The House Committee on Appropriations approved the Fiscal Year 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Bill, which funds various federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, for the next year. The bill includes a number of important pro-gun riders, thanks to the tireless work of NRA A+ rated pro-gun champion John Culberson (R), U.S. Representative for the 7th District of Texas and chairman of the House Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee.Read more
COALITION FOR DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION APPLAUDS APPROVAL OF THE HOUSE FY 2018 COMMERCE-JUSTICE-SCIENCE APPROPRIATIONS BILL
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (Coalition) applauds the House Appropriations Committee’s approval of the FY 2018 Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, which would fund NASA from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. The bill includes an increase of $218.5 million above the current FY 2017 funding levels for NASA, and is $771.8 million above the FY 2018 Budget Request. This increase for NASA is noteworthy given that the overall allocation for the House CJS bill was reduced by $2.6 billion for FY 2018.
“The Coalition appreciates the continued leadership of Chairman Culberson, Ranking Member Serrano and the members of the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee for their strong support for NASA in the FY 2018 bill,” said Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, President and CEO of the Coalition. “Despite a challenging budget environment, the Committee has prioritized NASA, especially its science and human exploration missions, to provide the resources necessary to enable continued progress on these important capabilities.”Read more
Over the last decade, the National Human Trafficking Hotline has received 145,764 reports of trafficking in America.
Think about that. More than 100,000 reports of the modern-day version of slavery. Over one hundred thousand lives trafficked, exploited, in some cases destroyed.Read more
Once again, we are deeply saddened by a senseless terrorist attack that targeted innocent young people in Manchester, England.
The targets were not trained soldiers on the field of battle. They were teens attending a concert – young people who were having the time of their life when a coward detonated a bomb and unleashed death and mayhem.Read more
“Sanctuary Cities have known since last summer that this day of reckoning was coming.”
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday it will be forcing nine communities to prove they are complying with an U.S. Immigration Laws in order to continue receiving coveted law enforcement grant money.
The Department of Justice sent letters to nine jurisdictions requiring proof of compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373. Unless the recipients can prove they are no longer thwarting Homeland Security’s efforts to deport illegal immigrants, the Trump Administration put the country’s top nine sanctuary bodies on notice that they could soon have to give up some federal funds.
The new Congress hit the ground running to show support for Israel in the wake of the United Nations anti-Israel resolution passed last December. We also passed legislation designed to roll back excessive government regulation- the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act.Read more
See what others are saying about John Culberson’s effective leadership in Congress.
High noon for Sanctuary Cities
Early this year, U.S. Representative John Culberson, R-Texas, an Appropriations Committee subcommittee chairman responsible for funding the Department of Justice, got Lynch to officially designate the top 10 sanctuaries, including Chicago, New York and, the entire state of California, as noncompliant with federal law.
Culberson’s quiet, unpublicized victory makes sanctuaries immediately vulnerable to the loss of congressional money.
…Culberson said that if President Trump wants to, he could cut off funding to those cities and California the instant he’s sworn in at noon, Jan. 20, 2017.
A November Rasmussen poll found that 81 percent of probable voters favor mandatory deportation for aliens convicted of felonies.Read more