Washington, D.C., – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressed his appreciation for the work of Congress to find a bipartisan fix for the way the U.S. Forest Service is funded for fighting wildfires. Secretary Perdue had advocated for the change since taking office in April 2017. Congress included the solution in the FY 2018 Omnibus Spending Package, which has been signed into law by President Donald J. Trump.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 520, the “National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act” (Rep. Mark Amodei) (R-NV).

“There are many things that make the United States exceptional… We are blessed with the natural advantage of vast mineral resources, which have only become more valuable in the modern era. Today, nonfuel minerals are used in almost every aspect of our lives, from laptops and smartphones, to advanced weaponry and infrastructure modernization,” Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Chairman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) stated.

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Shrinks 2,000,000 acres of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase Monuments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04), House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chief Defense and Interior Officer Chris Stewart (UT-02), Western Caucus Members Raúl Labrador (ID-01), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Doug Lamborn (CO-05) and Tom Emmer (MN-06), and Congressman John Curtis (UT-03) issued statements following President Trump's announcement of modifications to the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante Monuments:

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Senate Tax Bill Will Boost Take-Home Pay, Expand the Economy

The Finance Committee tax plan will unleash economic growth. By lowering the corporate tax rate, shifting to a territorial tax system, and allowing immediate expensing, the plan encourages more investment here at home and helps keep jobs from going overseas.

The result?

Faster growth, more jobs and higher wages for Americans across the country.

In fact, top economists recently wrote to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin emphasizing that the current tax plans being debated in Congress could grow the American economy by 3 to 4 percent over the long term.

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Under Finance Committee Plan, a Typical Family of Four Will See Tax Bill Drop by Nearly 60 percent

The Finance Committee tax overhaul delivers benefits directly to the working and middle class through doubling the standard deduction and the child tax credit, as well as lowering rates across the board. Take a look at the real world impact of the Senate plan:

Family of four earning $73,000

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On Wednesday October 18, 2017, the President signed into law:

S. 178, the “Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act,” which establishes certain requirements for the Department of Justice with respect to investigating and prosecuting elder abuse crimes; and amends Federal criminal law to expand telemarketing fraud to include “email marketing” fraud;

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