Yesterday in Christchurch, New Zealand a white supremacist slaughtered at least 49 Muslims as they prayed. Americans know this story all too well. We understand the pain and horror that every New Zealander is feeling right now. Our hearts go out to everyone who lost a loved one.
Today the Senate voted to block President Trump’s National Emergency declaration, with 12 Republican Senators joining their colleagues across the aisle. On February 26th the House passed the same legislation in a bipartisan manner to help protect the constitutional balance of power between Congress and the President.
Thank you Chairman Yarmuth and Ranking Member Womack. I appreciate the opportunity to testify in front of the House Budget Committee.
I’m here today on behalf of the 7th Congressional District of New Jersey to advocate for a fiscal year 2020 budget that invests in transportation and infrastructure, in particular public transportation.
Madame Speaker, today I rise today in support for H.R. 1, the For the People Act.
When I was running for Congress, I heard again and again that Americans are losing faith in their government. People asked why the votes they cast don’t lead to the outcomes they want.
Today the House passed H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, with bipartisan support. This bill will close the “Charleston Loophole”, which allows the sale of a firearm to move forward if a background check is not completed within three business days.
(Washington, DC) Today the House overwhelmingly passed this critical bill which is a long-overdue, bipartisan commonsense gun violence prevention measure. See Rep. Malinowski’s statement below.
“Universal background checks are the first down payment on the promise we made to the American people to reduce gun violence in our country.”
Mr. Speaker, I rise to urge that we come together today to defend the Constitution of the United States by repudiating President Trump’s emergency declaration of February 15th.
(Washington DC) The spending package adopted by Congress last night implements for FY2019 the goals of Representative Malinowski’s first legislative initiative, introduced last month: The Transportation Funding Fairness Act.
In the Department of Transportation funding provisions of the 2019 spending package, now signed into law, Congress clarified its intent to permit state governments to count federal transportation loans towards a state’s share of jointly funded infrastructure projects.
The Constitution says, ‘No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of the appropriations made by law.’ Every member of Congress took an oath to defend the Constitution. The President’s actions may force us to do so.
Malinowski makes gun violence prevention early priority of first term
Today, Representative Tom Malinowski remembered the 14 children and 3 staff members who were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one year ago. Their senseless murders sparked a nationwide movement to prevent gun violence in the United States. Yet since that date an additional 1200 American children have been killed by guns. The last Congress took no action stem the epidemic.