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  • 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

  • Fleming: Tax Relief for Flood Victims
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that individuals who live or own a business in over one-third of Louisiana’s parishes may qualify for tax relief. “Many people in Louisiana have lost papers critical to filing their taxes and are worried about meeting the April 18 deadline. The IRS has recently announced that taxpayers that live or own a business within certain parishes automatically qualify for a ... Read more

  • Fleming Seeks Better Defense Funding for Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after signing a letter sent by Rep. Lamborn (R-GA) and Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) to the House Appropriations Committee urging them to support an increase in funding for the Israeli Cooperative Development and coproduction programs. “Iran continues to taunt the United States, Israel, and our allies in the Middle East by launching ballistic missiles, most recently with the phrase ‘Israel must be wiped out’ carved on t... Read more

  • Fleming: Say Goodbye to 2nd Amendment if Obama Nominee Placed on Court
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after the President announced Merrick Garland as his pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Garland currently serves as the top judge on the D.C. Circuit. “Clearly the Senate made a good choice by announcing it wouldn’t move forward with any Obama nominee to the High Court. Garland’s record on the EPA and the 2nd amendment demonstrate what liberals in black robes are eager to do – rewrite... Read more

  • Fleming Receives FRC’s “True Blue” Award
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after receiving the Family Research Council’s “True Blue” award for a 100% voting record on pro-family and pro-life values. These votes included: eliminating taxpayer funding for abortion, repealing Obamacare, banning abortion on five month-old unborn children and many more. “I am honored to receive FRC’s True Blue award again this year. My voting record is clear: protecting the lives of unborn children, religious ... Read more

  • Fleming: Federal Assistance for Louisiana’s Flood Victims
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after a major disaster declaration was announced for the State of Louisiana, prompting the use of federal funds to help with recovery efforts in Clairborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouchita, Richland and Webster Parishes. “Northern Louisiana is reeling from the effects of a prolonged and devastating storm system that dumped more than a foot of rain over a significant area causing historic flooding to many communities. Tra... Read more

 
 
 
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