7/30/2009 Herger Supports Defense Funding Bill

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Wally Herger today voted in favor of House passage of H.R. 3326, the fiscal year 2010 Department of Defense appropriations bill.  He issued the following statement after the vote:

“Congress has no higher duty than equipping our men and women in uniform with the resources they need to be successful in their missions.  And we must take any and all appropriate steps to provide for their health and well being during and after their service, and to ensure that the military in which they serve remains the finest in the world.  I am disappointed that the bill significantly cuts funding for missile defense.  At a time where North Korea and Iran are racing to develop nuclear weapons we should be working to improve our own defense technology.  However, while not perfect, this legislation reflects a strong commitment to our national defense and to our troops.

7/21/2009 Herger: Tax Hikes and Government-Run Health Care Are Job Killers

Congressman Herger delivered the following speech against the massive job killing tax hikes that will accompany House Democrat’s plans for a government takeover of health care.  Below you will find the text of his remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives today and can view video of the speech here.

“Madam Speaker, rising health care costs are a serious problem. But the bill being advanced in the House proposes $1.2 trillion in new spending on health care, coupled with massive tax increases that will hurt small businesses. The new 8% payroll tax will force employers to cut millions more jobs in the middle of the worst recession in decades, while the surtax will push California’s top income tax rate to over 56% — higher than France. And raising taxes to 1970s levels won’t even cover the full cost of this bill. We need real reform that brings down health care costs, instead of pouring more money into a broken system.”

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Herger Fights for Drug Enforcement Funding
Floor Speech (6/25/09)

Herger Fights for Commonsense Forest Management
Floor Speech (6/16/09)

Herger Comments on Reagan Statue Dedication
Thoughts about Reagan Statue (6/3/09)

Herger Bill to Limit Bureaucracy and Increase Access to Federal Lands Passes House
Floor Speech (6/2/09)

Herger Testifies on the Future of the Forest Economy
Testimony before House Committee on Natural Resources (5/21/09)

Iran’s Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons Threatens Future of Israel
Floor Speech (5/7/09)

Herger Floor Speech on Budget: Big Government, High Taxes Are Not The Solutions We Need
Floor Speech (4/2/09)

Herger Calls for Comprehensive Solution to California Water Shortage
Testimony before House Committee on Natural Resources (3/31/09)

Herger at the MedPAC Hearing
Thoughts about MedPAC Hearing (3/17/09)

Herger on Health Provisions in the Stimulus
Floor Speech (2/13/09)

Herger: We Can Do Better To Jumpstart Our Economy
Thoughts about HR 1 (2/13/09)

Herger: Those Who Don’t Learn From History Are Doomed To Make Things Worse
Floor Speech (2/9/09)

Herger Floor Statement on SCHIP
Floor Speech (1/14/09)


Herger Calls for Immediate Vote on Boosting Domestic Energy Production
Radio Actuality (6/11/08)

Herger Calls for Extending Tax Relief without Raising Other Taxes
Floor Speech (5/21/08)

Herger Opposes Counterproductive Housing Measure
Floor Speech (5/8/08)

Herger Discusses Rising Gas Prices
Radio Actuality

Herger Troubled by Tax Burden on American People
Radio Actuality (4/15/08)

Herger Strongly Opposes Tabling of Fair Trade Agreement with Colombia
Floor Speech (4/10/08)

Herger Urges Consideration of Fair Trade Agreement with Colombia
Floor Speech

Herger Blasts Energy Tax Hike Plan
Floor Speech (2/27/08)

Herger Protests Majority Party’s Failure to Pass Critical Foreign Surveillance Bill
Radio Actuality (2/14/08)

Herger Outraged by Berkeley City Council Declaration that Marines Recruiters Not Welcome
Radio Actuality (2/7/08)

Herger Urges Tax Relief Extension
Floor Speech (2/6/08)


Herger Speaks in Opposition to Irresponsible Tax Increase
Floor Speech, Text (12/12/07)

Herger Urges Majority Party to Allow Vote on Clean Veterans Funding Bill
Radio Actuality (11/8/07)

Herger Discusses Benefits of Market-opening Trade Agreement with Peru
Floor Speech, Text (11/7/07)

Herger Discusses Benefits of U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Authority
Speech in Committee (10/31/07)

Herger Gives Speech on State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Floor Speech, Text (10/18/07)

Herger Discuss the Importance of Cyber Security
Floor Speech, Text (10/16/07)

Herger Gives Statement about Importance of Ensuring Product Safety
Speech in Committee, Written Testimony (10/4/07)

Herger Calls on House Majority Party to Strengthen Law Critical to Preventing Terrorist Attacks
Radio Actuality (8/3/07)

Herger Offers Remarks at Trade Subcommittee Hearing Examining Trade Relations with China
Speech in Committee (8/2/07)

Herger Speaks Against Cutting Medicare Advantage and Expanding Government Health Care
Floor Speech (8/1/07)

Herger Testifies at Hearing on Klamath River Basin
Speech in Committee, Written Testimony (7/31/07)

Herger Discusses His Amendment to Repeal the “Three Percent Withholding” Tax Provision
Speech in Committee (7/18/07)

Herger Discusses His Amendment to Delay the “Three Percent Withholding” Tax Provision
Speech in Committee (7/18/07)

Herger Discusses Efforts to Combat Drug Trafficking on Northern California’s Federal Lands
Floor Speech (6/26/07)

Herger Blasts Unacceptable Border Security Provisions
Radio Actuality (6/15/07)

Herger Opposes Budget Envisioning Higher Taxes, Runaway Spending
Floor Speech (5/17/07)

Herger on Bloomberg News Discussing China Currency Issues
Bloomberg Interview (5/9/07)

Herger Opposes Congressional Micromanagement of Mission in Iraq
Radio Actuality (4/25/07)

Herger Reflects on Americans’ Tax Burden
Radio Actuality (4/17/07)

Herger Voices Concern with Majority Party’s Budget
Floor Speech (3/29/07)

Herger Addresses the Iraq Supplemental Measure
Floor Speech (3/22/07)

Herger Applauds the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights”
Radio Actuality (3/16/07)

Herger Discusses “Profound Importance” of Mission in Iraq
Floor Speech (2/15/07)

Secure Rural Schools
Floor Speech (2/12/07)

Herger Opposes Government Negotiating Prices in Prescription Drug Plan
Floor Speech (1/12/07)


Permanent Estate Tax Relief Act
Floor Speech (6/22/06)

Winning the War on Terror
Floor Speech (6/15/06)

Refinery Permit Process Schedule Act
Floor Speech (6/7/06)

American-Made Energy and Good Jobs Act
Floor Speech (5/25/06)

Foster Care Improvement Measure
Floor Speech (5/24/06)

Forest Emergency Recovery and Research Act
Floor Speech (5/17/06)

Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act
Floor Speech (5/10/06)

Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit – CMS Administrator Dr. Mark McClellan
Question at Hearing (5/3/06)

Capital Gains and DividendsTax Relief
Floor Speech (4/26/06)

Tax Relief and Small Business – Treasury Secretary Snow
Question at Hearing (2/15/06)

Trade – Rice and Beef -Ambassador Portman
Question at Hearing(2/15/06)

Welfare Reform – Health and Human Services Secretary Leavitt
Question at Hearing(2/8/06)

Tax Relief – Office of Management and Budget Director Bolton
Question at Hearing(2/8/06)



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