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  • Lewis introduces The Workforce Reentry Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after introducing H.R. 7069 The Workforce Reentry Act in the House yesterday morning. “Breaking the cycle of incarceration and reducing recidivism will require an innovative approach towards helping ex-offenders reenter the workforce. My bill makes long-overdue reforms to an existing program, enhancing accountability to ensure individuals gain the skills they need to sustain meaningful employment. Helping these men ... Read more

  • Lewis hosts Tax Roundtable in South Saint Paul
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    SOUTH SAINT PAUL- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after hosting a Tax Roundtable yesterday afternoon in South Saint Paul, where he was joined by local business employees and stakeholders to discuss how tax reform has benefited their businesses. “After hosting today’s Roundtable, it is clear the benefits Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are being seen throughout Minnesota and the Second District. With lowered individual rates, a doubled standard deduction and doubled child tax... Read more

  • Lewis continually supports farmers and trade
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after the Administration announced their NAFTA renegotiations, creating the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “Months ago, the House continued its work supporting our farmers and agricultural community by passing a Farm Bill. Our bill not only gave far more certainty to farmers, but included common sense reforms to the food stamp program. With the economy taking off, it’s crucial we encourage able–bodie... Read more

  • Lewis votes to make individual tax cuts permanent
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting in favor of “Tax Reform 2.0”, which includes making individual tax cuts permanent. “Americans have seen bigger paychecks, wage growth, a strengthening economy, small business expansion and more thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This week I was proud to build upon this growth by supporting Tax Reform 2.0, which includes making individual tax cuts permanent to help hard-working Minnesotan keep more of ... Read more

  • Lewis’ bipartisan Juvenile Justice Reform Act passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after his Juvenile Justice Reform Act, which he and Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) have worked on with their colleagues in the Senate, passed the House this afternoon. “Meaningful juvenile justice reform has been needed for decades and I’ve been working hard with Rep. Scott to deliver legislation for Minnesotans and Americans across the country that gives troubled kids a second chance. After working with our counte... Read more

  • DOT orders long overdue review on Met Council compliance
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement regarding The Department of Transportation’s issuance of a federal review of the Met Council’s compliance with federal requirements in response to a request from Lewis’ office. “It’s high time the Department of Transportation officially reviewed the Met Council’s standing given their refusal to comply with federal law. By deliberately excluding locally elected officials from their board, the Council has utterly fail... Read more

  • Lewis votes for quality water infrastructure development
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which incorporates the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), passed with unanimous bipartisan support this afternoon in the House. “Ensuring our country maintains and builds quality infrastructure to support our transportation and water resource needs is a top priority of mine as a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. With WRDA 2018, we are... Read more

  • Rep. Lewis receives “Taxpayers’ Friend Award”
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after receiving the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) this morning. “Thanks to the Republican pro-growth agenda, we’re delivering economic prosperity and tax relief to the majority of Americans. I’m proud to have supported initiatives like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which through lowered individual rates, a doubled standard deduction, doubling the child tax credit, and more, has given o... Read more

  • Lewis promotes smarter financial planning for students
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1635, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act this afternoon, with Lewis’ amendment attached. “Too often we have students taking on unmanageable student loans with insufficient student and parent financial literacy at the time of borrowing. Under this legislation, students will gain more knowledge about their financial planning through comprehensive counseling be... Read more

  • Lewis advocates for protecting constitutional rights of Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after participating in a criminal justice policy event yesterday afternoon, discussing the importance of criminal justice reform and what has been done at both local and federal levels to do so. “Criminal justice reform is key to protecting the constitutional rights of Americans. With more than 4,500 federal crimes on the book, the federal government has overextended its power into state jurisdictions and doubled do... Read more

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