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  • Jordan statement on Trump executive actions on border security, immigration
    Posted in Press Release on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Immigration

    Jordan statement on Trump executive actions on border security, immigration Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding President Donald Trump’s executive orders to move forward on building a border wall and to better enforce immigration laws in the United States: “President Trump’s actions today are the first step toward securing our country from illegal immigration. These actions will help us fight everything from human trafficking to the flow of illegal drugs into th... Read more

  • Jordan responds to State of the Union address
    Posted in Press Release on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget and Fiscal Issues, Immigration, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech: “For the past seven years, the Obama administration has systematically eroded the Constitutional freedoms of the American people while failing to secure our borders and protect our country from the growing threat of terrorism. I was hoping to hear the president chart a different course for his final year in office, but unfortunately I think we can expect to see more of ... Read more

  • Jordan questions Homeland Security assistant secretary about visa overstays
    Posted in Press Release on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Defense, Immigration

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) questioned Alan Bersin, assistant secretary for International Affairs and chief officer for the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, during a hearing today before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform titled “Terrorist Travel: Vetting for National Security Concerns.” Rep. Jordan asked Bersin about how many of the 20 million people who visit the U.S. each year under the U.S. visa waiver program had overstayed their visas, b... Read more

  • DHS official fails to answer Rep. Jordan’s visa waiver questions
    Posted in Press Release on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Immigration

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) co-chaired a joint subcommittee hearing today titled “Terrorism and the Visa Waiver Program” with Chairman Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) and his Subcommittee on National Security. During the hearing, Rep. Jordan questioned Kelli Ann Burriesci, a deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, about the number of visa waiver overstays in the U.S. and the number of individuals who traveled to Syria before using the visa waiver program. Burriesci was un... Read more

  • Jordan to co-chair joint subcommittee hearing on President Obama’s executive immigration actions
    Posted in Press Release on June 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Immigration

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will co-chair a joint subcommittee hearing titled “A Review of the President’s Executive Actions on Immigration” with Chairman Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) and his Subcommittee on National Security. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern tomorrow in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director León Rodríguez and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector ... Read more

  • Jordan decries House funding of President Obama’s executive amnesty (VIDEO)
    Posted in Press Release on March 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Immigration, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) released the following statement following a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to fund President Obama’s executive actions on immigration as part of a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security: “The American people spoke overwhelmingly in November: Don’t fund President Obama’s unconstitutional executive actions. Unfortunately today the bill that passed the United States Congress maintains the ability for the government to fund them. “We know Presi... Read more

  • Jordan on CNN: House and Senate should conference about DHS funding bill (VIDEO)
    Posted in Press Release on March 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Immigration

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) appeared on CNN’s State of the Union show today with host Dana Bash to discuss congressional efforts to fund the Department of Homeland Security while addressing President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. During the interview, Rep. Jordan made the following comments: “We passed a bill at the levels that the Democrats wanted. What we did say was, we don’t want to fund something that everyone knows is unconstitutional, legal scholars on the right and the ... Read more

  • Jordan chairs Oversight subcommittee hearing on tax filing and Obamacare (VIDEOS, PICTURES)
    Posted in Press Release on February 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Healthcare, Immigration, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) today chaired a hearing of his House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules entitled, “From Health Care Enrollment to Tax Filing: A PPACA Update.” Kevin Counihan, Director and Marketplace CEO at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, was the hearing’s witness. During the hearing Rep. Jordan said: “We’re disappointed that much of the information that the Committee’s been requesting, pr... Read more

  • Jordan subcommittee to examine DHS immigration policies, tax filing and Obamacare
    Posted in Press Release on February 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Healthcare, Immigration, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) will chair or co-chair two House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearings this week. Rep. Jordan will co-chair a hearing with Rep. Ron DeSantis, chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, to review the Department of Homeland Security’s policies and procedures regarding non-citizens who are illegally in the U.S. Rep. Jordan’s Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules subcommittee will examine the 2010 Affordable Care Act’s impact on U.S.... Read more

  • House Freedom Caucus praises ruling on President Obama’s unconstitutional immigration actions
    Posted in Press Release on February 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Immigration

    The House Freedom Caucus issued the following statement today regarding a federal judge’s temporary injunction blocking President Obama’s executive actions on immigration: “President Obama said himself 22 times that he could not unilaterally change America’s immigration policy without congressional approval. Thankfully a judge today stood up for the Constitution and temporarily stopped his unfair and unlawful executive actions. Now it’s time for Senate Democrats to follow the will of the America... Read more