Tired of Robocalls?
Passed: Stopping Bad Robocalls Act
The bipartisan Stopping Bad Robocalls Act passed the House this week by a vote of 429-3. The bill will help crack down on illegal robocalls and empower consumers. I helped author one provision, which addresses the dangerous one-ring scams that can often lead to hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in fees for consumers. Robocalls are a bothersome and dangerous nuisance, and this week we took an important step in ending these illegals robocalls.
Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act
Along with Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), I introduced H.R. 3830, the Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act. The commonsense legislation would provide greater transparency for taxpayers by requiring the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to publish an online inventory of agency programs. This will provide further clarity on redundant programs and allow tax dollars to be spent more efficiently and responsibly.
Protecting the Great Lakes
Those of us who call Michigan home know how central the Great Lakes are to our state’s economic prosperity and way of life. Over the years, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) has been an invaluable success story. This week, I helped introduce a bipartisan bill to bolster the program’s reach to better protect and cleanup the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Condemning the BDS Movement
The BDS movement is a dangerous movement designed to delegitimize Israel. While this movement is growing, even within Congress, this week I voted with many of my colleagues to condemn the anti-Israel BDS movement. America’s support for Israel is longstanding and unwavering and we must continue to reject any attempts to undermine our close ally.
Unleashing American Energy and Innovation
As a member of the House Energy Action Team and Energy and Commerce Committee, I spoke on the House floor this week to discuss the energy renaissance that our country currently is experiencing. Through greater innovation we have seen reduction in emissions, lower consumer costs, and a strong growth in jobs across the energy industry. Click here to watch my remarks.