Speaker's Blog

House Takes Next Step to Responsibly Address Puerto Rico Crisis

May 25, 2016

It’s important that we go through regular order to pass PROMESA, our bipartisan legislation that protects American taxpayers. I commend the members of the Natural Resources Committee—on both sides of the aisle—who worked to responsibly address Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis and prevent a bailout. In particular, I want to thank Chairman Bishop for his leadership in developing and passing this important, bipartisan legislation. Read More

Here's Everything Wrong With Secretary McDonald's Comments

May 25, 2016

More than twenty-four hours later, Secretary McDonald appears to see nothing wrong with this statement, suggesting that perhaps he was simply “misunderstood.” No one misunderstood. He just said the wrong thing. Read More

The Choice

May 25, 2016

America can do better. This anxiety has got to be channeled and dealt with with solutions instead of just amplified and accelerated and exacerbated. We owe you that choice. Read More

House Passes Bill to Update EPA Chemical Regulation

May 24, 2016

"Chemical regulation can be awfully complicated, but this bill isn’t—it is just common sense." Read More

House Puerto Rico Bill Protects Taxpayers From a Bailout

May 24, 2016

Last week, the House introduced H.R. 5278, the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act" (PROMESA), which protects taxpayers and addresses Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis. Take a look at these op-eds and editorial boards supporting PROMESA. Read More