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  • Lewis Career & Technical Education amendment included in bipartisan Air Traffic Control reform
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressmen Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after supporting HR 2997, the 21st Century AIRR Act, as it passed the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today. The bill included Lewis’ amendment to further encourage Career and Technical Education (CTE), which passed with bipartisan backing: “We took a big step forward today to modernizing flying and making life easier for families going on vacation and folks coming to MSP on business. The ATC system cur... Read more

  • Lewis’s Career and Technical Education amendment passes House in Perkins reauthorization bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after supporting the Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act, H.R. 2353, as it passed the House today (click on the image to watch his remarks). “I want young people in the 2nd District to learn the skills they need to be successful in the 21st Century economy. Employers around the country are looking to fill well-paid, skilled jobs- and career and technical education puts studen... Read more

  • Lewis & Kind tell Army Corps: ‘consider all options’ for dredging plan
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressmen Jason Lewis (MN-02) and Ron Kind (WI-03) issued the following statements after sending a joint comment letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proposed use of eminent domain in the Mississippi River dredging plan: Congressman Lewis: “Our family business was taken through eminent domain so I--perhaps more than most--understand just how difficult that process is. There are significant concerns with the current plan, and the Army Corps needs to show t... Read more

  • Lewis leads bipartisan Drone Innovation Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after introducing the Drone Innovation Act, H.R. 2930. Lewis, who leads the legislation, was joined by a bipartisan group of colleagues, including Representatives Brownley (D-CA-26), Rokita (R-IN-04), and Garamendi (D-CA-03): “America continues to lead the world in technological advances. It’s clear to me that drones have a growing role to play in interstate commerce, and that’s vital to maintaining our economic st... Read more

  • Coast Guard Vice-Chairman Lewis: This bipartisan legislation will help save lives
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed H.R. 2518, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017: “I’m proud to support this bipartisan bill that will help the Coast Guard, one of our five armed services, accomplish their mission of saving lives and protecting our borders. The Coast Guard plays an invaluable role in stopping drug trafficking, protecting our ports and maritime transit, and of course... Read more

  • Lewis statement on appointment of Special Counsel
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Lewis statement on appointment of Special Counsel WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement regarding the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel for the Russia Investigation: “I want the truth to come out, and to go where the facts lead. If the Department of Justice thought a special counsel was appropriate, then I support that decision--as I have supported the bipartisan investigations in the House and Senate, as well as the work of the FBI. Jus... Read more

  • Lewis statement on delegation letter requesting a State Innovation waiver
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after joining the entire Minnesota delegation in requesting Secretary Price and Secretary Mnuchin grant expedited consideration of a State Innovation waiver for the Minnesota Premium Security Program: “Families in Minnesota are continuing to suffer under Obamacare, and as the system collapses the governor has had to bail out MNSure to the tune of $310 million. “Our families shouldn't have to bear the consequences o... Read more

  • Lewis awards commendations to senior citizens’ leaders
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after awarding officers and leaders of TRIAD Goodhue County with Congressional Commendations: “TRIAD’S work in our community has been outstanding, and it was a privilege to recognize Rosie, Ray, Officer Fluhrer and Deputy Wolner with these Congressional Commendations today for their leadership. I want to thank our Cannon Falls and Goodhue County law enforcement officers and all those involved in TRIAD for their wor... Read more

  • Lewis stands up for fiscal responsibility
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting against the Consolidated Appropriations Act, H.R. 244: “I came to Washington with one overriding goal: make sure that I leave our country a better place for our kids. The $20 trillion national debt poses a huge danger to their ability to succeed. The nation’s fiscal health should concern us all- and that’s why I opposed the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act today. “It’s important that we k... Read more

  • BREAKING: House passes Lewis-led Local Planning Authority Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after managing the Floor [click the picture to watch] before the House passed S. 496 overwhelmingly. S. 496 is the Senate companion bill to the Lewis-Lipinski bill to undo an overreaching Department of Transportation (DOT) rule and restore local transportation planning authority: “I’m proud that Republicans and Democrats have come together to reinstate common-sense planning authority for our communities. Unaccounta... Read more

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