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  • Lewis votes to end carried interest loophole and Pentagon slush fund to balance budget
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- In keeping with his longstanding promise of shared budgetary sacrifice, Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) today voted for the Brighter American Future Act which passed out of the Budget Committee today. “While I was disappointed the Committee did not close all the loopholes it could, The Brighter American Future Act nonetheless lays out a plan to get our fiscal house in order. It includes the largest reconciliation package in over 2 decades by directing the 11 authorizing committ... Read more

  • Lewis for small business health care coverage
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement in regard to the Administration’s move to expand affordable health insurance to individuals, families, and small businesses. "Glad to see the Secretary of Labor remove obstacles for self-employed individuals to join AHPs and save thousands on health care costs. From 2013 to 2016, approximately 7000 MN businesses stopped offering health care due to high costs of Obamacare. I have been working to expand access to affo... Read more

  • Lewis attends Jobs Roundtable to discuss economic prosperity
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after participating in a Jobs Roundtable in Duluth with other panelists including President Donald Trump and Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06). “America is in a period of growth and prosperity, with the lowest unemployment numbers in nearly two decades, and the majority of Americans now believe the economy is in excellent condition. Here in Minnesota, 10,200 new jobs were added last month and dozens of companies are giv... Read more

  • Lewis pushes against misguided legislation—calls for real criminal justice reform
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting ‘no’ on H.R. 2851, the Stop Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act, earlier today. “While we all want to address the opioid problem facing our nation, this is misguided legislation. This bill does not address the underlying medical problems of the opioid epidemic and will only further hurt those facing addiction by doubling down on the status quo. Just as important, this bill cedes Congr... Read more

  • Lewis fights for child care accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement regarding the joint letter he sent with Education and Workforce Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05), urging HHS Secretary Azar to address the child care fraud scandals in Minnesota. “It is imperative that we protect Minnesota families and others alike by ensuring proper oversight is in place on these federally-funding child care programs. The Department of Health and Human Services needs to be ready to address fraud in ... Read more

  • Lewis advocates for Advisory Committee on Opioids in the Workplace
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after his bipartisan bill, H.R. 5892, to establish an advisory committee on opioids and the workplace passed the House this afternoon. “It’s vital that my colleagues and I come together to address the opioid epidemic head-on, with purposeful legislation that combats the crisis from all angles—including in the workplace. I’m thankful to have worked across the aisle with Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-17) on this bil... Read more

  • Lewis supports veterans and WOTUS repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which included the repeal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, prioritizes Yucca Mountain as a solution for our spent nuclear fuel storage issues, and fully funds important Veteran Affairs (VA) services. “After numerous attempts to repeal WOTUS for its bureaucra... Read more

  • Lewis encourages local input in dredging-material management
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after his amendment, attached to the Water Resources and Development Act of 2018 (WRDA), passed out of the House tonight urging the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to consider alternative dredged-material management plans. “With the passage of WRDA we are continuing to deliver on our infrastructure promises. In addition to the aviation infrastructure funding we approved in April, this bill provides robust support... Read more

  • Lewis attends signing of VA MISSION Act at White House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after joining President Donald Trump at the White House this afternoon for the signing of S. 2372, the VA MISSION Act of 2018. “With the signing of the VA MISSION Act today, I’m proud that we are making concrete steps to improve health care under the VA. Reforms made to the Veterans Choice program will increase veterans’ medical access and flexibility to choose their own doctors and caregivers. Caregivers will also r... Read more

  • Lewis supports Wabasha dredging MOU
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement in regard to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed tonight by the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), the City of Wabasha, and the Wabasha Port Authority, establishing a partnership for a dredged material placement facility in Wabasha. “I know first-hand how the eminent domain process can unfairly destroy a family business and I’m so pleased that the Drysdale’s property rights are being respected. The... Read more

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