With the impeachment trial behind us, my colleagues and I are eager to get back to focusing on our legislative to-do list.
Last year, the
We passed major initiatives that are vital to the future of our nation, including measures to secure our elections, increase funding for medical research and improve retirement security. Smaller issues that cause big headaches, such as combatting those annoying robocalls that frustrate us all, have also been addressed in the 116thCongress.
Just before the trial began, the
Unfortunately, as a result of
Here's how I'd like us to use that time.
We can start by passing the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act. This comprehensive legislation will strengthen our ability to provide veterans with the mental health care they need and includes language I authored to leverage the services of veteran-serving non-profits and other community networks in our overall strategy to reduce veteran suicides. This bipartisan bill recently garnered committee approval and now is awaiting consideration by the full
Veterans legislation is one of the policy areas where I believe we can find common ground between
It is safe to say that we will return to our record pace of confirming nominees for the bench. Judges appointed by
The average Arkansan, like many other Americans, is looking for results and asking how their elected officials are trying to help make their lives better and move our country forward. We need to put the political games and theater behind us and work together to achieve those goals.