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  • Jordan statement on Scott Garrett confirmation hearing
    Posted in Press Release on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform

    Former Congressman Scott Garrett will testify before the Senate Banking Committee today regarding his nomination by President Donald Trump to serve as president of the Export-Import Bank. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) released the following statement in advance of the hearing: “The Export-Import Bank is a scandal-plagued institution in dire need of reform. Scott Garrett is a wise choice and will bring common-sense changes to the way the Ex-Im Bank is run. I’m glad the Senate has now started th... Read more

  • Jordan statement on Trump announcement of Kautter for acting IRS commissioner
    Posted in Press Release on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will designate Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy David Kautter as acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service after current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s term expires on November 12: “IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was appointed to the IRS to clean it up after Lois Lerner used her position to target conservatives. But instead, under his watch, subpoenaed documents were ... Read more

  • Jordan applauds Oversight, Judiciary committees for decision to investigate DOJ’s 2016 actions
    Posted in Press Release on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding today’s announcement that the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform committees will conduct an investigation into decisions made by the U.S. Department of Justice during the 2016 elections: “An investigation is exactly what needs to happen. Americans despise double standards. They hate when there is one set of rules for regular Americans but a different set for the politically connected like James Comey, L... Read more

  • Jordan discusses debt limit, tax reform on Fox News Sunday
    Posted in Press Release on September 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) joined Chris Wallace today on Fox News Sunday to discuss President Donald Trump’s debt limit deal with Democrats last week, Republican plans for tax reform and other issues. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FupL84ViPf8&feature=youtu.be HIGHLIGHTS from Rep. Jordan’s comments: “I don’t think this was a good deal for the American taxpayer. We didn’t do anything to address the underlying $20 trillion debt problem. But frankly what options did the president have ... 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

  • Op-ed: We Must Protect Free Speech on College Campuses
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Education

    By Rep. Jim Jordan “The history of intellectual growth and discovery clearly demonstrates the need for unfettered freedom, the right to think the unthinkable, discuss the unmentionable, and challenge the unchallengeable.” This quote, taken from the 1974 Woodward Report at Yale, summarizes the policy that was, for years, the gold standard of what free speech on campus should look like. But conservatives, and many liberals, too, recognize that many colleges and universities in our great country ha... 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

  • Op-ed: Mike Lee and Jim Jordan: Make Work and Marriage Great Again
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Budget and Fiscal Issues

    Americans are, on average, wealthier, healthier, and better-educated than we ever have been. We've made huge strides in civil rights and racial equality. We have access to technology that would have awed past generations. But fundamentally, our culture and way of life has undergone some changes that are not necessarily positive. As documented in the recently released report, "What We Do Together: The State of Associational Life in America," Americans' day-to-day lives have significantly changed ... 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