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.
President Trump has taken decisive action against the use of chemical weapons and human rights atrocities committed in Syria. The element of surprise is a powerful tool.
WASHINGTON D.C.- April 6, 2017—Congressman Scott Taylor submits language directing the Veterans Administration to make additional privacy protections of individuals’ data. This will protect veterans’ sensitive information and secure high value assets and personally identifiable information with document and data level encryption.
I commend Ambassador Nikki Haley for calling out both Russia and the Assad regime and the responsibility they both bear in yesterday’s atrocious attack on civilians, to include women and children. Chemical weapons have no place in warfare and the world must take an unflinching stance against their usage.
WASHINGTON D.C.- April 4, 2017—Today, Congressmen Scott Taylor(R-VA) and Luis Correa(D-CA) introduced the Homeland Production Security (HOPS) Act.
WASHINGTON D.C.- April 4, 2017—Today, Congressman Scott Taylor called on Susan Rice to testify before Congress on the revelations that she was potentially behind the unmasking of American citizen’s identities for possible political purposes.
WASHINGTON D.C.- March 29, 2017—Today, Congressman Scott Taylor insisted on receiving information from the Department of Veterans Affairs detailing the process for treating suicidal veterans who physically show up to VA facilities and either state or exhibit suicidal signs. The Congressman specifically inquired about a uniform policy across the country.
I have and will continue to stand steadfast against last minute regulations pushed by the previous President. Clearly, there is a reason why they were put in last minute after eight years in power.