Would you believe me if I told you that unemployment checks - paid by US taxpayers - are being sent to people fired from their jobs for using drugs?
It's a free world, and people can make choices as they see fit...but if an employer has a no drug policy, should you and I pay for their choice to break with the employer's policy?!
We are out of session this week, and I want to bring you up to speed on a few bills I could not get to, given the rush of legislative activity in Washington over the last few weeks.
MOUNT PLEASANT TOWN HALL
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM (Doors open at 8:15 AM; we recommend arriving early to guarantee a seat.)
Location: Mount Pleasant Town Hall, 100 Ann Edwards Ln, Building C, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Republicans in Washington have voted over 60 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act - what some call Obamacare. It was popular to do so. It was also a safe vote.
After President Trump was elected, the Obama administration passed 150 “midnight” rules over its last 60 days in office. They weren't debated. They were again just edicts from Washington.
Government agencies have increasingly taken on the role of creating de facto legislation in the form of rules. They do not get debated as legislation does. They are edicts from government and represent much of what people across this country are rebelling from and sick of….
If politics is considered in part theater, President Trump’s opening act has been a most colorful one. The media, critics and even supporters swing from being confounded, frightened or elated by the possibility of what might come next — but those perceptions can change in 10-minute increments given the administration’s blitzkrieg-like movement forward.
I’d ask that you take a look at the video below....
On Friday, the House voted on S. 84, a bill that would exempt General James Mattis from the current requirement that military officers be retired for seven years before serving as Secretary of Defense. I voted in favor of the bill, and it passed by a vote of 268 to 151.
Today, the House voted on one of the most significant pieces of legislation in recent years, S.Con.Res. 3, a bill that will start the process of repealing Obamacare. I voted in favor of this bill, and it passed by a vote of 227 to 198. Allow me to explain the three main reasons why I ultimately voted in favor of it.