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WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after voting no on the first package of appropriations bills for FY21, H.R. 7608 – State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021:
WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Paul Mitchell (R-MI), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Josh Harder (D-CA) announced more than half of the House of Representatives have now cosponsored the College Transparency Act (H.R. 1766). The bipartisan bill will provide students and families with the data they need to make informed choices about post-secondary education.
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the Committee advanced the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, commonly known as the NDAA.
“One of Congress’ core duties is providing for the common defense. The NDAA is of great importance to our national security and I am pleased that for the 60th year the House Armed Services Committee advanced a bill that supports our military and our nation.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have provided additional funding for small businesses facing Coronavirus related challenges:
“It is beyond disappointing to see Democrats in the Senate block vital additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program. Our small businesses desperately need this program so they can keep people employed. It’s time to stop the political games and start helping people.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement regarding the operational status of his Washington, DC and Shelby Township offices:
WASHINGTON – This week the House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced the No Passport Fees for Heroes’ Families Act (H.R. 2847), which waives passport fees for family members obtaining a passport to visit an injured servicemember overseas. This bill was introduced in May of 2019 by Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI), Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA).
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after President Trump released his budget requests for Fiscal Year 2021:
“With the release of the President’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget, it is now up to Congress to fully examine the President’s requests and work to make funding decisions in a timely, responsible manner. It is especially important we avoid yet another continuing resolution since they are especially harmful to our national defense.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement on the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Trump:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement this afternoon after voting against both Articles of Impeachment:
“Alexander Hamilton’s fears have been realized, and impeachment has become weaponized. I do not believe President Trump’s actions constitute high crimes and misdemeanors and therefore voted against both Articles of Impeachment.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement this afternoon after voting yes on the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 1158) and the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 1865):
“The most fundamental duty of Congress is funding the government, and while I am pleased an agreement was reached on the FY2020 appropriations packages, I do not believe we should be taking a bow. Again, Congress needed a last-minute agreement to fund the federal government for the remaining ten months of FY2020.