We Must Re-Evaluate How CBRA Zones Affect Private PropertyCBRA zones are drawn from the Costal Barrier Resource Act. While these zones are well intended to save portions of our coastline, the arbitrary interpretation of these boundaries can have real world consequences on everyday Americans. Federal bureaucracies shouldn't be allowed to deprive property of its value without due process.
100th Anniversary of the Farm Credit SystemRep.Ted S.Yoho gave a speech on the House floor commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Federal Farm Loan Act and the creation of the farm credit system.
Rep. Yoho working to reduce the size of the federal governmentRep. Ted S. Yoho offered a common sense amendment to the 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations (H.R. 5055 ) that reduce the size of out-of-control federal departments that continue to grow annually, increasing in both scope and size. His amendment establishes a 5% across the board cut to the Department of Energy’s total employees. In the private sector, business has to find ways to cover costs, they have to make hard decisions, including the elimination of positions that are not essential to overall purpose and mission of the organization. The federal government should be making the same decisions.
Bring Back The Legislative VetoRep. Ted Yoho gave a speech on the House floor to talk about restoring the balance of power in our federal government. To accomplish this, Congress should revive the 'legislative veto.' The legislative veto used to be a potent check on the executive branch for the better part of the 20th Century. However, a broad ruling by the United States Supreme Court in 1983 – INS v Chadha - nullified the legislative veto in over 280 statutes. This was a sweeping decision, one that both handed more authority to the executive branch while limiting Congress’s ability to stand up to federal bureaucracies.Rep. Yoho believes it is time to bring balance back to the branches of government, preserve the institution of Law, and the Constitution, which has allowed the United States to flourish like no other country before.
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Washington, DC – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading advocate for small businesses, awarded Yoho with its biennial Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding support of America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress.
Washington D.C. – Today, WINGMAN (H.R. 5166), a bill that streamlines the benefits claims process between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and congressional constituent advocates processing those claims on behalf of veterans and their families, passed out of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho’s (R-FL-03) bill, the State Sponsors of Terrorism Review Enhancement Act (H.R. 5484), passed the House. This anti-terrorism bill will quadruple the time - from 6 to 24 months - a designated country must refrain from sponsoring terrorism, before a President, regardless of party, can remove it from the sponsor list.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) released the following statement urging the Senate to pass the DOTCOM Act. The legislation prohibits the transfer of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and control of the internet to outside foreign governments. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted in favor of increasing access to capital for small business across America. With Congressman Yoho’s help, the Accelerating Access to Capital Act (H.R. 2357) passed the House by a vote of 236 to 178. This bill expands the eligibility to use a simplified registration form for smaller reporting companies.
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The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the State Sponsors of Terrorism Review Enhancement Act, H.R. 5484, authored by U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL).
Gov. Rick Scott is in Washington this afternoon meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Florida’s U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, and U.S. Rep.
When the United States has friends like Saudi Arabia, who needs enemies?
Last week the Obama administration approved the largest release of detainees from the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.