Tuesday - August 22, 2017
U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from all members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate as well as the House and Senate leadership and House and Senate committees.

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Walden and Latta Announce Melissa Froelich as #SubDCCP Chief Counsel
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release:

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (DCCP) Subcommittee Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) today announced Melissa Froelich as the new Chief Counsel of the subcommittee.

"We are pleased to see Melissa step up and continue the great work the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee has already accomplished this Congress," said Latta and Walden. "Melissa has been instrumental in our efforts ... Show Full Article

Sens. Stabenow, Peters Announce $60,000 of Support for Perrinton Fire Department
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The office of Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., issued the following news release:

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Perrinton Fire Department will receive $60,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program to purchase a compressor and cascade system for filling self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air tanks. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

"Our firefighters in Perrinton put their lives on the line to protect our ... Show Full Article

Sens. Peters, Stabenow Announce $60,000 of Support for Perrinton Fire Department
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The office of Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., issued the following news release:

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that the Perrinton Fire Department will receive $60,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program to purchase a compressor and cascade system for filling self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air tanks. This grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

"Perrinton Firefighters and first responders protect our businesses, families ... Show Full Article

Sen. Peters Joins Colleagues in Call for Hearing on Domestic Violent Extremism
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The office of Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., issued the following news release:

U.S. Senator Gary Peters and his colleagues on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent a letter to Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) asking for a hearing on violent white supremacism following the attack in Charlottesville that killed one woman and injured many others.

"We are writing to request that the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hold a hearing on violent white supremacism and other domestic violent extremism," wrote the Senators. "It is important ... Show Full Article

Sen. McCain Issues Statement on Navy Operational Pause
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the U.S. Navy's announcement of an operational pause:

"My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the sailors and families of the USS John McCain and USS Fitzgerald.

"I agree with Admiral Richardson that more forceful action is urgently needed to identify and correct the causes of the recent ship collisions. Our sailors who risk their lives every day, in combat and in training, deserve no less.

"I expect full transparency and accountability from the Navy leaders ... Show Full Article

Sen. Heinrich to Announce Advancements in Support of Directed Energy While at Boeing, Highlight STEM Education With Girl Scouts in Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 21 -- The office of Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., issued the following news release:

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will be in Albuquerque to announce major developments in support of New Mexico's contribution to national defense and to highlight opportunities to strengthen the pipeline for jobs in science and technology.

Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m., Senator Heinrich will be at Boeing to announce funding he secured to acquire new directed energy systems that supports jobs and boosts New Mexico as a center of excellence in this increasingly ... Show Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Charlottesville and Toxic Rhetoric
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., issued the following op-ed:

As an entrepreneur and business owner, I was proud to build a multinational company with thousands of employees representing every gender, ethnicity, color and creed. Our diversity helped the company to grow, helped families to build better lives, and opened doors of opportunity for some people that may not have been open for their parents and grandparents.

I tell that story because in my life, whether it was in business or now in public service, or through the work of our family charitable foundation across the globe, ... Show Full Article