|Capitol Hill is an extremely busy place to be this month! This week alone, we have passed several important bills in the House including one repealing an Obamacare tax hike on seniors and the middle class, legislation prohibiting the transfer of Guantánamo Bay detainees through the end of President Obama’s term and a bill to make the VA more accountable.
We are working in the House to ensure veterans get the care that they have earned. The VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016, which passed the House this week, strengthens whistleblower protections, reforms the Department’s disability benefits appeals process, and makes it easier to fire those who are not doing their jobs.
On the Energy & Commerce Committee, we continued our record of success advancing several committee bills. To date, over 100 bipartisan Energy & Commerce bills and provisions have cleared the House in the 114th Congress. CLICK HERE to see a full listing.
Earlier this week, I spoke to North Carolina small business owners at the 20th Annual NC Business & Economic Development Summit and to a group of oncology nurses with the Oncology Nursing Society. I also met with a group of constituents who were in Washington for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Leadership Summit and Advocacy Day. Please scroll down to see photos from these events and more!