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.
This competition is designed to engage student creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is part of a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.
The House passed H.R. 3663, the Iran Terror Finance Act, by a vote of 246-181 this week, and it's worth a mention. The bill, if it were to go into law, would require the president to certify to Congress that an Iranian bank hasn’t funneled money to terrorist organizations before it gets sanctions relief.
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February 3, 2015
SANFORD HIGHLIGHTS UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE OF OPENING ALL COMBAT ROLES TO WOMEN
Yesterday, the House voted on H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act, and it passed unanimously.
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January 25, 2016
SANFORD ANNOUNCES PUBLIC SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY 26 - 27
Allow me to play a little catch-up on some of the bills the House passed last week. H.R. 1644, the Supporting Transparent Regulatory and Environmental Actions in Mining (STREAM) Act passed by a vote of 235-188. On that bill, I was one of only ten Republicans to vote no. The other bill, S. J. Res. 22, would overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Waters of the United States” rule.