"Today's statements by President Trump at his press conference were disappointing and a failure of leadership, which starts at the top, with him. I hope the President will focus on bringing people together and to challenge hate in the strongest unequivocal terms moving forward. There is no home for hate here in Virginia or America."
"My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Heather Heyer. She died standing up to hate."
"I offer my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Lt. Jay Cullen and Trooper Berke Bates. We owe you both a debt of gratitude that cannot be repaid. Rest In Peace."
"The actions the world witnessed in Charlottesville this weekend should cut to the core of every American. As a follow up to my strong statement yesterday, the actions and ideology of hate from white supremacists have no place in our state, country, or world.
“The Chincoteague Pony Swim is a time-honored tradition in our region. For over 90 years, locals and tourists from across the country gather to witness this remarkable event. Thank you to the Coast Guard, Salwater Cowboys, and everyone else involved in making this another successful year, and congratulations to the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company on their fundraiser.”
Our office is currently waiting for the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide information requested on this issue. I am troubled that they seemed to be unaware of this potential policy change and how it was made public. I understand the DoD is in the middle of a review of relevant policies and I believe this ban is premature.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives, with the support of Congressman Scott Taylor, voted to pass H.R. 3364, the Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions Act. This legislation levies sanctions against Iran’s ballistic missile program, including its efforts to destabilize the region and threaten Israel, along with its human rights abuses.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Taylor announced his co-sponsorship of H.R. 747, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017, introduced by Representative Erik Paulsen (MN-03). This legislation amends the Internal Revenue Code to reform taxation of alcoholic beverages.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Taylor issued a statement following his remarks on the Chesapeake Bay program during the Appropriations Committee markup: