News from Representative Rouzer

   

Dear Friends, 

In light of the Obama Administration’s deal with Iran, the House acted this week to put in place measures to cut off as much funding of terrorist activity as possible.  We live in a dangerous world and time, and our nation is encountering increased terrorist threats by the day. 

Since 2006, the United States and our allies have imposed economic sanctions against Iran due to their unwillingness to abandon their uranium enrichment program.  Over the years, the Iranian government has engaged in a lack of transparency and fraudulent behavior – including concealing two of their largest nuclear facilities.  When there were talks of the Administration signing an agreement with Iran this summer, I voted on a resolution to oppose the President’s efforts to lift these sanctions.

Unfortunately, the Administration acted against the will of Congress and the majority of Americans in signing an executive agreement with Iran to roll back its sanctions through the use of waivers and regulatory authority.  This in spite of the fact that the Iranian regime is the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism.  Experience tells us that they do not intend to be a peaceful member of the global community.  In fact, we have knowledge that Iran has acted illegally to test and build ballistic missiles since the President signed this executive agreement.  

That’s why, this week, with my support, the House passed H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, requiring the President to certify that Iranian individuals or companies no longer support terrorism, assist with the pursuit of weapons of mass destructions, or engage in illicit financial activities before lifting sanctions. 

This bill is critical to our national security.

HOUSE VOTES TO OVERRIDE POTUS VETO ON BUDGET RECONCILIATION TO REPEAL OBAMACARE, DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Since the President’s healthcare law was signed in 2010, it has been the goal of all conservatives to repeal this onerous law.  Thankfully, due to the 2014 elections which resulted in a change in Senate leadership, Congress was able to get a bill (H.R. 3762) to the President’s desk to repeal Obamacare and freeze funding for Planned Parenthood for the first time.

The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762) would have repealed key provisions of Obamacare and repealed funding Planned Parenthood receives through Medicaid reimbursements and other government programs.  The healthcare portion of the bill included measures to dismantle the employer and individual mandates, repeal the burden of the Cadillac Tax and Health Insurance Tax on small businesses, repeal the medical-device tax and stop the taxpayer bailout of insurance companies.  If enacted it would have cut more than $500 billion in spending.

Due to the President’s veto of the bill, the House acted this week to override the veto.  In order to pass this veto measure, a vote of two-thirds was needed.  Unfortunately, the House fell short of receiving 290 votes necessary; however, our fight to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood is not over.    

2015 YEAR IN REVIEW

One of my first goals when elected to office was to put in place an office that is responsive to the needs of everyone.  We cannot solve every problem.  No Congressional office can, but we give it our best effort.  In just the past year, my office has assisted more than 51,000 constituents – including casework needs, legislative questions and more.

 

If you have any problem with federal agencies or benefits, please call my Smithfield, Bolivia or Wilmington office or visit www.rouzer.house.gov so we can help.  You can reach the Smithfield office at (919) 938-3040, Bolivia office at (910) 253-6111 or Wilmington office at (910) 395-0202.



Sincerely,

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