Leaks in our intelligence community are a threat to our national security. Politically motivated leaks of highly classified material are not patriotic, they are criminal.
The President’s decision does not mean we will cease to be good stewards of the environment, work towards combatting the effects of global climate change, or end America’s global leadership role. Rather, it protects the American taxpayer from sending billions of dollars overseas, harming our national output, and eliminating millions of American jobs.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Scott Taylor voiced his support for three veteran-related bills before the House floor, today. H.R.
On behalf of the great people of Virginia and around the United States, our prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of Great Britain. We know from news reports and British sources that the time and location of the terror attack were deliberately chosen to inflict maximum carnage on the attendees, many of whom were women and children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.