As the sole Virginian appropriator, today my office submitted an appropriations request to fully restore the $73 million to the Chesapeake Bay Program that was reportedly removed in the President’s budget. I grew up on the Eastern Shore and close to the Chesapeake Bay, worked on farms and in a crab house restaurant.
We must fix the disaster that is the Affordable Care Act. Today, we unfortunately were unable to move closer to that goal. I will continue to fight for families and individuals in a way that gives them more freedom, lower healthcare costs, and access to care. It is imperative that we fix this.
WASHINGTON D.C. — March 22, 2017— Congressman Scott Taylor voted in support of two bills that pave the way for health insurance reform. H.R. 372, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017, introduced by Representative Paul Gosar (AZ-04), amends the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945 to restore the application of federal anti-trust laws to the business of health insurance.
Leaders must act. A lack of action leaves the failing status quo of Obamacare. Thursday, I will vote YEA, in support of the American Health Care Act. Dealing with healthcare is a complicated and formidable task. However, it is one issue I knew I would face as a freshman Member of Congress.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON D.C.- March 16, 2017—Congressman Scott Taylor announced his support of the VA Accountability First Act (H.R. 1259).
WASHINGTON D.C.- March 16, 2017—Congressmen Scott Taylor and Dutch Ruppersberger announced the introduction of a resolution for the United States to adopt a clear and comprehensive cybersecurity policy. The resolution (H. Res. 200) aims to have the United States define an act of aggression, an act of war, and other related events in cyber space.
WASHINGTON D.C.- March 8, 2017—Congressman Scott Taylor announced his support for the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017. The proposed legislation includes an increase of $2 billion above 2016 for base discretionary spending.