It’s been a busy week here in the people’s House:
- Three jobs bills that will help increase American energy production and restore our nation of builders headed to the Senate.
- Two critical pieces of public health legislation were sent to President Obama’s desk.
- Responsible oversight of the president’s health care law continued with two hearings on security concerns, a letter to the administration about problems with income verification, and the release of White House e-mails regarding the launch of HealthCare.gov.
- Markup of the bipartisan Intelligence Reauthorization Act – which provides critical national security resources – was completed.
- The first bipartisan conference meeting for the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA) – which would strengthen our economy and help create new jobs – was convened.
- The bipartisan DATA Act – a major spending transparency bill – won House approval.
- Rules for the House STEM competition – an initiative aimed at encouraging participation in the critical fields of science, technology, engineering and math – were adopted.
- Our newest member, Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA), was sworn in Thursday alongside his wife, Kelly, and their five children.
- Amid all that, we took time out to present Congressional Gold Medals to Native American code talkers for their valor and dedication during World War I and World War II.
Meanwhile, the Capitol Christmas Tree is on its way, as is more work on behalf of hardworking taxpayers…