This week we entered the 115th Congress in Washington, D.C. There is so much to look forward to over the next few years and I believe the upcoming weeks will lay the groundwork for conservative legislation that will protect and preserve our American values.
Oath of Office
On Tuesday I took the Oath of Office in the House of Representatives for the 115th Congress. I’m honored once again to be given this opportunity to continue serving the people of South Mississippi.
The 115th Congress is the turning point toward which we have been working over the last eight years. Everything we have done and every fight we have had to put up has gotten us to this momentous point. I’m ready to pick up where we left off in the 114th Congress, protecting and defending the values of South Mississippians, and the principles upon which our great nation was founded.
This week I re-introduced my bill, H. J. Res. 17, that would impose term limits on members of the House and Senate. H.J. Res. 17 would limit to twelve years of service, six terms in the House or two terms in the Senate.
I personally believe our nation would be much better off if there were no career politicians. That is why I have introduced this term limits bill for the last three Congresses that forces politicians to go back home and live under the same laws they created, knowing they will likely do less damage to our country and work more to improve the lives of hardworking Americans.
Israel, Our Ally
Last week, in what I hope was a final act of cowardice, President Obama’s Ambassador to the U.N. intentionally abstained from a vote to condemn the Jewish state of Israel, a vote essentially attacking one of our most valued partner nations. President Obama has continued to thumb his nose at our greatest Middle East ally, and this act once again showed that his commitment has never been to our allies, but instead to misguided liberal policies.
This week we took a strong stand by passing a resolution to reject the passage of this dangerous U.N. resolution. All Americans should rest easy that Obama’s days in office are coming to an end.
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Steven M. Palazzo