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  • Lewis statement on health care
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after the Senate failed to move forward on health care reform: “Health care markets are in disarray, as premiums, along with deductibles, continue to skyrocket and Minnesota families are hurting. Yet the status-quo folks in Washington still don’t get it. “Last night’s Senate capitulation was a political victory for the entrenched interests—from big insurance to big media—who fought so hard to preserve Obamacare. Bu... Read more

  • Lewis: our balanced budget will kickstart tax reform
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting for the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Blueprint, Building a Better America, as it passed the Budget Committee today: “This budget puts our kids first by finally tackling the unchecked mandatory spending from Washington which threatens the federal government’s ability to provide--even function--for the next generation. Interest costs are exploding from record debt and that's why I was glad to support a Budget... Read more

  • Lewis supports safe disposal of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after cosponsoring H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act: “Folks in the 2nd district, especially those who live near or work at Prairie Island, need a government that disposes of nuclear waste in a safe, efficient, and prompt manner. To that end, the federal government has a decades-old designated site at Yucca Mountain in the middle of the desert. “Opposition to this workable solution has dragged on f... Read more

  • Lewis Career & Technical Education amendment included in bipartisan Air Traffic Control reform
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressmen Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after supporting HR 2997, the 21st Century AIRR Act, as it passed the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today. The bill included Lewis’ amendment to further encourage Career and Technical Education (CTE), which passed with bipartisan backing: “We took a big step forward today to modernizing flying and making life easier for families going on vacation and folks coming to MSP on business. The ATC system cur... Read more

  • Lewis’s Career and Technical Education amendment passes House in Perkins reauthorization bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after supporting the Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act, H.R. 2353, as it passed the House today (click on the image to watch his remarks). “I want young people in the 2nd District to learn the skills they need to be successful in the 21st Century economy. Employers around the country are looking to fill well-paid, skilled jobs- and career and technical education puts studen... Read more

  • Lewis & Kind tell Army Corps: ‘consider all options’ for dredging plan
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressmen Jason Lewis (MN-02) and Ron Kind (WI-03) issued the following statements after sending a joint comment letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proposed use of eminent domain in the Mississippi River dredging plan: Congressman Lewis: “Our family business was taken through eminent domain so I--perhaps more than most--understand just how difficult that process is. There are significant concerns with the current plan, and the Army Corps needs to show t... Read more

  • Lewis leads bipartisan Drone Innovation Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after introducing the Drone Innovation Act, H.R. 2930. Lewis, who leads the legislation, was joined by a bipartisan group of colleagues, including Representatives Brownley (D-CA-26), Rokita (R-IN-04), and Garamendi (D-CA-03): “America continues to lead the world in technological advances. It’s clear to me that drones have a growing role to play in interstate commerce, and that’s vital to maintaining our economic st... Read more

  • Coast Guard Vice-Chairman Lewis: This bipartisan legislation will help save lives
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed H.R. 2518, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017: “I’m proud to support this bipartisan bill that will help the Coast Guard, one of our five armed services, accomplish their mission of saving lives and protecting our borders. The Coast Guard plays an invaluable role in stopping drug trafficking, protecting our ports and maritime transit, and of course... Read more

  • Lewis statement on appointment of Special Counsel
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Lewis statement on appointment of Special Counsel WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement regarding the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel for the Russia Investigation: “I want the truth to come out, and to go where the facts lead. If the Department of Justice thought a special counsel was appropriate, then I support that decision--as I have supported the bipartisan investigations in the House and Senate, as well as the work of the FBI. Jus... Read more

  • Lewis statement on delegation letter requesting a State Innovation waiver
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after joining the entire Minnesota delegation in requesting Secretary Price and Secretary Mnuchin grant expedited consideration of a State Innovation waiver for the Minnesota Premium Security Program: “Families in Minnesota are continuing to suffer under Obamacare, and as the system collapses the governor has had to bail out MNSure to the tune of $310 million. “Our families shouldn't have to bear the consequences o... Read more

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