Kenny Marchant

Kenny Marchant Serving the 24th Congressional District of Texas I was born in Bonham, Texas on February 23, 1951. My father was a barber and my mother stayed at home with my four siblings and me.

Early on, my father instilled in me the value of hard work and personal responsibility. Growing up in Carrollton, Texas, I worked a newspaper route, mowed lawns, and washed dishes in local restaurants while attending R.L. Turner High School. It was while I was pursing my bachelor’s degree at Southern Nazarene University, I garnered a passion for roofing houses. After graduation, I started my own roofing business which quickly expanded to include home construction and development. I was first elected to the U.S. House in 2004 and previously served Texas as a Carollton City Councilmember (1980-1984), as mayor of Carrollton (1984-1987), a member in the Texas House of Representatives (1987-2004), and as Chair of the House Republican Caucus (1999-2002). Currently, I serve on the House Committee on Ways and Means. I’m also an active member of the Republican Study Committee (RSC). My wife, Donna, and I reside in Coppell, Texas. We have four children – all raised in the 24th District – and are proud grandparents of three granddaughters.

The latest results for Moderna's potential vaccine are overwhelmingly positive, which is great news for our country and ...
11/17/2020
Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective in Early Results, Firm Says

The latest results for Moderna's potential vaccine are overwhelmingly positive, which is great news for our country and for the entire world. There is still work to be done to support our workers and small businesses affected by COVID, but this news puts us one step closer to ending this pandemic.

Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine was 94.5% effective at protecting people from symptomatic Covid-19, an early look at pivotal study results showed—the second vaccine to hit a key milestone.

10/30/2020
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Earlier today, House Republicans introduced HR 14, a package containing many commonsense bipartisan reforms related to COVID-19. Included is a bill I authored that will remove government regulations currently preventing many health plans from qualifying for health savings account contributions, giving families more flexibility and greater savings as we confront this public health crisis. This package represents a sensible approach to combating the virus and its effects, and I urge the Speaker to reconvene the House and vote on it as soon as possible.

You can read a section-by-section summary of HR 14 here:https://marchant.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/HR-14-SBS_FINAL.pdf 11796

10/29/2020

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America's GDP growth in the third quarter of this year was the single largest quarter of economic growth ever recorded, almost doubling the previous record! GDP grew at 7.4 percent, meaning that in just one quarter our country recovered 2/3 of the losses caused by COVID-19. For comparison, it took 4 times longer to recover this same share of GDP during the recovery from the Great Recession. This is great news for families and small businesses across our country.

10/23/2020
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Construction is vital to keeping our economy strong and ensuring that our communities have a steady supply of affordable housing units. Unfortunately, COVID has shut down sawmills and disrupted the lumber supply chain, driving up the cost for this necessary building material. That is why I partnered with Congresswoman Norma Torres to send a bipartisan letter asking the Administration to bring relevant stakeholders together to solve this issue and keep our housing market strong and affordable.

10/09/2020

Yesterday, Speaker Pelosi ruled out passing standalone COVID relief bills on areas with broad bipartisan agreement. Using relief for employers and more stimulus checks for American families as leverage to pass a liberal wishlist is putting politics over people. I urge the Speaker to reconvene the House next week and bring up these standalone bills for a vote so that Americans get the help they need during this critical time.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is one of the fastest growing regions of the state, making the availability of affordable hou...
10/06/2020
MARCHANT, CLARK, CISNEROS INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN SAVE FEDERALLY-ASSISTED HOUSING ACT - U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is one of the fastest growing regions of the state, making the availability of affordable housing more important than ever. Unfortunately, caps on the amount of bonds that states may issue handicap their ability to keep up with the demand for these units. This bill presents a bipartisan, commonsense solution by providing an exception for private activity bonds that fund the rehabilitation of existing housing. Such an approach invests in the local businesses who work on these projects while also ensuring that more families can call our community "home."

Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Kenny Marchant (R-TX-24), and Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), and Congressman Gil Cisneros (D-CA-39) introduced the Support Allowing Volume Exception for (SAVE) Federally-Assisted Housing Act, a targeted effort to address the national shortage of affor...

10/02/2020

My prayers go out to the President and First Lady this morning. Wishing them, and all who are affected by this horrible virus, a quick and full recovery.

These furloughs are the latest sign that American families and businesses continue to need support as we battle the effe...
10/01/2020
Airlines say furloughs will begin Thursday after hope for deal on coronavirus aid fades

These furloughs are the latest sign that American families and businesses continue to need support as we battle the effects of COVID-19. Congress must quickly pass another round of stimulus to help keep workers on payroll, and I urge Speaker Pelosi to stop stonewalling these necessary negotiations and bring up an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for a vote.

Executives left open the possibility that employees could be recalled if a deal is reached to extend a payroll support program.

09/29/2020
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Affordable access to FDA-approved hand sanitizer is critical to America's COVID response, and our nation's manufacturers have done an admirable job stepping up to help. These businesses still need time to help meet the incredible demand, which is why I partnered with Rep. George Holding to ask Trade Ambassador Lighthizer for a temporary tariff waiver for approved hand sanitizer from China. This approach will ensure that domestic manufacturers continue to grow and help us achieve independence from China when it comes to critical supplies, while also allowing us to meet the current demand for this important health resource.

You can read our letter here:

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a vital international body, but one in need of serious changes. I was proud to joi...
09/24/2020
H.Res.746 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should reaffirm its commitment as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and work with other WTO members to achieve...

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a vital international body, but one in need of serious changes. I was proud to join a bipartisan resolution this Congress calling for the US to recommit to WTO and work on much-needed reforms, many of which are discussed in this article. International trade is key to American prosperity but we must ensure that all nations are playing fair and by the same rules.

Read the resolution here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/746?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.Res.+746%22%5D%7D&s=1&r=1

Summary of H.Res.746 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should reaffirm its commitment as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and work with other WTO members to achieve reforms at the WTO that improve the speed and pre...

When the production tax credit was created in 1992, it served as a temporary boost for energy innovation. Almost thirty ...
09/23/2020
Rep. Marchant And Sens. Lankford, Cramer, Hoeven, Capito Push To Eliminate Wind Tax Credit - U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant

When the production tax credit was created in 1992, it served as a temporary boost for energy innovation. Almost thirty years later, it now acts as a taxpayer-funded handout to the multibillion-dollar wind industry. They regularly produce more energy than the market demands and there is no reason for the tax code to subsidize them while they rake in their profits. That is why I am proud to introduce this legislation that will end the PTC and save taxpayers billions of dollars over the coming decade.

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Kenny Marchant (R-TX-24) along with Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), John Hoeven (R-ND), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced legislation to completely phase out the federal production tax credit (PTC) for renewables. The bill specifi...

09/19/2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was instrumental in securing equality under the law for all American women. Her legacy as a lawyer and Supreme Court Justice will not soon be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time. May she Rest in Peace.

Proud to co-sponsor the Support for Workers, Families, and Social Security Act to create a temporary payroll tax holiday...
09/15/2020
H.R.8201 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Support for Workers, Families, and Social Security Act

Proud to co-sponsor the Support for Workers, Families, and Social Security Act to create a temporary payroll tax holiday from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31. This is a commonsense step that will help families keep more money in their pockets as we continue to fight the effects of COVID.

Our bill will:
- Provide relief for families by making their portion of Social Security payroll taxes zero for that timeframe.
- Include the self-employed, so that they can use the money to hire or reopen safely.
- Secure Social Security by offsetting the reduced tax revenue.
- Provide certainty for Social Security benefits, with no effect on a worker's future benefits due to the payroll tax holiday.

Summary of H.R.8201 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Support for Workers, Families, and Social Security Act

More help for assisted living facilities is now available thanks to the Administration's Provider Relief Fund. This fund...
09/03/2020
Trump Administration Announces Provider Relief Fund Application for Assisted Living Facilities

More help for assisted living facilities is now available thanks to the Administration's Provider Relief Fund. This fund provides much-needed relief for these facilities to deal with the economic costs of COVID and the need to upgrade their equipment to keep our loved ones safe from the virus.

For more information on applying for assistance, please see the website below.

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing assisted living facilities (ALFs) may now apply for funding under the Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution allocation. This announcement bolsters...

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time to start a dialogue about suicide and offer support to those in n...
09/01/2020
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time to start a dialogue about suicide and offer support to those in need. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website has tools and resources that can guide those conversations, as well as provide much needed help to those suffering or in pain. Nobody should suffer alone, and it is up to us to reach out to our friends and family to offer our support. To find out more on how you can help, go to https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

If you are in need of immediate assistance, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a 24/7, free and confidential support line, which you can contact at: 1-800-273-8255.

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Instead of passing commonsense bills to provide further funding for vaccines, expand PPP access for small businesses, or...
08/26/2020
Here Are a Few Common Sense Bills Dems Blocked While Obsessing Over USPS

Instead of passing commonsense bills to provide further funding for vaccines, expand PPP access for small businesses, or fund increased usage of body cameras for police officers, Speaker Pelosi has spent the past several weeks obsessing over a conspiracy theory.
Here are the facts regarding USPS:
- President Trump signed a $10 billion loan for the organization earlier this year.
- Proposed USPS reforms, designed to save the organization money, have been postponed until after the election.
- Even if every American voted by mail, it would still be less than the amount of mail processed on an average day.
- For years, Republicans have worked on proposals to reform the USPS and put it on a sustainable, responsible path. Democrats have continually held up these efforts over politics, and continue to do so now.

The Democrats were back in session on Saturday to vote on an "emergency" measure to "save the post office." The measure, which provides $25 billion to the U.S. Postal Service,

08/24/2020
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As part of Tax Reform, Opportunity Zones are designed to lift up distressed communities by incentivizing investment in the neighborhoods long neglected by investors. The goal is to grow businesses and create jobs to bring opportunity to these areas. The White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) published a new report today detailing an initial evaluation of the impact of Opportunity Zones. The bottom line: Opportunity Zones are making a difference in the communities that need it most and the best is yet to come.

The report made the following findings:
• The neighborhoods selected as Opportunity Zones have an average poverty rate that is double that of all other communities.
• Qualified Opportunity Funds have raised $75 billion in private capital, most of which would not have been invested in these communities without the Opportunity Zone incentive.
• The CEA report estimates that the capital already raised could lift 1 million people out of poverty and decrease the poverty rate in Opportunity Zones by 11%.
This is incredible progress in a short amount of time and comes despite the economic challenges of the ongoing global pandemic. The Opportunity Zone incentive is an innovative effort designed to combat poverty in local communities. Opportunity Zones also have an important role to play in helping America recover from the unprecedented economic challenges caused by Covid-19.

Full report here:https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/The-Impact-of-Opportunity-Zones-An-Initial-Assessment.pdf

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