Besides the start of the New Year, January 2nd also indicates that there is only 7 days until the start of the 2013 MO Legislative Session. The countdown and the packing has begun.
I’m ready to get back to business.
I will be spearheading the offense, leading the House Progressive Caucus via Minority Leadership & working hand-in-hand with Progress Missouri (check them out). You can count on me, once again, to be a LOUD voice in committee and on the floor, defending the values of our district.
My Major 2013 Legislation:
Closing the Gunshow Loophole = requiring background checks for ALL gun purchases
Early Voting = allowing Missourians to vote with no excuse in advance of Election Day (as do 32 other states)
Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act = previously sponsored by Rep. Jeannette Oxford
Equal Pay = working closely again with the Attorney General’s office
As of today, I’ve been confirmed as the senior minority member on the Appropriations Committee – General Adminstration (serving my 4th year). Additional committee assignments have yet to be confirmed by House Speaker Tim Jones.