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  1. TexAgRepublican

    Leave of absence

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  2. TexAgRepublican

    @jackswanner

    The Infrastructure, Jobs and National Security Act will make America stronger while creating millions of jobs. Watch my floor speech here:
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    Infrastructure, Jobs, and National Security Act

    Mr. Speaker, This is not just an infrastructure bill. The title is very clear about that. This is a comprehensive economic stimulus plan that will create millions of jobs while making our country stronger, better and safer. The military rearmament section is a critical part of this. That section will also create many jobs. Not just any jobs we’re talking about here. These are well-paying factory jobs. Many of them will likely be union jobs. Think about all the steel production that will be needed to keep up with this increased defense manufacturing. Furthermore, all of this military equipment – and all the steel and ball bearings and other accessories that go along with it – must be produced in right here in America. It’s stated in the very section the Representative from California is trying to strike. Finally, while the Air Force is very important, it is just one component of our broader defense strategy. We must also maintain a strong Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. This bill provides new equipment for all branches of our military. I hope that once the dust settles and this reaches a final vote, our colleagues on the other side of the aisle will join us in support of legislation that will make our country stronger and create millions of jobs. I yield.
  4. Kyle Fitzgerald The Naval Observatory For Immediate Release Washington, DC – Vice President Kyle Fitzgerald spoke to the press in support of the Infrastructure, Jobs and National Security Act, a critical component of the Macmillan Administration’s economic stimulus plan. “For far too long, our government has spent trillions of dollars building other nations while our own country has fallen further and further into neglect and decline. Our infrastructure is crumbling, our military has been stuck using outdated equipment, the maintenance of our national parks has been neglected, and millions of good jobs for working-class Americans have been shipped overseas to places like China and Mexico. “With the introduction of the Infrastructure, Jobs and National Security Act, those days are officially over. Now, we begin another round of nation building – but this time the nation we’re building happens to be our own. This bill, sponsored by Congressman Jack Swanner, is a $1.5 trillion investment over the next decade into America’s infrastructure, military, national parks, and economy. It will create millions of jobs, and it is entirely revenue neutral. “$1 trillion of the spending in this bill will go into the Rebuild America Fund, a 10-year block grant to state governments to rebuild our country’s infrastructure. Infrastructure development is a key economic driver. When a road gets built, businesses and homes get built around it. This fund will build, repair and maintain the roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, airports and other infrastructure of our country while creating good jobs for Americans in construction and other sectors. “$200 billion will be spent over the next 10 years to revive the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal era program that put young Americans into valuable national service work. In the new CCC, young people aged 18-35 will be put to work on important projects such as the forestation of public lands, the prevention of forest fires, floods, and soil erosion, and the construction and repair of National Park System paths and trails. There is currently a $17 billion maintenance backlog for national parks and forests. With the funding in this bill, we can clear that backlog in less than a year and put young Americans to work on many other important projects. This program will instill young Americans with valuable work experience and a sense of civic and national pride. “$300 billion will be spent rebuilding America’s military with next generation equipment and hardware. For example, this bill will fund the research, development, and production of the Future Combat System – a long overdue upgrade for the Army to replace aging tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and artillery. The upgrade, originally scheduled as far back as the Bush administration, was shelved by President Obama because his administration was unwilling to make the necessary commitment to keep our military on top. Those days are over. Our administration is committed to making sure our men and women in uniform have the absolute best equipment at their disposal, and we’re matching our rhetoric with action. Not only will our military finally have the equipment they need, but jobs will be created here at home to build all the new equipment. The bill mandates that all military equipment – and all of the parts and components to that equipment – must be produced right here in America. This is going to be a boon for America’s manufacturing sector. “And best of all, this entire bill is paid for. It’s so important to pay as we go because we can’t saddle future generations with so much debt. To pay for the infrastructure, we will end tax haven abuse that costs our country $100 billion a year in lost revenue. Wealthy elites and multi-national corporations use a variety of crooked tricks like corporate inversion to hide their money and send jobs overseas. No more. From now on, they’ll be required to pay their fair share just like the rest of us. To pay for the CCC, we will close the carried interest loophole that lets wealthy hedge fund managers pay a lower rate than the rest of us. And to pay for the military rearmament, we will modernize the FAA by turning it into a private corporation funded by airlines but still under the oversight of the Department of Transportation to ensure that safety standards are always met. “After years of investing in the rest of the world, it’s time to invest in ourselves for a change. It’s time for Congress to pass the Infrastructure, Jobs and National Security Act. Let’s put America back to work.” View full PR
  5. The Naval Observatory For Immediate Release Washington, DC – Vice President Kyle Fitzgerald spoke to the press in support of the Infrastructure, Jobs and National Security Act, a critical component of the Macmillan Administration’s economic stimulus plan. “For far too long, our government has spent trillions of dollars building other nations while our own country has fallen further and further into neglect and decline. Our infrastructure is crumbling, our military has been stuck using outdated equipment, the maintenance of our national parks has been neglected, and millions of good jobs for working-class Americans have been shipped overseas to places like China and Mexico. “With the introduction of the Infrastructure, Jobs and National Security Act, those days are officially over. Now, we begin another round of nation building – but this time the nation we’re building happens to be our own. This bill, sponsored by Congressman Jack Swanner, is a $1.5 trillion investment over the next decade into America’s infrastructure, military, national parks, and economy. It will create millions of jobs, and it is entirely revenue neutral. “$1 trillion of the spending in this bill will go into the Rebuild America Fund, a 10-year block grant to state governments to rebuild our country’s infrastructure. Infrastructure development is a key economic driver. When a road gets built, businesses and homes get built around it. This fund will build, repair and maintain the roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, airports and other infrastructure of our country while creating good jobs for Americans in construction and other sectors. “$200 billion will be spent over the next 10 years to revive the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal era program that put young Americans into valuable national service work. In the new CCC, young people aged 18-35 will be put to work on important projects such as the forestation of public lands, the prevention of forest fires, floods, and soil erosion, and the construction and repair of National Park System paths and trails. There is currently a $17 billion maintenance backlog for national parks and forests. With the funding in this bill, we can clear that backlog in less than a year and put young Americans to work on many other important projects. This program will instill young Americans with valuable work experience and a sense of civic and national pride. “$300 billion will be spent rebuilding America’s military with next generation equipment and hardware. For example, this bill will fund the research, development, and production of the Future Combat System – a long overdue upgrade for the Army to replace aging tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and artillery. The upgrade, originally scheduled as far back as the Bush administration, was shelved by President Obama because his administration was unwilling to make the necessary commitment to keep our military on top. Those days are over. Our administration is committed to making sure our men and women in uniform have the absolute best equipment at their disposal, and we’re matching our rhetoric with action. Not only will our military finally have the equipment they need, but jobs will be created here at home to build all the new equipment. The bill mandates that all military equipment – and all of the parts and components to that equipment – must be produced right here in America. This is going to be a boon for America’s manufacturing sector. “And best of all, this entire bill is paid for. It’s so important to pay as we go because we can’t saddle future generations with so much debt. To pay for the infrastructure, we will end tax haven abuse that costs our country $100 billion a year in lost revenue. Wealthy elites and multi-national corporations use a variety of crooked tricks like corporate inversion to hide their money and send jobs overseas. No more. From now on, they’ll be required to pay their fair share just like the rest of us. To pay for the CCC, we will close the carried interest loophole that lets wealthy hedge fund managers pay a lower rate than the rest of us. And to pay for the military rearmament, we will modernize the FAA by turning it into a private corporation funded by airlines but still under the oversight of the Department of Transportation to ensure that safety standards are always met. “After years of investing in the rest of the world, it’s time to invest in ourselves for a change. It’s time for Congress to pass the Infrastructure, Jobs and National Security Act. Let’s put America back to work.”
  6. TexAgRepublican

    @VP

    @realdonaldtrump is absolutely right about Kim Jong Un. The Fat Freak is out of control.
  7. TexAgRepublican

    Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act

    Mr. Speaker, Point of Order. I move that this amendment be split into two sections. We don't need to be editing the titles of bills. I ask that we consider the title as one amendment (I'm actually not even sure we're allowed to amend titles), and consider the rest of the amendment separately. I yield.
  8. TexAgRepublican

    Rural Hospital Access Act

    Mr. Speaker, Point of order. The amendment is not germane. This is not a bill about marijuana. This amendment should not be recognized. I yield.
  9. TexAgRepublican

    @jackswanner

    Proud to introduce legislation on behalf of @POTUS to rebuild our infrastructure, create jobs and keep our country safe.
  10. TexAgRepublican

    In-Session Campaigning 2018

    Jack Swanner 1. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours) 2. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours) 3. Rally for in Texas targeting Moderate Democrats (1 hour) 4. Upgrade each attribute once (1 hour) $8 million Total spending: $8 million
  11. TexAgRepublican

    In-Session Campaigning 2018

    Kyle Fitzgerald 1. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours) 2. Fundraiser - Texas (2 hours) 3. Rally for House Republicans in Texas targeting Nationalists (1 hour) 4. Upgrade each attribute once (1 hour) $8 million Total spending: $8 million
  12. TexAgRepublican

