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.
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.
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.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Taylor announced his co-sponsorship of H.R. 282, the Military Residency Choice Act, introduced by Representative Elise Stefanik. This legislation amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to authorize spouses of servicemembers to elect to use the same residences as the servicemembers.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Taylor voted to support H.R. 2200, the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act. This legislation reauthorizes funding for the United States Government international and domestic anti-human trafficking efforts.
Washington, D.C. - Tomorrow, Congressman Taylor will be attending an oyster restoration event in Norfolk, sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Elizabeth River Project.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Taylor voted to support Kate’s Law, introduced by Representative Bob Goodlatte. This legislation enhances penalties for deported felons who return to the United States and allows for the remainder of a sentence to be reapplied to an alien who leaves before completion of their imprisonment term and returns to the United States.
While I am very critical of many in the media and their obsession of opposition to President Trump, instead of actual journalism, the President's tweets were inappropriate and beneath the office of the leader of the free world.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2547, the Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act with support from Congressman Scott Taylor. This legislation expands the pool of eligible medical professionals who issue medical certificates required to operate a motor vehicle for veterans.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Taylor voted in support of H.R. 2842, the Accelerating Individuals Into the Workforce Act of 2017. This legislation connects low-income Americans looking for work with employers looking to fill job openings, including through apprenticeships and other forms of on-the-job training.