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  • We must protect our public lands
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Like many veterans, I honor America’s public lands as a cornerstone of our country’s heritage. The Great Outdoors is our space for recreation and recovery, and serves as the backdrop for key American traditions like hiking, hunting, fishing and camping. Our national parks, forests, monuments and wildlife areas provide countless gifts to our families and communities, and I believe that protecting them is our patriotic duty. That’s why it’s critical that we act now in Congress to reauthorize the L... Read more

  • Labor Department plan would harm small business
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on March 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    Small businesses across the nation could be forced to cut thousands of jobs and lose millions of dollars complying with federal regulations this year, and many of them have no idea. This is because the Department of Labor is quietly preparing to unveil a final rule that would radically alter the way companies must compensate salaried employees for overtime work. As well-intentioned as the policy might be, it will inevitably do far more harm than good by abruptly and arbitrarily changing the rule... Read more