Stuck in the Senate

Rep. Bob Goodlatte
2014-08-08 12:23:39
Rep. Bob Goodlatte House Jobs Bills Stuck in the Senate The stack of pro-growth jobs bills passed by the House of Representatives continues to pile up on the Senate's doorstep. Despite the need for more policies that will help spur job creation and help put Americans back to work, many of these bills are being blocked by Senate Democrats. Included in this growing list are two bills that I have introduced and seen passed by the House over the last year with bipartisan support - the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) and the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086). What's the Senate waiting for? Time to tackle that to-do list. You can take a look at the list of 40+ jobs bills stuck in the Senate here www.speaker.gov/jobs And also check out American Solutions: The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity and Freedom www.gop.gov/solutions/. Women's Conference: Thank you! Thank you to everyone who helped make the Sixth District's Women's Conference on August 1st a success! Even though it was a rainy day in Roanoke, it was a great event with a good turnout and a powerful line-up of speakers. If you were able to attend, I hope you will let me know what you thought of the event. And if you have ideas for future events, please pass those along as well. Again, thanks to everyone who participated in the Women's Conference! The Leadership Panel, featuring women in a variety of fields from medicine to agriculture to economic development, takes questions from the audience. Click here to view more photos from the event. www.facebook.com/BobGoodlatte/posts/10152726238929415 House Acts to Curb Border Crisis Over the last month, the flow of Central Americans attempting to enter the United States along the southern border has not stopped. Since the Obama Administration has refused to take the actions needed to curb illegal immigration at our border, the House of Representatives acted last week to provide law enforcement agents on the ground targeted resources to assist them in doing their job of securing the border and enforcing our immigration laws. The bill, passed with my support, provides targeted, narrow funding for border security, enforcement of immigration laws, and illegal immigration deterrence through September 30, the end of Fiscal Year 2014, in order to meet law enforcement's immediate needs at the southern border. The provisions in this bill are paid for through reductions of existing funds and will result in no new or additional federal spending. While more reforms will be necessary, it does provide law enforcement with many tools they have requested right now. For example, while I was in the Rio Grande Valley last month, Border Patrol agents cited environmental restrictions barring access to federal lands as a significant stumbling block to securing the border. This bill prohibits the Administration from preventing Border Patrol access to federal lands so that they can stop drug traffickers, human smugglers, and unlawful immigrants from exploiting these gaps along the border. The legislation also ensures that all unaccompanied minors receive a prompt hearing and provides the necessary resources to return individuals to their home countries. Another bill passed by the House, H.R. 5272, freezes the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" program and prevents the President from expanding this program. The Obama Administration's lax immigration enforcement policies have only propelled more people to come to the United States illegally. While the House acted to provide targeted and narrow funding to meet immediate needs at the southern border, it is ultimately up to the President to end this crisis by reversing his policies that created it. Read the full column here. goodlatte.house.gov/columns/house-acts-to-curb-border-crisis www.Goodlatte.House.Gov This message was generated from an unattended mailbox. Should you have further questions, please visit the "Contact Bob" section of my website or call my office at (202) 225-5431. This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system July 16, 2012. For more information please follow the URL below: email.geniusmailer.com/p/iWk_9xLrNr Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: email.geniusmailer.com/p/oWk_9xLrNr
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House Jobs Bills Stuck in the Senate

The stack of pro-growth jobs bills passed by the House of Representatives continues to pile up on the Senate's doorstep. Despite the need for more policies that will help spur job creation and help put Americans back to work, many of these bills are being blocked by Senate Democrats. Included in this growing list are two bills that I have introduced and seen passed by the House over the last year with bipartisan support - the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) and the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086). What's the Senate waiting for? Time to tackle that to-do list.

You can take a look at the list of 40+ jobs bills stuck in the Senate here."And also check"out American Solutions: The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity and Freedom.

Women's Conference: Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Sixth District's Women's Conference on August 1st a success! Even though it was a rainy day in Roanoke, it was a great event with a good turnout and a powerful line-up of speakers. If you were able to attend, I hope you will let"me know what you thought of the event. And if you have ideas for future events, please pass those along as well. Again, thanks to everyone who participated in the Women's Conference!

The Leadership Panel, featuring women in a variety of fields from medicine to agriculture to economic development, takes questions from the audience. Click here to view more photos from the event.

House Acts to Curb Border Crisis

Over the last month, the flow of Central Americans attempting to enter the United States along the southern border has not stopped. Since the Obama Administration has refused to take the actions needed to curb illegal immigration at our border, the House of Representatives acted last week to provide law enforcement agents on the ground targeted resources to assist them in doing their job of securing the border and enforcing our immigration laws. The bill, passed with my support, provides targeted, narrow funding for border security, enforcement of immigration laws, and illegal immigration deterrence through September 30, the end of Fiscal Year 2014, in order to meet law enforcement’s immediate needs at the southern border. The provisions in this bill are paid for through reductions of existing funds and will result in no new or additional federal spending.

While more reforms will be necessary, it does provide law enforcement with many tools they have requested right now. For example, while I was in the Rio Grande Valley last month, Border Patrol agents cited environmental restrictions barring access to federal lands as a significant stumbling block to securing the border. This bill prohibits the Administration from preventing Border Patrol access to federal lands so that they can stop drug traffickers, human smugglers, and unlawful immigrants from exploiting these gaps along the border. The legislation also ensures that all unaccompanied minors receive a prompt hearing and provides the necessary resources to return individuals to their home countries. Another bill passed by the House, H.R. 5272, freezes the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program and prevents the President from expanding this program.

The Obama Administration’s lax immigration enforcement policies have only propelled more people to come to the United States illegally. While the House acted to provide targeted and narrow funding to meet immediate needs at the southern border, it is ultimately up to the President to end this crisis by reversing his policies that created it. Read the full column here."

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