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  • Lewis on Tax Reform: Our Families Need Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after the release of the unified tax reform framework: “American families and businesses suffer under some of the highest tax rates in the world, and consequently families have less income and businesses create fewer jobs. Our economy has been stuck in low gear for years, growing far slower than the post-WWII average of 3.3%. As a result, median family incomes have failed to keep pace since the 2007 recession. “Tod... Read more

  • Lewis statement on Minnesota's reinsurance waiver
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Minnesota’s waiver for the Premium Support Program: “I'm glad that CMS has responded to Minnesota's waiver request under Obamacare's section 1332, and I'll keep working alongside my delegation colleagues to further address the instability in Minnesota's market. But this is a symptom of a much larger problem--the law itself. “Democrats rammed Obamac... Read more

  • Lewis supports omnibus bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, H.R. 3354: “Today the House marked a return to regular order--passing all 12 appropriations bills through committee and on the floor--for the first time in over a decade. Moreover, these bills conform to the budget resolution that I supported in the Budget Committee. While we meet our obligations for essential functions, I look forw... Read more

  • Rules Committee approves Lewis amendment transferring $70 million to bridge skills gap
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after the Rules Committee approved his amendment to transfer $70 million of education funding to support technical education: “There’s a skills gap in our country as colleges push students to take a four-year degree instead of equipping them with the technical knowledge to get on the fast-track for an in-demand career. My amendment would simply transfer the proposed funding increase from well-funded programs that e... Read more

  • Lewis on DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month phase-out: “Federal law-making authority rests with Congress-- not the executive branch. I support returning this power designated by the constitution to Congress. President Obama’s executive order skirted Congress’ constitutional authority and made DACA untenable in its current form. It’s important that ... Read more

  • Lewis Statement on Sen. Franken Obstructing Nomination of Justice Stras
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after Senator Al Franken refused to return a ‘blue slip’ to the Senate Judiciary Committee to allow the nomination of Justice David Stras to proceed: “Senator Franken’s decision to withhold a blue slip from Justice Stras denies an eminently qualified jurist a fair hearing in the Senate. By not returning his blue slip, Franken went beyond simple opposition to the nomination and is actively shutting down debate. Chai... Read more

  • 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 stands up for Minnesota jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after cosponsoring the Save Local Business Act, which was introduced today: ‘The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has changed the traditionally accepted definition of a ‘joint employer’ with little regard for the people in the middle-- hardworking Minnesotans who run or work for a small business. We need to return to the accepted standard of who actually has ‘direct control’ before these businesses-- and the j... 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

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