Mississippians rely on coal for energy and jobs. But the EPA is in the process of regulating coal ash as a hazardous material, which could have negative effects on the economy. Here’s the truth. Coal ash has been used for decades as a safe part of many products that Americans use every day.
After claiming that ObamaCare's implementation is on schedule, the administration abruptly delayed the mandate established to penalize business owners who choose not to provide health insurance to their employees. The decision to exempt businesses from this law but still require average citizens to obtain government-approved health insurance is backwards.
Earlier today, I had the privilege of speaking with thousands of advocates at the National Federation of the Blind’s annual convention in Orlando. This crowd gets it. They understand that real transformation of publicly financed supports for people with disabilities not only requires a paradigm shift, but it also requires bold, courageous, and innovative leadership.
Last evening, the Obama administration delayed for one year the mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance to their workers. I’ve argued that this rule was a bad idea from the start. And once again, the White House has proven that ObamaCare is nothing short of politics above economics.
Over the last 90 days, I’ve worked with health care experts in Mississippi and across the country in drafting a bill to improve telemedicine on the federal level. Congress has to figure out a way to overcome physician shortages and reach underserved patients. One answer is telemedicine.
As the father of 24-year-old son living with Fragile X Syndrome, I understand the challenges families raising special needs children face. This is why I’ve authored a bill to prioritize funding for children’s medical research instead of political parties and conventions. It’s called the “Kids First Research Act.” And the bill is fully paid for by eliminating taxpayer funding of presidential campaigns and party conventions.
It has been more than four years since my first oversight hearing with the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) as a member of the Committee on House Administration. Since that time, I’ve introduced several bills to terminate this obsolete agency. And just this week, my latest proposal passed the committee.
The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is an obsolete agency that has long outlived its purpose. Need proof? This agency still has no commissioners, no executive director, and no general counsel. And they haven’t been able to conduct official business for the past two years.
As kids wrap up another school year and families prepare for summer break, the pain at the pump continues to hurt our pocketbooks. One way to help lower gas prices is by increasing energy production through projects like the Keystone XL pipeline. This is why I supported a bill today to bypass the White House’s administrative delays on this shovel-ready energy proposal.
The more we learn about the president’s health care law, the more we understand why then-Speaker Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.” Well, Congress passed the bill. And Mississippians are still not happy with the results.