In the News
Any objective study of American history brings us to the realization that there are many Americans who quietly made, and continue to make, great sacrifices for our national security. Many of these women and men willingly give of themselves to ensure that our country remains free.
The last 18 months presented many challenges for our nation and healthcare system. The pandemic also highlighted areas in which we must adapt and innovate to meet the needs of the future. Throughout our history, “We the People” have consistently risen to the occasion, turning hurdles into opportunities, and overcoming adversity to make progress and build a better tomorrow.
The headline in a recent weekend edition of The New York Times was stark, “I’m the Head of Planned Parenthood: We’re Done Making Excuses for Our Founder.” The author of the piece, Alexis McGill Johnson, went on to proclaim that her organization, the prime progenitor of abortion in the United States and perhaps worldwide, would have to “reckon” with their founder, Margaret Sanger, and h
In 2019, I spoke before the House Judiciary Committee on reparations from my perspective as the great-great-grandson of a slave.
On March 22, 2021, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that: “The creation of a national monument is of no small consequence.” We agree, as would all those who have argued for, or against, such designations.
We the People — the most powerful three words in our nation’s history — is built on the principles of democracy and freedom. Our Founding Fathers understood that preserving what they meticulously created requires a free and vibrant flow of information.
The coronavirus pandemic rocked the American economy and affected workers from every walk of life. At the height of the pandemic last April, the national unemployment rate was nearly 15% nationwide. By the end of 2020, the unemployment rate dipped to 6.7%, but racial and ethnic minorities were still experiencing unemployment rates of up to 19%.
As I sat outside the door to Rep. Burgess Owens’ office in Washington on Thursday, Fox News played on the TV. A familiar face appeared — Jason Chaffetz, former Utah representative-turned-Fox News contributor. Owens has taken the opposite route: first stop Fox News, next stop Washington. I grinned at the coincidence.
As I stood on the floor of the U.S. House chamber for the first time on January 3rd, I found myself reflecting on the profound differences that a few generations can make.
My great-great-grandfather, Silas Burgess, was brought to America as a child in the belly of a slave ship. He died a successful and respected entrepreneur.