What’s Re­ally Hap­pen­ing in the cap­i­tal

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WASH­ING­TON, D.C. — 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 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 rule that went as far as nam­ing pud­dles bod­ies of wa­ter and yield­ing con­trol to the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency.

Last week, with my strong sup­port, the House passed leg­is­la­tion to roll back parts of the Dod­dFrank 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.

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 Sec- ond 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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Repub­li­can Con­gress­man Mike Rogers is the U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Alabama’s 3rd con­gres­sional dis­trict, serv­ing since 2003. He is a grad­u­ate of Jack­sonville State Univer­sity, with both a bach­e­lor’s and mas­ter’s de­grees. From “Six Lit­tle Sto­ries” supplied by a lo­cal reader.

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