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  • Jordan statement on President Trump’s budget blueprint
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget Blueprint: “I commend President Trump and Director Mulvaney for their fiscally-responsible approach to setting priorities for federal spending. Washington has not seen that happen in a long time. While I am still reviewing the specifics of the budget blueprint, I like the idea of offsetting increases in critical areas like defense and homeland security with reductions in other ... Read more

  • RELEASE: Jordan statements on Trump executive orders
    Posted in Press Release on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Budget and Fiscal Issues, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding President Donald Trump’s executive orders today to resurrect the Mexico City Policy banning U.S. aid to organizations that promote or perform abortions abroad, and to freeze federal hiring. On the Mexico City Policy: “I applaud President Trump’s decision to reinstate the Mexico City Policy banning foreign non-governmental organizations that receive U.S. aid from promoting and performing abortions. The American people do not wa... Read more

  • ICYMI: Jordan calls for passage of Agency Accountability Act during Oversight hearing
    Posted in Press Release on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    On Thursday, December 1, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules, co-chaired a hearing called, “Restoring the Power of the Purse: Legislative Options.” During the hearing, Rep. Jordan focused on the fact that the federal government’s agencies collect billions of dollars in fees, fines and penalties, but that money is not overseen by Congress. The White House claims the annual amount in... Read more

  • Jordan statement on IRS denying Albuquerque Tea Party non-profit status
    Posted in Press Release on November 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following statement regarding the decision by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to deny the Albuquerque Tea Party non-profit status after delaying its application for almost seven years as part of the IRS targeting scandal: “After seven years of stonewalling, targeting and harassing the Albuquerque Tea Party, the IRS has yet again blocked the group’s non-profit status without any explanation. This decision is a reminder that when a federal judge recently... Read more

  • Jordan named 2015 Taxpayers' Friend
    Posted in Press Release on October 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) has been named a winner of the 2015 Taxpayers’ Friend Award by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU). Rep. Jordan was one of two representatives for Ohio who received an “A” in the 2015 Congressional Rating by NTU, given for his strong voting record on behalf of lower taxes, limited government and economic freedom for all Americans. Since 1979, NTU has analyzed every roll call vote affecting fiscal policy. The “Taxpayer Score” is based on how each Member of Congres... Read more

  • ICYMI: Jordan on C-SPAN Newsmakers
    Posted in Press Release on September 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    Yesterday, C-SPAN aired an interview with Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, conducted by POLITICO’s Rachael Bade, The Washington Post’s Kelsey Snell and C-SPAN’s Susan Swain for C-SPAN’s Newsmakers show. During the interview, Rep. Jordan discussed a number of topics including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server, the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress and efforts to impeach Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen. The inter... Read more

  • Jordan Named Guardian of Small Business
    Posted in Press Release on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has been awarded the Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading advocate for small businesses. Rep. Jordan received the award for his support of America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress. Of the award Rep. Jordan said: “America’s small business owners are the backbone of our economy. Small businesses create the majority of new U.S. jobs, and it’s my honor to support the entrepreneurs... Read more

  • Jordan praises successful Maine reforms in SNAP fraud hearing
    Posted in Press Release on June 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) today praised successful reforms implemented by the state of Maine to help unemployed able-bodied adults to get jobs and successfully rise out of poverty. These reforms served as a model for Rep. Jordan’s bill H.R. 5360, the Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act of 2016, a bill to reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The bill is sponsored in the Senate by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah). Today’s hearing, entitled “SNAP: Examining Efforts to Comb... Read more

  • Making Welfare Work Again
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Budget and Fiscal Issues, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    The key to understanding America’s social-welfare system today — and why it needs to be reformed — is not its bloated annual budget but its tendency to undermine the two most dependable routes out of poverty: work and marriage. For many Americans struggling to make ends meet, our safety net works as it was intended, providing a temporary lifeline when they fall on hard times and need help getting back on their feet. But for millions more living in or on the edge of poverty, our welfare state fun... Read more

  • Fiscal discipline can’t wait
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues, Taxes

    In life, the sooner you get about fixing a problem, the easier it is to solve. The longer you put it off, the more dramatic and drastic measures you have to take. The same holds true for problems facing the country. That’s why a number of us conservatives in Congress oppose the current budget plan being proposed in the House of Representatives. Since the beginning of the year, conservatives have called for a budget that reflects the will of the American people. This means a budget that begins to... Read more