Mike Rogers: What’s really happening in Washington

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There are some good things happening in Washington that most folks don’t know about because the media elite just won’t cover it.

The enthusiasm surrounding the election of President Donald Trump has renewed the spirit of the American worker and entrepreneur alike. Confidence in our economy’s growth is spreading. Unemployment is at its lowest point in over a decade. Over 700,000 new jobs have been created and the stock market is at record highs.

President Trump has overturned with Congress’ help over a dozen harmful regulations put in place by the Obama Administration like the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that went as far as naming puddles bodies of water and yielding control to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Last week, with my strong support, the House passed legislation to roll back parts of the Dodd-Frank legislation to level the playing field for local banks, help small businesses get back to work and rein in the unconstitutional power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

In fact, as of this writing, the House of Representatives has passed over 150 bills and President Trump has signed over 35 bills into law, placing his current accomplishments ahead of the past four administrations.

According to the U.S. Border Patrol, apprehensions of illegals on the Southwest border are dropping dramatically. Agents on the border report that traffic has fallen over 70 percent from the end of 2016.  My bill H.R 1813, the Border Wall Funding Act would make this trend permanent.

Congress is also working with the president to rebuild the military, repeal and replace the flawed Obamacare legislation and reform our tax code.

And for all of us that care about our deeply held values like the protecting the unborn and the Second Amendment, the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was a tremendous victory. He’ll serve as a continued conservative voice on the high court as he replaces the late Antonin Scalia.

The fake news has many across America thinking that nothing is going on in Washington, but the truth is, Congress and President Trump are working tirelessly to get our country back on track. I will continue to support President Trump and fight to bring back and preserve our conservative values.

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Mike Rogers OfficialMike Rogers is a member of U.S. Congress representing Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District.

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