On the back of President Trump’s Executive Order opening millions of acres of federal waters in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to new oil and gas leasing, Congressman Sanford co-led a bipartisan letter with over 100 Members of Congress urging Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep these areas off-limits.
I voted yesterday for the American Health Care Act, and given the intensity of feelings and thoughts surrounding this bill, I wanted to write to explain my reasoning.
Despite all the hyperbole, ultimately the vote this week came down to one simple question: do we kill the bill and not let the debate advance to the Senate - or not?
Congress voted last week to extend government funding for seven days, and it looks like tomorrow there will be another vote on a funding bill. This one will take us through the end of the federal government’s financial year, which is September 30. With this dealt with, it seems that there has been a refocusing on the healthcare debate, and that vote may well come up on Thursday.
The vote we just took was remarkable. In this vein, take a look at this screenshot. It says everything. In a House, Senate, and White House controlled by Republicans, there were only fifteen Democratic “no” votes for the omnibus bill.
Congress is now home for the Easter recess, and given the fact that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement bill has stalled, we have a chance to consider what might come next.
As a good many of you know, growing a garden goes well beyond just planting seeds. The same notion also applies to starting a business. In that vein, the House passed a bill yesterday to make that process just a little bit easier. H.R. 1219, the Supporting America’s Innovators Act, would
For the last two centuries, the filibuster has been integral to the tradition of extended debate in the U.S. Senate - a body deliberately designed to move slowly while carefully considering the views of the minority.
The saying is that from little acorns mighty oaks grow.
Apple, Google, and others began this way. First an idea. Second, a start...and then things grew from there.