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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, a measure that boosts defense spending and provides disaster relief connected to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the California wildfires. The bill passed in the House and Senate with bipartisan support and was signed into law by the President this morning.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States House of Representatives unanimously voted today to pass H.R. 4555, the DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017. This bill, which was introduced by Congressman John Rutherford in December, authorizes the Secretary of DHS to assign personnel to overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces to facilitate counterterrorism information sharing and combat threats stemming from overseas sources of conflict or terrorism.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman John Rutherford released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced their proposal to open up waters off Florida’s coasts to oil and gas exploration:
To watch Congressman Rutherford’s floor speech in support of hurricane relief, click HERE.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford released the following statement after the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee unanimously voted to advance H.R. 4242, the VA Care in the Community Act, to the full House for consideration. This bill will streamline the VA’s community care programs while also working to improve VA’s internal capacity to care for veteran patients. An amendment included by Congressman Rutherford would help VA fill health care provider positions, which are in critical shortage, by improving physician recruitment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38) and the Fix NICS Act, two commonsense measures aimed at preventing violence. The bills now advance to the full House for consideration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman John Rutherford voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a major tax reform measure to reduce the tax burden on individuals, families, and small businesses.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to highlight the importance of beach renourishment and the Jones Act to Northeast Florida following Hurricane Irma. To view the video, click HERE. The below excerpts are from his testimony: