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Last month, I directed the Committee on House Administration to conduct a full review of all policies and procedures related to workplace harassment and discrimination. A committee hearing last week examining this issue led to a new policy of mandatory training for all members and staff. Additional reforms to the system are under consideration as the committee continues its review. People who work in the House deserve and are entitled to a workplace without harassment or discrimination.feedback
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Nov 15 2017

But it really is whether or not the Senate has the votes for this or not. So, we're seeing what the Senate can do. If the Senate can get it through committee, if they can get it through the floor, then we'll meet them in conference and we'll assess at that time.feedback

Nov 15 2017

We've had the House votes to to do that. We passed our repeal of the individual mandate back in May. But we never had the votes in the Senate. So what we didn't want to do is make tax reform harder than it already is.feedback

Nov 15 2017

We think the regulatory fix is the smartest, quickest fix, and then, frankly, we'd like to know how it happened in the first place.feedback

Nov 15 2017

Fully automatic weapons have been outlawed for many, many years. This seems to be a way of going around that, so obviously we need to look how we can tighten up the compliance with this law so that fully automatic weapons are banned.feedback

Nov 14 2017

Of course we don't like the individual mandate. But right now we're just purely focused on tax reform from the tax code side.feedback

Nov 14 2017

You cannot get the national debt under control, you cannot get that deficit under control, if you don't do both – grow the economy, cut spending. Grows the economy. We've got a lot of work to do in cutting spending.feedback

Nov 14 2017

If he cares about the values and people he claims to care about, then he should step aside.feedback

Nov 11 2017

We believe that we're going to be fine on that. We believe that when you look at other analysis, whether it's going to be Treasury or the rest, that we're right there in the sweet spot, with economic growth that gives us more revenue with where we need to be.feedback

Nov 10 2017

Of course, they're going to have different policies inside this framework. That's how legislation works. We write a bill, they write a bill. We pass a bill, they pass a bill, we go to a conference committee, iron out differences. That's how laws are written all the time. This will be no different.feedback

Nov 10 2017

I fundamentally believe when we deliver on comprehensive tax reform and tax relief, especially for middle income families, people will see their paychecks going up, they'll see faster economic growth, better jobs being created. I think that's going to bear fruit politically, but most importantly it's going to help people. That's the promise we made. If anything, this puts more pressure on making sure we follow through.feedback

Nov 10 2017

You take a look at a lot of people's districts and everyone's going to be better off in this thing.feedback

Nov 10 2017

When you take the thing all in its totality, what the analysis shows us, whether it's analysis from JCT [Joint Committee on Taxation], from the Tax Foundation, or even TPC [Tax Policy Center], that the average households at every income level see a tax cut.feedback

Nov 09 2017

We're going to get this over the finish line.feedback

Nov 09 2017

That's one of the many things our members are talking about. Those kinds of conversations are ongoing.feedback

Nov 09 2017

The whole point of all of this is the House, the Senate, and the White House are starting from the same page and the same outline, and tax writers are going to take it from there.feedback

Nov 08 2017

So what economists tell us ... is that you still get very fast economic growth and you actually are encouraging companies to spend on factories and plants and equipment and hiring people sooner with the phase-in.feedback

Nov 08 2017

The Senate is still focused on getting an economic growth plan and the House does as well. So at the end of the day, this is all to the good, it's just a debate about how good it gets.feedback

Nov 08 2017

We already made that choice. We're with Trump. We already made that choice. That's a choice we made at the beginning of the year. That's a choice we made during the campaign which is we merged our agendas. We ran on a joint agenda with Donald Trump. We got together with Donald Trump when he was President-elect Trump and walked through what is it we want to accomplish in the next two years. We all agreed on that agenda. We're processing that agenda.feedback

Nov 07 2017

This man should not have had a gun… How did this slip through the cracks?…how did he slip through the system and get a gun?feedback

Nov 06 2017

We have an active conversation with our members and a whole host of ideas on things to add to this bill. And that's one of the things that's being discussed.feedback

Nov 06 2017

We're listening to our members about what we can do to add to this bill to make it even better.feedback

Nov 05 2017

We just think it's unfair. Death should be not a taxable event, and we should not be stopping people from being able to pass their life's work on to their kids.feedback

Nov 03 2017

Our goal must be a culture where everyone who works in our offices feels safe and able to fulfill their duties.feedback

Nov 03 2017

Let me be absolutely clear that any form of harassment has no place in this institution. To that end, I strongly encourage you to complete sexual harassment training and to mandate the training for your staff. We can and should lead by example.feedback

Nov 03 2017

With this plan, we are making pro-growth reforms, so that yes, America can compete with the rest of the world. This is a very important and special moment for our country, for all Americans.feedback

Nov 03 2017

The speaker believes the House Administration Committee is right to review the standing procedures and resources available to staff.feedback

Nov 02 2017

We are making the tax code so simple, so simple. that you can do your taxes on a form the size of a postcard.feedback

Nov 02 2017

This is our chance to make sure that generations to come don't just get by, they get ahead in this county.feedback

Nov 02 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will deliver real relief for people in the middle, and people who are still striving to get there. With this plan, the typical family of four will save $1,182 per year on their taxes.feedback

Nov 02 2017

This will be a game-changer.feedback

Nov 02 2017

We're going to get this done because we told the American people we were.feedback

Oct 31 2017

People think that their country is slipping away from them. They think that their future is not going to be as bright. So they're ready to embrace a reclamation of what made this country great. And if we get back into the majority we cannot fall from this fight. We can't be intimidated. We can't worry about the demagoguery and the negative ads we're going to get.feedback

Oct 31 2017

Every morning I wake up in my office and I scroll through Twitter to see which tweets I will have to pretend I didn't see later on.feedback

Oct 29 2017

The entire purpose of this tax bill is to cut middle-class taxes.feedback

Oct 27 2017

We've been going through Class III rapids, which is a pleasant ride. But we're about to go through Class V rapids, which is the biggest rapid you can go through. When the details come, that is when you're going to see K Street coming to Congress. And that's why this hasn't been done for 31 years.feedback

Oct 27 2017

I do believe that exposing these things can help improve the culture. The more you expose it and the more we can castigate people in society on these things to show that this is not acceptable behavior, I think that's to the good.feedback

Oct 26 2017

He's going to be in Asia, number one. No, I'm just kidding. That was kind of a joke. I was sort of joking on that one.feedback

Oct 26 2017

The Ways and Means Committee will be putting out a specific plan very shortly, and they're going to work with all of our members to look at and consider and address these concerns. I believe that the Ways and Means Committee will be working with these members in particular to find a solution.feedback

Oct 25 2017

You're not going to get 3 percent [economic] growth in 2018 if you don't get [tax reform] done in 2017.feedback

Oct 25 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think people should settle their differences personally. I think it's better that way. I think it's in our interest to have party unity so that we can continue to work forward on an agenda.feedback

Oct 25 2017

We believe that we'll get faster economic growth. We don't anticipate a big deficit effect from this tax reform because we will broaden the base and lower the rates, plug loopholes and get faster economic growth. ... Those things combined, we believe, will give us faster growth and a more resilient tax code.feedback

Oct 25 2017 - Trump Presidency

We will not wait for a path free of obstacles because it does not exist. And we will not cast about for quick fixes and half-measures.feedback

Oct 25 2017

We've got to make sure that everybody stays in the boat and we get the boat down the river.feedback

Oct 25 2017 - American politics

You do have to broaden the base in order to lower the rates. And that is what reform is. With respect to state and local, I think there's a way of addressing the concerns that our members have for middle income taxpayers … so that they are net winners in tax reform as well.feedback

Oct 25 2017 - American politics

We've been going through Class 3 rapids, which is a pleasant ride. It's nice. Everybody pretty much stays in the boat and it's pretty good. But we're about to go through Class 5 rapids, which is the biggest rapid you can go through.feedback

Oct 25 2017 - American politics

At the end of the day, I do believe some Democrats will end up voting for this thing. It's hard for me to see why - no matter what party you're from - you'd want to vote against this.feedback

Oct 25 2017 - American politics

I so wish we had Bill Bradley Democrats around these days. We do not have Bill Bradley Democrats. Believe me, I really, really wish we did.feedback

Oct 25 2017

I think that is something we should do next year.feedback

Oct 24 2017

All this stuff you see on a daily basis – Twitter this and Twitter that? Forget about it.feedback

Oct 24 2017

This is a budget that keeps our responsibilities to our children and our grandchildren. That American legacy is seriously at risk because of our growing, deteriorating debt situation, because of our debt crisis. This budget tackles that. The Senate really has no stomach for doing any kind of a conference committee, and obviously tax reform is very important. So we're going to move tax reform forward, and this is the way to do it.feedback

Oct 24 2017

Adopting this budget is another sign of the real momentum for tax reform.feedback

Oct 24 2017 - Thanksgiving

Bob's going to vote for Tennessee, he's going to vote for America, he's going to vote for tax reform.feedback

Oct 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

Put this Twitter dispute aside. The fact is we have an historic chance of fixing this tax code.feedback

Oct 20 2017

I applaud the Senate for passing a budget. This action keeps us on track to enacting historic tax reform that will mean more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks for American families. We want Americans to wake up in the new year with a new tax code, one that is simple and fair.feedback

Oct 20 2017 - Trump Presidency

I know last year that Donald Trump offended some people. Some said it was unbecoming of a public figure and they said that his comments were offensive. Well, thank God he's learned his lesson.feedback

Oct 20 2017

But, you know, once you get to know him, Chuck Schumer's not all that bad.feedback

Oct 20 2017

There is no moral relativism when it comes to neo-Nazis.feedback

Oct 20 2017

That's why we're introducing the fourth bracket, so that high-income earners do not see a big rate cut and those resources go to the middle class ... and closing loopholes and carve outs which disproportionately benefit the very high-income people.feedback

Oct 19 2017

I'm from Wisconsin. It's a great state to visit in the fall. Looking back, someone should have told Hillary Speaking of which, I got Hillary's new book. This sums up today's politics perfectly. She took eight months, writing 10 hours a day, to explain what happened in 512 pages. The president explained it in a tweet. Hash tag, I won.feedback

Oct 19 2017

Patrick J. Tiberi has brought great decency and relentless passion to this House. For me, personally, Pat is a dear friend whose thoughtfulness I cherish.feedback

Oct 13 2017

This isn't the last aid package. This is the second in more to come.feedback

Oct 12 2017 - Obamacare

Obamacare has proven itself to be a fatally flawed law, and the House will continue to work with Trump administration to provide the American people a better system.feedback

Oct 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

Yes, we need to make sure that Puerto Rico can begin to stand on its own two feet. They've already had tough fiscal problems to begin with. ... We've got to do more to help Puerto Rico rebuild its own economy so that it can be self-sufficient.feedback

Oct 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

There's a humanitarian crisis that has to be attended to. And this is an area where the federal government has a responsibility, and we're acting on it.feedback

Oct 11 2017

Mental health reform is a critical ingredient to making sure that we can try and prevent some of these things from happening in the past.feedback

Oct 06 2017

Obviously we need to look at how we can tighten up the compliance with this law so that fully automatic weapons are banned.feedback

Oct 06 2017

This is a landmark day for religious liberty.feedback

Oct 05 2017 - Abortion

I've spoken to Tim quite a bit the last few days. I think it's appropriate he move on to the next chapter in his life.feedback

Oct 05 2017 - Abortion

This afternoon I received a letter of resignation from Congressman Tim Murphy, effective October 21. It was Dr. Murphy's decision to move on to the next chapter of his life, and I support it.feedback

Oct 05 2017 - Republican Party

We haven't reformed this tax system since 1986. We need to pass this budget so we can help bring more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks for people across this country. The time for this is now. The opportunity is right in front of us.feedback

Oct 04 2017

Mental-health reform is the critical ingredient to making sure that we can try and prevent some of these things that have happened in the past.feedback

Oct 03 2017

I don't know when it's going to be scheduled. We cannot let the actions of a single person define us as a country. It's not who we are.feedback

Oct 03 2017 - Republican Party

That bill is not scheduled now. I don't know when it's going to be scheduled.feedback

Oct 03 2017

We cannot let the actions of a single person define us as a country. It's not who we are. Instead what truly defines us are the acts of heroism we witnessed after the tragedy.feedback

Oct 03 2017

We are all reeling from this horror in Las Vegas. This is just awful.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - American politics

But if you're saying that this Republican Congress is going to infringe upon Second Amendment rights, we're not going to do that.feedback

Oct 02 2017

To the people of Las Vegas and the families of the victims, we are with you during this time.feedback

Oct 02 2017

America woke up this morning to heartbreaking news. This evil tragedy horrifies us all. To the people of Las Vegas and to the families of the victims, we are with you during this time. The whole country stands united in our shock, in our condolences, and in our prayers.feedback

Oct 01 2017 - American politics

I think we'd kill tax reform if we did.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Republican Party

You just can't do everything you want to do.feedback

Sep 28 2017

Clearly, people have a right to express themselves.feedback

Sep 28 2017

Today, we are taking the next step to liberate Americans from our broken tax code.feedback

Sep 28 2017 - American politics

We really can get this done this year. You're not going to get 3 percent [economic] growth in 2018 if you don't get this done in 2017. So we're really serious about that.feedback

Sep 28 2017 - Republican Party

Instead of having some possible government shutdown issue on the floor next week, we've got the budget on the floor next week, which gets us tax reform.feedback

Sep 27 2017

This is our best opportunity in a generation to deliver real middle-class tax relief, create jobs here at home, and fuel unprecedented economic growth. It has been 31 years since we last got this done, and hardworking families and small businesses cannot afford to wait any longer.feedback

Sep 27 2017

Tax reform is the most important thing we can do to restore confidence to this country, to get jobs and prosperity and that's why we are so singularly focused on getting this done this year.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Obamacare

So yes, we're a little frustrated that the Senate has not acted on a seminal promise, health care.feedback

Sep 26 2017

People are clearly within their rights to express themselves how they see fit. My own view though is that we shouldn't do it on the anthem.feedback

Sep 25 2017

Our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico remain in our prayers as we make sure they have what they need.feedback

Sep 20 2017

Medicaid, sending it back to the states, capping its growth rate, we've been dreaming of this since I've been around – since you and I were drinking at a keg. We're on the cusp of doing something we've long believed in.feedback

Sep 15 2017

First off, there's no agreement. The president and the chief of staff called me from Air Force One today to discuss what was discussed. And it was a discussion, not an agreement or a negotiation.feedback

Sep 14 2017 - DACA

There is no agreement. The president and the chief of staff called me from Air Force One today to discuss what was discussed. And it was a discussion, not an agreement or a negotiation. You cannot fix DACA without fixing the root cause of the problem. We do not have control of our borders. So, we need border security and enforcement as part of any agreement. I think that's something the Democrats are beginning to understand.feedback

Sep 14 2017

It is right and proper that the president talks with the other party. These are discussions, not negotiations.feedback

Sep 14 2017 - DACA

It's only reasonable and fitting that we also address the root cause of the problem, which is borders that are not sufficiently controlled while we address this very real and very human problem that's right in front of us.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

I would love to have the Democrats supporting and working with us in a constructive way on tax reform, but we're going to do it no matter what.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

It's the beginning of a very important process to achieve for the first time in a generation overhauling our tax system and giving middle-class families a much deserved break.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

We want Americans to begin the new year with a new tax system. It is high time.feedback

Sep 08 2017

He was interested in making sure that this was a bipartisan moment while we respond to these hurricanes, and he made that clear. And I think that's what his motivation was.feedback

Sep 08 2017

We can walk and chew gum at the same time. Congress always does that.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Republican Party

People are using their smartphones to apply for aid from FEMA even before the hurricanes land. The Treasury Secretary is worried about the nation's borrowing limit and cash flow with a new hurricane coming, and those are the concerns that trump everything else. We haven't done the whip count on this, so I don't know about [what] the vote count is. We thought we had more time to work on this before the hurricanes hit.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

Our goal is to be at or below the industrialized world average - and that's 22.5 (percent). So our goal is to get in the mid to low 20s. And we think that's an achievable goal.feedback

Sep 07 2017

We want America to wake up on New Year's Day 2018 with a new tax system.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

I won't get into a private conversion that we had [at the White House], but I think there's a legitimate role for the power of the purse of the Article 1 powers and that's something we defend here in Congress.feedback

Sep 07 2017

What it is is a fairness issue. For every wage you raise, you actually end up losing jobs. You end up destroying jobs.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Immigration

I know he's disgusted by these people. His kids, his grandkids are Jewish.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Immigration

The point is every single one of us needs to be really clear about this.feedback

Sep 06 2017

It's totally reasonable and appropriate that when you take a look at the DACA dilemma, this is a dilemma that in large part, stems from the fact that it is a symptom of a larger problem. And the larger problem is that we do not have control over our borders. And so it's only reasonable and fitting that we also address the root cause of the problem, which is borders that are not sufficiently controlled while we address this very real and very human problem that's right in front of us.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - DACA

What we don't want to have happen is another DACA problem in 10 years from now. We want to make sure that we fix this issue for these kids, for these young people, and to address the root cause of the problem.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - Trump Presidency

We will not be advancing legislation that does not have the support of President Trump, because we're going to work with the president on how to do this legislation. If we have legislation coming through here that is worked with and supported by the president, I'm very confident that our members will support that.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - DACA

I actually don't think he should do that. This is something that Congress has to fix.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - DACA

I think there's a serious humane issue here that needs to be dealt with, but it's only fitting and reasonable that we also deal with some of the root causes of this problem, because what we don't want to have happen is another DACA problem 10 years from now.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - DACA

He gave us time to work out a consensus, to find a compromise. Where does that compromise exist? That's what we're going to spend the next months figuring out, where that compromise is.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Immigration

It is my hope that the House and Senate, with the president's leadership, will be able to find consensus on a permanent legislative solution that includes ensuring that those who have done nothing wrong can still contribute as a valued part of this great country.feedback

Sep 03 2017

This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for.feedback

Sep 01 2017 - Immigration

There needs to be a legislative solution. That's one that we're working on. And I think we want to give people peace of mind.feedback

Sep 01 2017

We won't fully know what all is needed for some time. But we do know that the cash drain is fast. And so we're going to have to do some quick responses.feedback

Aug 30 2017 - Trump Presidency

President Trump is taking the case for tax reform straight to Main Street. We are united in our determination to get this done.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - Trump Presidency

Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon.feedback

Aug 25 2017

We recognize and acknowledge and believe you need to maintain the mortgage interest deduction. Whether it can be improved in how it works, that's the decision and discussion we'll have on an ongoing basis.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I don't think a government shutdown is necessary and I don't think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I don't think anyone's interested in having a shutdown. I don't think it's in our interest to do so while we work on doing what we actually said we would do, what we've done already in the House and we need to do, which is to control our borders.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I don't think anyone is interested in having a shutdown. I don't think it's in our interest to do so.feedback

Aug 24 2017 - American politics

For me it's really important the president succeeds, because if he succeeds then the country succeeds.feedback

Aug 24 2017

Those of us who are leaders, we can multitask. We can work on funding, we can work on debt limit while the committee of jurisdiction works on getting this tax bill ready.feedback

Aug 24 2017 - Republican Party

We pay our debts in this country, and we'll continue to do so. I'm not worried that's going to get done, because it's going to get done.feedback

Aug 24 2017

I know we will get this done. I'm really not that worried about this; we have plenty of options ahead of us.feedback

Aug 24 2017

We very passionately believe that permanence is very, very important. So the big decision-making provisions in the tax code? That stuff's got to be permanent. There are other things you can do that can have time dates on it, to make sure that the numbers work. But the big macro-economic policies - the rates and things like that - that stuff has to be made permanent.feedback

Aug 24 2017

We will pay our debts and we will make the debt limit. I'm really not worried about getting this done because I know we will get this done and we will pass the increase before we hit the debt limit.feedback

Aug 22 2017 - Trump Presidency

It should not be about the president. This is not about Republicans or Democrats.feedback

Aug 22 2017 - Trump Presidency

It was not only morally ambiguous, it was equivocating. It was wrong.feedback

Aug 22 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think he needs to do better. What good does that do to unify this country?feedback

Aug 21 2017 - Trump Presidency

The notion that anyone is intrinsically superior to anyone else runs completely counter to our founding principles.feedback

Aug 21 2017

It hasn't been done since the year I got my driver's license, 1986.feedback

Aug 21 2017

Do I wish there would be a little less tweeting? Of course I do. But I don't think it's going to change.feedback

Aug 21 2017

We all have a lot more to do. We have a lot more to do in this area. And I think we have a lot more to do to make sure these guys don't get normalized.feedback

Aug 21 2017

The options are not pretty options.feedback

Aug 21 2017

We cannot allow another safe haven for terrorists to materialize again.feedback

Aug 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

We must be clear. White supremacy is repulsive.feedback

Aug 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

The views fueling the spectacle in Charlottesville are repugnant. Let it only serve to unite Americans against this kind of vile bigotry.feedback

Aug 07 2017

Tax reform's absolutely essential for getting faster economic growth that's durable, long-lasting.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Republican Party

There's not a complete consensus on how best to do health care reform. On tax reform, we have that consensus.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Obamacare

If moving forward requires a conference committee, that is something the House is willing to do. The reality, however, is that repealing and replacing Obamacare still ultimately requires the Senate to produce 51 votes for an actual plan.feedback

Jul 28 2017

The House remains committed to finding a solution and working with our Senate colleagues, but the burden remains on the Senate to demonstrate that it is capable of passing something that keeps our promise, as the House has already done. Until the Senate can do that, we will never be able to develop a conference report that becomes law. We expect the Senate to act first on whatever the conference committee produces.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - American politics

He has served the president and the American people capably and passionately. He has achieved so much, and he has done it all with class. I could not be more proud to call Reince a dear friend.feedback

Jul 27 2017

Reince is doing a fantastic job at the White House and I believe he has the president's confidence. If those two gentlemen have differences, my advice would be to sit down and settle your differences.feedback

Jul 27 2017

We must be vigilant in protecting our homeland. That's our priority.feedback

Jul 27 2017

No one can guarantee anything.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Russia

If you turn on the TV, it says Russia this and Russia that and countdown clocks and all this stuff. We're doing a lot of other things here in the Congress; we're not letting that stuff distract us. We have done so much of our agenda already in the House in the first six months.feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Republican Party

Obviously, as you can see in the Senate, there is a difference of opinions on how to do health-care reform. We are so much more unified on tax reform, on what it looks like, and how to do it and the need to do it.feedback

Jul 20 2017

John McCain has always been a warrior. It's who he is. I know John is going to fight this with the same sheer force of will that has earned him the admiration of the nation. And all of us, not as Republicans or Democrats, but as Americans, are behind him. The prayers of the whole House are with Senator McCain and his family.feedback

Jul 20 2017

This is a once in a generation moment. It is time to cut taxes and simplify the code. It is time to create jobs and grow our economy. It is time to restore our nation to its full potential. It's time to get this done.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - American politics

I understand it's controversial and some people don't like it. At the end of the day, what matters is we get tax reform that we can all agree to, and so we're working toward that consensus ... We're going to get there.feedback

Jul 19 2017

The budget that's going through Congress now is just the budget, it's not the actual tax reform bill. That's something that will be written in the fall.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Obamacare

They don't want to get us off of the Obamacare train; they want to double-down on a failed system that is in the middle of a collapse. Ultimately, it's very clear that they're more interested a single-payer system which means government-run health care. Government-run health care is not in our nation's interest.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Republican Party

We'd like to see the Senate move on something ... We've got a promise to keep.feedback

Jul 17 2017

These repeal bills are now law, which means those Obama regulations have been struck from the books – forever.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - LGBT

I want to make sure what we do is in close coordination with them.feedback

Jul 13 2017

I think any witness who's been asked to testify before Congress should testify.feedback

Jul 13 2017

Oh, I'm not going to go into hypotheticals.feedback

Jul 13 2017

Decorum is important, especially for this institution. And a dress code in the chamber, in the lobby makes sense. But we also don't need to bar otherwise accepted contemporary business attire. So look for a change on that soon.feedback

Jul 12 2017 - Oil

There are some policy issues with respect to making sure that we don't actually inadvertently help Russian oligarchs and oil firms.feedback

Jul 12 2017

We've never moved a bill on the blue-slip issue in a partisan way. I want to keep that bipartisan.feedback

Jul 12 2017 - Sanctions

You know me on this issue. I'm a Russia hawk.feedback

Jul 12 2017

That to me is an indication, a concession by Donald Trump Jr. that he wants and is requesting this information.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - American politics

You will hear that it is dead. Then you will hear it is back on track. Then you will hear it is on life support.feedback

Jul 07 2017

I don't want to have a situation where we just have a screaming fest, a shouting fest where people are being bused in from out of the district to get on TV because they are yelling at somebody. That does nobody any good, and what I want to do is have a civil, good conversation with constituents, and that's why I do all these different things, whether it's planned tours, telephone town halls, office hours, and the rest.feedback

Jul 06 2017

Members should periodically rededicate themselves to the core principles of proper parliamentary practice... Members should wear appropriate business attire during all sittings of the House, however brief their appearance on the floor may be.feedback

Jul 05 2017 - Republican Party

What they're basically saying at the Congressional Budget Office is if you're not going to force people to buy Obamacare, if you're not going to force people to buy something that they don't want, then they won't buy it.feedback

Jul 04 2017

There's a right way to deal with this, and an appropriations bill I don't think is the right way to deal with this.feedback

Jun 30 2017

He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Sanctions

They wrote the bill incorrectly so we've told the Senate you have to write it correctly to follow the Constitution.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - North Korea

We have a lot to work together for. We have shared concerns such as threats posed to both our nations from North Korea.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Immigration

He should not have been here. And she should not have died.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Immigration

This is about protecting law-abiding citizens and getting criminals off of our streets, plain and simple.feedback

Jun 27 2017

What they're basically saying at the Congressional Budget Office is if you're not going to force people to buy Obamacare, if you're not going to force people to buy something that they don't want, then they won't buy it. So, it's not that people are getting pushed off a plan, it's that people will choose not to buy something they don't like or want.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - Republican Party

I would not bet against Mitch McConnell.feedback

Jun 26 2017 - Russia

We want to get this bill cleaned up.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Sanctions

We just want to get moving on it. I support sanctions.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Russia

We've got to honor the blue slip.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Iran

So we want to get this bill cleaned up. We need Foreign Affairs to do their scrub of this legislation, which is what we do every time a bill comes over from the Senate. But Chairman Royce has indicated he wants to get moving on this quickly, and we want to honor that.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Republican Party

Here in America, 8 out of 10 businesses file their taxes as individuals. In fact, most of our jobs come from these ... small businesses. Real tax reform ... means creating a new lower tax, specifically for small businesses, so they too can compete on a fair, level playing field.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - American politics

Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race, and Karen would not be defeated.feedback

Jun 20 2017

We can walk and chew gum at the same time.feedback

Jun 20 2017

We're working on all these things at the same time.feedback

Jun 20 2017

I'm really not worried about these things.feedback

Jun 20 2017

It's actually possible.feedback

Jun 20 2017

I do believe you cannot even get close to 3 percent if you don't get this kind of fundamental fiscal policy put to place. So I think tax reform's absolutely essential for getting faster economic growth that's durable, long-lasting.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Republican Party

We are going to get this done in 2017. We need to get this done in 2017. We cannot let this once-in-a-generation moment slip. Transformational tax reform can be done, and we are moving forward. Full speed ahead.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Republican Party

We are actually unique in the world in the way we discourage capital from coming back to America and how we incentivize off-shoring jobs. This is not the kind of exceptionalism we should aspire to…We must think differently, so that once again we make things here and export them around the world.feedback

Jun 15 2017

For all the noise and all the fury, we are one family.feedback

Jun 14 2017

I spoke with Special Agent Bailey and Special Agent Griner this morning. One was being treated and one was about to go into surgery. I expressed our profound gratitude to them. It is clear to me, based on various eyewitness accounts, that without these two heroes, Agent Bailey and Agent Griner, many lives would have been lost.feedback

Jun 14 2017

An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think the best thing to do is to let Robert Mueller do his job. I think the best vindication for the president is to let this investigation go on independently.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

This has been a long time in coming.feedback

Jun 13 2017

We've been talking about this for about three years. And we uncovered all the scandals at the VA. Now we're making law. Now we're getting the veterans the kind of response and the kind of accountability they earned and deserved.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - American politics

I'm not saying this isn't important. These investigations are important. They need to be independent. They need to be thorough. They need to go where the facts go. But we also have a duty to serve the people that elected us to fix the problems that they're confronting in their daily lives, and that's what we're doing.feedback

Jun 13 2017

I know Bob Mueller. I have confidence in Bob Mueller.feedback

Jun 13 2017

The best advice would be to let Robert Mueller do his job.feedback

Jun 09 2017

I didn't say that. And there'd be nothing wrong if I did say it.feedback

Jun 09 2017

I'm not saying it's an acceptable excuse. It's just my observation.feedback

Jun 09 2017

The president's new at this. He's new to government. And so, he probably wasn't steeped in the long-running protocols that establish the relationships between DOJ, FBI and White Houses. He's just new to this.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Dodd-Frank Act

Our community banks are in trouble. They are being crushed by the costly rules imposed on them by the Dodd-Frank Act. This law may have had good intentions but its consequences have been dire for Main Street.feedback

Jun 08 2017

Trey Gowdy possesses the experience and deep commitment to transparency and accountability necessary to be the House's next Oversight chairman. He has proven that he will always look out for taxpayers and seek answers from the bureaucracy. Trey has my absolute confidence, and I know he will do an outstanding job.feedback

Jun 08 2017

The president is new at this, he is new to government, and so he probably wasn't steeped in the long running protocols that establish the relationships between DOJ, FBI, and White Houses. He is just new to this. And so I think, what I got out of that testimony is we now know why he was so frustrated when the FBI director told him three times there is no investigation of him yet that speculation was allowed to continue. I'm not saying it's an acceptable excuse, it's just my observation.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Dodd-Frank Act

This legislation comes to the rescue of Main Street America. The Dodd-Frank Act has had a lot of bad consequences for our economy, but most of all in the small communities across our country.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

I don't know the guy, but I've looked at his resume, he seems like to me he's the perfect kind of person. I thought we should have a career person take over the FBI, someone with a deep bench of experience, he certainly seems to fit that bill.feedback

Jun 07 2017

We're going to address the debt ceiling before we hit the debt ceiling. The Treasury secretary is and should always be the person in charge of debt limit negotiations, debt limit legislation. That's a natural thing. Every Treasury secretary is in charge of that.feedback

Jun 07 2017

I'm not foreclosing any option at this time.feedback

Jun 07 2017

We're going to work with them on this. We're having long, ongoing conversations with our members about how to address this and we'll address it before we hit the debt limit.feedback

Jun 06 2017

The American people have been saddled with a bill for Washington's inability to get this disaster taken care of. And it's simply not right for them to have to pay it any longer. It's time for us to provide them with the choice and control that all Americans want over their own health care.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Wall Street

This is the Republican plan to reform Wall Street and revitalize Main Street – all while protecting the financial futures of Americans.feedback

Jun 03 2017 - Trump Presidency

This law is in the middle of a collapse. We need to bring down the cost of coverage, and we need to revitalize the market so that people have real choices and real access to affordable health care.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Dodd-Frank Act

This is a jobs bill for Main Street. It will rein in the overreach of Dodd-Frank that has allowed the big banks to get bigger while small businesses have been unable to get the loans they need to succeed.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Trump Presidency

The Paris climate agreement was simply a raw deal for America. In order to unleash the power of the American economy, our government must encourage production of American energy. I commend President Trump for fulfilling his commitment to the American people and withdrawing from this bad deal.feedback

May 29 2017 - Trump Presidency

Morning, everybody! Busy week! I know people can be consumed with the news of the day. But we are here working on people's problems every day. We have all these committees that do different jobs, and our job is to make sure that we still make progress for the American people, and we're doing that. It's just not what we're being asked about.feedback

May 29 2017 - American politics

We're going to be talking with our members and with the administration on how we resolve the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling issue will get resolved. Every treasury secretary says this and every treasury secretary needs to say this.feedback

May 26 2017 - American politics

Under this bill, no matter what, you cannot be denied coverage if you have a preexisting condition.feedback

May 26 2017 - Republican Party

The GOP healthcare plan is so bad, Republicans would rather body-slam reporters than answer a question about it.feedback

May 26 2017

It's not good when you have to tell people, unprompted, that the government is not in chaos. That's like getting an all-caps text from an ex at 3am that says I'M DOING FINE!feedback

May 25 2017

There is no time where a physical altercation should occur. It should not have happened. Should the gentleman apologize? Yeah, I think he should apologize.feedback

May 25 2017

Remember, the states will also do some of the lifting. We will have federal resources and state resources, which taken together will improve the situation.feedback

May 25 2017

There is no time where a physical altercation should occur. It should not have happened. Should the gentleman apologize? Yeah, I think he should apologize. I know he has his own version, and I'm sure he'll have more to say. I'm going to let the people of Montana decide who they want as their representative.feedback

May 25 2017

Should the gentleman apologize? Yeah, I think he should apologize. I know he has his own version, and I'm sure he's going to have more to say, but there's no call for this, no matter what – on any circumstance.feedback

May 24 2017 - EPA

The aspiration and the goal [of this budget] is right on the target.feedback

May 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

Here's what I'm happy about. We finally have a president who's willing to actually even balance the budget. At least we now have common objectives. Grow the economy, balance the budget.feedback

May 23 2017 - Republican Party

We can finally turn the page on the Obama era of bloated budgets that never balance. President Trump has proven his commitment to fiscal responsibility with a budget that will grow the economy.feedback

May 23 2017

Clearly Congress will take that budget and work on our own budget, which is the case every single year. But at least we now have common objectives – grow the economy, balance the budget. So now we are on common ground and we will have a great debate on the details of how to achieve that.feedback

May 21 2017 - Obamacare

The writing was already on the wall that Obamacare was failing. Unfortunately, the Left is only now calling it out–with a pathetic attempt to point the finger at Republicans.feedback

May 19 2017

Sure, drama is not helpful in getting things done. But we are getting things done!feedback

May 19 2017 - Twitter

I don't worry about things that are outside my control.feedback

May 18 2017 - Russia

No leaks, all right? This is how we know we're a real family here.feedback

May 18 2017

His years of experience fighting poverty and repression in the developing world make him an exceptional choice. In this post, Mark will serve as a strong voice for liberty and help strengthen American leadership abroad.feedback

May 18 2017 - Trump Presidency

I'm not even going to give credence to that. I'm not even – there's not even a point making a comment on that.feedback

May 18 2017 - Trump Presidency

Drama is not helpful in getting things done, but we're still getting things done. The special counsel will follow the facts where ever they may lead. It is premature to prejudge anything at this point.feedback

May 17 2017 - Russia

We need the facts. It is obvious there – there are some people out there who want to harm the president. But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight, regardless of which party is in the White House. And that means, before rushing to judgment, we get all the pertinent information.feedback

May 17 2017 - Russia

I welcome his role at the Department of Justice. The important ongoing bipartisan investigation in the House will also continue.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

There's clearly a lot of politics being played. Our job is to get the facts and to be sober about doing that.feedback

May 17 2017

I'm sure we're going to want to hear from Mr. Comey if this happens as he allegedly describes; why didn't he take action at the time? So there are a lot of unanswered questions. What I told our members is: now is the time to gather all the pertinent information.feedback

May 17 2017 - Russia

We need the facts. It is obvious there are some people out there that want to harm the president. But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

There are some people out there who want to harm the president.feedback

May 17 2017

We need the facts. It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president. But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House and that means before rushing to judgment we get all the pertinent information. I'm sure we're going to want to hear from Mr. Comey about why if this happened as he allegedly describes, why he didn't take action at the time. So there are a lot of unanswered questions.feedback

May 17 2017

Chelsea Manning's treachery put American lives at risk and exposed some of our nation's most sensitive secrets.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

We're not going to try and play to the crowd, or meet a timeline.feedback

May 17 2017

It is obvious there are some people out there that want to harm the president but we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House. And that means, before rushing to judgment, we get all the pertinent information.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president. Our job is to be responsible, sober and focused only on gathering the facts.feedback

May 17 2017

Our job is to get the facts.feedback

May 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

She was entrusted with some of our nation's most important secrets, and she betrayed that trust by carelessly mishandling highly classified information.feedback

May 16 2017

We have no way to know what was said, but protecting our nation's secrets is paramount.feedback

May 15 2017

The left and Nancy Pelosi ... are trying to hit you with an avalanche of television.feedback

May 14 2017 - Trump Presidency

He said, I had no idea that that's what she was gonna talk about … I thought she was going to talk about something else.feedback

May 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

I really do believe we can get this by the end of the summer. I hope the Senate can move this bill fairly quickly – hopefully in a month or two.feedback

May 09 2017 - Republican Party

That's the way insurance is priced.feedback

May 08 2017 - American politics

There wasn't a CBO analysis of this bill. Have you met your own standard here?feedback

May 08 2017 - American politics

Under this bill, no matter what, you cannot be denied coverage if you have a preexisting condition. And under this bill, you cannot only not be denied coverage –. Let me finish my point. You can't charge people more if they keep continuous coverage. Yes. I think this is a kind of a bogus attack from the left.feedback

May 08 2017

No, no, I don't, because I think the micro-management of Medicaid by the federal government. The Medicaid system isn't working.feedback

May 08 2017

We're keeping our word. People expect their elected leaders, if they run and campaign on doing something, they expect them to do that. And that's what we're doing. We would spell disaster for ourselves, politically ... if we go back on our word.feedback

May 07 2017 - Trumpcare

We think we need to do even more support for people who are older and also more support for people with pre-existing conditions. The Senate will complete the job.feedback

May 07 2017 - Republican Party

This is one stage in a multistage legislative process. You know how this works. They pass a bill through the House. Then they pass a bill through the Senate. And then you go to conference and iron out the differences.feedback

May 07 2017 - Obamacare

We are proud of this effort, it's us keeping our promises and it's a lot better than Obamacare.feedback

May 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

Nobody dies because they don't have access to healthcare.feedback

May 06 2017

The schedule that we have here is very aggressive, and we can't get to tax reform until we do this.feedback

May 05 2017 - Trump Presidency

This is what winning looks like.feedback

May 05 2017 - Obamacare

We've been dreaming of this since I've been around – since you and I were drinking at a keg.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

We still have a lot of work to do to get this signed into law, and I know our friends in the Senate are eager to get to work. We are going to see that work through. You know why we're going to see this work through? Because the issues are just too important. The stakes are just too high.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

We've got a lot of work to do. But one thing is now clear. Republicans are committed to keeping our promise to lift the burden of Obamacare from the American people and put in place a better and more patient-centered system.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

Seven years of Obamacare is enough.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

A lot of use have waited seven years to case this vote. This bill delivers the promises we have made to the American people.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

Many of you have been waiting seven years to cast this vote. Many of you are here because you pledged to cast this vote.feedback

May 04 2017 - Trumpcare

[I've] only been a politician for a short period of time. How am I doing? Am I doing okay? I'm president. Heh! Hey, I'm president!feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

Many of us are here because we pledged to cast this very vote. Are we going to keep the promises that we made, or are we going to falter?feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

This is a crisis, and it is happening.feedback

May 04 2017

I don't think we should pass bills that we haven't read that we don't know what they cost.feedback

May 03 2017

No longer will the needs of our military be held hostage by the demands for more domestic spending. In my mind, that is what's most important here.feedback

May 03 2017

What we really wanted to do is break the parity requirement that we endured under Obama, where if you wanted to put a dollar into the military for a ship, for a plane, for bullets, for gas, you had to give the domestic spending of federal government another dollar.feedback

May 03 2017 - Republican Party

His amendment that he's working on is something that nobody has a problem with, and it's actually helping. We're getting extremely close.feedback

May 03 2017

VERIFIED: The MacArthur amendment protects people with pre-existing conditions. The amendment is very clear: Under no circumstance can people be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.feedback

May 03 2017

There are a few layers of protections for pre-existing conditions in this bill.feedback

May 02 2017

This forced parity that we lived under the Obama years really constrained our ability to rebuild our military for this century. No longer are the needs of our military going to be held hostage for increases in domestic spending.feedback

May 02 2017

This means that we can finally make real important strides to increase and improve our readiness. It means we can get our service members the tools and the resources they need to confront the threats that we face all around the world.feedback

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

I'd say Tom MacArthur, who actually has an entire career working in insurance, understanding the math and the mechanics and the actuarial science of insurance, has come up with a very innovative amendment that we think works really well.feedback

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

This is a unique area for me, living a life in insurance, living with health care issues twice in my life that have resulted in death and seeing the aftermath of that. We bring our perspective in life to everything we do.feedback

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

How many times have I had this, Do you agree with the tweet this morning?feedback

May 01 2017

America will be stronger and safer because of this government funding bill. It acts on President Trump's commitment to rebuild our military for the 21st century and bolster our nation's border security to protect our homeland. Importantly, we have boosted resources for our defense needs without corresponding increases in non-defense spending, as Democrats had insisted upon for years.feedback

Apr 29 2017 - Republican Party

That's the whole goal, to make it easier for people.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Deportation

We're not working on a deportation force.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Trumpcare

I think people's seats are at risk if we don't do what we said we'd do.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Obamacare

I'd be kinda shocked if the Democrats would want to create a government shutdown because they have been dragging their feet. I'm confident we'll be able to pass a short-term extension.feedback

Apr 27 2017

We've not yet made any decisions on a vote.