Capitol Hill Updates

  • Praise President’s Participation In Atlanta Opioid Summit ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded President Donald J. Trump for attending the 8th annual “Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit” in Atlanta. During the summit, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump addressed federal, state, and local professionals working to address the opioid epidemic.  “President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency soon after taking office, and last year, Congress acted to pass bipartisan, comprehensive opioid legislation...
  • Today, I’m going to Dearborn to visit the Ford Rouge complex, which has built cars, trucks and tractors nonstop for more than one hundred years. Ford Rouge has produced some of the most iconic American brands in history, from the Model A to the Mustang to the F-150. Even now, its 7,500 employees are developing the next generation of American cars using robotics, 3D printing and virtual reality. From the earliest days of our administration, President Donald J. Trump has pledged to pursue “a new future of American automotive leadership,” and Ford Rouge is one of the more than 200 Big Three...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the Trump administration for announcing the end of oil waivers for Iran: "I applaud President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo for announcing this morning that the Trump administration will finally end oil waivers for Iran. This decision will deprive the Ayatollahs of billions of dollars that they would have spent undermining the security of the United States and our allies, building up Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and financing global terrorism. Ending these waivers is another...
  • Washington, DC -- The Office of the United States Trade Representative today released an analysis of the estimated impact the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will have on investment and jobs in the U.S. automotive sector. The analysis, based in large part on information provided by North American automotive manufacturers, estimates that over a five-year period the USMCA will result in: $34 billion in new automotive manufacturing investments in the U.S.; $23 billion in new annual purchases of U.S.-made automotive parts; and   76,000 jobs in the U.S. automotive...
  • Today’s release of the Special Counsel’s report confirms what the President and I have said since day one: there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and there was no obstruction of justice.After two years of investigation, conducted with the full cooperation of this Administration, that involved hundreds of witness interviews and millions of pages of documents, the American people can see for themselves: no collusion, no obstruction. Now that the Special Counsel investigation is completed, the American people have a right to know whether the initial investigation was...
  • Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) reacts to the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative report that was provided today by the Department of Justice: “Nothing we saw today changes the underlying results of the 22-month long Mueller investigation that ultimately found no collusion. “Notwithstanding the partisan echo chamber to do otherwise, I fully approve of how Attorney General Barr has balanced legal requirements with the public’s need to know in handling the release of the report. He complied with the law by protecting grand jury...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) issued the following statement on the Department of Justice’s release of Counsel Robert Mueller’s report: “I appreciate Attorney General Barr’s commitment to publicly releasing the full report, excepting material that would compromise intelligence sources and methods, ongoing DOJ prosecutions, or legally protected grand jury information. The American people have a right to review as much of the report as possible to understand the Special Counsel’s conclusions and the reasoning behind them. “I am...
  • “We’re providing massive tax incentives for private investment in these areas to create jobs and opportunities where they are needed the most.” – President Donald J. Trump   ENCOURAGING INVESTMENT: Opportunity Zones will spur private-sector investment to revitalize hurting communities and unleash their economic potential.   In 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which established Opportunity Zones to incentivize long-term investments in low-income communities across the country. These incentives offer capital gains tax relief to investors for new...
  • Taxpayer First Act is a bipartisan achievement that deserves more attention By U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Congressman Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania   Today’s political environment rarely lends itself to bipartisanship and cooperation. So when congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle come together to deliver a legislative victory for Americans, it needs to be reported fairly and honestly. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Sadly, this week’s reporting on the Taxpayer First Act is one example.   The bill, which passed the House of...
  • KICKS OFF ‘EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY TOUR’ WITH STOPS IN HOUSTON AND FORT BEND COUNTY ROSENBERG, Texas - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) kicked off his ‘Education Opportunity Tour,' of Texas schools, workplaces, and college campuses with a tour of an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) construction site and visit to Texas State Technical College Fort Bend County. In February, Sen. Cruz introduced the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act, a bill that would expand elementary, secondary, and vocational education opportunities for students by providing a federal tax credit to...