The American taxpayers were forced to lend over $180 billion to save Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since the financial crisis hit in 2008. Although they have been placed under the conservatorship of the federal government, taxpayers still bear all the financial risk.
As a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, I will fight to ensure that Congress does its job by keeping the government open. I support a full year appropriations bill for the remainder of FY17, as this would allow for an increase in defense spending while ensuring that vital government services aren’t shut down for the American taxpayers.
WASHINGTON D.C.- April 18, 2017— The Congressional Art Competition (CAC) began in 1982 and is a wonderful opportunity for high school students from across the United States to submit their original artwork for a chance to have it showcased in the US Capitol. Since it started, over 650,000 high school students have participated.