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  • Fleming Votes Against ‘Atrocious' Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after voting against H.R. 5055, the Energy and Water Appropriations Act because of bloated spending and the attack on religious liberties. “America’s debt is crippling our future. Instead of cutting up our credit cards, today’s atrocious Energy and Water bill raises spending by 23% compared to FY2014 and affirms the past Boehner budget. You know Congress isn’t serious about addressing our over-spending problem when... Read more

  • Fleming Amendment Passes to Stop President Obama's Green Energy Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after his amendment passed during consideration of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to prohibit defense dollars from being used to fund two of President Obama’s Executive Orders on climate change and green energy. “While our military is in desperate need of more funds to complete its mission, the President would rather funnel the already scarce dollars to his green agenda. The President's E... Read more

  • Fleming Amendment Passes to Prohibit Illegal Aliens on Military Bases
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after his amendment passed, during consideration of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, that would prohibit funds from being used to to house illegal aliens at military bases. “Recently, Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense made an agreement to provide housing to individuals of an illegal status. By providing housing for illegal immigrants on mi... Read more

  • Fleming Mourns Soldier’s Death at Fort Polk
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after learning that Pfc. Victor J. Stanfill, an infantryman with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team died accidentally during a live-fire training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk Tuesday: “My thoughts and prayers go out to the 101st Airborne Division and the family and friends of the soldier that died this week during a live-fire training exercise.... Read more

  • Fleming: Judge Rules Funding for Obamacare Subsidies Unlawful
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after a federal judge ruled that the Administration had been unlawfully funding the Obamacare subsidy program without permission from Congress: “My colleagues and I never approved spending for Obamacare’s entitlement program, yet the President moved forward with it anyway. He broke the law and sidestepped Congress – yet again – to push through his political agenda. Today's decision reaffirms Congress’s power of the... Read more

  • Fleming Blasts NDAA Amendment to Draft Our Daughters
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee considered an ill-conceived amendment to include women in the selective service for the purposes of a military draft. The amendment passed by a vote of 32-30, with just five Republicans. “The selective service was created as a last resort for combat troops in a time of war. This amendment, however, shoves women to the front lines to satisfy a political agenda without regard ... Read more

  • Fleming Efforts Encouraged Committee to Reverse President's Troop Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after the Military Personnel Subcommittee, under the House Armed Services Committee, rejected the President’s proposed military cuts, and even reversed some of the cuts approved last year by increasing active-duty Army soldiers by 5,000. “Every year for the past three years, the President has made cuts to our Army, for a total troop reduction of 570,000 to 475,000 soldiers. I have led the House Louisiana delegation... Read more

  • Fleming Reacts To SCOTUS Oral Arguments on Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on whether President Obama overstepped his executive power by granting 4 million illegal immigrants temporary status and work permits. “It is Congress, not the President, that is responsible for creating our nation’s immigration policy. By sidestepping Congress on this and all other issues, he is effectively stating that the Constitution no longer matters. “America... Read more

  • Fleming: Desperation Setting in for Puerto Rico Bailout
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement in response to a meeting held last night in the Natural Resources Committee where leadership asked rank-and-file members to remain silent, refrain from asking for a recorded vote, or leave the room when the time came for a vote regarding the upcoming Puerto Rico debt restructuring bill. "In all my time in Congress, no one has ever asked me to do something quite like this, until last night. I was angry. To be asked ... Read more

  • Fleming Introduces Bill To Protect Pro-Life Health Care Providers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after introducing H.R. 4828, the Conscience Protection Act, which affords doctors, nurses, hospitals, and all health care providers the ability to choose not to provide abortions as part of their health care practice. “As a family practice physician for over 30 years, I know for a fact that doctors and nurses are dedicated medical professionals uniquely qualified to assess the health and wellness needs of their pat... Read more

 
 
 
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