Balanced Budget, Tax Reform Needed

Rep. Bob Goodlatte
2015-02-28 08:36:42
Rep. Bob Goodlatte VIDEO: Goodlatte Testifies Before House Budget Cmte email.geniusmailer.com/ct/26032445:25239086552:m:3:363662820:77D2840E444C83D4E75EFE99C1222110:r On Wednesday, I testified before the House Budget Committee as a part of the Members' Day Hearing, an opportunity for Members of the House of Representatives to testify before the Committee on their suggested policies and priorities for the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. I testified that a balanced budget and common sense tax reform are greatly needed for America to have a healthy economy. Weekly Column: ISIS in America With increasing regularity, Americans are bearing witness to the depravity of terrorists claiming the mantle of "The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" or ISIS, but also sometimes referred to as ISIL. Relatively unknown to many in America just a few years ago, ISIS relishes in their own barbarity with videos depicting the murders of prisoners. As we have seen recently in Denmark, France, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany, these terrorists are intent on destroying our way of life. Americans are not mere observers of ISIS's atrocities. Our people and our homeland are intimate parts of their plans. The organization's leadership has called for attacks on America and the rest of the West. They have solicited young people to renounce their lives and join them. Unfortunately, even here in America these calls have found receptive ears. FBI Director James Comey has disclosed that the Bureau is investigating suspected supporters of ISIS in every U.S. state. As these threats evolve domestically, so do the challenges our intelligence and law enforcement officials face in thwarting violent terrorists and those who pledge allegiance to them here in the United States. Just a few days ago, the House Judiciary Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing on ISIS in America. At the hearing, members had the opportunity to further examine domestic terrorism, in particular the increasing threat posed by the Islamic State through the assassination of American captives, recruitment of American citizens, self-radicalization, and domestic terror plots. Regardless of whether these individuals make their way to Syria or are radicalized in front of a computer in the U.S., the threats they present are very real. Whether it be military force or counter-terrorism efforts in the U.S., it is important Congress know how to best ensure that our country is prepared to stop these threats. As Congress considers the way forward in combating ISIS, we must remain vigilant against this real threat so that we protect Americans and our national security. The barbaric actions of ISIS reinforce how imperative it is that the United States continues our mission, in close cooperation with our allies, to dismantle and destroy ISIS. Click here to read my full weekly column. email.geniusmailer.com/ct/26032447:25239086552:m:3:363662820:77D2840E444C83D4E75EFE99C1222110:r In Case You Missed It... On The Kelly File: Goodlatte Slams ATF Proposal to Ban AR-15 Ammo email.geniusmailer.com/ct/26032448:25239086552:m:3:363662820:77D2840E444C83D4E75EFE99C1222110:r Judiciary Committee Members Oppose Approval of FCC's Net Neutrality Rules; Committee to hold hearing on March 17 - Read More. email.geniusmailer.com/ct/26032449:25239086552:m:3:363662820:77D2840E444C83D4E75EFE99C1222110:r # # # 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/iszAZA9AFN Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: email.geniusmailer.com/p/oszAZA9AFN To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.
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VIDEO: Goodlatte Testifies Before House Budget Cmte.

On Wednesday, I testified before the House Budget Committee as a part of the Members' Day Hearing, an opportunity for Members of the House of Representatives to testify before the Committee on their suggested policies and priorities for the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. I testified that a balanced budget and common sense tax reform are greatly needed for America to have a healthy economy.

Weekly Column: ISIS in America

With increasing regularity, Americans are bearing witness to the depravity of terrorists claiming the mantle of "The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" or ISIS, but also sometimes referred to as ISIL. Relatively unknown to many in America just a few years ago, ISIS relishes in their own barbarity with videos depicting the murders of prisoners. As we have seen recently in Denmark, France, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany, these terrorists are intent on destroying our way of life.

Americans are not mere observers of ISIS's atrocities. Our people and our homeland are intimate parts of their plans. The organization's leadership has called for attacks on America and the rest of the West. They have solicited young people to renounce their lives and join them. Unfortunately, even here in America these calls have found receptive ears. FBI Director James Comey has disclosed that the Bureau is investigating suspected supporters of ISIS in every U.S. state.

As these threats evolve domestically, so do the challenges our intelligence and law enforcement officials face in thwarting violent terrorists and those who pledge allegiance to them here in the United States. Just a few days ago, the House Judiciary Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee held"a hearing on ISIS in America. At the hearing, members had the opportunity to further examine domestic terrorism, in particular the increasing threat posed by the Islamic State through the assassination of American captives, recruitment of American citizens, self-radicalization, and domestic terror plots.

Regardless of whether these individuals make their way to Syria or are radicalized in front of a computer in the U.S., the threats they present are very real. Whether it be military force or counter-terrorism efforts in the U.S., it is important Congress know how to best ensure that our country is prepared to stop these threats. As Congress considers the way forward in combating ISIS, we must remain vigilant against this real threat so that we protect Americans and our national security. The barbaric actions of ISIS reinforce how imperative it is that the United States continues our mission, in close cooperation with our allies, to dismantle and destroy ISIS. Click"here to read my"full weekly column.

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