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  • Jordan statement on March for Life, defunding Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Release on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Pro-Life and Family Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding today’s March for Life in Washington, D.C.: “As tens of thousands of pro-life Americans and millions more nation-wide celebrate the sanctity of life today, I call on Republican leadership to keep their commitment to the American people and defund Planned Parenthood through reconciliation. We are a majority pro-life nation. We need to recognize that by advancing legislation that protects the most vulnerable among us.” -30- Read more

  • Jordan statement on vote to pass pro-life bill H.R. 7
    Posted in Press Release on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding today’s vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017: “Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. This bill is a nationally popular piece of legislation that ensures no taxpayer dollars are used to pay for the taking of innocent life. The vast majority of Americans support this com... 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: Freedom Caucus 2016 Policy Priorities
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    The House Freedom Caucus announced its policy priorities for 2016 that address the national debt, welfare reform, national security, and religious liberty. Chairman Jim Jordan’s remarks: “As the Freedom Caucus mission statement says, countless Americans feel forgotten and that Washington does not represent them. We have five bills today that fulfill the core ‎promises we made to the American people— that we will protect their religious liberties, that we will help to keep them secure from threat... Read more

  • House Freedom Caucus Applauds the Passage of the Conscience Protection Act
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Pro-Life and Family Issues

    The House Freedom Caucus released the following statement following the passage of the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 on Wednesday: “Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed a critical piece of legislation that will protect medical providers and religious institutions’ conscience rights – and ultimately their religious freedom. The Conscience Protection Act is supported by the House Freedom Caucus and is part of its 2016 policy agenda. We are grateful to Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) for his... Read more

  • Jordan questions fired Atlanta fire chief about discrimination during FADA hearing
    Posted in Press Release on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) today questioned former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran during a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding H.R. 2802, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). Cochran, 2012 fire chief of the year, was fired for believing in traditional marriage, even though a city investigation found that he had never acted in a discriminatory manner in any way. Under FADA, the federal government would be prohibited from discriminating against t... Read more

  • Jordan questions AG Loretta Lynch about decision to blindly accept FBI recommendation
    Posted in Press Release on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    In a hearing today before the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) questioned U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch about her decision to accept the FBI’s recommendation in its investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email arrangement even before she knew what the recommendation was. During the hearing Rep. Jordan said: “I think your actions made it worse. I really do. I think a lot of people already think that there are two systems, as many have talked... Read more

  • House Freedom Caucus Encourages Support for the First Amendment Defense Act
    Posted in Press Release on July 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on the First Amendment Defense Act, H.R. 2802, on Tuesday. The House Freedom Caucus released the following statement in support of the legislation: “The First Amendment Defense Act is common-sense legislation that protects religious liberty—the backbone of our great nation. Under FADA, the federal government would be barred from revoking grants, contracts, accreditation, or licenses from individuals or institutions based on ... Read more

  • Jordan introduces SNAP reform bill to emphasize work
    Posted in Press Release on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) today introduced H.R. 5360, the Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act of 2016, a bill to reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The bill, sponsored in the Senate by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), is modeled off of successful reforms implemented in Maine and the welfare reforms of 1996. Of the legislation, Rep. Jordan said: “Welfare programs are meant to be a temporary safety net, but they have become a permanent way of life for millions of Ameri... 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