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July 27, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

“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.”

July 26, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

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.

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July 26, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

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.

July 20, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

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.

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July 19, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Taylor issued a statement following his remarks on the Chesapeake Bay program during the Appropriations Committee markup:

July 18, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

Washington, D.C. - The Association of the United States Navy has endorsed Congressman Scott Taylor’s VA Senior Executive Accountability (SEA) Act.

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July 14, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives, with the support of Congressman Taylor, voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. The NDAA authorizes funding to equip, supply, and train troops, and provide for military families. Included in the bill was an amendment offered by Representative Taylor.

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July 14, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

My heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and teammates of Chesapeake native, Gunnery Sergeant Mark Hopkins. Let us never forget the personal sacrifices our service members endure, and the inherent dangers of the work they perform in service to our grateful nation. Rest easy, Marine. 

July 14, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

The CJS FY 2018 bill  provides $68 million in continued support for Second Chance Act programs. Second Chance, which was passed with bipartisan support and signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2008—authorizes federal grants for vital programs and systems reform aimed at improving the reentry process and reducing recidivism.

July 13, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

I have concerns about the roundup and subsequent euthanization of Canadian geese in Virginia Beach recently by the Department of Agriculture. My office is requesting information on the process used for these roundups and to seek transparency for our community on this issue.

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