End Infanticide Every life is precious and worthy of dignity and respect. That’s why I’m proud to be a cosponsor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that requires health care practitioners to exercise the same degree of care to preserve the life and health for a child who is born alive after surviving an abortion as any other baby would receive.
Every life is precious and worthy of dignity and respect. That’s why I’m proud to be a cosponsor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that requires health care practitioners to exercise the same degree of care to preserve the life and health for a child who is born alive after surviving an abortion as any other baby would receive.
As you know, House Democrats are in charge of what pieces of legislation make it to the House floor for a vote. This week, I signed a discharge petition that, if signed by a simple majority of House Members (218), can bring H.R. 619 to the House floor – ultimately circumventing Speaker Pelosi and Democrat leadership.
I will continue to support policies in Congress that uphold the sanctity of life
Speaking at Augusta Rotary
Thanks to Augusta Rotary for inviting me to share a brief legislative update at this week’s meeting. It’s always a pleasure to catch up!
Ending MLB’s Antitrust Exemption
Major League Baseball’s (MLB) decision to move the All-Star game from Georgia is a political punishment to the millions of Americans who want secure elections, and it will cost Cobb County over $100 million in lost tourism revenue. There’s a lot of misrepresentation about Georgia’s Election Integrity Act – which will actually expand opportunities for legal voters to cast their ballots. Here are the facts that President Biden, Congressional Democrats, MLB, and other corporate CEOs clearly missed:
For nearly the last century, the MLB has enjoyed an antitrust exemption, essentially allowing it to operate as a monopoly and be shielded from competition. This week I co-introducedlegislation to remove the longstanding antitrust exemption.
Hearing on Behavioral and Mental Health Care
This week the House Education and Labor’s Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee, where I serve as Lead Republican, held a hearing to discuss workers' access to behavioral and mental health care. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdowns, this past year has been a very trying one for families across the country. Almost overnight, schools and workplaces closed, upending Americans’ lives, creating barriers to key mental health services, and ultimately increasing symptoms of anxiety and depression in the U.S. I want to empower America’s job creators to expand access to quality care and mental health services for workers and their families, and believe employers play a critical role in enhancing the system moving forward.
Opposing Democrats’ Paychecks for Trial Lawyers Act
I spoke during debate on the House floor in opposition to H.R.7, a bill the Democrats are calling the Paycheck Fairness Act. However, the bill offers no new protections against pay discrimination and enables trial lawyers to pursue unlimited compensatory damages – making it nearly impossible for employers to defend against frivolous lawsuits. In addition to more lawsuits, businesses can expect more costly regulatory requirements.
Thankfully, my colleague from New York, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, has a solution that will actually address pay discrimination and support women in the workplace. The Wage Equity Act, which I’m proud to cosponsor, protects workers’ privacy by encouraging voluntary pay analysis while bolstering women employment through the creation of a grant program for women in college or career and technical programs to provide negotiation skills education.
Protecting Health Care and Social Workers
Also on the floor this week was H.R. 1195, a rushed, costly, top-down government mandate that prevents health care and social service workers who are at high risk of workplace violence from giving meaningful input, based on experience, on how to address this complex issue. I opposed this bill and encouraged my colleagues to address this from the bottom up by empowering healthcare workers, hospital leadership, the scientific community, and the public to have a say in the development of a new, comprehensive standard on workplace violence.
Honoring 2021 Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama
Congratulations to 2021 Masters Champion, Hideki Matsuyama – the first-ever Japanese professional golfer to win a men's major golf championship. Thank you to Chairman Ridley and members of the Augusta National for putting on a safe and memorable Masters Tournament.
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Congressional Art Competition
Reminder that the deadline for high school students to enter the Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching on April 26th. For more info on rules and how to submit an entry, visit my website.
Congressional Democrats are proposing a radical expansion in the number of seats on the Supreme Court. We have had 9 justices for more than 150 years, now Democrats want add 4 seats in an attempt to tip the court left and in their favor.
That’s why I am proud to cosponsor, H.J.Res.11, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that the Supreme Court of the United States be composed of nine justices. We must uphold judicial independence and keep the court from becoming political.