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Weekly Columns

January 25, 2021 Weekly Columns
Last week’s inauguration of President Joe Biden marked the peaceful transfer of power, symbolizing that our unique government institutions and systems are still intact. During the next four years, I hope to cooperate with the Biden Administration when and where possible, but I will certainly not withhold criticism of damaging policies that will further divide the country or circumvent bipartisan debate and action in Congress.
January 4, 2021 Weekly Columns
Although the new Congress is already beginning to take shape, it was just several days ago that lawmakers completed critical legislative work for the American people.
December 29, 2020 Weekly Columns

While 2020 has certainly been one of the most challenging years in modern history and recent memory, there is hope on the horizon that better days are ahead.

December 21, 2020 Weekly Columns
As we celebrate Christmas this week and look toward 2021, I am grateful that vaccines are already beginning to reach frontline health care workers and the most vulnerable in our communities, providing hope for better days ahead.
December 14, 2020 Weekly Columns
Last week, both chambers of Congress passed the same version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021, sending it to the president’s desk.
December 7, 2020 Weekly Columns

This week marks 79 years since the devastating surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, which former President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “the date which will live in infamy.” It was this event that officially drew the United States into the Second World War.

December 3, 2020 Weekly Columns
When we started this year, none of us expected or would have predicted the hardships coming in 2020, most devastatingly due to the global spread of an awful coronavirus that originated in China.
November 30, 2020 Weekly Columns
Over the weekend on Small Business Saturday, we were reminded of how important it is to shop small and shop local during this season.
November 23, 2020 Weekly Columns
This has been a very trying year, filled with challenges and difficulties none of us expected to face. While I wish the trials had reached their end, we must hang on and continue to persevere.
November 15, 2020 Weekly Columns

As the end of the year draws nearer, unfinished legislative work remains for lawmakers in both chambers of Congress. In the coming days and weeks, it is critically important that members come together to tackle the pressing work left to do.