Editorial

The fight to protect the 2nd Amendment
Congressman Jerry Carl Last month, House Democrats rammed through two pieces of sweeping gun control legislation: H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 – and H.R. 1446 – Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021. I voted against these unconstitutional attempts to strip away the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. These pieces of legislation would effectively give the federal government unprecedented control over firearm transfers by making the…
South Alabama’s critical contributions to national security
Congressman Jerry Carl Whether it’s Austal USA in Mobile, Fort Rucker in the Wiregrass, Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, or Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama’s contribution to our nation’s military strength and defense programs is critical to national security. The United States faces many security threats in the 21st century, including China’s aggression and Iran’s buildout of its nuclear program, but Alabama continues to be on the cutting edge…
Keep AOC and Bernie Sanders out of Alabama
Congressman Jerry Carl Alabama is the best place to live, work, and raise a family. This is why I am proud to be born and raised in Alabama, and it’s why I chose to raise my family here. Unfortunately, out of state liberals, including AOC [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez], Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren have recently been hard at work trying to fundamentally change Alabama to be more like California and New…
Protecting critical GOMESA revenues
Congressman Jerry Carl For the past 15 years, Alabama has benefitted significantly from revenues received through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (GOMESA). The GOMESA program sets aside 37.5 percent of federal royalties from new Gulf oil and natural gas drilling leases for the four Gulf oil producing states – Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The funds can be used for coastal conservation projects, coastal preservation projects,…
Crisis on the border
Congressman Jerry Carl President Biden’s immigration policies have created a crisis on the border he can no longer afford to ignore. Despite his administration’s unwillingness to recognize the situation on the border as a serious humanitarian crisis, federal authorities have struggled to control this situation as a massive surge of migrants attempt to enter the U.S. illegally. Just last month, over 100,000 migrants attempted to cross the border, which is…