After about 9 months of ineptitude from Congress, it seems they’re finally getting their act together as we get closer to the end of the year.
Not only are they on the brink of passing a historic tax reform bill, but they just voted to OVERTURN an Obama-era Mining ban that will save 10,000 jobs in Minnesota! Furthermore, GOP Rep Tom Emmer said that it would also turn into BILLIONS of dollars of revenue for our economy.
Every little bit helps!
Here’s the story from The Hill:
The House voted Thursday to overturn the Obama administration’s decision to temporarily ban mining in an area of northern Minnesota’s Superior National Forest.
The Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest, or MINER, Act, passed 216-204, with nearly all Republicans in support and nearly all Democrats opposed.
The Obama administration’s decision, made the day before former President Obama left office, blocked mining for two years in an area of the forest near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
“This is about more than 10,000 jobs which are now at risk because of the lame-duck actions by the Obama administration,” said Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), the bill’s sponsor. His district includes parts of northern Minnesota, but not the area that could be mined.
“This is about billions of dollars in revenue for Minnesota’s economy and billions more in education funding for Minnesota’s schools that are now on the line. This is also about strategically important metals and minerals which are used by Americans every day,” he said.
Billions of extra dollars for the economy AND 10,000 secure jobs? SIGN ME UP! As you read above, just about every Democrat in the House was opposed to it, which means they care more about the environment than saving 10,000 form being unemployed.
This is just another reason why we MUST keep the GOP in charge of the House and Senate. If Democrats are left in charge, our country would go back into the gutter in a heartbeat.
Little by little, our country is being made and RICH again. We can’t wait to see what the next 7 years brings!