Last month, the House passed H.J. Res 76 by a vote of 399 to 5. This resolution would allow Virginia, Maryland, and DC to establish a tri-state Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. Under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, Congress has the authority to permit states and the District of Columbia to enter into interstate compacts.
The air we breathe. The water we drink. Our surroundings. Each of these things are part and parcel to not only life itself but the quality of our lives.
I say this because if one reads about smog days in Los Angeles or Beijing and the ways in which people are encouraged to stay inside and not go out, it makes you think about how important things are that we take for granted.
A little more catch-up…in this case on some of the amendments the House voted on last week to the Make America Secure Act. This Act was a package of four smaller spending bills to fund the Defense Department, Energy Department, Veterans Affairs Department, military construction projects, and the Legislative Branch.
Who knows which movie goes with the lines below?
“Yeah. The world ain't what it seems, is it, Gunnie?”
“You keep that in mind. The moment you think you got it figured, you’re wrong.”
On Monday, I was one of but 10 Republicans to vote against H.R. 3180, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. As a result of our votes, the bill failed...but it is being brought back up again today. A little discussion…
CHARLESTON, SC - Today, Representative Mark Sanford released his public schedule for Monday, July 31st through Friday, August 4th.