Weekly Capitol Report

The fight to protect the integrity of American elections

On July 1, the Supreme Court dealt a massive blow to the radical Left’s attempts to use the powers of the judiciary to target and take down former President Donald Trump. The court made clear that a president cannot be criminally prosecuted for actions they take while in office – something I’ve said all along. While the Supreme Court’s decision was a major win, weaponizing the federal government to take down political opponents is only one part of the Left’s multi-pronged strategy to get their p...

All options must be on the table to deliver tax relief for working people

Republicans are already hard at work to once again deliver for working families and small businesses by building on the success of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act next year. The 2017 tax law is a blueprint for prosperity that should be made permanent, and all options are on the table to ensure the biggest winners continue to be low- and middle-income people. As chairman of the chief tax-writing committee in Congress, extending the 2017 Trump tax cuts and preventing President Joe Biden’s plan for a nea...

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

Ever since I was a kid, Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. While grilling out and setting off fireworks is always a great time, the most important thing about July 4th is celebrating the birth of America – the greatest nation in the world. Nearly 250 years ago on July 4th, the colonies came together and adopted the Declaration of Independence – one of the most influential documents in world history. In it, the Founding Fathers wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-ev...

Fighting the Left’s Anti-Gun Agenda

Like so many Americans, I am completely fed up with the Left’s endless attacks on rural communities and our way of life. Whether they’re trying to ban gas-powered vehicles, legalize abortion on demand, or force people to take COVID vaccines, the Left views the federal government as a tool to transform Missouri into a blue state like California or New York. That’s especially true when it comes to the Second Amendment. During a recent speech pushing his anti-gun agenda, President Joe Biden said, “...

Cracking down on tax-exempt organizations that fund terrorism

On June 8, the Israeli military launched a daring mission to free four hostages who were held captive for months by evil Hamas terrorists in Gaza. I’m incredibly grateful that these innocent people are safe and back at home with their families, and I pray that the other hostages – including Americans – will also come home soon. Following the successful rescue mission, we learned that a so-called “journalist” working for a publication called The Palestine Chronicle – part of an organization, the ...

Fighting back against Biden’s two-tiered justice system

The day the verdict was reached in New York v. Trump will go down as a dark day in our nation’s history. The former president was convicted and could be thrown in jail over charges that should have never been brought against him in the first place. This case was led by a left-wing prosecutor who ran for office promising to bring charges against Trump; it was overseen by a left-wing judge whose own daughter was helping Democrat politicians fundraise off the trial; and it was held in one of the mo...

Passing the buck

Over the last three years, Americans have grown increasingly frustrated over the Biden administration's disastrous open-border agenda. The American people know that President Joe Biden inherited the most secure border in American history thanks to the tough immigration policies of former President Donald Trump. They also know that Biden is directly responsible for creating the worst border crisis our nation has ever seen. That's why it was incredibly maddening when White House Press Secretary Ka...

Holding the Biden family accountable

As a leader of the House Republicans’ impeachment inquiry, I’ve been on the frontlines in the fight to get Americans the truth about the Biden family’s shady, multimillion-dollar business schemes. As part of this effort, under my leadership, the Ways and Means Committee helped bring to light the testimony of two brave IRS whistleblowers who alleged that the Department of Justice (DOJ) delayed, denied, and divulged key information about an investigation into the president’s son, and exposed that ...

Back the Blue

Between May 12 to May 18, communities all across the country came together to celebrate National Police Week. It’s an important annual tradition where we thank our law enforcement officers and pay our respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice – like Bonne Terre Police Officer Lane Burns, whose life was tragically cut short in 2022. I will continue to keep him, his family, and loved ones in my prayers. Sadly, this is an incredibly dangerous time for law enforcement – something we are remi...

Rooting out antisemitism on campus

Like so many Americans, I have been absolutely appalled by the rampant antisemitism we’re seeing on college campuses. It’s unacceptable that in America in 2024, vicious mobs are harassing, chasing down, and blocking students from entering buildings on college campuses because of their Jewish faith. And let me be clear: these mobs aren’t anti-war protestors; they are terrorist-supporting hate groups. Earlier this month, I met with a Harvard graduate student who came to Washington to ask lawmakers...

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