Keeping Americans Safe and Free

House Republicans aren’t distracted by the newest countdown clock on cable news or partisan sniping in Washington, D.C.    

You don’t care about those things.  You care about finding a good job, taking care of your family, and achieving the American Dream — and so do we.    

We’re focused on issues that matter to you. Our work continues this week. House Republicans are upholding our promises to the American people, including our promise to keep Americans safe and free.

We’ll pass bills that help our veterans, sanction hostile regimes, and provide funding for defense.

Today at a press conference on Capitol Hill, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ed Royce (R-CA) and Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) highlighted our work this week  aimed at keeping those promises to the American people. Their statements sent a clear , important message: House Republicans will stand against hostile regimes and protect our nation’s heroes.

By leveling sanctions against repressive regimes—regimes which threaten their own citizens as well as America’s—Chairman Royce and the House Foreign Affairs Committee are sending a clear message of American leadership around the globe. And by passing commonsense, bipartisan bills like Rep. Tenney’s Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act, we’re taking direct action to give our veterans the care and peace of mind that they so deeply deserve.

Key Quotes from Chair Royce:

“North Korea and Russia and Iran all pose serious threats to our national security. Successive administrations have struggled and failed to address them and it is well passed time to respond with meaningful action.”

“Now it’s time to take the next steps, so later today the House will vote on bipartisan legislation to hold Russia and Iran and North Korea accountable for their aggression. This is a strong, bipartisan bill that will increase the United States’ economic and political leverage…I look forward to seeing it become law”.

Key Quotes from Rep. Tenney:

“For me, advocating for our veterans is not about Republican and Democrat – as my district has over 55,000 veterans… and my son who is also an active duty Marine, a US Naval Academy graduate, currently serving in the Middle East.”

“…the Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act…will increase transparency and oversight for the VA bonus process without placing an undue burden on that agency.”

“…as a parent and someone who knows what it’s like to have someone overseas, there’s always a lot of concern, a lot of wonder, we don’t know what’s happening, but with this bill we know that our veterans can come home safely and understand that they will have a better advocacy group behind them.