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  • Tax Reform bonuses in Burnsville!
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after Burnsville-based Data Sales Co. announced below that they would give $1,000 bonuses to over 80 employees: “I applaud the leadership Paul Breckner and Data Sales Co. are showing in sharing the benefits of tax reform. Minnesotans are seeing relief in their own paychecks, and tax reform has made businesses far more internationally competitive. I’m glad that folks at home in Burnsville will be benefiting from Tax... Read more

  • Senate gets back to work
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after Senate Democrats ended their filibuster of the Continuing Resolution funding the government through February 8, and renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years: “Today the American people won as Senate Democrats finally backed away from their shutdown and joined Republicans to fund the government and support CHIP & a delay to the medical device tax. While there was no need for the governmen... Read more

  • Lewis backs Vikings over Eagles with a can of spam on the line vs. a Philly cheesesteak
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after entering into a playoff wager with Representative Brendan Boyle (PA-13), betting that the Minnesota Vikings will clinch another victory this Sunday in the NFC Championship against the Philadelphia Eagles. The stakes are high- Minnesota’s finest Hormel spam against the best Philly cheesesteak that can be found. Rep. Lewis: “At worst, my good friend, Rep. Boyle, will soon realize that Minnesota’s culinary delig... Read more

  • Democrats play amnesty politics with government funding
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement as Democrats began threatening to vote to shut down the government in the absence of legislation addressing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA: “I want a deal on DACA- there’s a sensible compromise to be reached to look after the young children who were brought here by their parents. But I want a deal that tackles root causes and stops this immigration crisis from reoccurring. That has to include enhan... Read more

  • Lewis defends your right to privacy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after the House reauthorized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act’s (FISA) Section 702, which authorizes sweeping wiretapping: “Innocent, law-abiding American citizens are entitled to- and should demand- their full rights and protections under the Constitution. “I voted for much-needed reforms to FISA today; but unfortunately, despite the much-publicized civil liberties abuses such as warrantless wiretapping t... Read more

  • Lewis bets Scalise- Vikings will win big!
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after wagering Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) a Minnesota wild rice dish vs. a Cajun Boudin sausage dish that the Minnesota Vikings will beat the New Orleans Saints this Sunday in the NFC divisional playoff game: “I’m looking forward to finally finding out what Boudin Sausage is after the Vikings beat the Saints (again) this weekend. Hopefully Team Scalise’s culinary skills represent the state better than the... Read more

  • Lewis supports states' rights on marijuana laws
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement regarding new Department of Justice guidance for federal marijuana enforcement policy: “As I’ve said before, especially in regard to medical marijuana, the federal government has no business sending in the FBI and Department of Justice to prosecute people in full compliance with their own state’s law. Congress has previously passed legislation as it pertains to marijuana, prohibiting the enforcement of federal laws... Read more

  • Lewis welcomes long called-for Pentagon Audit
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after the Department of Defense (DOD) Comptroller David Norquist announced the start of an audit of the Pentagon, something Lewis has long called for and has introduced legislation to mandate: “Our men and women in the field need the right resources, and without an audit of the DOD it’s been impossible to know whether its multi-billion dollar budget was being spent responsibly. I’m glad to see an audit finally begi... Read more

  • Lewis continues to advocate for our kids
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting for a short-term Continuing Resolution funding the government and ensuring Minnesota has the federal resources to maintain Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage: “This is my second vote to renew CHIP and stand up for our kids- and yet the Senate still has not acted. Their inaction does a disservice to families in Minnesota. This is urgent, and that’s why the House is again moving to provi... Read more

  • Lewis supports the right to self-defense for law-abiding citizens
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting to support the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, H.R. 38, as it passed the House today including the Fix National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act: “Families in Minnesota have the right to feel secure. The Constitution gives, and the Supreme Court has upheld in two recent decisions, an individual right to bear arms. For many, a concealed carry permit is a way to feel secure wherever t... Read more

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