Tuesday marked the 4th Anniversary of the House vote to authorize the President to go to war in Iraq. I sided with those opposed to granting this authority. It was one of the most important votes of my career and one that I do not regret.
Today, five years after September 11th, I am concerned that we are not as safe as we could or should be. Our military misadventures in Iraq and inadequate Middle East policies have further stoked hatred against our nation, serving as a catalyst for those working to radicalize young Muslims against […]
NCSL Annual Meeting Early this summer, the Speaker of the House appointed me to the Committee on Education of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). I attended my first meeting in Nashville during the NCSL Annual Meeting in mid-August.
Poet and author Pam Brown once said, “A horse is the projection of people’s dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, and beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us an escape from our mundane existence.” Ms. Brown’s words, I believe, are an accurate assessment of why so many […]