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America’s broken tax code is holding back our economy from creating jobs, raising wages, and expanding opportunity for Americans.  For too long our country been hampered by a complex tax code, high rates, and archaic regulations.  We need to relieve the burden on hard working American families with a modernized tax code that works for us, not against us.  Members of Congress are sent to Washington with the privilege and obligation to honorably serve the people they represent, and it is critical that Congress is fiscally responsible in its use of taxpayer resources.

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August 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Congressman John Rutherford voted for H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, which provides funding in Fiscal Year 2018 for the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Energy.  It also provides funds for water infrastructure initiatives and the construction of much needed fencing, levees and secondary barriers along vulnerable portions of our southern border.

June 21, 2017 In The News

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved more than $17 million Wednesday for deepening a portion of the St. Johns River. But with the full cost of the JaxPort dredging estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the newest allocation is just a drop in the river.

The money is part of the Army Corps’ work plan, which details the group’s annual priorities.

June 21, 2017 In The News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Three Florida sea ports moved closer to advancing projects to make harbors deeper, following the release of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spending plan earlier this week.

The plan for spending of discretionary funds approved by Congress, released Wednesday, would provide $17.5 million to JaxPort, $2.8 million for Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale and $9 million to Port Tampa Bay.