Rich Nugent

Rich Nugent

FLORIDA's 11th DISTRICT

SITREP - April 18th, 2015

2015/04/18

With tax day just behind us, I’m sure you don’t need any reminder of how expensive and frustrating it can be to comply with our tax laws. But this week also marks the milestone in the year when the residents of Florida have collectively worked long enough to pay their state and federal tax burdens. Our founders certainly didn’t imagine the federal government having the power that comes from taking so much of what the people earn, and I’m sure they didn’t envision a system that abuses the taxpayer the way ours currently does. 

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SITREP - April 13th, 2015

2015/04/13

If you’re wondering where I stand on the Iran Nuclear Negotiations, below is an op-ed that I submitted to one of our local papers. As always, I’m interested to know where you all stand – on this or any of the other issues we’ve got coming up. 

Sincerely,
Rich Nugent

Member of Congress

 

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SITREP - March 28th, 2015

2015/03/28

I’ve got another important budget update for you this week.  I say important for a couple of reasons.  First off, drafting a budget forces the authors to think through the big picture, address the full scope of challenges and opportunities, and to design a path forward.  In our particular case, it also provides our bosses – the American people – with the opportunity to review our work and our priorities.

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SITREP - March 21st, 2015

2015/03/21

Well it’s been another bumpy week. The House and Senate have now unveiled their budget proposals. And as you’ve probably seen, Republicans are in a tough spot trying to balance a strong desire to provide the resources our military needs to do the job we’re asking them to do and a strong desire to bring down spending and balance the budget.

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SITREP - March 14th, 2015

2015/03/14

I’ll keep this very brief this week as there isn’t a lot of news out of Washington that you haven’t already seen. Instead, I wanted to take this opportunity to say a couple things about the tragic training accident that occurred up in the Panhandle earlier this week and what it means in the broader scheme of things.

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SITREP - February 21st, 2015

2015/02/21

Well, despite the House being out of session this past week, there is a fair amount of news to report on the immigration front. As most of you have probably seen, a federal district court judge issued an injunction against the Department of Homeland Security regarding the President’s executive amnesty. 

On Monday night (2/16), the judge ordered the Department to stop moving forward with the President’s plan. The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by twenty-six states. 

As the Washington Post reported the next day:

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SITREP - February 14th, 2015

2015/02/14

Quick update this week on ISIS and the nation’s response to it. As most of you all probably saw, the President sent Congress an official request for an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). Any longtime readers of this newsletter will know that I feel very strongly that before the United States commits troops into hostilities, the representatives of the people need to debate it openly and vote to approve that action. I felt strongly that the President should have obtained that authorization before he attacked in Libya. He didn’t.

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SITREP - February 7th, 2015

2015/02/07

As promised, we’ve got a brief rundown on the President’s Budget request for you this week.  The challenge this year I’m finding, is that it’s getting harder and harder to find new and exciting ways to explain the exact same budget debate that we’ve seen for the last four years.   If some of this sounds like stuff you’ve heard before, I hope you’ll forgive me… It is.

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SITREP - February 2nd, 2015

2015/02/02

Just a quick update for you all from last week and a few thoughts on gas prices. As anticipated, the Senate passed the legislation forcing the administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. 53 Republicans and 9 Democrats joined together to pass it. The President has threatened to veto it. It’s unlikely that either the House or Senate will be able to find the votes necessary to override that veto. And so… Keystone will likely remain an unsolved problem.

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SITREP - January 25th, 2015

2015/01/25

Well, the 114th Congress is off and running. As has been the tradition for the last century, the President came to Congress to deliver his thoughts on the state of the union. As has been the tradition for the last five years, the President delivered his own unique version of that – a lecture. What struck me about this speech in particular, is that the President’s tone (and content) still hasn’t evolved despite a dramatic change in the composition of Congress.

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First, let me say what an honor it is to be your representative in Congress. While this may be a “digital” introduction, I really look forward to having a chance to meet with you in person and to hear your views on where this country should be headed. In the meantime, let me take just a minute to tell you bit about who I am and where I come from.

I was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago. My father was a steel worker and my mother, a dedicated homemaker. And while not without its ups and downs, I was mighty lucky to grow up in a time when America was at her best.

Right out of high school, I joined the Illinois Air National Guard. And as anybody who has spent time in America’s military can tell you, young people inevitably learn the value of leadership, teamwork, discipline, and self-reliance. My experience as a young man was no different. Honorably discharged after six years, I decided to continue serving as a police officer in the city of Romeoville, Illinois.

After twelve years, having achieved the rank of sergeant, my wife Wendy and I moved with our young son Ryan to beautiful Hernando County. I joined the Sheriff’s Office as a deputy and have been with them ever since. Over the years, I worked hard and rose through the ranks – eventually becoming Sheriff in 2000.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost thirty years since we came to Florida. All three of our boys, Ryan, Kyle, and Casey are now grown and as a Dad, I couldn’t be prouder of them. Ryan, our oldest, graduated West Point in 2004. Having spent a year in South Korea before a 15 month combat deployment in Afghanistan, he is now a Captain assigned to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels Training Area in Germany. Before finishing his tour in Afghanistan, he signed up for three more years.

Kyle, his younger brother, is an Army ROTC graduate of the University of Tampa and is now assigned to the Florida National Guard as a Blackhawk pilot. And Casey, our youngest, is also following in his brothers’ footsteps. He graduated from West Point and is now a Lieutenant with the 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley.

As parents, it means the world to us to see our children putting service before self. Wendy and I have always emphasized the importance of service – to whom much is given, much is expected. We believe that as Americans, we owe it to future generations to make the sacrifices necessary so that this country will always be the greatest on earth.

Throughout my career as a police officer, I have seen the best and worst in our community. I know the great potential that lies there. My wife Wendy, as a school teacher, believes the same. Our experiences have shown us that the best solutions in our communities will come from small business owners, local leaders, and private citizens – all working together; not, as some believe, from the politicians and bureaucrats in Washington.

In my view, a government for the people and by the people, must be made up of the people. The best representative is a member of the community first, and a Member of Congress second. In keeping with that ideal, I promise you that I will always be available and ready to listen. I will always come back to the District because it’s my home and that’s where my family is. I hope that you will always feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns, or even just to say hello. In the meantime, I wish you all the best and I hope to meet you soon.


Serving With

Jeff Miller

FLORIDA's 1st DISTRICT

Ted Yoho

FLORIDA's 3rd DISTRICT

Ander Crenshaw

FLORIDA's 4th DISTRICT

Ron DeSantis

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John Mica

FLORIDA's 7th DISTRICT

Bill Posey

FLORIDA's 8th DISTRICT

Daniel Webster

FLORIDA's 10th DISTRICT

Gus Bilirakis

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David Jolly

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Dennis Ross

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Vern Buchanan

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Tom Rooney

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Curt Clawson

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Mario Diaz-Balart

FLORIDA's 25th DISTRICT

Carlos Curbelo

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