Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) today introduced the Welfare Benefit Reform and Alignment Commission (BRAC) Act which will create a bipartisan, eight-member commission tasked with formulating concrete solutions to reform more than 90 federal welfare programs which cost taxpayers almost $1 trillion a year.
Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) and Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Drain the Swamp Act of 2017, which will require all agencies in Washington, DC to relocate their headquarters outside of the DC metro area. No more than 10 percent of agency employees will be permitted to remain in Washington.
Today, the House of Representatives adopted two amendments (Amendment #80 and Amendment #120) offered by Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Amendment #80 will encourage collaboration between the Federal Aviation Authority and the Department of Defense on unmanned aircraft research. “The Springfield Ohio National Guard Base located in our district plays an important supporting role for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s ongoing drone research activities. My amendment will strengthen coordination between FAA and DOD to help our make our region of Ohio a leader in unmanned aircraft research, development, testing, and manufacturing,” said Davidson. Amendment #120 will prohibit funding for military operations in Yemen that are not directly connected with the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force. This amendment ensures U.S. forces remain focused on the Congressionally authorized war against al Qaeda, not fighting in the Yemeni civil war. “We owe it to our troops to give them clear missions and the tools to accomplish them. Involving our military in a war against Houthi forces without Congressional authorization is out of the bounds of our Constitutional framework for making war. It also commits our soldiers and defense resources to ill-defined missions that do not support our national security,” said Davidson. The 2018 NDAA provides the funds needed to begin rebuilding our military after years of severe cuts that have reduced troop levels, created a readiness crisis, and delayed development of weapons systems needed to challenge our adversaries. The bill will also give troops their biggest pay raise in eight years. It passed the House by a vote 344-81. We owe it to our troops to give them clear missions and the tools to accomplish them. Involving our military in a war against Houthi forces without Congressional authorization is out of the bounds of our Constitutional framework for making war.
Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) released the following statement supporting the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004) after final passage in the House of Representatives: “After years of refusing to enforce immigration laws, our illegal immigration problem is worse than ever. At home, Ohio suffers from the opioid epidemic after the previous eight years of lax enforcement. “These two bills we passed today will make Americans safer, but we must do more. House leadership should bring the Davis-Oliver Act, which would empower local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws, to the floor immediately. It would also prevent the executive branch from refusing to enforce immigration law like with the Obama Administration.”
Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s reversal of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule: “Today’s announcement ends one of the most aggressive federal government power grabs in recent history. We all want clean water, but the WOTUS rule violates our Constitution. While the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineer’s move to end WOTUS should be the last we hear of this, Congress must also act by passing legislation to prevent any future administration from this kind of executive overreach."