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  • House to Vote on Fleming Conscience Protection Legislation
    Posted in Articles on July 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values

    “I anticipate that H.R. 4828 will come to the floor this week using a Senate bill as its vehicle so that the Senate can give it its quick attention. My bill has 85 co-sponsors and I have introduced the bill every Congress since 2011. Speaker Ryan has shown great leadership in making this a priority for this Congress and I thank him for his commitment on this important issue. “I was pleased to meet the witnesses following last week’s Energy and Commerce forum on H.R. 4828 and conscience protectio... Read more

  • Simplifying the Tax Code Will Take Power From the IRS
    Posted in Articles on March 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    At almost 75,000 pages, the U.S. tax code is one of the world’s most complex and an estimated $168 billion is spent complying with the code each year. The reality is, the vast majority of Americans do not have the expertise to fill out their own returns. Simplifying this byzantine code should be a priority for lawmakers. There already exists a form for young taxpayers – the 1040EZ, which is used by almost 5 million households each year. The success of this form should be used as a model and expa... Read more

  • Fleming Votes Against Profligate Spending Bill
    Posted in Articles on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense, Energy & Environment, Appropriations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after voting against the $1.149 trillion fiscal year (FY) 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill: “Our country is financially broke. Our total future obligations are in the hundreds of trillions of dollars and yet once again we do nothing in our annual spending bill to change that trajectory. In fact, we do the opposite. I could not support a spending bill that increases spending, with most of it aimed at helping the Pre... Read more

  • Fleming Calls for National Day of Prayer to End Violence
    Posted in Articles on September 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after sending a letter to President Obama today requesting a National Day of Prayer to end targeted violence against law enforcement officers, and schedule appropriate public events in support of such a day: “All lives have dignity and worth, and the President’s leadership on this issue would go a long way to ensure respect for those who sacrifice their safety and comfort to protect and serve us all. While we conde... Read more

  • Fleming: We Must Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortions
    Posted in Articles on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after watching undercover footage that showed the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA) senior director of Medical Services discussing the harvesting and selling of baby body parts: “Today’s revelation that PPFA is complicit in harvesting human body parts—the trafficking of unborn children—shows a deliberate conspiracy involving money for baby parts. This adds to the list of Planned Parenthood’s unfatho... Read more

  • Fort Polk Update
    Posted in Articles on December 5, 2014 | Preview rr

    Fort Polk not in danger of closing, but base could face cutbacks By Jeff Matthews Stakeholders already are battling to spare Fort Polk from a personnel reduction that would hurt the economy. Now,at least they know they won’t have to deal with a base realignment and closure process in the near future, as well. The latest National Defense Authorization Act legislation rejects a BRAC round in 2017, something the administration and the Defense Department has been pushing for. The bill dropped a prov... Read more

  • EPA Finalizes Agreement for Cleanup at Camp Minden
    Posted in Articles on October 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense, Energy & Environment

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an agreement with the Louisiana Department of Environmental (LDEQ), Louisiana Military Department (LMD), and the U.S. Army (Army) to dispose of 15 million pounds of abandoned explosives at Camp Minden, La. Under the final agreement, the Louisiana Military Department will control burn more than 15 million pounds of smokeless propellants in specifically designed burn trays with funding provided by the United States liability fund, on b... Read more

  • Hold line on preserving our freedoms.
    Posted in Articles on July 2, 2014 | Preview rr

    Today, we celebrate independence. Today, we revel in our freedom. Today, we give thanks that the United States of America is a nation founded on liberty. Our country was established on the unalterable belief that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” And on this, the 238th celebration of the birth of our nation, we pause to reflect on the greatness of our liberty. But,... Read more

  • FLEMING: A Negative Review For Obama’s ‘Gun Show’
    Posted in Articles on January 18, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    The Obama campaign is back in action (did it ever end?). And just like his presidential campaign, the President is playing fast and loose with misinformation that would make the Enquirer blush as he pushes for sweeping new restrictions on our Second Amendment rights. In his remarks on Wednesday the president paused to let the crowd cheer his call for universal background checks. He then claimed that background checks, over the last 14 years, have “kept 1.5 million of the wrong people from gettin... Read more

  • Louisiana School for Math, Science and Arts Wins Louisiana High School Science Bowl and Spot in National Finals
    Posted in Articles on March 5, 2012 | Preview rr

    Building on President Obama’s efforts to help more students excel in math and science and his call in the State of the Union address for investments in a skilled American workforce, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Louisiana Congressman John Fleming announced today that the Louisiana School for Math, Science and Arts from Natchitoches, LA, won the Louisiana High School Science Bowl on Saturday. The Louisiana School for Math, Science and Arts competed against 25 other teams from across the st... Read more

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