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.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
This question is probably the single most-asked question of any child throughout the world. Here in the United States, many children are able to achieve their dreams through hard work, dedication, and a quality education.
This past week, Democrats in Congress again launched an attack on our Constitution and the rights we cherish as Americans. This time, they came after the Second Amendment and our right to bear arms.
H.R. 8, the latest Democrat-led gun control bill does absolutely nothing to prevent criminals or violent persons from getting their hands on firearms.
Growing up, my parents taught me the basic values of fairness and following the rules. I think these values were common in households all across our state and country.
In today’s society, those two basic values need to be applied to the ongoing debate about illegal immigration.
Before the new Congress began at the start of this year, I made a prediction: with the new Democrat majority, we could expect crazy season from the left, with Democrat members taking every chance they could to undermine President Trump.
I don’t claim to have a crystal ball, but I think I hit the nail on the head in this case.
One of the highest honors from my time in Congress has been the many interactions I’ve had with members of our nation’s armed forces and our veterans.
Throughout the long history of the United States, countless Americans have served our country honorably in the military. Many made the ultimate sacrifice.
Over the last several weeks, we saw a prime example of how our government is broken. A portion of the federal government shut down, the Coast Guard went without pay as they completed their dangerous missions, and Democrat Members of Congress refused to negotiate after several efforts and deals were offered.