Last week I had the great experience to join my colleagues in a little friendly competition at the Congressional Clays Competition hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus. It was great to express our Second Amendment rights with some healthy rivalry, but it reminded me of those in this country who cannot express this right freely.
Since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, they have turned a blind eye to infanticide, promoted overregulation of American businesses, and sought socialist measures in the United States, oftentimes at the expense of the taxpayer.
They have also made it clear that they stand for open borders by ignoring the ongoing crisis at the southern border.
Last week, I was honored to address a group of newly naturalized citizens of the United States. It was an experience that gave me the opportunity to reflect on a question as old as our nation itself: “What does it mean to be an American?”
A handful of stories in Washington generally get about 90 percent of the media’s attention. Don’t get me wrong, many of those stories are important, but much of my time in Washington is also focused on getting things done for Alabama that don’t make the front page.
As the weather continues to warm and summer temperatures approach, I am reminded of the incredible natural beauty that lies here in Alabama.
For many schools throughout Southwest Alabama, April marked Spring Break for students and teachers, and so many families take advantage of that time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors throughout our state.
For those of us who are Christians, this week is the most important and holiest of the year.
This week will mark one hundred days Democrats have held power in the House of Representatives in Washington.
I considered listing tangible Democrat achievements so far this Congress, but that would result in a blank page.
There is an old expression that goes, “the worst day of fishing beats the best day of working.”
As an avid fisherman myself, I can certainly understand the feeling behind that saying.
But, sometimes, fishing is the worst thing to be doing, especially when there is important work to be done.
It has been years in the making, but finally the veterans of our area will be able to get the care they have long deserved.
On Monday, March 18th, I had the honor of participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new VA Outpatient Clinic located in Tillmans Corner.
Last week, I was honored to host some of our local mayors, city councilmembers, and city officials from Southwest Alabama in Washington to hear about what they do every day for our communities.