Washington, D.C. - Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a request from the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for $3M in reprogrammed funds that will go towards the Craney Island Eastward Expansion (CIEE) Project.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Scott Taylor joined by Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) introduced legislation designed to increase the flexibility of Pell Grants. The Professional Pell Education Learning (PROPEL) Act expands student choice by allowing Pell Grants to be utilized at trade and vocational schools.
Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017, introduced by Representative Brian Mast (FL-18) on September 25, 2017.
Virginia Beach, VA - Today, Congressman Scott Taylor joined the Women in Defense of Greater Hampton Roads (WIDGHR) to speak at their annual Professional Development Day. Congressman Taylor provided a legislative update to their membership and discussed the role of female leadership in military service and contracting.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 3697, the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, introduced by Representative Barbara Comstock (VA-10) on September 7, 2017. This legislation enhances public safety by combatting gang violence committed by criminal aliens.
Washington, D.C. – Today, in a historic vote, the House of Representatives, with the support of Congressman Scott Taylor, voted to pass H.R. 3354, the Make American Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act. This bill marks the first time in nearly ten years that the House of Representatives has passed all 12 appropriations bills before the end of the fiscal year.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass a $15.3 billion disaster aid package for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. The legislation, first passed by the Senate on Thursday, September 7th, also includes continued funding for government agencies through the fiscal year, October 1st, until December 8th.
Today Republicans and Democrats came together to help their fellow Americans. I am proud to have supported the supplemental appropriations bill for Hurricane Harvey disaster aid. Helping our neighbors must be a bipartisan priority.
While benevolent and well intended, it was illegal for President Obama to create this program; a President does not create laws. Therefore, President Trump is right to put the authority back into the hands of Congress.
The devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey across Texas has been enormous. But our response has been even bigger and continues to grow every hour. Right now, thousands of Americans are donating time, money, and effort to help the victims of this tragic storm.