Congressman Richard Nugent

Representing the 11th District of Florida

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Jul 16, 2014 News
“The Service Academy Open House will NOT be held as planned this Satuday at Pasco Hernando State College in Spring Hill.  The Veterans Benefits Resou
Jun 21, 2014 Weekly Report

The House stayed busy this week and I’m happy to report, it was all pretty positive stuff.  The main order of business was consideration of the Defense Appropriations bill (one of my top priorities, obviously).  I’ve been through this a couple times now, but it is still remarkable to me (and a little scary to be honest) that we can bring up, debate, amend, and pass a bill that appropriates $491

Jun 14, 2014 Weekly Report

There is obviously a lot going on in Washington right now, but most of it we’ve talked about at length already. Briefly - the House did continue its work on passing the appropriations bills. That’s a good thing and we’ve got more coming up next week. 

Jun 7, 2014 Weekly Report

If you’ve read a newspaper or turned on a television at all this week, then you already know what the news is. Last Saturday, President Obama announced the he had swapped five high level Taliban operatives for our only POW in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A firestorm has ensued. So what is all of the fuss about and where do I stand on it?

May 31, 2014 Weekly Report

It’s been a short week in Washington, so just a couple items for you. The House moved another one of the twelve appropriations bills. This time, it was the Commerce, Justice, and Science bill, which funds several departments. Despite opening the bill up to unlimited amendments, we managed to move through the bill and pass it in a little over 48 hours.

May 30, 2014 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) Following the announcement of Secretary Shinseki's resignation, Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-11) issued the following statement:

May 29, 2014 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) Following adoption of his amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill for FY 2015, Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-11) issued the following statement:

May 21, 2014 Press Release
(Spring Hill, FL) –Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-11) to host Military Service Academy Open House: 

“I am very proud to announce the details for the 2014 Service Academy Open House. 
May 16, 2014 Press Release

(Spring Hill, FL) – Following media reports that secret lists plaguing the VA may also be occurring at the VA facility in Gainesville, FL, Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-11) issued the following statement:

 

Issues:
May 2, 2014 Press Release
(Spring Hill, FL) –Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-11) to host Military Service Academy Open House: 

“I am very proud to announce the details for the 2014 Service Academy Open House.

 

May 1, 2014 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Following consideration of his amendment to the Leg Branch Appropriations bill blocking members from leasing cars with official funds, Rep.
Jan 16, 2014 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Following introduction of his legislation blocking the NSA from collecting domestic metadata on Americans, Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-11) issued the following statement:

Oct 3, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Congressman Rich Nugent (FL-11) announced today that he will still be hosting his annual Hernando County Veterans Benefits Resource Fair on October 5th, 2013.

 

Who:  Rep. Rich Nugent, District Staff, representatives from various veterans organizations

Sep 27, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Following introduction of his legislation to delay the disastrous flood insurance rate hikes from taking effect, Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-11) issued the following statement:

Sep 24, 2013 Press Release

(SPRING HILL, FL)  Following the announcement by Duke Energy that they are building a new natural gas plant in Citrus County, Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-11) issued the following statement:

Jun 21, 2014 Weekly Report

The House stayed busy this week and I’m happy to report, it was all pretty positive stuff.  The main order of business was consideration of the Defense Appropriations bill (one of my top priorities, obviously).  I’ve been through this a couple times now, but it is still remarkable to me (and a little scary to be honest) that we can bring up, debate, amend, and pass a bill that appropriates $491

Jun 14, 2014 Weekly Report

There is obviously a lot going on in Washington right now, but most of it we’ve talked about at length already. Briefly - the House did continue its work on passing the appropriations bills. That’s a good thing and we’ve got more coming up next week. 

Jun 7, 2014 Weekly Report

If you’ve read a newspaper or turned on a television at all this week, then you already know what the news is. Last Saturday, President Obama announced the he had swapped five high level Taliban operatives for our only POW in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A firestorm has ensued. So what is all of the fuss about and where do I stand on it?

May 31, 2014 Weekly Report

It’s been a short week in Washington, so just a couple items for you. The House moved another one of the twelve appropriations bills. This time, it was the Commerce, Justice, and Science bill, which funds several departments. Despite opening the bill up to unlimited amendments, we managed to move through the bill and pass it in a little over 48 hours.

May 24, 2014 Weekly Report

Three words this week: National Defense Authorization… As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the process of crafting and revising the annual National Defense Authorization (NDAA) is more or less a year-long process, which culminates with full House consideration (and hopefully passage) of the final bill. This was that week.

May 17, 2014 Weekly Report

As I’m sure most of you have probably heard at this point, it’s become clear over the last few weeks that a number of VA facilities around the country have been keeping so-called “secret wait lists”.  The point of these lists, at least in the case of Arizona, was to hide the true number of veterans who had been waiting extraordinary periods for treatment at the VA.  In a number of those cases,

May 10, 2014 Weekly Report

It’s been a particularly busy week for me up in Washington, so I’ll try to get through everything as swiftly as possible.

First order of business - I was asked to bring the resolution to the House floor holding Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for her refusal to testify regarding her role in the IRS targeting scandal.

May 3, 2014 Weekly Report

Just a quick couple updates from this week.  First, the House has officially begun the appropriations season.  We started with two bills.  One, the Legislative Branch Appropriations bill sets the funding levels for Congress – the House, Senate, Library of Congress, Government Accountability Office, and some other smaller ancillary line items.  I offered an amendment to that bill that, unfortuna

Apr 24, 2014 Weekly Report

Just a quick update this week on a couple of things. First off, you may have noticed the header image on this newsletter has changed. Our community has been especially supportive of trying to raise awareness about our current POW in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Apr 12, 2014 Weekly Report

Every year around this time, at least in the House, Congress gets together and members produce various budget proposals.  Here are the highlights: