Category Archives: Congress

I am an American

Is anyone surprised that I am somehow deemed unworthy to speak about American foreign policy? Or that they see me as a powerful voice that needs to be silenced? Frankly, it is expected. Because when you push power, power pushes … Continue reading

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A three party system would be better than two

A three party system might work well with a major party at the center. A moderate, centrist party might be the largest of three. It could often pass needed legislation without pandering to left or right. If moderate bills lacked … Continue reading

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Reed, Sempolinski, Langworthy

 A Member . . . [or an] officer, or employee of the House [paid at or above the “senior staff” rate], may not –(d)  serve for compensation as an officer or member of the board of an association, corporation, or other entity; —House Rule … Continue reading

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Federal “government spending” is an empty phrase

Indeed, one of the reasons we need an increase in the debt ceiling is that the 2017 Trump tax cuts, especially the cut in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, dramatically increased the deficit without promoting growth. The … Continue reading

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Think before acting

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that.― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack In Travels with Herodotus, Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński tells the story of a Mogul Ruler, Hulagu Kahn (1216-1265) as I remember, … Continue reading

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Rep. Langworthy vows to be “a serious legislator”

I think some of the people against him (McCarthy) are really looking for perfection when right now we need to really come together to solve the problems that our country faces.–Rep. Claudia Tenney Now we move on to legislation: things … Continue reading

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Human migration

Come visit, don’t stay.–Oregon Gov. Tom McCall  New York State continues to suffer from record out migration. This is very concerning but comes as no surprise since Kathy Hochul and Albany Democrats continue to produce policies that drive hardworking families right out of … Continue reading

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House Rules

I would rather be right than President–Henry Clay In an article in The Hill, Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, discusses expected changes to the rules of the House. He says he doesn’t favor … Continue reading

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Senator James Shields (1806-1879)

James Shields served as US Senator from Illinois from March 5, 1849 to March 15, 1849 (sic) and again from October 27, 1849 to March 3, 1855. His first election was invalid: he had not been a U.S. citizen for the nine years required … Continue reading

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Is it better for our representatives to keep us in the dark?

I am working to bring transparency to Congress, and part of that effort includes keeping you updated on what bills passed the House each week and how I voted on each piece of legislation.— Rep. Tenney (NY-22) Some Members of Congress … Continue reading

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