Friday, July 11, 2014

Addressing the immigration crisis

With the immigration crisis roiling the southern border and President Obama seemingly paralyzed to act, I am supporting an effort in the House of Representatives to amend a 2008 law – originally meant to combat sex trafficking – that is exacerbating the problem. The change would accelerate the screening and repatriation of many unaccompanied children who cross the border illegally. This crisis demands immediate action from both Congress and the President to address growing threats to public safety and to our national security.  
On a lighter note, I had some special guests in D.C. this week – my wife and daughters came from our home in Tulare to visit me. My daughters had some interesting meetings here, including one with Senator Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy, and another with NASCAR driver Kurt Busch.

Seems like they enjoyed making some new friends.

Separately, if you missed my recent articles on U.S. national security, you can read them here and here. And click on the icon below for the updated Nunes Digest:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The response to Iraq begins with Keystone

I recently outlined my thoughts on the connection between America’s energy policy and the chaos now engulfing the Middle East. You can read my article at the Washington Examiner here.

Separately, click on the icon below for the updated Nunes Digest:

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Salute to Central Valley Honor Flight Vets

Today I had one of my favorite events – meeting participants of the Central Valley Honor Flight program at the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. I am always amazed by these veterans’ humility and courage. Here are a few pictures with these patriots:


Thank you all for your service.
Separately, you can read my new article on America’s battle against jihadist terrorism here.   

Friday, June 20, 2014

IRS in the hot seat


Today, the Ways and Means Committee heard testimony from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen as to how his agency lost copies of emails sent by Lois Lerner and other IRS officials who targeted conservative non-profit groups. Mr. Koskinen claimed the emails were lost in computer crashes – which were convenient if these officials had something to hide. We’ve heard a lot of excuses from the IRS since this scandal was revealed last year, but this “dog-ate-my-emails” story might be the dumbest. Along with my fellow members of the Ways and Means Committee, I will continue investigating this issue until we learn the whole truth and until all those who broke the law face justice.
Separately, the Nunes Digest has been updated for your weekend reading. Click on the picture below.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Commemorating D-Day

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which marked the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany. Thanks to the bravery and sacrifice of U.S. troops and their allies on June 6, 1944, the world was soon rid of Adolf Hitler’s bloody regime.

In honor of these courageous veterans, here are a few D-Day-related links:
·       Ronald Reagan’s speech commemorating the 40th anniversary of D-Day: click here.
·       Scenes from D-Day, Then and Now (clickable photos of D-Day that show what those exact locations look like today): click here.
·       And last but not least, the fantastic story of an 89-year-old British veteran who snuck out of a nursing home this week and went to France for D-Day commemorations: click here.   

Separately, the Nunes Digest is updated here.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Unanswered questions about the Taliban prisoner swap

I wanted to draw your attention to two articles, here and here, about the Obama administration’s release of five Taliban prisoners from Gitmo in exchange for the release of U.S. POW Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban under murky circumstances.

There are a lot of unanswered questions about both Bergdahl’s capture and the deal for his release. I expect more details about this will come to light in the near future.