As we celebrate, let us take time to be thankful for our families and to love our neighbors. As it is written in Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord...." May God bless you and your family, and may He continue to bless the United States of America.
Like you, I believe that we as Americans have a constitutional right to privacy. I do not support any attempt by the government to unlawfully gather information on its citizens. While no piece of legislation is perfect, the USA Freedom Act was critical to ending the unacceptable status quo and to better protection of Americans’ civil liberties.
This is not about politics. This is about keeping ALL American companies competitive in the global marketplace. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, and the Mississippi Manufacturers Association support reauthorization and collectively represent thousands of companies that create hundreds of thousands of jobs for Americans. Reauthorization ensures U.S. exporters have a seat at the table and are able to compete fairly in growing markets throughout the world.
Memorial Day is such a solemn day of remembrance by our nation of those who have given their lives in service and protection of America. It is a debt we can never repay, but we can honor them by remembering that they are the reason our great country is like no other in the world. We can also honor their memories by realizing that our freedom is so precious and can never be taken for granted. Let us remember what Christ said in Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Trade Promotion Authority is the means to obtain trade agreements that are accountable, transparent and include effective oversight. TPA is a time-limited authority that Congress uses to set trade negotiating objectives, to establish notification and consultation requirements, and to have implementing bills for certain reciprocal trade agreements considered by the entire Congress.
President Truman eloquently affirmed this purpose in 1952 by setting aside a day for prayer, understanding that ‘…from the earliest days of our history our people have been accustomed to turn to Almighty God for help and guidance.’”
A number of misleading claims are being used by critics of the Student Success Act (H.R. 5) to derail K-12 education reform. The following information will explain my support and how the Student Success Act will reduce the federal footprint and restore local control over elementary and secondary education.
I want to reiterate that there is no more serious matter that comes before a Congress than the authorization for the use of military force. I am keenly aware that the American public is war weary after fighting in the Middle East for over a decade, but we must respond with military might, not with half-hearted attempts at pacifying terrorist organizations.
In keeping with our pledge to Grow America’s Economy Instead of Washington’s Economy, I want to take a moment to draw your attention to what the House of Representatives has accomplished in just the month of January.
We must realize that we are stronger if all 246 members work together. John Boehner has led us through these last, very difficult, four years to arrive at the largest Republican majority in almost a century. Let’s stay focused. Let’s work together and put bills on the President’s desk that he either has to sign or veto. Then let’s elect a Republican President in 2016.