America is in the midst of a drug epidemic fueled by fentanyl, a deadly substance, which is now the leading cause of death for Americans 18-45.
President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ open border policies have allowed fentanyl to flow across our southern border and into our communities. In FY21, enough fentanyl was seized by Customs and Border Protection to kill every American nearly seven times over.
Instead of addressing the fentanyl crisis gripping our nation, Speaker Pelosi and Congressional Democrats are kicking the can down the road by blocking Republican legislation that would effectively ban the selling of the molecularly-altered fentanyl substance manufactured by criminals.
AMERICA’S FENTANYL CRISIS:
This week the Border Security Caucus (BSC) met with undercover journalist, Jorge Ventura, to get a glimpse into what the Administration and the mainstream media don't want you to know about the border crisis.
The crisis at the border is affecting more than just border towns. Cartels are taking over small towns all over the west coast and the influx of fentanyl has reached record highs. The border crisis has been undeniably exacerbated by this Administration's border policy. Ventura, told BSC, "I always get the same answer when I ask human smugglers and drug traffickers if their job is easier or harder under President Biden." It is undeniable President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ open-border policies have allowed for fentanyl to flow across our borders and into our communities.
MAKE NO MISTAKE:
America’s fentanyl crisis will only become more severe without serious Congressional action.
Unmask our Children
This week, 221 House Democrats blocked consideration of the Unmask Our Kids Act -H.R. 6619.
This bill would block local education agencies from receiving Department of Education funding unless:
COVID-19, mercifully, is simply not as deadly for children. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, preliminary data from 45 states show that between 0.00%-0.03% of child COVID-19 cases resulted in death.
When you combine these numbers with the CDC study that found mask mandates for students — along with hybrid models, social distancing, and classroom barriers — did not have a statistically significant benefit in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools, the insistence that we force students to jump through these hoops for their own protection makes no sense.
Democrat governors and local officials have forced children to mask in school with total disregard for the social, developmental, and emotional consequences. The damage, unfortunately, is already done for too many children who are behind in their education.
With many Democrats across the country suddenly waking up to this reality, seeking to reverse harsh and arbitrary school mask mandates, the American people cannot forget the harm that has already been inflicted.
Our kids deserve normalcy and parents should have the final say when it comes to personal health decisions that impact their families. I will never stop fighting for our children and families!
IRS Backlog and Surveillance Scheme
This week marked the official start of tax season. Unfortunately, tax filers everywhere can expect a frustrating process and potentially lengthy delays on their returns.
The Biden administration blames a lack of IRS funding for the backlog. In reality, the IRS’s problems stem from two primary issues: the slowdown in service due to pandemic telework policies and a series of Democrat programs, like Obamacare subsidies and monthly Child Tax Credit payments, which have shifted agency resources away from its core missions of tax compliance and customer service.
President Biden has no plan to address the painful IRS backlog. Instead, President Biden and congressional Democrats and instead are adding more to the agency’s plate and prioritizing a weaponized IRS. They have proposed an additional $80 billion for the IRS, this funding would be directed to enforcement – particularly new audits of farms and small businesses, not return processing and customer service.
President Biden has also proposed using the IRS to monitor Americans’ spending by requiring financial institutions to share certain banking transactions – a massive overreach and abuse of government authority which would create more work for local banks and credit unions. This is especially outrageous considering the agency has a long track record of targeting taxpayers for their political views, not to mention their history of data being leaked to the press. I adamantly oppose this change and have cosponsored legislation to prohibit this violation of taxpayer privacy.
What you need to know:
This Week's Poll Question
House Republicans recently uncovered that the ATF has been illegally keeping nearly a billion records of firearm transactions.
We are extremely concerned that this database will be used to take firearms away from American citizens. The Biden Administration may use this to implement its ban on nearly 40,000,000 pistols later this summer!
According to a Rasmussen Reports survey in Nov. 2021, two-thirds of Republicans believe the policy will lead to gun confiscation, and even 40% of Democrats believe the same.
The facts don't support the need for a gun registry.
But I want to hear from you!
Do you believe the U.S. government compiling information on Americans who own firearms could lead to all weapons being confiscated?
Congressman Randy Weber
Congressman Randy Weber knows we’ve come a long way since Harvey, but he knows there’s much more to do in making our communities STRONGER. He’s determined to work the long days on the ground and in Washington, D.C. to STAND UP for our people, our principles, and our future.