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  • Lewis supports a balanced budget
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Balanced Budget Amendment this afternoon. “For far too long, politicians in Washington have traded their votes for bloated budgets in exchange for increased spending in their favored programs. Then they claim they have to raise taxes to cure the deficit. Nonsense, tax revenues are at record levels and the CBO has said, even after the jobs-producing Tax Cut and Jobs Act, revenues are set t... Read more

  • Lewis supports individuals' Right to Try
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5247, The Right to Try Act, as it passed the House last night. “When our friends and family are faced with life-threatening illnesses, we all want them to have every opportunity to get well. The Right to Try Act gives individuals access to potentially life-saving medicines when other options are exhausted and when these medicines have already passed preliminary safety tests under the FD... Read more

  • Lewis votes 'no' on high-spending Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting ‘no’ on H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act. “Today I voted against the $1.3 trillion, two thousand page Omnibus. There are a number of provisions in the bill I support and there are some I oppose, but the real issue is that this bill continues to take our country down a dangerous trajectory of unsustainable debt. And that debt is being driven by federal spending. “We cannot continue to igno... Read more

  • Lewis supports STOP School Violence Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence (STOP School Violence) Act: “We all want to make sure our schools are the safest places possible for our kids and teachers. Today the House voted on legislation that will help ensure that local schools and law enforcement have all the resources and tools they need to help keep children safe. “The STOP School Violence Act helps b... Read more

  • Lewis votes for patients to have the Right to Try
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Right to Try Act, of which he is a cosponsor. Unfortunately, the majority of the Democrat caucus denied this bill the opportunity to pass under suspension in the House: “Families in the Second District and across the country deserve access to potentially life-saving medications as their loved ones struggle with life-threatening illnesses. When all other resources have been exhausted, I ... Read more

  • Lewis supports wood stove relief
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02), issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 1917, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act, which includes the Relief from New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Act, H.R. 453. The Relief from NSPS Act is sponsored by Rep. Peterson (MN-07): “Minnesotans rely on wood burning stoves to warm our homes in the cold winters, so it’s good to see the House join Rep. Peterson and myself to offer a straightforward sol... Read more

  • Lewis congratulates Service Academy Nominees
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement congratulating the young men and women who received his nomination to one or more of the United States Service Academies for the Fall 2018 academic year: “It’s moving to see such dedication to service from so many students around the Second District. My Academy Advisory Board received a number of outstanding applications, and I’m proud that I was able to nominate this group of young people for a place at one of the ... Read more

  • Lewis on Administration Budget- you don't save by spending more
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after the Administration released its Budget request: “I look forward to thoroughly examining the President’s Budget Request with OMB Director Mulvaney in our Budget Committee hearing this week. While Director Mulvaney has proposed some good steps, including continuing reforming health care and incentivizing welfare to work, I continue to be very concerned with the topline levels of spending. “While many in Congres... Read more

  • Lewis congratulates winner of Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Pictured: Congressman Jason Lewis with Congressional App Challenge winner, Ross Waataja WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after congratulating Ross Waataja from Burnsville High School on winning the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for Minnesota’s Second District. Ross, an 11th grader, won with a sports trivia app named “Sports Savvy”: “It’s great to see young people in our district interested in STEM and getting creative with it. I’d like to agai... Read more

  • Lewis: 'No' to reckless government spending
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 1892, a $300 billion increase in government spending that broke the budget ‘caps’ for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019: “I ran for Congress to get the economy going again by reducing taxes, regulations, deficits and debt. A $300 billion increase in discretionary spending along with hiking the debt ceiling fails on all accounts. There is not a department or agency in the federal government that c... Read more

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