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  • 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

  • Jordan statement on Obama administration guidance about transgender students
    Posted in Press Release on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Pro-Life and Family Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) released the following statement about the Obama administration’s guidance calling on schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom and locker facilities of their chosen gender: “Of all the schools and businesses I’ve visited in our district over the years, this issue has never been raised once. There is no need for a blanket federal restroom policy that covers every school in America, especially one that comes with the threat of retaliation from the O... Read more

  • Jordan statement on 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade
    Posted in Press Release on January 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Pro-Life and Family Issues

    On the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments: “Today Americans again remember the tragic Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that has resulted in the deaths of over 58 million unborn babies in the last 43 years. Once again, thousands of Americans are marching through the streets of Washington, D.C. to protest that decision. “I firmly believe that our nation is on the path to restoring a culture of life in Amer... Read more

  • Jordan statement on House vote to pass reconciliation bill repealing significant portions of Obamacare
    Posted in Press Release on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Healthcare, Budget and Fiscal Issues, Pro-Life and Family Issues, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following statement regarding today’s vote on a reconciliation bill that would repeal significant portions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, and also stop federal funding of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers: “Since 2010, Republicans have told the American people that we heard their frustration over Obamacare and would repeal this terrible law. Today we took the first step toward finally repea... Read more

  • Jordan to speak at CPAC 2016
    Posted in Press Release on January 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Budget and Fiscal Issues, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will speak at the American Conservative Union’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference, held March 2-5, 2016, at the Gaylord Hotel National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Of the event Rep. Jordan said: “The American Conservative Union is a recognized leader of the conservative movement, and its annual CPAC conference is a must-attend event for conservative activists and leaders alike. From Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W.... Read more

  • Jordan statement on continuing resolution that funds Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Release on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Budget and Fiscal Issues, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following statement regarding today’s vote to pass a continuing resolution out of the U.S. House of Representatives that does not remove federal funding from Planned Parenthood and instead send it to more comprehensive federally qualified women’s health clinics: “I would have supported the funding bill had it simply redirected taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood to community health centers around the country, where women can receive actual, comprehen... Read more

  • Jordan to Planned Parenthood president: If videos were edited, why did you apologize?
    Posted in Press Release on September 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Healthcare, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) today questioned Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. President Cecile Richards in a congressional hearing about undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood leaders haggling over the prices of organs and other tissue from aborted babies, and admitting to altering abortion practices at risk of harm to the mother. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing was titled “Planned Parenthood’s Taxpayer Funding.” During the hearing, Rep. Jorda... Read more

  • House Freedom Caucus Statement Regarding Planned Parenthood Funding
    Posted in Press Release on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Budget and Fiscal Issues, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    Today, the House Freedom Caucus released the following statement regarding Planned Parenthood funding: “Given the appalling revelations surrounding Planned Parenthood, we cannot in good moral conscience vote to send taxpayer money to this organization while still fulfilling our duty to represent our constituents. We must therefore oppose any spending measure that contains funding for Planned Parenthood.” Mission statement of the House Freedom Caucus: “The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to co... Read more

  • Jordan awards Elyria area educator with ticket to watch Pope Francis speech in person
    Posted in Press Release on August 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Pro-Life and Family Issues

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) has invited Mr. Andrew Krakowiak to be his guest in the House gallery for the September 24th speech by Pope Francis to a joint session of Congress. Krakowiak is the Executive in Residence at Elyria Catholic High School, and has served as a teacher, coach and administrator in Northeast Ohio catholic schools for more than 30 years. Jordan chose Krakowiak to honor the formative role he played in the lives of thousands of students throughout the years, noting that n... Read more