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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The American taxpayers were forced to lend over $180 billion to save Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since the financial crisis hit in 2008. Although they have been placed under the conservatorship of the federal government, taxpayers still bear all the financial risk.
As a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, I will fight to ensure that Congress does its job by keeping the government open. I support a full year appropriations bill for the remainder of FY17, as this would allow for an increase in defense spending while ensuring that vital government services aren’t shut down for the American taxpayers.