Westerman Wrap-up 10.16.20
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee convened to hear testimony from Judge Amy Coney Barrett as part of her formal nomination process to the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Barrett is a superb nominee and will serve our country well as a Supreme Court justice, and I hope her originalist approach to the Constitution will reverse the Court’s trend of legislating from the bench. While Democrats used their time to advocate for partisan policy, Judge
Barrett defended her judicial principles and showed the American people that she will be a fantastic addition to the Court. I look forward to the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Barrett.
I’m excited to share new developments regarding some bills I’ve been working on. Last week, I introduced the The Fair Care Act of 2020 alongside U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.).
This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would solve many of the health care problems facing Americans, including covering preexisting conditions and expanding consumer choice to affordable health care options.
You can read more about this bill in our joint op-ed. Also this week, President Trump announced an executive order establishing a U.S. interagency council of the Trillion Trees Initiative. This council goes hand-in-hand with my bill, the Trillion Trees Act, which the Trump administration supports. I hope to see each of these bills brought to committee for debate and to the House floor for a vote.
Until next week,
Arkansas’ Fourth District
2020 Congressional App Challenge
If you know of a student interested in STEM or who just likes designing materials, make sure they know about the 2020 Congressional App Challenge!
This is an annual competition for middle and high school students, and they can work individually or in groups to design and code their own unique apps.
The winning teams from each congressional district are invited to come to D.C. and participate in a reception, and their apps are displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year. I always look forward to seeing what students create!
Registration closes Monday, Oct. 19, so make sure to get those apps in soon.
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