Tuesday is Military and Veterans Appreciation Day in the Alabama Legislature

January 16, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives will hold a “Military and Veterans Day” in the Alabama House chambers to honor Alabama’s veterans for their service.

Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, R – Monrovia, announced that the House will have a work calendar that is stacked with bills designed to benefit those who have served or are currently serving in our nation’s armed forces.

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McCutcheon, Ward, Whatley, and Patterson awarded for autism bill efforts

January 2, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The National Autism Law Summit was held in San Diego, California.  Several members of the Alabama legislative delegation were awarded as legislative champions for their efforts to pass legislation requiring that insurers cover autism therapy.  State Representative Jim Patterson, R-Meridianville, Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, state Senate Tom Whatley, R-Lee County, and Senate Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, shared in the group’s Legislator of the Year award for their efforts.

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Congress funds Children’s Health Insurance Program through March

December 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, both Houses of Congress have passed a temporary government funding continuing resolution to keep the government funded and avoid a government shutdown. Included in that is funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program through March. Without the infusion of federal dollars, the state of Alabama was prepared to mail out letters on Tuesday to 84,000 families who get health insurance through the All Kids government subsidized insurance program announcing that their children’s health insurance coverage would be cancelled on the first of February.

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House Republican Caucus releases legislative agenda

December 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the Alabama House Republican Caucus released its 2018 “Flag, Family, and Country” legislative agenda.

House Republicans say that it is a package of nine measures designed to provide protections for Alabama families, extend benefits to active duty soldiers and military veterans and encourage respect for the U.S. Flag during the playing of the National Anthem and other patriotic displays.

The package also includes state budgeting reforms, efforts to address the opioid crisis in Alabama and a call for Congress to speed construction of a secure wall across the U.S. – Mexican border.

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Dear America: An apology for Roy Moore, and all the rest

November 13, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Dear America,

We’re sorry.

I’m speaking for all of us here in Alabama, even if some of these people will never apologize and never believe that they’ve done anything wrong.

The rest of us know better, though.

We know what we’ve done to all of America over the past year, when the Alabamization of this country began. You weren’t ready for it, and I told you last November that no amount of lowering expectations could possibly prepare you for the river of lunacy that was rushing towards you.
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Byrne, Roby and Aderholt comment on release of tax reform bill

November 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
AlabamaPolitical Reporter

Thursday, the U.S. House Republican caucus unveiled The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which they claim will fundamentally reform the tax code for the first time since 1986.

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, issued a statement in response to the introduction.

“Tax reform has the potential to make America boom again, and it starts with putting more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans,” Byrne said. “The current tax code is too complicated and confusing, benefiting the elite while making things harder for American families. It is time for a fairer and simpler tax code that supports new jobs right here in the United States. This is going to be a process, and the bill released today is just a starting point. I encourage everyone to visit FairAndSimple.gop to read the plan and then welcome your feedback and ideas.”

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell critical of Republican tax plan

November 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 2, 2017, the Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced their new tax reform plan unveiled The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which they claim will fundamentally reform the tax code for the first time since 1986.  U.S. Rep. Terri A. Sewell, D-Selma, said that the new plan is a, “Raw deal for Alabama.”

“After months of secret negotiations, it should come as no surprise that the tax plan revealed by Republican leaders today is a raw deal for Alabama and for working families,” Sewell said on social media. “The Republican tax bill will raise costs on families who can least afford it while providing wealthy individuals and special interests a windfall in tax breaks.”

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Moore gets more endorsements

November 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Roy Moore is climbing in the polls, and more and more conservative-thought leaders are endorsing his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions.

On Wednesday morning, former Speaker of the House Rep. Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., announced his endorsement of Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate.

“There’s nothing more important for advancing the President’s agenda than having another conservative voice in the U.S. Senate – which is why we need Judge Roy Moore in Washington,” Gingrich said. “Roy Moore is a West Point graduate, Vietnam Veteran and constitutional scholar who has been a fighter for our conservative values. He will help rebuild our military and stop the gross overreach of federal power.”

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Evangelist and gubernatorial candidate Scott Dawson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

October 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign announced the endorsement of noted Alabama evangelist, Scott Dawson, whose ministry has reached thousands of pastors and students across Alabama and the southeast through events like the Strength to Stand Tour and Conference.

“The person we must elect as our U.S. Senator on December 12th is Judge Roy Moore,” Dawson said.  “As a conservative, he shares my core values of being pro-life, supporting limited government and he is deeply committed to his Christian spiritual convictions.”

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Speaker McCutcheon endorses Roy Moore for Senate

October 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the Roy Moore U.S. Senate Campaign announced the endorsement of Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia.  The Moore Campaign said that McCutcheon’s endorsement reflects the strong support Judge Moore has received from state Republican elected officials ahead of the December 12th Special Election.

“I am pleased to add my name to the continually-growing list of those endorsing Judge Roy Moore in his bid to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions,” McCutcheon said Wednesday. “Judge Moore is the only candidate remaining in the race who holds the same conservative beliefs and moral values that most Alabamians share, and he is the only one who will follow in the footprints that Jeff Sessions left behind.”

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