt our country and change our society for the worse.
He is determined to attack the oil and gas industry while disregarding policies to enhance border security and end the crisis at the southern border. He even proposes quadrupling the United States’ financing of foreign climate initiatives while continuing to demonize American energy producers.
Thankfully, House Republicans stand in the way of the President and his radical agenda. We are committed to putting America back on a path of fiscal sanity, standing up for energy security, and securing the border.
American Citizens Murdered by Mexican Drug Cartel
The kidnapping and murder of American citizens in Matamoros proves that Mexico is a narco-state. President Biden must make it clear that this horrible violence will not go unpunished.
If Mexico can't stop the cartels, then our nation will use any tool in our arsenal to solve it for them.
First Hearing as Subcommittee Chairman
As the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence, I was proud to host my first hearing this week. We examined the numerous threats the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses to the U.S. homeland and discussed the actions that must be taken to mitigate the threat to U.S. homeland equities.
We will meet CCP aggression with strength, its deception with unflinching truth, and its attempts at exploitation with justice. I hope to encourage bipartisan cooperation this Congress as we all seek effective solutions to combat the pervasive threats posed by the CCP to U.S. homeland security.
We are taking the threat of China seriously, and we will not back down.
Read more about the hearing here: Beyond the balloon: Congress holds hearing on threats from China (NBC).
Declassifying Information Related to COVID-19
For nearly three years now, the truth about COVID-19 and its origins has been hidden from the American people.
Big-Government bureaucrats like Dr. Anthony Fauci abused their positions of power to disguise and distort the facts to further their tyrannical takeover of our country.
Those who dared question the origins of COVID—or chose to make independent healthcare decisions for their own families—were silenced, censored, and ostracized as conspiracy theorists.
We now know many of these so-called “conspiracy theories” have proven to be true. Republicans made a Commitment to America to deliver accountability for the lives lost, livelihoods destroyed, and years together that families were robbed of.
We are following through on our promises.
Today, we passed a bill to declassify information relating to the origin of COVID-19. The legislation already passed the Senate and now heads to the President's desk, where I hope he will sign it so we can reveal the truth to the American people.
Watch my speech in favor of declassifying COVID-19 information here
Credit Card Companies Drop Efforts to Track Firearm and Ammunition Purchases
I wanted to update you on a huge win for the Second Amendment.
Visa, Mastercard, and Discover this week announced a PAUSE on their plan to create codes for firearm and ammunition sales—which could be used to track law-abiding gun owners or infringe on their constitutional rights.
I was proud to join
the concerted pushback from state and federal lawmakers that led to this reversal, and it is an important conservative success as we work to preserve our Second Amendment Rights.