CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Feb 1, 2017) – A Wyoming bill would allow voters to legalize recreational marijuana in the state through a constitutional amendment ballot measure. Passage would set the stage to effectively nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Introduced by Rep. James Byrd (D-Cheyenne) and Rep. Mark Baker (R-Rock Springs), House…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb 1, 2017) – An Arizona bill that would eliminate state capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie, and encourage its use as currency, passed an important House committee today. Final approval of the legislation would help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Rep. Mark Finchem (R-Tucson) introduced House Bill 2014…

SANTA FE, N.M. (Feb. 1, 2017) – A bill filed in the New Mexico Senate would close a loophole some city officials claim allows them to continue with civil asset forfeiture despite a 2015 law meant to end the practice in the state. Daniel A. Ivey-Soto (D-Albuquerque) filed Senate Bill 202 (SB202) on Jan. 26.…

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Feb. 1, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Utah legislature would build on the state’s Legal Tender Act, creating a foundation for further action to encourage the use of gold and silver as money, and take another step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Rep. Ken Ivory (R-West Jordan) introduced…

SACRAMENTO (Feb. 1, 2017) – Yesterday, an important California Senate Committee passed a bill to withdraw state resources from the enforcement of most federal immigration laws.  Passage into law will likely have the effect of further nullifying those federal acts in practice. Introduced by Sen. President Kevin de Leon and four co-sponsors, Senate Bill 54 (SB54)…

  If you’re a competent teacher who can take on the challenge of educating in the way your parents were taught, then Rep Todd Russ has a deal for you!  HB1415 would mandate that school districts pay you thousands more. For every additional student in your classroom (beyond the standard set by your district) you’d be getting $1000 more, in annual compensation. So a 3rd grade teacher who can competently lead a class of 24 instead of the district’s standard of 18, would be compensat […]

This week, Congressman Jim Bridenstine received subcommittee appointments for the House Armed Services and Science, Space, and Technology Committees in the 115th Congress. “I would like to thank Chairmen Mac Thornberry and Lamar Smith for entrusting me with these positions, and I look forward to working with them on behalf of my constituents and Americans across the country,” said Congressman Bridenstine.

Armed Services

Bridenstine was named to the Strategic Forces and Seapower Subcommittees.  Strategic Forces has oversight responsibility for the nation’s nuclear weapons, missile defense, and national security space.  Here, Bridenstine will continue to focus on ensuring the national security space enterprise is organized and equipped to meet emerging threats in space.

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