Federal Legislation - Competing Democrat and Republican Plans to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

In opposition to the Biden Administration’s proposal to increase the Federal minimum wage to $15.00 an hour over a five-year period, Senators Tom Cotton and Mitt Romney introduced a bill, titled the “Higher Wages for American Workers Act”, which proposes to increase the Federal minimum wage only to $10.00 an hour over the same period of time.  The press release provides: Continue reading

Federal Legislation - “The U.S. Citizenship Act (USCA) of 2021”

It is getting a little tiresome using words like, “an abomination,” “radical,” and “tyrannical” when describing pieces of new legislation being introduced in Congress since President Biden took office.  However, it would be remiss not to use the words “most radical” – as the “Heritage Foundation” does – in describing the provisions within “The U.S. Citizenship Act (USCA) of 2021”: Continue reading

Federal Legislation - “The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021"

This witticism is often attributed to Everett Dirksen, former Senator from the State of Illinois: “A billion here, a billion there; pretty soon, we’re talking about real money!” I know we have gone way past that point, but I think it paints a stark picture of the thinking of Democrats in Congress. This COVID-19 relief bill, titled “The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, is being legislated through the budget reconciliation process, which only requires a simple majority voting for it in both Houses of Congress.  Otherwise, the bill would require a 2/3rds majority to pass.  So, Republicans are in no position to defeat the bill. President Biden expects the bill to be on his desk by mid-March 2021 and has indicated he will sign it. Continue reading

Federal Legislation - Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) Proposes a New Entitlement Program

For your information: Based on a press release, and titled “The Family Security Act,” Senator Romney has proposed a monthly cash benefit of $350 to families for each child under the age of six—starting four months before birth—and $250 for each school aged child over six.  Continue reading

Federal Legislation - HR2474 "The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act"

This bill was first introduced in the 116th Congress in May 2019 as House of Representatives (H.R.) Bill #2474.  It passed the House in February 2020, and was referred to the Senate.  Nothing appears to have been done with it since then.  Notwithstanding this, many people are now talking about this bill, and President Biden has indicated he will sign the bill into law if it ever reaches his desk. Continue reading

Federal Legislation - HR 127 "The Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act"

"House of Representative (H.R.) bill #127 is titled "The Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act."  The bill has been described as "tyrannical" because it will turn law-abiding citizens into felons overnight.  The bill’s requirements include, among other things, that: Continue reading

Federal Legislation - HR1 "For the People Act of 2021"

"House of Representatives (H.R.) bill #1 and titled “For the Peoples Act,” has been described as a bill to ensure the Democrats stay in control and, therefore, stay in power.  It has also been described variously as "an abomination," "an assault on the First Amendment," and as a complete Federal takeover of the election process within each State.  It is more than 800 pages in length and is divided into three parts:  Continue reading

HB2 Repeal: What Really Happened?

For Immediate Release March 30, 2017 Raleigh, NC - Today Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford) released the following statement regarding the passage of HB 142, which repeals S.L. 2016-3 (commonly referred to as HB2); prevents local governments from regulating multiple occupancy facilities; and places a moratorium on local ordinances related to public accommodation and employment through December 1, 2020:   Continue reading

Welcome to 2017!

The GGRWC has an exciting year ahead with our new President and his message for America. I truly believe that we will make America great again by focusing on the right and moral issues.   My task is to lead us to even greater participation in the political arena so that we may make a positive impact in our community and beyond. The end product of this participation is to Continue reading