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  • Jordan calls for securing U.S. borders in advance of Trump border visit
    Posted in Press Release on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration

    In advance of President Trump’s visit to the U.S./Mexico border today, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments: “Today President Trump will visit the U.S./Mexico border and reaffirm his commitment to securing our border. Under President Trump, the number of people trying to enter the U.S. illegally has dropped significantly. But we need to do more. I agree with the president that secure borders are a vital part of our national security. For the good of our country, Congress s... Read more

  • Jordan chairs college free speech hearing with Adam Carolla, Ben Shapiro
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Education

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) chaired a joint subcommittee hearing today examining free speech on college campuses. Featured witnesses at the hearing included comedian Adam Carolla and commentator Ben Shapiro, who testified about their first-hand experiences being the targets of activists on college campuses. They testified with law professor Nadine Strossen, college administrator Dr. Michael Zimmerman, and Fred Lawrence with the Anti-Defamation League, about the increasingly alarming attacks ... Read more

  • Jordan questions Justice Department official about Comey's Loretta Lynch comments
    Posted in Press Release on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform

    In a House Judiciary Committee hearing today, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) questioned acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard Downing about former FBI Director James Comey’s recent testimony regarding former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 that Lynch told him to call the FBI’s reopened investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails a “matter” instead of an “investigation” in October 2016. During the hearing, Rep. Jordan ... Read more

  • Jordan introduces SNAP reform bill to emphasize work
    Posted in Press Release on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Budget and Fiscal Issues, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has introduced H.R. 2832, the Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act of 2017, 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 should serve as a temporary safety net, but for millions of Americans they have become a permanent way of li... Read more

  • Jordan to discuss tax reform, conservative agenda at Heritage Foundation
    Posted in Press Release on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will join several of his House colleagues for a panel discussion on Friday. The panel is titled, “Principles for Tax Reform: A Conversation with the House Freedom Caucus.” The panel will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the Heritage Foundation’s headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue. The panel will be hosted by Jack Spencer, Vice President of the Institute for Economic Freedom at The Heritage Foundation. RSVP to attend in person at http://www.heritage.org/taxes... Read more

  • Jordan statement on Trump withdraw from Paris accord
    Posted in Press Release on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Natural Resources

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris accord: “The Paris accord is a treaty that should have had a vote in the Senate. President Trump did the right thing by withdrawing us from an agreement that was not properly ratified. The Paris treaty would hurt American companies and American workers by depressing economic output, keep companies from creating jobs and drive millions more out of the country... Read more

  • Jordan calls for subpoena of former federal student aid COO over improper payments
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Education

    “Today’s hearing highlights exactly what American taxpayers hate about the federal government,” said Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) today, calling for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to subpoena a former Department of Education official during a hearing. The Oversight committee hearing, entitled “Improper Payments in the Federal Government: Student Aid,” looked at the Education Department’s high rate of improper payments, most of which are overpayments (Improper payments are... Read more

  • Jordan statement on President Trump’s budget
    Posted in Press Release on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget: “Finally we have a president who presents a pathway to a balanced budget. This budget provides much-needed increases in spending for our military while also reforming our welfare system by incentivizing work for able-bodied adults. The ball is now in the House’s court to write a budget that is fiscally responsible and reflects the priorities of American families and taxpayers,... Read more

  • Jordan statement on House vote to pass American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Release on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding today’s vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the American Health Care Act: “The legislation that passed the House today is better because of the intense involvement of conservatives over the past few weeks. While it is not full repeal, it is a crucial first step to fulfilling that promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in Congress to make this legislation b... Read more

  • Jordan statement on healthcare bill with addition of MacArthur amendment
    Posted in Press Release on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Jim Jordan made the following comments after the House Freedom Caucus voted to support the American Health Care Act with the addition of the MacArthur amendment: “Since President Trump took office, I have been working relentlessly on our shared goal of repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a better, more affordable plan. Our efforts in the House Freedom Caucus to hold the line and improve the American Health Care Act have paid off. While I remain committed to replacing Obamacare ... Read more