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Tillis Co-introduces Bill to Ban Oil and Natural Gas Imports from Iran and Venezuela PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 March 2022 11:22
U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) recently co-introduced the Preempting Misguided Appeasement and Financing of Destabilizing Regimes Act, legislation that would prohibit the importation of Iranian and Venezuelan crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas into the United States.
 
Senator Tillis previously pushed for a ban on Russian oil imports and has called for increasing domestic energy production in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine.
 
“I support the Biden administration’s decision to ban Russian oil imports so we don’t inadvertently help fund Putin’s illegal invasion, but it cannot be an empty gesture to ban oil from one ruthless dictatorship and in turn replace it with oil from another ruthless dictatorship,” said Senator Tillis. “Instead of turning to countries like Iran and Venezuela, the Biden administration must reverse their failed energy policies and immediately expand production here in America.
 
Congressman Hudson, To Introduce American Ammo In Defense of Ukraine Act PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 March 2022 10:58

U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) and U.S. Representative Victoria Spartz (R-IN) have introduced the American Ammo in Defense of Ukraine Act. The legislation will waive export criteria so donations from American ammunition manufacturers can reach Ukraine faster. Twenty seven Members joined Reps. Hudson and Spartz as original cosponsors.

"In the face of Russia's invasion, Ukrainian President Zelensky announced he 'needed ammunition, not a ride.' The American Ammo in Defense of Ukraine Act will do just that by cutting red tape to ensure American ammunition can reach Ukraine faster," said Rep. Hudson. "America must support Ukraine's self-defense and I appreciate Congresswoman Spartz and our colleagues for joining this common sense bill."

"The American Ammo in Defense of Ukraine Act is important legislation which would improve speed and agility in dealing with the current crisis in Ukraine," said Rep. Spartz. "Maximizing efficiency, and cutting bureaucratic red tape is essential in dealing with any crisis effectively."

Last week, U.S. ammunition manufacturer AMMO, Inc. plans to send 1 million rounds of ammunition to Ukraine with support from North Carolinian Richard Childress. Rep. Hudson's bill would make it easier for manufacturers like AMMO, Inc. to get this ammunition to Ukraine by authorizing the President to waive Department of State and Department of Commerce export criteria and transportation costs on ammunition.

Original cosponsors include Reps. Bob Good, Gregory F. Murphy, M.D., Dan Crenshaw, David B McKinley P.E., Fred Upton, Tom Emmer, Clay Higgins, Brian Babin, Troy Balderson, Jake LaTurner, Ted Budd, Diana Harshbarger, Brian Mast, Adam Kinzinger, Mike Kelly, David Rouzer, Randy Feenstra, David Kustoff, Andrew R. Garbarino, Bob Gibbs, Virginia Foxx, Dan Newhouse, Michael Guest, Kelly Armstrong, Jake Ellzey, Neal Dunn, M.D., and Elise Stefanik.

 
Tillis Lauds Passage Of Postal Reform Bill PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 March 2022 17:28
 U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded Senate passage of bipartisan legislation he co-introduced to set the United States Postal Service (USPS) on a more sustainable financial footing and support the goal of providing long-term reliable service across the country. The bipartisan bill strengthens transparency and accountability for Postal Service performance, eliminates unnecessary financial burdens, and helps ensure the USPS can better serve the American people. 
 
“Over the last few months, I have worked hard to build bipartisan support for this important legislation that will make long-overdue to change to the U.S. Postal Service that will ensure its long-term suitability,” said Senator Tillis. “I am proud to have helped secure Senate passage so North Carolinians who count on the USPS to deliver prescriptions and utilize their services to facilitate commerce and pay their bills can receive prompt and reliable service. I also appreciate Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s leadership in partnering with Congress to implement bipartisan reforms that will provide the USPS with the proper financial support and strengthen transparency and accountability. I look forward to this bill being signed into law soon.”
  
The Postal Service Reform Act would:
Eliminate the aggressive prefunding requirement that has hurt the Postal Service financially, and integrate postal worker retirees’ health care with Medicare. 
o Together, these two reforms would create $45.9 billion in savings for the Postal Service over the next ten years. 
Require the Postal Service to maintain its standard of delivering at least six days a week.
Improve transparency of Postal Service operations to both customers and Congress by requiring the publication of easily accessible weekly service data on the Postal Service website, as well as issuing a detailed report to Congress every six months on Postal Service finances and operations. The bill also includes bipartisan provisions for Postal Service accountability and growth.
 
Tillis Calls for Russia to Be Expelled from UN Security Council PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 March 2022 17:43

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently co-sponsored a joint resolution urging the Biden administration to remove Russia from the United Nations (UN)Security Council.

“Putin's regime must be held accountable for starting this unprovoked war against a free and sovereign democracy and spilling the blood of innocent people,” said Senator Tillis. “Russia has lost their right to serveon the UN Security Council, and I urge the Biden administration to call for their immediate removal.”

BACKGROUND:

  • This resolution urges the Biden Administration to take all steps necessary to remove the Russian Federation as a Permanent Member of the UN Security Council.
  • Removing Russia’s status as a Permanent Member of the Security Council eliminates Moscow’s veto power over Security Council Resolutions.
  • Allowing Russia to retain its permanent position despite its abuse of international law threatens the very credibility of the Security Council and undermines the fundamental values of peace and security on which the United Nations is built.
  • It is also possible that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics’ (USSR)seat was never properly transferred to the Russian Federation, as there was not a formal process such as amendment of the UN Charter after the fall of the Soviet Union.
  • Russiawas granted its seat on the Security Council on the basis of the UN’s legal office, with no action ever taken by the General Assembly to formally approve it.

 

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