United States Senator Mike Braun’s Weekly Update

first_imgIn a hearing of the HELP Committee, Senator Braun directly challenged healthcare industry leaders, including the Executive President of the American Hospital Association, to “get with it” and fix the industry before it collapses. Senator Braun penned an op-ed for the Washington Examiner urging Democrats in Congress to put aside partisan squabbles and provide funding to relieve the humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border, which has deteriorated to the point that even the New York Times Editorial Board is calling for action. “As a former entrepreneur, I’ve spent my entire life working on solutions, compromises, putting together deals, and delivering real results, which is exactly what this legislation does for addressing the humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border. It’s my hope that Congress can come together this week and pass this desperately needed legislation to relieve some of the strain on our southern border.” This week, Senator Braun urged Democrats in Congress to take action to alleviate the humanitarian disaster on the border, celebrating his first legislative proposal in the Senate – No Budget, No Pay – passing out of committee, and weighed in on Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s attempts to conceal his far-left views and the state of populism in Washington 6 months into the job. NEW: Follow Senator Braun on Instagram for updates around Indiana.  Following talk of raising pay for Congress, The Daily Signal‘s Justin Bogie wrote in favor of Senator Braun’s proposal with Senator Rick Scott to “get Washington working for the American people again” by withholding Congressional pay if they fail to pass a budget.“Politicians should not be held to a lower standard than the people they represent. Active and vigilant measures like the “no budget no pay” rule would take a significant step toward forcing members of Congress to do their jobs and to govern with discipline.” This week, Senator Braun and Senator Rick Scott’s proposal to “pull Washington out of la-la-land” by withholding Congressional pay if they fail to pass a budget on time passed through committee as part of a broader bill to avoid government shutdowns.“In the real world nobody gets rewarded for not doing their jobs, and today’s victory for No Budget No Pay is a big step toward pulling Washington out of la-la land and getting Congress working for the American people again. I’m proud to join fellow job creator Senator Rick Scott in moving the ball down the field for this legislation, because there are consequences businesses and families when they don’t make a budget and it’s time we hold Washington to the same standard.” – Senator Mike Braun Senator Braun sat down with Breitbart‘s Sean Moran to discuss the state of populism in Washington following the election of President Trump and likeminded business leaders from outside the establishment in 2018.“Despite President Trump’s election and his own to Congress, Braun said he believes that populism continues to fight against the more entrenched establishment forces in Washington, D.C, including many establishment Republicans. Sen. Braun contended that many members have continued to resist necessary changes in health care, government spending, leaving the Democrats to continue beating the GOP on these and other issues.” Senator Mike Braun and Senator Todd Young introduced an amendment to name a Navy ship after late Senator Richard Lugar. Listen to Senator Braun’s full interview on the Guy Benson Show on Fox News Radio for his take on Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s attempts to conceal his liberal positions that “don’t sync with most Hoosiers.” NEW: Follow Senator Braun on Instagram for updates from IndianaFor live updates, follow Senator Braun on Facebook and Twitter.To subscribe to this newsletter and see other updates from Senator Braun, visit his official website.  FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Kansas RB Pooka Williams suspended after arrest on suspension of domestic battery

first_img Geoff Collins hired as Georgia Tech head coach University of Kansas running back Pooka Williams has been suspended from the team following his arrest Thursday on suspicion of domestic battery, according to The Kansas City Star. Coach Les Miles released a statement Friday, acknowledging the incident and announcing Williams’ suspension.  UCF must ‘look inward’ to improve CFP rankings, says SEC commissioner “We are aware of a reported incident involving Pooka Williams and we are taking these allegations very seriously,” Miles said in a statement. “We have suspended Pooka from all team-related activities pending further investigation.”KU RB Pooka Williams arrested on suspicion of domestic battery. Les Miles: “We are aware of a reported incident involving Pooka Williams and we are taking these allegations very seriously. We have suspended Pooka from all team-related activities pending further investigation.” pic.twitter.com/vk8HbjYKtJ— Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) December 7, 2018According to a police report obtained by the Star from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Williams’ arrest took place at 3 p.m. local time Thursday and a bond has not been set. He was arrested for “Domestic battery; knowing or reckless bodily harm to family/person in dating relationship.” Related News Williams was named the Big 12’s offensive freshman of the year and a first-team all-Big 12 selection as both running back and kick returner. He rushed for 1,125 yards this season.last_img read more


first_imgThe first victim of evil paedophile Michael Ferry has revealed how priest Fr Eugene Greene regularly called to see the caretaker at Donegal’s school of horrors.Fr Greene was jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of sexually abusing 26 boys in Donegal between 1962 and 1985.Now Michael Ferry’s first victim has revealed how he regularly saw Fr Greene call to Ard Scoil Mhuire in Gaoth Dobhair in the mid 1980s. The man, who asked not to be named, bravely gave evidence against Ferry in 2002.However Ferry only received a six month suspended sentence and was back abusing boys just weeks later at Colaiste Cholmcille in Gaoth Dobhair.Last night Ferry’s first victim gave sickening evidence of why he believes Ferry was part of a paedophile ring operating the West Donegal region.“I remember seeing Fr Eugene Greene going into Ferry’s room on a number of occasions at Ard Scoile Mhuire. “I was never abused by Greene but I have no doubt other boys were. We were all told to leave and to get out.“I have no question they were operating together and abusing boys. I just know they were. What other reason would Greene have had for being there?” he asked.The victim, who twice tried to take his own life after being abused by Ferry, revealed how his nightmare began when Ferry offered to teach him martial arts.They first met when the victim moved into the area from another county and joined the local Foroige Club which Ferry was involved in.“He was cool and I was fifteen and a little bit rebellious and wanted to get out of my house. “It was cool to hang around with him and he would offer us fags and a couple of quid. He never offered me drink.“He offered to teach me a bit of martial arts and the abuse first started when he got me down in a hold and I couldn’t move. That was the first time he put his hands down my trousers.“I have to say he never raped me but he did abuse me over two years. It could have been anything from 30 times upwards but I can’t remember now,” he said.The victim, who has now moved out of Donegal and lives in the south of the country, is happily married with children. He only heard about Ferry’s recent court case just a few days before it was due to take place.He spoke to the Gardai and got permission to go to Dublin to attend Ferry’s sentencing.However he admits he still feels guilty and partially blames himself for what happened to Derek Mulligan, the three other victims in the case and the many other victims he believes are across Donegal.“I shook hands with the lads and told them the worst of it was over now. I felt some kind of relief that Ferry was going to go to prison at last.“But I felt guilty that he hadn’t gone to prison for what he had done to me and that he was able to go on and abuse these lads.“That will live with me forever but I will learn to live with it and move on,” he said.The brave victim also appealed to anybody who thinks they have been abused to come forward and speak to the authorities.“I take my hat off to the lads and especially to Derek Mulligan who has come out. They have been so brave.“They have opened the gates for all the other victims out there to come out and release themselves from this thing that hangs over them.“If they are scared they should go and speak with Derek Mulligan and he will help them. They don’t have to come out publicly but they have to come out – just to help themselves move on and to get counseling.“This is only the beginning for them but it will get easier with time. It has for me,” he said.EndsSEX ABUSE SCANDAL: PAEDOPHILE VICTIM – ‘I SAW FR GREENE AT ARDSCOIL MHUIRE WITH MICHAEL FERRY’ was last modified: July 23rd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more