Congressman John Rose speaks at DeKalb GOP event

September 26, 2021
By: Dwayne Page

Congressman John Rose opposes a $ 3.5 trillion spending bill that was brought forward by the United States House Budget Committee on Saturday and will be sent to the House for a vote.

The Sixth District US Congressman, who serves DeKalb County in Congress, was in Smithville on Saturday for a DeKalb County Republican Party event.

“These proposals to spend billions of dollars and fundamentally change the nature of our country from a capitalist free enterprise democracy to a socialist run economy really threatens the American dream and the American way of life,” Rose told WJLE.

The committee’s vote was 20-17, with Democratic Representative Scott Peters of California joining Republicans in voting against the bill. This was a necessary step for the bill to reach the entire House where it can be amended.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated in a statement on Saturday that she wanted to bring the massive economic package as well as a separate package – which includes funding for roads and bridges, money for transportation in common and rail, a broadband upgrade and an upgrade for airports, ports and waterways – upstairs from the house this week.

Democrats are struggling to push President Joe Biden’s economic agenda through. This bill has raised concerns among moderates who fear that some measures will go too far because progressives say they have already compromised enough. Republicans, including Congressman Rose, are united in their opposition. Even though it passes the House, Rose said he hopes the bill can be defeated in the Senate.

“Unfortunately, right now we (Republicans) are at the mercy of two so-called moderate US Senators, Joe Manchin from West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona, so we have to hope they keep the line and refuse to let this massive spending proposal pass. There are rumors that there might be Liberal Democrats in Swing States and Swing Districts who might join us in stopping some of this, but so far , they seem to have capitulated to the extreme socialist radical elements of the Democratic Party, ”said Congresswoman Rose.

Another bill that Congressman Rose opposes is the “For the People Act” which was passed by the United States House earlier this year. The bill stuck in the Senate on a 50-50 vote.

“Democrats have tried to disguise this legislation as electoral and electoral reform, but nothing could be further from the truth,” Congressman Rose said. “This bill aims to change electoral laws to federalize our elections and change election results across the country. It is one of the most damaging pieces of legislation I have seen in my two plus short years in Congress. I will continue to do all I can to fight for the integrity of our country’s elections. This bill would bring Tennessee the same dysfunctional election procedures we saw in states like California, New York, Pennsylvania and others in the 2020 presidential election where results were delayed for decades. weeks and months, further questioning the integrity of the outcome, ”said Congressman Rose.

Although if passed, the legislation would likely be challenged in state and federal courts, Rose said the law will still impact elections until the issues are decided.

“I think the worst aspects of the legislation would ultimately be ruled unconstitutional by the courts, but it takes time, so you will likely see an election impact in the short term before the courts can fully rule on these claims, which could take two to ten years. “Rose continued.

The state is being redistributed based on the results of the 2020 census. Congressman Rose said his district will have to lose some 40,000 residents. He hopes the legislature will keep the district intact as much as possible.

“I know it is the general assembly that has the power to re-district based on the results of the 2020 census but I would very much like the sixth district to stay the same. We have grown faster than the rest of the state, so we will have to lose residents. About 40,000 of the current population of the district will have to be removed in one way or another. There’s an ongoing conversation about maybe a drastic change to having an 8-1 split between Republicans and Democrats, which would then make the Sixth District likely to include part of Davidson County or Nashville, but that would be a pretty dramatic change. I hope we can keep Upper Cumberland together, ”Congressman Rose said.

The Sixth District includes all of Cannon, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, White and Wilson counties and Cheatham and Van Buren counties.

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