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  • Defending Second Amendment Rights
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    The right to bear arms is a constitutional right and it is one that I do not plan to give up any time in the near future. Unfortunately for those of us who are ardent supporters of the Second Amendment, Democrats controlling the House of Representatives have different plans for gun owners. Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats put forth a bill to turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals. H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, is a completely misguided piece of legislation that harm... Read more

  • The Green Pipe Dream
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    The so-called Green New Deal is here and its policy is the definition of socialism. In the resolution, Washington Democrats rolled out more of the same radical, socialist policies they have been pushing since day 1 of the 116th Congress. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leads the charge on this humorously unrealistic plan that demands net-zero carbon emissions in the next 10 years. The key parts of the plan are worth laying out because they are completely far-fetched and unreasonable. The news may ... Read more

  • America is Too Great for Socialism
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    In his State of the Union address, President Trump asked Americans to choose greatness. The guests of the White House depicted that message, too. Buzz Aldrin, the astronaut who planted the American Flag on the moon, was in attendance to represent the dominant role the United States played in the Space Race. Irving Locker, Herman Zeitchik, and Private Joseph Reilly, three soldiers who landed on foreign soil on D-Day or shortly thereafter, were in the audience to display the courage of Americans i... Read more

  • Beware of Scam Callers
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    My office has heard from a number of constituents recently who are receiving scam phone calls from individuals pretending to be with the Social Security Administration. Thousands of people are victims of telephone scams each year. Beware of the possibility that a scammer may call you and be prepared about how to handle and report the call. One voicemail message from a Social Security Administration officer states that they are calling to “inform you that there is a legal enforcement action proce... Read more

  • The Green New Deal is an Absolute Catastrophe
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    The new Congress brought in many new members to Capitol Hill. Along with it came dozens of progressives, whose liberal ideas and leftist platforms would drive our country straight into socialism. One such idea is the Green New Deal. The Green New Deal aims to harvest 100 percent of U.S. electricity from renewable energy sources and make the U.S.’s carbon footprint neutral in the next 10 years. It would also create guaranteed federal jobs for unemployed individuals, since closing every nuclear, c... Read more

  • We Should Pay Our IHS Doctors
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    As a Cherokee, I’m familiar with the trust responsibility of the federal government to Native Americans. Tribal Nations are sovereign governments that have a unique relationship with the federal government. Unfortunately, not everyone in Washington, D.C. understands that. The federal government has made clear its responsibility to Native Americans. This relationship with tribes has been solidified by treaties, federal legislation, federal regulations, Supreme Court decisions, and executive order... Read more

  • Border Crisis
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Crisis (noun): defined as ‘a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger’ or ‘a time when a difficult or important decision must be made.’ The dictionary’s definition of crisis is clear. So is President Trump’s message to the American people. The issue at our southern border is no longer just an issue—it is both a national security and humanitarian crisis. The facts speak for themselves: In the last three months, over 60,000 individuals have traveled to our southern border each month. Of thos... Read more

  • Join the 2019 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on January 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a high school art competition for the entire country. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of our nation, as well as in our own congressional district. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the Second District. The winner will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol alongside the winners from other participating congressional districts. There... Read more

  • The Return of the Christmas Spirit
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on December 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    It’s hard to remember a time when the real meaning of Christmas was the same as what the world was celebrating. By and large, Christmas as we know it is about giving and receiving presents, Santa coming to town, and the commercialization that comes along with it. Somewhere along the way, we lost the true spirit of Christmas. Between giving the perfect gift and getting everything on our list, we forgot the real meaning of Christmas. Christmas—as it should be—got lost in the noise. Matthew 1:21 te... Read more

  • This Christmas, Remember Everyone Deployed (R.E.D.)
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    With the Christmas parades beginning and holiday decorations lining our towns, it is certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas. For my family, Christmas means getting the whole family together to have good food, play games of tag in the yard, and generally, to just be together. Unfortunately, there are military families across the country that won’t have the chance to be together this Christmas. The men and women currently deployed around the world will dutifully be standing watch on Chri... Read more

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