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OP-ED: Restoring America's Confidence

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I ran for Congress because I didn’t like the direction America was going and was worried that the country I leave to my two daughters will be weaker than the one we inherited. I’ve fought to oppose the excessive spending, executive overreach, job-killing regulations and aimless foreign policies that are part and parcel of President Obama’s agenda. Yet I’ve argued since day one that Congressional R...

OP-ED: Return to Regular Order

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One of my biggest frustrations since coming to Congress has been trying to reform a top-down system of governing in Washington, where Members – and the people they represent - have little say in affecting legislative outcomes. The system often shuts Members out of the amendment process because some special interest may disagree, refuses to tackle pressing issues because of an “unpleasant” vote for...

The President Should Pause the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program

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The United States is a proud nation of immigrants. We’ve welcomed refugees and immigrants for generations, forming a culturally diverse and open country unlike any other in the world. My own grandmother legally emigrated from Colombia in search of greater freedom and opportunity for her family. However, the threat posed by Islamist extremists is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Months ago, ...

Status Quo Unacceptable

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The resignation of Speaker John Boehner has sparked a much-needed debate in the U.S. House of Representatives. You’d be hard-pressed to find any American - conservative, liberal, independent or otherwise - who thinks Washington is working effectively on their behalf. The people I serve tell me that they’re sick of the status quo. I fight this battle every single day, and that means taking a stand ...

Iran Nuclear Agreement Is A Bad Deal

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I’m extremely concerned with many components of the nuclear agreement with Iran. While a negotiated solution is always the preferred way out of any impasse, the U.S. cannot afford a deal that leaves Iran with an intact pathway to nuclear weapons and provides us no credible ability to inspect and verify their actions – or lack thereof. Throughout the negotiating process, Iran has resisted adapting ...

Perry Continues Fight Against Domestic Spying Programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – One week after opposing the reauthorization of the Patriot Act because it didn't stop the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass collection of Americans’ data, U.S. Representative Scott Perry introduced legislation, the NSA Transparency Act, to require this and future Administrations to respond to unanswered questions from lawmakers about the domestic surveillance programs that h...

Going After Waste and Abuse in Government Wherever It’s Found

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I’ve made a commitment to hold Washington more accountable to the hard-working taxpayers of the 4th Congressional District. That means pursuing waste and abuse in government – including taxpayer-funded giveaways to big business. In recent weeks, we’ve seen a series of robo-calls in the district trying to drum up support for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), which provides loan...

Perry Amendment to Boost Hydropower and Create Jobs Passes U.S. House

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Scott Perry (PA-4) continued his efforts this week to remove government barriers to the development of hydropower in the U.S. by sponsoring an amendment to H.R. 2028, the Energy-Water Appropriations bill for FY2016 that would restore funding for this vital energy resource. Hydropower is the largest source of clean, renewable energy in the U.S., creating thousands of jo...

Islamic Extremism Must Be Confronted

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On February 11, President Obama sent an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to Congress, which laid out the Administration's plans to defeat ISIS. This proposal would: last three years; prohibits "enduring offensive ground operations”; authorize "ground combat operations in limited circumstances"; and repeal the previous 2002 AUMF that authorized military operations in Iraq. Whether...

Now We Can Get Congress Going

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By John Boehner and Mitch McConnell Nov. 5, 2014 7:12 p.m. ET Americans have entrusted Republicans with control of both the House and Senate. We are humbled by this opportunity to help struggling middle-class Americans who are clearly frustrated by an increasing lack of opportunity, the stagnation of wages, and a government that seems incapable of performing even basic tasks. Looking ahead to the ...

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