Mar 4, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, praising Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday before a joint session of Congress, said he has asked House Speaker John Boehner to invite Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to address the legislative body as well. “Prime Minister Netanyahu made his point and made it well,” said the California Republican, who chairs the House Foreign... Read More
Feb 27, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher announced Friday the release of a new report from the Government Accountability Office critical of the Obama administration’s efforts to safeguard Americans from dangerous imported food, particularly from Communist China. “This alarming failure,” said the congressman, “is all the more reason to require country-of-origin labeling.” The GAO found that the Food... Read More
Jan 26, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Monday lambasted the State Department and European diplomats for failing to include Kurdistan in last week’s London talks to defeat ISIS. The Kurds, said the California Republican, have proven themselves “as America’s best friends in the region,” and their exclusion undermines a successful strategy. The complete text of Rohrabacher’s blog: The exclusion last... Read More
Jan 26, 2015
The exclusion last week of Kurdistan from multinational talks in London to address the rising threat of the Islamic State has to be one of the most dismaying blunders in recent U.S. diplomatic history. The Kurds’ glaring absence from the invitation list is yet another betrayal of America’s friends, an outrage that only complicates the world’s efforts to fight Islamic terrorism.
Jan 22, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – In his Wednesday blog, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, said the president’s annual State of the Union speech has evolved into a spectacle and is in danger of becoming a circus. Noting the Constitution requires only that the president “from time to time” report to Congress on “the state of the union,” a requirement modern presidents have... Read More
Jan 22, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – In his blog Tuesday, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, praised outgoing Atty. Gen. Eric Holder for last week’s announcement that the Justice Department would no longer share property seized in drug arrests with state and local police. He urged Holder to take the next step and remove marijuana from the department’s Schedule I of dangerous and... Read More
Jan 21, 2015
I’ll be brief, as of course the president was not last night. As you might expect, I am partial to Ronald Reagan’s State of the Union speeches. I worked on their preparation. Ronald Reagan truly was the Great Communicator, and, though historians may prove me wrong, it was Reagan who started the practice of introducing American heroes and model citizens while speaking, having arranged their... Read More
Jan 20, 2015
Among the most disturbing, even tyrannical, federal programs of the last decades has been what has commonly called “asset seizure” or “asset forfeiture.” It simply means officers of the law can confiscate a private citizen’s property – cash, bank accounts, a car, a boat, a house, whatever – and not return it even if the citizen is innocent of any crime. Conceived as a major weapon in the... Read More
Jan 9, 2015 News
Rep.Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, and Rep. Bill Keating, D-NY, Friday expressed disgust at the terrorist acts in Paris and offered condolences to the people of France. Rohrabacher chairs the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats. Keating served as Ranking Member when the panel last September conducted a hearing titled “Islamist Foreign Fighters Returning Home and the Threat to... Read More
Jan 7, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – Regarding President Obama’s plan to normalize relations with Communist Cuba, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, today released the following statement: “I am a long-standing champion of the principles of free trade, but it must be free trade between free people. I strongly oppose the Administration’s efforts to... Read More