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Burlison Brief

Celebrating and honoring law enforcement

It was recently police week. Thank you to the brave men and women in blue who put their lives on the line every day and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Your selflessness and commitment to keeping our communities safe will never be forgotten.

Working to eliminate DEI in the federal government

I recently led a letter with several of my colleagues to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shalanda Young requesting information about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs throughout the federal government.

The Biden Administration has made clear that one of its top priorities is to embed DEI ideology into every facet of American society and the federal government. DEI programs are an affront to everything we believe in as Americans. Instead of uniting us, they divide us and pit American against American.

We need to know how much of the American people’s hard-earned money is being wasted on these divisive programs so we can defund them.

Deport and Detain Illegal Aliens Who Assault Cops Act

The House passed H.R. 7343, the Detain and Deport Illegal Aliens Who Assault Cops Act. This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security to detain and deport illegal aliens who are arrested for, charged with, convicted of, or admit to assaulting a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder.

We must protect our law enforcement officers. We should deport all illegal aliens, but especially those who assault our law enforcement.

Committee work

The Oversight Committee voted on a resolution to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a lawful subpoena.

The subpoena requested all audio recordings of President Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur during his investigation into Biden’s improper handling of classified information, which is included as part of our impeachment inquiry into the President.  Instead of providing the audio, AG Garland is stonewalling the Committee.

No summary, report, or transcript can replace the actual evidence that is the recordings themselves. We need to be able to hear the verbal cues and subtleties in the President’s answers to assess whether he is providing fulsome answers or is being coached or guarded in his responses.

The audio from this interview must be damning if the Attorney General is willing to go through all this to stop it from being released. Clearly President Biden and his advisors fear releasing the audio recordings of his interview because it will again reaffirm to the American people that President Biden’s mental state is in decline.

I also recently attended an Education & Workforce Committee hearing where I questioned Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services Secretary on the failure of Obamacare. I also tried to get an update on the number of unaccompanied alien children that Secretary Becerra’s department has lost.  Unfortunately, he did not come prepared to discuss the issue but claimed he would “try to get [me] a number.”

I also attended a Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing where I questioned witnesses on the federal government’s response to the Francis Scott Key bridge collapse. I questioned witnesses on the reconstruction timeline and total cost, as well as why the Biden administration’s effort to force a project-labor agreement will make the project cost more and take a longer time.

U.S. Service Academy Day

As a Congressman, I have the honor of nominating promising young men and women from Missouri’s 7th congressional district to attend our nation’s incredible service academies.

All high school students interested in attending a U.S. service academy and their families are invited to attend my U.S. Service Academy Day on June 15 from 9-11 a.m. to learn more about the congressional nomination process. Location is 2535 N Kansas Expressway, Springfield, MO (The Library Station – Frisco Room)

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Rep. Eric Burlison

Member of Congress

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