Last week I went to the border with President Trump and a few of my colleagues in Congress. The number of people fleeing their homelands in Central America to come to the United States is staggering.
I want to go over some of those numbers and the data behind this extremely important situation.
Dear Friends— Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigated President Trump for colluding with the Russian government for almost two years; a potential act of treason.
I want to explain the extent of the investigation, and the resources used to investigate the accusations levied against the President.
Dear Friends—There is a fight brewing in the House of Representatives, and it is not between Republicans and Democrats.
Just last week, House Democrats were at odds with one another over calling out blatant anti-Semitism in their ranks. It exposed the blaring hypocrisy they have over how such an important issue is treated.
Dear Friends—Following President Trump’s announcement to reopen the government until February 15, a committee of appointed Republican and Democratic lawmakers from both the House and Senate — known as a conference committee — immediately formed to find a solution to secure our border and keep our government open.
Dear Friends— This past Saturday, President Trump appealed directly to the American people with a bipartisan plan that would end the month-long government shutdown. While not perfect, this plan provides immediate assistance to our southern border, legal certainty for hundreds of thousands of DACA and Temporary Protected Status recipients, and more importantly, allows federal workers to return
Dear Friends--I wanted to provide you with a brief update on the current partial government shutdown. Last month, House Republicans acted to keep our government open by passing a bill to continue government funding and provide the full $5.7 billion the Department of Homeland Security deemed essential to secure our border.
Recently, the House passed H.R. 6651, bipartisan legislation which extends the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – the most successful U.S. assistance program since the Marshall Plan. It’s proof that in a divided age, we can still make progress that can change lives.
Thanks to Republican control, this was a “get it done” Congress. Since last January, we’ve passed historic tax reform, provided massive regulatory relief for businesses, and boosted our military with the biggest increase in funding in more than 15 years.
But our record of success is much lengthier than that. Here are some of the highlights: