Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio issued the following statement after the recent news report that the Department of Justice obtained phone records of Associated Press reporters:
Bill would allow time for review, improve readability, require roll call votes
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Read the Bills Act of 2013. This legislation makes important changes to the way Congress does business by giving ample time to review legislation before it is voted on, requiring that all votes on passage be taken by roll call, and by providing that legislation shows in context how it modifies existing law.
“As families and businesses file their taxes today, we are reminded of the burden that our overly complex tax code places on American households. This year hardworking taxpayers have spent too many hours and dollars to comply with the over 74,000 pages of tax code. The need for common-sense tax reform couldn’t be clearer.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio announced the opening of the 11th District Mobile Office. The Mobile Office will tour the 11th District from Tuesday, March 19th to Friday, March 22nd to introduce constituents to the federal services that are available to them.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Support Democracy in Egypt Act. The bill temporarily suspends any further delivery of F-16 planes and Abrams tanks to Egypt until further review to ensure that they are promoting democracy and stability in their region.
Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11) will be holding a Grand Opening of his district office in Commerce, MI on Saturday, March 9th. This is a great opportunity for constituents to learn more about the services offered by Congressman Bentivolio’s office, including help with veteran’s issues and Social Security/Medicare, and assistance with the Internal Revenue Service.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congress unveiled a statue in honor of civil rights leader Rosa Parks. Congressman Bentivolio joined the Michigan congressional delegation for a photo in front of the statue. He released the following statement:
Round Table Tour for 2/18-22
Congressman Bentivolio has been appointed to House Committee on Small Business in Washington D.C., and would like to invite you to participate in a Small Business Round table with the congressman. The purpose of this event is for businesses from the district to inform the congressman about issues affecting our small business community and share ideas with other business owners.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11) introduced his first bill, The Protect Small Business Jobs Act (H.R. 746). This common-sense legislation offers small business owners a 6-month grace period to correct a violation of federal regulations as long as the violation does not pose an imminent threat to life.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio fulfilled a commitment he made to his constituents by introducing his first House Joint Resolution, H.J.Res 27, which would amend the Constitution of the United States to prevent Congress from using its taxing authority in order to force someone to engage in commerce.
Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio announced his co-sponsorship of the Ronald Reagan Anniversary Celebration Resolution. The resolution details significant achievements of Ronald Reagan’s legacy, including the strengthening of America’s national defense and the defeat of Soviet communism.
On Tuesday, February 5th, 2013, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio expressed his concerns stemming from the report of the Special Inspector General of TARP.
Today, the Congressional Budget Office released its annual update which projected that $7 trillion will be added to the federal debt over the next 10 years if the current spending policies stay in place. Congressman Kerry Bentivolio released the following statement:
Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio announced his co-sponsorship of the Prioritize Spending Act of 2013 (H.R. 149). This bill prioritizes spending in a way that protects Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, military benefits, and debt interest payments by ensuring that they are paid for with the revenue received by the federal government each month rather than with borrowed money.
Congressman Bentivolio has been appointed to House Committee on Small Business in Washington D.C., and would like to invite you to participate in the Small Business Round-table with the congressman. The purpose of this event is for businesses from the district to inform the congressman about issues affecting our small business community.
COMMERCE, MI – Congressman Kerry Bentivolio announced that he is accepting applications for nomination to the Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy. The deadline to apply for the entering class of 2013 is January 31st, 2013.
COMMERCE, MI – Congressman Kerry Bentivolio released the following statement on the hostage situation in Algeria:
“On this inauguration weekend, I send my thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims involved in the hostage crisis in Algeria. “
“I condemn this cowardly act of terror against innocent civilians.”
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Kerry Bentivolio released the following statement regarding President Obama’s press conference:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio co-sponsored his first bill, the Enumerated Powers Act (H.R. 109). This bill requires Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio was sworn in to the 113th United States Congress.
Congressman Bentivolio released the following statement:
113th Congress Freshmen Class on the steps of the United States Capitol Building.
The First Session of the 113th Congress commences January 3rd, 2013.