Capitol Hill Updates

  • 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...
  • For those of us who are Christians, this week is the most important and holiest of the year. We begin the week remembering Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, walk with Him through his last teachings in the Temple, watch the last supper with His disciples, sadly witness His arrest and trial before the Sanhedrin and Pilate, view with tears his torture and crucifixion, and sorrow over his death and burial - only to wake up on Easter Sunday to the miracle of His Resurrection. There is so much meaning in this week that it is hard to pull out just one message. His suffering wasn’t just...
  • WASHINGTON – Three Senate committee chairmen are calling on the Justice Department to provide previously-sought information related to the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email server investigation. DOJ initially refused to furnish the information, citing the ongoing special counsel investigation. Following the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson are renewing the request.   “Now that the Special...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) released the following statement after sending a letter to Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) regarding the implementation of "training in workplace rights and responsibilities" in the House:"Last Congress, we led a common sense bipartisan proposal to implement anti-sexual harassment training and provide protections to Capitol staff. More than 100 days into the new majority, House Administration Democrats have failed in performing their obligation to implement new training curriculum for members...