(Cong. Cresent Hardy) – This week in Washington saw portions of the federal government not doing enough of what it’s supposed to do and doing too much of what it shouldn’t. While we certainly had some victories for life in America, I thought you would appreciate knowing where we stand on some of the debates still underway.
On Wednesday, the House had to consider 10 bills which could have been dealt with far more effectively by local governments who understand regional issues better than representatives from outside states. I’m working with other members of Congress to simplify these problems and find ways for states to manage those issues the Constitution is designed to protect.
The House passed a disapproval of the Iran nuclear deal last week, but no similar measure could clear the Senate in the final days leading up to the established deadline. Instead of allowing your representatives to have a real vote on this impactful agreement, a handful of senators thought it was better to play defensive politics – essentially giving this far-reaching deal a free pass. I believe the consequences of this agreement will be felt for decades to come at home and abroad. All of us should watch carefully to see if Iran’s leaders keep their end of the bargain.
I’m working hard so Nevada’s best interests are properly represented in our federal government. With your help, I promise to do all I can to make sure we stay on the right track. If you think there is something I need to know, please don’t hesitate to write me.
Congressman Cresent Hardy represents Nevada’s 4th Congressional District. He serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the House Small Business Committee. For more information about him, visit Hardy.House.gov.