Jobs & The Economy
Congress could learn a thing or two from Florida’s economic recovery, where Matt has voted to repeal over 4,000 burdensome regulations and cut taxes over 50 times, totaling over $1 billion in savings for Floridians. That commitment has made Florida a leader in job growth, with unemployment at its lowest rate in 8 years. In Congress, Matt supports our President Trump’s “America First” policy to bring jobs and revenue back from overseas.
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Common sense should be common, but it’s damned elusive in Washington.
But sometimes — and only rarely — Capitol Hill has an opportunity to get something right, solve a major problem, and enhance liberty and justice for all.
Applies the E-Verify employment verification program to all new hires. It shuts off the illegal jobs magnet that attracts so many illegal immigrants to the United States. E-Verify also ensures that jobs are saved only for American workers and those authorized to legally work in the United States.
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes.
would create a nationwide ban on the requirement that workers who are represented by a union have to pay for the costs associated with representation.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reform Act of 2017 (Graves R-LA) would help reduce poverty and government dependency, increase self-sufficiency, and restore families by strengthening the effective and popular work requirements for all “able-bodied adults without dependents” (ABAWDS) who receive food stamps from SNAP.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a full deduction in the current taxable year of the cost of replanting lost or damaged citrus plants. The taxpayer must own an equity interest of at least 50% in such replanted plants and may deduct costs paid or incurred through 2026.
Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017
This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem equine (horses and other members of the equidae family) parts to be an unsafe food additive or animal drug.
The bill prohibits the knowing sale or transport of equines or equine parts for human consumption.
Food Stamp Integrity Act of 2017
This bill amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to revise the rules for disqualifying individuals from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program).
The bill permanently disqualifies individuals who have been found guilty of offenses or misconduct, including:
H. R. 2723
To provide protections for workers with respect to their right to select or refrain from selecting representation by a labor organization.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 25, 2017
Mr. Roe of Tennessee (for himself, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Woodall, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Hudson, and Mr. Wilson of South Carolina) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that welfare programs discourage marriage and hurt the institution of the family in the United States.
H. R. 2856
To provide for nonpreemption of measures by State and local governments to divest from entities that engage in commerce-related or investment-related boycott, divestment, or sanctions activity targeting Israel, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 8, 2017
Mr. McHenry (for himself, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Royce of California, Mr. Gottheimer, Mr. Emmer, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Roskam, and Mr. Schneider) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services