There have been debates, bluster, TV coverage and more, but you know what’s been lacking in this presidential race: a serious discussion of the debt, deficit and government spending. It’s been skipped, and the degree to which this issue is not in vogue these days fits with what I have seen since I came back to the U.S. Congress two and a half years ago.
Before we get too far into the New Year, I wanted to share with you an update on some of the things we accomplished in 2015. There are many other activities from this year, but click below to find our Annual Shareholder’s Report that at least gives you a glimpse of what we have been able to do on your behalf.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. The winning student from within the First District and one parent/guardian will be flown to Washington this summer by Southwest Airlines, free of charge, to attend a reception and the unveiling of their artwork in the Capitol.
Late last night - very early this morning, the House voted on a bill that combined $1.1 billion in emergency funding to help combat the Zika virus as well as funding for military construction and Veterans Affairs (VA) budget. The bill passed 239 to 171, and I voted yes.
Just wanted to share a press release that the House Freedom Caucus sent out a few minutes ago.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2016
SANFORD APPLAUDS SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE VOTE TO END TRAVEL BAN TO CUBA