Congressman Scott Garrett represents New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Sworn in to the 108th Congress on January 7, 2003, Scott serves as a member of the House Financial Services and Budget Committees. He is a member of both the Financial Services Oversight and Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittees. Serving in his second term in Congress, Scott is working to strengthen America's future. Faced with unprecedented challenges around the world and here at home, Scott is fighting to strengthen our economy, win the war on terrorism, secure our homeland and improve the quality of life for every New Jerseyan.
New mortgage legislation would force our nation’s hardworking taxpayers to insure up to $300 billion in new mortgages.
This week, the House Foreign Affairs Committee is expected to address the Democrats proposal for the President’s “Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief,” otherwise known as PEPFAR.
For the survivors of the tragic bridge collapse in Minnesota and for the families and friends of those who perished when that bridge plunged 60 feet down into the Mississippi River, that day will not soon be forgotten. But, there are lessons to be learned and remembered for us all, particularly for Congress, if we are to avoid future tragedies like this one.
The U.S. House of Representatives last week approved a $160 billion entitlement explosion, a $53 billion tax hike, relaxed rules for illegal immigrant access to federal benefits, and a package of Medicare cuts. With this they are saddling our children with extraordinary debt, and are doing so without my vote.
The men and women who wear the uniform sacrifice their lives, comfort, and safety to fight for the continued security of our democracy. While Americans back home in the United States benefit from our nation’s freedom, it is the servicemembers who ensure it still exists.
House Republicans have been working hard to fight for the American taxpayer. As you may know, we recently stood firm and forced the new House leadership to stick by their promises of transparency and accountability in federal spending; specifically, to stand by their promises of earmark reform.
Last week, I was sorely disappointed that the House of Representatives failed to pass the most commonsense of bills – the Defense Spending Report Card Act.
It’s been long enough. I urge the United Nations to do what is right – to defend the sovereignty of the State of Israel and take the necessary measures to insure the soldiers’ immediate and safe return...
The people I represent in the Fifth District of New Jersey remember all too well the events of September 11, 2001.