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Burlison Brief

My statement on the tragic deaths of Davy and Natalie Lloyd

My heart breaks for the families of Davy and Natalie Lloyd after their lives were cut short by gang violence in Haiti while they were serving on a mission. Davy and Natalie dedicated their lives to serving others. I know they will forever rest in peace alongside God in heaven.



Safeguarding American elections

This week, the House voted on and passed H.R. 192 which repeals a District of Columbia law allowing noncitizens, including illegal aliens, to vote in local elections. 143 Democrats voted against the bill, indicating the vast majority of House Democrats think illegal aliens should be able to dilute the voice of the American people in our elections.

Unlike some of my colleagues, I’m committed to protecting American elections by ensuring only U.S. citizens can vote in them. That’s why I was proud to vote for this bill and am a co-sponsor of the Safeguard American Votes and Elections (SAVE) Act, which requires states to obtain proof of citizenship – in person – when registering an individual to vote and remove non-citizens from existing voter rolls.

Protecting Americans’ rights to financial privacy

This week, the House also voted on and passed H.R. 5403, the CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act, which protects Americans’ right to financial privacy by halting unelected bureaucrats from issuing a central bank digital currency.

CBDCs are a government-run cryptocurrency whose value is fixed and replaces the dollars in your bank and your wallet; they are programmable, traceable, trackable and taxable. This Communist Chinese style surveillance tool could be weaponized to oppress the American way of life. I will always fight to ensure that we safeguard Americans’ financial privacy in the face of potential surveillance, control and political intimidation.    

Education & Workforce Committee Work

I attended an Education and Workforce Subcommittee hearing on big labor lies, where I exposed union tactics to undermine free and fair elections.

Most workers do not want to join a union, and more than 90 percent of workers represented by a union have never voted to be in the union that represents them. This is extremely concerning and is why I introduced the Worker’s Choice Act, which would allow workers in right-to-work states the ability to resign from the union and negotiate their employment conditions directly with their employer.

I also attended an Education and Workforce Committee on the antisemitism. During the hearing, I questioned university leaders from Northwestern, Rutgers and UCLA on the antisemitism they allowed to occur on their college campuses.

Oversight Committee work

I recently attended an Oversight Committee hearing reviewing our nation’s largest employer, the federal government. During the hearing, I questioned U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Acting Director Robert H. Shriver III.

I then attended another Oversight Committee hearing. During the hearing, I questioned Department of Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, on her department’s radical light bulb policies that restrict the freedom of Americans to choose which kind of light bulbs they use in their homes.

In addition, I questioned Secretary Granholm on her 2023 Electric Vehicle (EV) trip where her staff blocked off an EV-only charging station from other consumers so the Secretary could stay on schedule. This resulted in a waiting family with an infant child and low charge on their EV battery to call the police out of urgency while waiting on the charging station. I was able to get the Secretary to finally apologize to the family for this incident.

Meeting with constituents

I recently had the honor of meeting with Brian Hammons, the president of Hammons Black Walnuts, Missouri Grocers Association, and Jesse Fosnaugh, Deputy Director of Branson Airport.

My office also took some fellow Southwest Missourians visiting Washington, D.C., on a tour of the U.S. Capitol. It’s always great seeing residents from our great state in our nation’s capital.

Need help with a federal agency?

My office helps constituents with issues involving the VA, the IRS, Social Security, the State Department, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and other federal agencies. Please use this link to seek help: https://burlison.house.gov/services/help-federal-agency

And that’s it for the Burlison Brief!

Best,

Rep. Eric Burlison

Member of Congress


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