I recently cosponsored two bills to block all federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. The action comes after disturbing videos were made public showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing selling body parts of unborn babies, potentially in violation of federal law.
I connected with Central High School students from his office in Washington, D.C. by hosting a live video chat and answering dozens of questions. As one of the youngest members of Congress, Representative Smith has embraced new technology to stay connected with constituents when he is in Washington, D.C.
Leading Full Repeal of ObamacareMany families have contacted my offices to share their stories, and I am committed to making those voices heard. I shared one of the letters on the House floor that described how harmful Obamacare has been for families in southeast and southern Missouri.
Fighting the President’s Power GrabArticle I of the Constitution says Congress will change the laws, not the president. Watch my remarks on the House floor about President Obama's unconstitutional executive action on immigration.
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The United States House of Representatives is charged by the Constitution with funding our government. Time after time we are faced with maintaining the status quo or using the power of the purse to reflect America’s priorities. Funding government programs should be done in a specific, targeted way that respects the will of the American people.
History was made this week when Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress and was the first Pontiff ever to do so. Some of the most poignant remarks from Pope Francis focused on the importance of religious liberty. His observations come during a time when the religious rights of millions across the world and here in America are being trampled.
In a series of disturbing undercover videos filmed and recently released by The Center for Medical Progress, we learned that Planned Parenthood employees may have adjusted abortion procedures without notifying patients in order to harvest baby parts to sell to the highest bidder. Planned Parenthood performs more than 325,000 abortions a year – that’s equivalent to the entire population of St.
This week, I voted to stop the dangerous deal the Obama Administration negotiated to lift sanctions on Iran. I voted to protect Americans from the global threat posed by a nuclear Iran, because this is not a Republican issue or Democrat issue; this is an American security issue.
America needs a healthy economy that puts folks in control and on the path to financial independence, but last week five unelected bureaucrats at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made a decision to set our economy back and hurt job growth.