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Economy

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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November 16, 2017 Press Release

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. 

 

October 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the 2017 limited opening of recreational and commercial red snapper fishery in South Atlantic federal waters. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council requested the opening after recent scientific information indicated a large increase in the size of the red snapper fishery since 2010. The red snapper and commercial season will open in South Atlantic federal waters for limited harvest in 2017 through emergency action.

October 12, 2017 Press Release

Congressman John Rutherford released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2266, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act.  This supplemental disaster funding package provides an additional $36.5 billion in relief for Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria, as well as wildfire response in the Western U.S.

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.