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

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Taylor voted to support H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act. This legislation amends the federal criminal code to expand the list of statutory aggravating factors in death penalty determinations to also include the killing or attempted killing of a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder.

May 17, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

Just last week, I stated that the American people need to have the confidence that our most trusted public institutions are independent and objective arbiters of justice. Considering this decision was made by the Deputy Attorney General on the basis of public trust in our process, and not from pervasive partisan politics, I completely support it.

May 17, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

Washinton, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Taylor voted in support of H.R. 2169, the Improving Fusion Centers’ Access to Information Act. This legislation requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to identify gaps in information sharing among fusion centers and coordinate with the appropriate Federal agency to deploy provide access to these systems.

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May 16, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Taylor voted in support of H.R. 1616, the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017. This legislation amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) within the Department of Homeland Security to be maintained by the U.S. Secret Service.

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May 15, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

I urge Attorney General Sessions to rethink his current stance. It’s been proven that the entire “Tough on Crime” use of mandatory minimums for nonviolent offenses does not work. New techniques and policy surrounding prevention and recidivism reduction has shown to be effective.

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May 12, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

On Thursday evening, May 11, 2017, Congressman Taylor announced the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, which was hosted in conjunction with the Art Institute of Virginia Beach.

May 11, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District.

May 10, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

It is certainly the case that a President needs to have confidence in, and has the legal authority to remove, the FBI Director as they serve at the pleasure of the President. Having said that, I am troubled by the timing of the Director's dismissal. Director Comey made missteps, but if they were significant enough for his dismissal, it should have happened months ago.

May 4, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

Leaders must act. Obamacare is failing. We cannot stand by and idly watch as out of pocket costs for millions of Americans and their families skyrocket and insurers pull out of individual markets in our states (Aetna announced a pull out of Virginia yesterday and United the week before). While we are far from a final piece of legislation, today we advanced the vessel that will rid us of D.C.

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May 3, 2017 Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

WASHINGTON D.C.- May 3, 2017—Today, Congressman Scott Taylor supported the bipartisan FY17 Consolidated Appropriations Act to fund the government through the end of September, averting a shutdown.

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