|Early last week, FBI Director James Comey criticized Hillary Clinton for putting “very sensitive” information at risk in what he described as “extremely careless” handling of information which included over 100 e-mails deemed classified. Our ?national security? is too important to treat in such a reckless manner! On Thursday, the House Oversight Committee called Director Comey to testify about Secretary Clinton’s handling of classified information. Click here to see an excerpt from Comey’s testimony in which Congressman Trey Gowdy questions him about numerous false statements Secretary Clinton made about her private email server.
We passed several important bills in the House this week which will make a real difference in people’s lives. One of these is #HR2646?, The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, which I co-sponsored. This landmark legislation will provide help and hope to patients and their families by funding prevention programs that work, providing alternatives to incarceration, allowing families to help in treatment, and increasing the number of psychiatric beds and rural access to care. Congratulations and thanks to Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) for his hard work and leadership on this issue and this historic legislation! Scroll down for more information on this bill.
At the end of the week, we were all deeply saddened to see news of the shooting in Dallas which resulted in the death of five brave police officers and the wounding of several officers and civilians. Law enforcement officials across the country put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. I hope you will join me in continued prayer for the victims of the Dallas shooting and their families, as well as the law enforcement community and our nation as a whole as we ask for healing.