If something is done, do you need to redouble your efforts in doing it again?
The House voted earlier this week on the president’s rescissions package. It passed, 210 to 206, and I voted for it.
The House voted today on a bill that provides funding for energy and water projects, military construction and veterans affairs, and the legislative branch for fiscal year 2019. It was labeled a “minibus” because it included three appropriations bills that had been combined into a bigger bill.
I had several problems with the bill and, as a consequence, voted no.
Under the category of continued catch up, I wanted to highlight another amendment that I voted against on the Farm Bill.
The Veterans Administration issue has been perplexing.
What was a simple promise of care after service from the American government to those who were willing to risk their lives on behalf of their country has morphed into a tragic series of broken promises and half-filled commitments.
I wrote yesterday on a number of amendments that had been in this year’s House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). I have listed a couple more at the bottom that I think might be worth your review, but before I get into those amendments, let me offer just a couple of thoughts on the base bill itself.
I voted for the NDAA, and it passed by a vote of 351 to 66.
This week, Congress completed its work on the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill passed this afternoon, and I’ll have further comment on the overall bill, but I wanted to write to lay out my reasoning behind my votes on some of the more controversial amendments.