    @VP

    House Democrats care more about arcane rules than keeping Americans safe.
  13. TexAgRepublican

    American National Security Act

    No it isn't.
  14. TexAgRepublican

    American National Security Act

    Mr. Swanner, on behalf of President Macmillan and with thanks to Mr. McCaul and Mr. Hurd, submits A BILL To protect the United States and its people from threats to its safety. SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. (a) This act shall be cited as the American National Security Act. SEC. 2. CONSTRUCTION OF PHYSICAL BARRIER ALONG U.S.-MEXICO BORDER. (a) A physical precast concrete wall no less than 30 feet high and extending no less than 10 feet underground shall be constructed along no less than 1,000 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border by December 31, 2020. (b) $12,000,000,000 is appropriated for this section. SEC. 3. IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT SURGE. (a) The Department of Homeland Security shall be authorized to enter into a written agreement with a state or a subdivision thereof pursuant to which a state or local officer or employee may carry out immigration-related investigations, apprehensions, or detentions of aliens in the United States at state or local expense. SEC. 4. REVIEW OF ALIENS TO IDENTIFY SECURITY THREATS TO THE UNITED STATES. (a) In this section, the term “covered alien” is defined as any alien applying for admission to the United States who is a national or resident of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, or any other nation the Secretary of Homeland Security determines to be heavily compromised by terrorism, or who has no nationality and whose last habitual residence was from any of the aforementioned nations or any other nation the Secretary of Homeland Security determines to be heavily compromised by terrorism. (b) In addition to the screening conducted by the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall take all actions necessary to ensure that each covered alien receives a thorough background investigation prior to admission. A covered alien may not be admitted until the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation certifies to the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence that each covered alien has received a background investigation that is sufficient to determine whether the covered alien is a threat to the security of the United States. (c) A covered alien may only be admitted to the United States after the Secretary of Homeland Security, with the unanimous concurrence of the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Director of National Intelligence, certifies that the covered alien is not a threat to the security of the United States. (d) The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security shall conduct a risk-based review of all certifications made under subsection (c) each year. SEC. 5. OPEN-SOURCE SCREENING SOFTWARE. (a) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall (1) develop an open-source software based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s global travel targeting and analysis systems and the Department of State’s watchlisting, identification, and screening systems in order to facilitate the vetting of travelers against terrorist watchlists and law enforcement databases, enhance border management, and improve targeting and analysis; and (2) may make such software and any related technical assistance or training available to foreign governments or multilateral organizations for such purposes, provided that the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence concurrently certify that such availability is in the national security interests of the United States. (b) The authority provided under this section shall be exercised in accordance with applicable provisions of the Arms Export Control Act, the Export Administration Regulations, or any other similar provision of law. SEC. 6. PREVENTING TAX CREDIT FRAUD. (a) Claimants of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit must have a social security number that is valid for employment. SEC. 7. ENACTMENT. (a) This act shall take effect immediately.
  15. Mr. Swanner, on behalf of President Macmillan and with thanks to Mr. Levin, Ms. Katpur and Mr. Shuster, submits A BILL To rebuild America's infrastructure, provide America's military with next generation equipment, and create millions of jobs. SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. (a) This act shall be cited as the Infrastructure, Jobs, and National Security Act (IJNSA). SEC. 2. REBUILD AMERICA FUND. (a) $100,000,000,000 will be appropriated annually from Fiscal Year 2019 through Fiscal Year 2028 for the construction of infrastructure projects, to be directed to each State government in the form of a block grant, with the total appropriation being divided on a per capita basis according to the total population of each State. (b) "Infrastructure" shall be defined as the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities, including but not limited to buildings, roads, bridges, utilities, and power supplies needed for the operation of a society or enterprise. SEC. 3. ENDING TAX HAVEN ABUSE. (a) The Department of the Treasury shall be authorized to impose restrictions on foreign jurisdictions or financial institutions operating in the United States that are of primary money laundering concern or that significantly impede U.S. tax enforcement. (b) Title 26 of the United States Code (the Internal Revenue Code) shall be amended to: (1) Authorize the Department of the Treasury to expand reporting requirements for U.S. persons who hold an interest in a passive foreign investment company; (2) establish a rebuttable presumption against the validity of transactions by institutions that do not comply with reporting requirements under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act; (3) treat foreign corporations managed and controlled primarily in the United States as domestic corporations for tax purposes; (4) require tax withholding agents and financial institutions to report certain information about beneficial owners of foreign-owned financial accounts; (5) treat swap payments sent offshore as taxable U.S. source income; and (6) Authorize the Department of the Treasury to impose additional requirements for third party summonses used to obtain information in tax investigations that do not identify the person with respect to whose liability the summons is issued (i.e., John Doe summons). (c) The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 shall be amended to: (1) require corporations registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission to report annually, on a country-by country basis, on employees, gross revenues, payments made to governments, and other financial information; and (2) impose a fine for failure to disclose any holdings or transactions involving equity or debt instruments known to involve a foreign entity that would otherwise be subject to disclosure requirements. (d) Investment advisers and persons engaged in forming new business entities shall hereby subject to all current anti-money laundering requirements and laws. (e) The Department of the Treasury shall be authorized to impose new restrictions on U.S. corporations and other entities with foreign income with respect to: (1) tax deductions allocable to deferred foreign income, (2) the recalculation of foreign income taxes, (3) intangible property transferred overseas, (4) tax evasion activities by U.S. corporations reincorporating in a foreign country, and (5) the interest expense tax deduction of certain subsidiaries of foreign corporations with excess domestic indebtedness in order to prevent such deductions from being considered to drastically reduce tax income owed to the United States. (f) The rules on taxation of inverted entities (i.e., U.S. corporations that acquire foreign companies to reincorporate in a foreign jurisdiction with income tax rates lower than the United States) shall be amended to provide that a foreign corporation that acquires the properties of a U.S. corporation or partnership after the date of passage of this Act shall be treated as an inverted corporation and thus subject to U.S. taxation if, after such acquisition: (1) it holds more than 50% of the stock of the new entity (expanded affiliated group), or (2) the management or control of the new entity occurs primarily within the United States and the new entity has significant domestic business activities. SEC. 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS. (a) This bill authorizes the President to establish a Civilian Conservation Corps to employ U.S. citizens ages 18-35 in the construction, maintenance, and carrying on of works of a public nature, including but not limited to the forestation of U.S. and state lands, prevention of forest fires, floods, and soil erosion, and construction and repair of National Park System paths and trails. (b) The President may extend corps activities to state- and private-owned lands to prevent and control forest fires and floods and attacks of forest tree pests and diseases. (c) The President is authorized to provide housing and transportation for corps employees. (d) There are authorized to be appropriated to the President $20,000,000,000 annually from Fiscal Year 2019 through Fiscal Year 2028 to establish and operate a Civilian Conservation Corps under this Act. (e) Beginning in the year following the enactment of this act, carried interest shall be taxed according to existing laws pertaining to income taxation. SEC. 5. MILITARY REARMAMENT FUND. (a) $300,000,000,000 will be appropriated to the Department of Defense for the following purposes: (1) The renewal and development of the Future Combat System (FCS) including but not limited to the development and production of replacements for the M-1 Abrams tank, the M-2 Bradley IFV, and the M-109A6 Paladin SP artillery system (2) The production of 10 Virginia Class Submarines. (3) The production of 10 Zumwalt Class Destroyers. (4) The production of 10 National Security Cutters. (5) The production of 100 B-21 Raiders. (6) The research, development, and production of a replacement of the M-4 Carbine. (7) Any other purpose the Secretary of Defense authorizes. (b) The money appropriated in this section will remain available until it is spent entirely. (c) All equipment procured by the Department of Defense must be manufactured entirely in the United States when available, including all components and materials of said equipment. SEC. 6. AIR TRAVEL MODERNIZATION. (a) The American Air Navigation Services Corporation is hereby established as a federally chartered, not-for-profit, user-fee funded corporation under the continued oversight of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation. (b) The Department of Transportation (DOT) shall transfer to the corporation: (1) within one year of the date of enactment of this act Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, property, and facilities; and (2) within one year of the date of enactment of this act, operational control of FAA air traffic services. (c) DOT shall establish a Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee. (d) The FAA shall establish: (1) the FAA Task Force on Flight Standards Reform, and (2) a Regulatory Consistency Communications Board. (e) The FAA shall establish a safety workforce training strategy. (f) DOT shall take appropriate actions to promote U.S. aerospace standards, products, and services abroad. (g) DOT shall modify FAA's final rule published August 19, 1994, relating to flight duty limitations and rest requirements to ensure that: (1) a flight attendant scheduled for a duty period of 14 hours or less is given a scheduled rest period of at least 10 consecutive hours, and (2) the rest period is not reduced under any circumstances. (h) DOT shall develop a comprehensive plan to accelerate the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems (drones) into the national airspace system. (i) The FAA shall initiate a review of its strategic aviation cybersecurity plan. (j) DOT shall establish a remote air traffic control tower pilot program for rural or small communities. SEC. 7. ENACTMENT. (a) Unless otherwise stated, this act shall take effect immediately.
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