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Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) hit the ground running in the first few days of the new legislative session, introducing his first proposals for the new Congress. The bills address a number of local concerns and present unique solutions for the challenges facing families and residents of the District including Orange and San Diego Counties.
"The very first bills I've introduced this Congress directly address many of the top concerns I've heard from constituents all over our district. They're focused on protecting our military, putting American workers first, creating a secure energy future, and enhancing the safety of our communities. I'm eager to work with my colleagues, on both sides of the aisle, to advance these common-sense solutions that will create jobs, increase accountability and ensure our military is ready for the challenges of tomorrow."
The bills authored by Congressman Darrell Issa include:
The Protect and Grow American Jobs Act
The Protect and Grow American Jobs Act helps close loopholes being used to replace American labor on the cheap with foreign labor imported en masse from abroad. It makes several updates to the nation's high-skills visa program (H1B) to crack down on abuse and ensure that more of the limited slots available under this important program are made available to the uniquely qualified individuals our nation needs from the world's best and brightest.
The Safe Recovery and Community Empowerment Act
The Safe Recovery and Community Empowerment Act returns power to state and local government to find solutions to help address the growth of sober living and residential recovery facilities. State and local government have been hamstrung from taking action, thanks to current interpretation of federal law. This bill gives communities the ability to choose reasonable oversight of residential recovery facilities and to enforce zoning and other city ordinances.
The Interim Consolidated Storage Act
The Interim Consolidated Storage Act would authorize the construction of a temporary storage site for nuclear waste from across the nation, while work continues on long-term, permanent solution. Two potential sites – one in New Mexico and one in West Texas – could allow nuclear waste from the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station to be moved away from our community in as little as 5 years.
The Military LAND Act
The Military LAND Act protects current military training space at Camp Pendleton and would allow military officials to weigh in on future historic designation nominations for federally-owned spaces. In effect, the bill would ensure Trestles Beach remains a shared space between the military and the surfing community.
The Midnight Rules Relief Act
The Midnight Rules Relief Act makes important changes to increase oversight, restore accountability, advance transparency and reduce the regulatory burden on business and other job creators. It amends the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to overturn any executive branch regulation issued in the last 60 legislative days of an outgoing President's administration in a single vote. It streamlines the process for Congressional review to ensure regulations aren't rushed-in at the last minute, but are instead implemented in an accountable, well-thought-out, and transparent manner.
Congressman Issa's Midnight Rules Relief Act was approved by the House in the first week of the new Congressional session by a vote of 238-184.
They also include the following bills for which he is an original co-sponsor:
The WINGMAN Act
The WINGMAN Act makes it easier for Congressional offices to assist veterans and their families with benefit claims and other constituent services issues.
Post 9/11 GI Bill Reserve Eligibility
This bill ensures military reservists will receive Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits as intended by correcting an error resulting in Reservists and Guardsmen losing their monthly housing allowance if they are on as little as one day of active duty.
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Washington's next big focus is fixing our broken tax code.