BREAKING - Moments ago I voted to override President Obama's veto that prevented victims of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil from bringing claims against foreign states and foreign officials. The President's veto was an extension of his foreign policy that has failed the American people and he is too tone deaf to understand it.
We cannot allow the very European bureaucrats who have crippled competition, stifled innovation, and ground economic growth to a halt in Europe the ability to assert regulatory control over American companies. Yesterday, I led a House Committee on Financial Services subcommitee hearing on this very important topic. To find out more, click here: http://huizenga.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398355
I enjoyed meeting with Dr. Mark Eastburg, the President and CEO of Pine Rest today, to discuss how the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act offers real solutions for families and their loved ones who are facing a mental health crisis by empowering caregivers, increasing the number of mental health beds available at providers like Pine Rest, and driving evidence-based care. The Senate should act on this landmark legislation to modernize mental health care in America!
It is appalling that the VA has been unable to ensure our veterans receive the care they need in a time of crisis. Tonight, I voted with a bipartisan majority requiring the VA to develop a plan to help our veterans in need.
I am glad to see Congress act in a bipartisan manner on this issue. Construction of the Aurora VA Facility has been an absolute taxpayer boondoggle and the Senior Leadership at the VA must be held accountable.