The migrant crisis is here. The time to build the wall is now

Fox News Opinion Rep. Any Biggs The attack on our southern border by a mob attempting to enter our country illegally, in part to force us to change our laws and policies, is nothing short of an invasion. Congressional inattention and inaction, together with activist judges and a lack of preparation by the Secretary of

What Thanksgiving Means to Me as a Father, Husband, and Congressman

The Daily Signal Congressman Andy Biggs Each year, I love to celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s a time for family, fellowship, and reflection. It’s a time of thanks. I’m especially grateful for the holiday this year. It has been a long, divisive year—not only in Washington, D.C., but across the nation. At times, it can be difficult

Freedom Friday – Protecting American Mining Jobs

Overturning President Obama’s political EPA regulations. Problem: In January 2017, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a regulation that would usurp states’ regulatory authority and needlessly duplicate state and federal requirements for the hardrock mining and mineral processing industry. High costs of compliance with the rule will put a damper on domestic mineral production

Pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Earlier last week, President Trump indicated that he was considering a pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his recent criminal conviction at the hands of a Clinton-appointed judge. I hope that President Trump pardons Sheriff Arpaio, and I would like the pardon to come tonight when the President is in Arizona. Many of us in

Kill the Filibuster Before It’s Too Late

The Wall Street Journal Kill the Filibuster Before It’s Too Late By Andy Biggs August 6, 2017 Bills pass the House, only to die of neglect in the Senate. The greatest obstacle blocking Republicans from fulfilling our agenda is not manufactured outrage about Russians. It’s the Senate filibuster, the 60-vote threshold to suspend debate that

Freedom Friday – Protecting American Mining Jobs

Overturning President Obama’s political EPA regulations. Problem: In January 2017, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a regulation that would usurp states’ regulatory authority and needlessly duplicate state and federal requirements for the hardrock mining and mineral processing industry. High costs of compliance with the rule will put a damper on domestic mineral production

Freedom Friday – Restoring Internet Freedom – July 28

Problem:      • In 2015, in one of many examples of executive over regulation, the Obama Administration’s inserted government interference into an otherwise free and open internet.      • The Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order rule, also known as net neutrality, forces Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to either pull out of high internet traffic areas or

Freedom Friday – Trucking and Transportation – July 21

Below is Congressman Andy Biggs’ speech announcing Freedom Fridays and highlighting an overly burdensome restriction on our trucking industry: “Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Last week, I started “Freedom Friday,” to highlight freedom-killing regulations currently in effect.  This year, Congress used the Congressional Review Act to overturn 14 regulations implemented in the waning days of the Obama

Grant’s Law ‘Common Sense’, Deport Criminal Aliens

Brietbart.com Michelle Moons June 28, 2017 Biggs called Grant’s Law a “common sense measure,” and said, “We are talking about people who we know are criminally violent.” The emphasis, according to Biggs, is keeping illegal aliens that are criminally violent in custody until they’re out of the country. “If you really want to save lives and

Statement on Last Night’s Election Results

GILBERT (June 21) – Today, Congressman Andy Biggs issued the following statement following last night’s victories from Karen Handel (GA-06) and Scott Norman (SC-05): “I congratulate Karen and Scott on their hard-fought victories last night, and I look forward to working with them in the United States House of Representatives. Their victories were a solid

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