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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. Congress has been enacting continuing resolutions for years now. This hurts, among other things, multi-year defense projects, thus reducing predictability and driving up costs in the long term. An omnibus bill is much preferable.
WASHINGTON D.C.- March 17, 2017—Congressman Scott Taylor announced his support of H.R. 1367, which would help the VA to identify staffing shortages, and to recruit and retain high-quality employees and quickly hire qualified candidates.
Congressman Taylor said: “Let us always strive for the best care possible for those who have put their lives on the line for all of us. I am happy to support this legislation because this makes it easier to retain and recruit the best and highest caliber health providers for the VA. This is a win for our veterans.”
President Trump’s budget proposal is just that, a proposal; Article 1 Section 9 of the Constitution reserves the power of the purse strings to Congress. While we only have top line numbers from the President, I am happy to see the defense sequester being pushed away, but unhappy to hear funding for the Chesapeake Bay cleanup has been cut in the budget. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee, the rest of Congress, and the President to ensure completion of our constitutional duty.
WASHINGTON D.C.- March 16, 2017—Congressman Scott Taylor announced his support of the VA Accountability First Act (H.R. 1259). The VA Accountability First Act grants the Secretary of Veterans Affairs additional authority to remove employees due to poor performance or misconduct, recoup bonuses and awards, increase whistleblower protections and reform the appeals process for veteran benefits.
Hampton, VA., January 18, 2017--Today, Congressman Scott Taylor visited the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Congressman Taylor had a productive meeting with key medical and administrative staff and was able to get a better understanding of both the challenges and the opportunities to improve care for our veterans. He also had the chance to speak with several individuals receiving care at the facility.
WASHINGTON D.C.- January 13, 2017— Today, Rep. Scott Taylor announced his support of the Fiscal Year 2017 budget which paves the way for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act through a budget process called reconciliation.
WASHINGTON D.C.- January 12, 2017— Today, Congressman Scott Taylor announced his support of the confirmation of General James Mattis. Not only does General Mattis have an unblemished military record, he also is one of the most highly respected intellectuals in strategic military thinking in the world. Rep. Taylor also announced his support for a waiver to allow for a break on the 7-year limitation for appointment.