Press Releases

Mar 25, 2015

Press Release: U.S. Representatives Lofgren, Massie, Eshoo & Polis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Enable Cell Phone & Wireless Device Unlocking

U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), and Jared Polis (D-CO) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to allow consumers to permanently unlock their cellphones, tablets, and other electronic communications devices in order to switch carriers. The Unlocking Technology Act of 2015 (H.R. 1587) expands and improves on cell phone unlocking legislation signed into law last year by allowing consumers to permanently unlock all their mobile devices and media in ways that do not infringe on existing copyrights.

Mar 24, 2015

Press Release: U.S. Representatives Pocan & Massie Introduce Legislation to Repeal PATRIOT Act

Today, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act (H.R. 1466). The legislation would repeal federal mass surveillance laws.

Mar 19, 2015

Press Release: U.S. Representative Thomas Massie Introduces Bill to Secure National Road and Bridge Funding

Today, Congressman Thomas Massie introduced the DRIVE (Developing Roadway Infrastructure for a Vibrant Economy) Act of 2015 with Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI), Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), and Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) as original co-sponsors. The DRIVE Act (H.R. 1461) would help keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent and improve our national infrastructure, without raising the gas tax, by refocusing the Highway Trust Fund on its original and proper role of building and maintaining federal highways and bridges.

Jan 28, 2015

Press Release: U.S. Representative Massie Re-introduces Bill to Eliminate Tax on Social Security Benefits

Congressman Thomas Massie re-introduced the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act (H.R. 589), which would eliminate income taxes on Social Security benefits. The bill would boost the retirement income of millions of older Americans.

Jan 22, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Representatives Massie and Polis Introduce Bipartisan Industrial Hemp Bill

Issues: Farming

Bipartisan coalition of 47 Members propose bill to allow commercial cultivation of industrial hemp

Jan 8, 2015

Press Release: Congressmen Massie and Bridenstine Demand Action

Congressmen Thomas Massie and Jim Bridenstine issued the following statement: According to the Congressional Record, Congressmen Daniel Webster and Richard Nugent, Members who voted against John Boehner as Speaker of the House, have been kicked off the Rules Committee. This retribution compromises the ability of Members of Congress to faithfully represent their constituents and subverts our representative democracy. The Speaker must immediately reinstate these Members. No Member should be punished for voting according to his or her conscience. We expect other Members of the House of Representatives to condemn this act of political retribution.

Jan 7, 2015

Press Release: U.S. Representative Massie Proposes Repeal of Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced H.R. 86, the Safe Students Act, which would repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990.

Jan 6, 2015

Press Release: U.S. Representative Massie Introduces Bill to Audit the Federal Reserve

Congressman Thomas Massie introduced H.R. 24, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015, also known as “Audit the Fed.” The bipartisan bill would require the Comptroller General to conduct a full examination of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve banks.

Jan 3, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Representative Thomas Massie Announces He Will Not Vote to Re-elect Speaker Boehner

U.S. Representative Thomas Massie Announces He Will Not Vote to Re-elect Speaker Boehner

Dec 10, 2014

Press Release: Sensenbrenner, Massie & Lofgren Introduce Secure Data Act

A group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced H.R. 5800, the Secure Data Act of 2014, to protect Americans’ privacy and data security by prohibiting surveillance agencies from requiring or compelling surveillance “backdoors” in products and services. A similar amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act this year passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming 293-123 vote, but it was not included in the Continuing Resolution (CR)/omnibus spending legislation.