President Obama’s aggressive unilateralism in rulemaking and enforcement has significant implications for our system of government. That is why it is necessary in this moment to involve the Judicial Branch and remedy the continuing failures by President Obama in the execution of our laws (i.e. immigration, climate change, Obamacare). When there is a failure on the part of the President to faithfully execute the law or to overreach in his powers, the House has the authority to challenge in the Judicial Branch by filing suit in federal court.
Our country must shift the paradigm of low expectations to one of full participation. Meaningful work deserves fair pay. We must invest in the full participation of every citizen, including Americans with disabilities.
Veterans deserve better. I am committed to holding VA officials accountable. Today I signed a letter to Secretary Eric Shinseki asking for the VA to extend immediate care through private-sector doctors to any veteran who has waited too long for medical care. This letter also seeks to ensure that local and regional VA managers have no incentive to deny veterans access to care from private-sector doctors.
Mississippi has a rich history of patriotism. Year after year, our state is voted amongst the top five states as having the most National Guardsmen per capita. During a time when less than one percent of Americans are volunteering for military service, Mississippians constantly stand up and answer the call.