October 04, 2017

If we don’t stand up for the life of the unborn, who will?

Dear Friend, Last night the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). This bill protects the lives of unborn children by prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the point at which it has been shown that unborn children can feel pain. Also known as Micah’s Law, it is named in honor [ READ MORE ]

September 26, 2017

Mississippi Farmers Deserve Better

Dear Friend, Agriculture is Mississippi’s number one industry, with more than 35,000 farms covering over 10 million acres of farmed land. It is clear that Mississippi family farmers are vital to our daily lives, so why then would we impose a tax on these family farmers that could jeopardize their livelihood and cost them the [ READ MORE ]

September 15, 2017

This Week in Photos

Dear Friend, This was another busy week in Washington and in Mississippi! In addition to several important votes and hearings, I had the opportunity to meet with a number of constituent groups and families from Mississippi to hear more about the issues that impact them, their businesses, and their communities. I want to share with [ READ MORE ]

September 11, 2017

More money in YOUR Paycheck

  Dear Friend, As we begin our work in Washington this fall, Congress is turning our focus toward fixing the over-complicated, burdensome tax code in the United States. It has been over 30 years since President Reagan signed into law our nation’s largest Tax Reform bill since the founding of our nation; in that time, [ READ MORE ]

July 14, 2017

This Week in Washington – For the Week of July 14, 2017

This week in Washington: Today, the House passed H.R. 2810, the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), funding our military and authorizing increases to the size of the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force, as well as our Army Guard and Reserve, Naval and Air Reserve, and Air Guard. The bill includes proposals [ READ MORE ]

June 30, 2017

VIDEO: Happy Independence Day, From My Family to Yours

  “Each year, the Fourth of July is a time for families, friends, neighbors, and communities to come together and celebrate the birth of this great nation. As you hear the fireworks and smell the food on the grill and watch the gorgeous American sunset, it is important to remember those who sacrifice so much [ READ MORE ]

June 28, 2017

Update on the Supreme Court

Dear Friend, I want to update you on some important decisions made by the United States Supreme Court this week as President Trump’s nominee, Justice Neil Gorsuch, takes his seat on the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court released several decisions that have a significant impact on many Americans: The Court ruled in a 7-2 decision [ READ MORE ]

June 14, 2017

An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us

Dear Friend, This morning a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican legislators as they were practicing for the charity Congressional Baseball Game set to take place tomorrow evening. As Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, I was briefed immediately following this terrible event and the committee and I have continued to monitor [ READ MORE ]

June 07, 2017

Dodd-Frank, Leave Us “A Loan”

Dear Friend, While much attention has been given to the Senate this week, what the House will vote on tomorrow has the potential to help every community in America. The highest priority of this Congress is to offer relief from the crippling regulations that the Obama Administration laid on the shoulders of American families. We must give [ READ MORE ]

May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day

Dear Friend, On this Memorial Day, my family and I join with you in reflecting upon the incredible sacrifice of those who have given their lives in service and protection of America. The debt that we owe to these heroes is one we can never repay, but we honor their memories by acknowledging that our freedoms are [ READ MORE ]

May 26, 2017

Don’t Be Fooled

Dear Friend, I hope you have had a good week and are looking forward to the holiday weekend. These days we are bombarded with information. And just as there are organizations and media outlets obsessed with criticizing and attacking our president, there are also organizations and media outlets that want to drive a wedge between [ READ MORE ]

May 19, 2017

The Week in Photos – For the Week of May 19, 2017

Dear Friend, We’ve just completed another week in our nation’s Capitol, and it was a busy one to say the least. In recognition of National Police Week, my colleagues and I passed several bills that supported the brave men and women who serve and protect. Throughout the week I had the opportunity to meet with several groups [ READ MORE ]

May 04, 2017

Voters Spoke and We Answered

Dear Friend, Seven years is enough.  Obamacare has done the opposite of what President Obama promised it would, when he said, “You’ll find more choices, more competition, and in many cases, lower prices.” What we have seen instead was fewer choices, less competition, and skyrocketing premiums. Nearly a third of counties in the entire country [ READ MORE ]

May 03, 2017

Passing the FY17 budget is a win for Mississippi

Dear Friend, Today I supported President Trump and voted yes for the FY2017 omnibus appropriations legislation.  The bill passed the House this afternoon, and now makes its way to the Senate, where they will vote to send it on to President Trump who has already indicated that he will sign it. Though there are some [ READ MORE ]

April 28, 2017

The Week in Photos – For the Week of April 28, 2017

Dear Friend, This was another busy week in Washington and in addition to several important votes and hearings, I had the opportunity to meet with a number of constituent groups and families from Mississippi to hear more about the issues that impact them, their businesses, and their communities. I also wanted to share with you [ READ MORE ]

January 25, 2017

A thanks to those who served over the weekend

Dear Friend, I want to share with you a quote that I recently released through the Committee on House Administration through my position as Chairman of that body and our committee’s oversight of the United States Capitol Police: “I want to express my appreciation for the hard working men and women who make up the [ READ MORE ]

January 24, 2017

Relief from Obamacare: The Patient Fairness and Relief Act of 2017

Dear Friend, Today I introduced H.R. 633, the Patient Fairness and Relief Act of 2017. This is a bill which will allow Americans to keep the health insurance policies that they had before the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, took effect. This is a promise that was made to us by President Obama over and [ READ MORE ]

January 19, 2017

Obamacare is on Life Support

Dear Friend, I’m sure you remember hearing, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”  President Obama made those promises on multiple occasions while trying to sell the Affordable Care Act to the American people. We now know that [ READ MORE ]

December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas to You!

Dear Friend, The Christmas season is simply one of the most enjoyable times of the year for me and for my family. It’s an extraordinary time…a time to be with loved ones, a time to give back to our communities and folks less fortunate, and certainly it’s a time to reflect on the “light of [ READ MORE ]

December 08, 2016

A Step Towards Finding Cures

Dear Friend, This morning I joined my colleagues in our nation’s capital for the signing of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures), bipartisan legislation to revolutionize our approach to medical research and innovation and bring it into the 21st century. Across Mississippi and across the US, there are millions of families going into this Christmas [ READ MORE ]