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Honoring South Alabama’s hometown heroes
Congressman Last week, I had the honor of recognizing several hometown heroes in south Alabama who have made an impact in their community over the past year. This past year has been tough on millions of Americans as we battle the COVID pandemic and endure countless hardships, but I’m proud of so many folks in south Alabama who make our community a better place. Brian Copes, a manufacturing instructor for…
Alabama schools serve as a model for safe in-person learning
Congressman Late last year, Governor Ivey urged school districts in Alabama to reopen schools and allow students the option to return to the classroom, while many school districts across the country continued with virtual learning. Alabama was ahead of the curve on what recent CDC guidance made clear – with reasonable health precautions like distancing and wearing masks – students and teachers could safely return to the classroom and resume…
The problem with Biden’s proposed $15 Federal minimum wage
Congressman President Biden has said one of his top priorities is creating new jobs and “growing the economy for all Americans.” One way he seeks to do this is by increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour between now and 2025. The unfortunate reality is such a move would result in significant increases in unemployment for younger and less educated workers who typically work entry-level minimum wage jobs,…
Democrats’ bad budget deal
Congressman Jerry Carl Last week, House Democrats passed a budget resolution that provides them with a framework to pass a budget without input from a single Republican, even though Republicans have repeatedly demonstrated that we are willing to come to the table and work together in a bipartisan fashion for the good of the American people. Congress has yet to hold even a single committee hearing on a budget, and…
President Biden’s war on oil and gas
Congressman Jerry Carl President Biden enacted a flurry of new executive orders last week, further cementing his decision to bypass working with Congress on any meaningful legislation. After cancelling the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on his second day in office – a decision which will destroy American jobs and drive up the cost of energy – Biden has continued waging war on the American oil and gas industry.…