Congressman Richard Nugent

Representing the 11th District of Florida

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Apr 23, 2016 Weekly Report

Over the past five years I have received countless letters from constituents expressing a general distaste for the Internal Revenue Service. And let me tell you, I share in the frustration. Although another tax day has come and gone, the IRS is always lurking.

Feb 27, 2016 Weekly Report

Earlier this week, and in an unconvincing fashion, the President tried to tell the American people (again) that permanently closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay would be a good idea. Since stepping into office, he has released 147 prisoners, stopped the admission of new detainees and now is looking for a way to bring a large number of them into the American prison system.

Feb 13, 2016 Weekly Report

The President released his budget on Tuesday and it was much of what we have come to expect out of his office: more taxes, more spending, and more debt. It even included an inexplicable $10-a-barrel tax on oil. You think the oil companies will incur this cost? Absolutely not.

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Following the release of the President’s proposed budget, Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-11) issued the following statement:

Feb 6, 2016 Weekly Report

This upcoming Tuesday, the President is set to unveil his budget proposal for 2017. With reports seeping out over the past week, it appears this plan is shaping up to be one of the most costly yet – cutting where we are most vulnerable and spending where we cannot afford another dime.  

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Following the release of the President’s proposed budget, Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-11) issued the following statement:

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:

Apr 23, 2016 Weekly Report

Over the past five years I have received countless letters from constituents expressing a general distaste for the Internal Revenue Service. And let me tell you, I share in the frustration. Although another tax day has come and gone, the IRS is always lurking.

Feb 27, 2016 Weekly Report

Earlier this week, and in an unconvincing fashion, the President tried to tell the American people (again) that permanently closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay would be a good idea. Since stepping into office, he has released 147 prisoners, stopped the admission of new detainees and now is looking for a way to bring a large number of them into the American prison system.

Feb 13, 2016 Weekly Report

The President released his budget on Tuesday and it was much of what we have come to expect out of his office: more taxes, more spending, and more debt. It even included an inexplicable $10-a-barrel tax on oil. You think the oil companies will incur this cost? Absolutely not.

Feb 6, 2016 Weekly Report

This upcoming Tuesday, the President is set to unveil his budget proposal for 2017. With reports seeping out over the past week, it appears this plan is shaping up to be one of the most costly yet – cutting where we are most vulnerable and spending where we cannot afford another dime.  

Jan 16, 2016 Weekly Report

Just a quick recap for you of a very eventful week.  First off, the President delivered his final State of the Union address.  If you’ve seen any of the other ones, you probably could have skipped this one.  As I told the press afterwards, seventy percent of Americans think the country is on the wrong track, even the President’s biggest supporters have trouble defending his foreign policy decis

Dec 12, 2015 Weekly Report

Not a whole lot to report this week.  The major legislation on the floor was the third leg of a three part trade package you heard a lot about earlier in the year.  The first piece was so-called “Trade Promotion Authority” or TPA for short.  That legislation authorized the President to submit a trade agreement involving various Pacific nations for an expedited up-or-down vote (without amendment

Nov 7, 2015 Weekly Report

As many of you may have seen by now, I announced on Monday that I will not be running for reelection at the end of 2016. The reason, in the end, was pretty simple… family comes first. As I explained to the press:

   “It is with decidedly mixed emotions that I am announcing today that I will not be seeking another term in Congress.

Oct 31, 2015 Weekly Report

Well… it’s been an interesting week. Interesting, but not altogether surprising.

Oct 24, 2015 Weekly Report

In case you missed it several weeks back, I wrote you all about the possibility that the President might veto the annual (bipartisan) defense authorization bill… Well, he did it. Below is an op-ed I wrote expressing my concerns about that and urging my colleagues to vote to override that veto.  And if you’d like to see the initial argument I made on the floor, click here.

Oct 20, 2015 Weekly Report

The House was out of session last week, so there wasn’t a whole lot to report on the legislative front. There was, however, a fairly significant development on the military / national security front. After months, and some would say years, of dithering on the subject, President Obama reached a conclusion about leaving a residual force in Afghanistan.