Congressman Richard Nugent

Representing the 11th District of Florida

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Aug 15, 2015 Weekly Report

There isn’t much new and noteworthy in the policymaking world this week, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to tell you all a little legislative story you missed out on a few months ago. It’s instructive in seeing how Congress can, but often doesn’t work.

Aug 8, 2015 Weekly Report

There isn’t a whole lot of news to report this week that you all don’t already know about.  I did want to make you aware of one thing that’s been a growing issue here recently.  As many of you know, a portion of your monthly cell phone bill goes toward the so-called “Universal Service Fund”.  That fund, among other things, provides cell phones to

Jul 25, 2015 Weekly Report

Couple quick updates for you from last week. First off, regarding the attack in Chattanooga, I think the message should be pretty clear to everybody by now that the men and women of our military are being targeted for no other reason than their decision to put on the uniform of this nation.

Jul 11, 2015 Weekly Report

Just a couple quick updates for you this week – some good news and some bad news.  First, if you’ve been following the progress of the Veterans’ ID Card legislation, it has passed both the House and Senate and has been sent to the President’s desk for his signature.  That would be the good news.

Jun 29, 2015 Weekly Report

Amidst all of the news this week about the Supreme Court, there were a couple other items of note.  First off, the House considered several pieces of reform legislation about the Department of Homeland Security.  Since it was created, DHS has been a big mess (and slow to clean itself up).

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:

Aug 15, 2015 Weekly Report

There isn’t much new and noteworthy in the policymaking world this week, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to tell you all a little legislative story you missed out on a few months ago. It’s instructive in seeing how Congress can, but often doesn’t work.

Aug 8, 2015 Weekly Report

There isn’t a whole lot of news to report this week that you all don’t already know about.  I did want to make you aware of one thing that’s been a growing issue here recently.  As many of you know, a portion of your monthly cell phone bill goes toward the so-called “Universal Service Fund”.  That fund, among other things, provides cell phones to

Jul 25, 2015 Weekly Report

Couple quick updates for you from last week. First off, regarding the attack in Chattanooga, I think the message should be pretty clear to everybody by now that the men and women of our military are being targeted for no other reason than their decision to put on the uniform of this nation.

Jul 11, 2015 Weekly Report

Just a couple quick updates for you this week – some good news and some bad news.  First, if you’ve been following the progress of the Veterans’ ID Card legislation, it has passed both the House and Senate and has been sent to the President’s desk for his signature.  That would be the good news.

Jun 29, 2015 Weekly Report

Amidst all of the news this week about the Supreme Court, there were a couple other items of note.  First off, the House considered several pieces of reform legislation about the Department of Homeland Security.  Since it was created, DHS has been a big mess (and slow to clean itself up).

Jun 8, 2015 Weekly Report

The House moved two more appropriations bills this week.  So, why does that matter?  Well, as you’ve heard me say before, the appropriations process is the only way your representatives have the chance to go through the budget line by line and adjust things to reflect your priorities.  No appropriations process, no prioritization process.

May 30, 2015 Weekly Report

The House is out of session this week, but I’ve got an update for you regarding the other two branches of our government.  As most of you all have probably seen, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, decided to leave the injunction in place prohibiting the Obama administration from moving forward with the President’s executive amnesty program

May 26, 2015 Weekly Report

With all of the ongoing focus about the NSA reform bill I talked about last week in this newsletter, I wanted to give you all a quick veterans update.

May 18, 2015 Weekly Report

If you’re interested in whether or not the NSA can collect your phone calls, this week’s newsletter is for you. And… it’s got some good news and bad news.

May 10, 2015 Weekly Report

Just a quick follow-up update this week on Iran. As you all may have seen, the Senate passed their version of the Iran deal oversight bill by a vote of 98-1. The one “no” vote came from my recent former colleague Tom Cotton. His argument was that the bill should take the form of an actual treaty. Frankly, if it were a treaty, it would not give the House an opportunity to vote, only the Senate.