Blog: This Week in Washington

Statement

By:  Tim Scott
Date: March 2, 2012
Location: Unknown

Earlier this week, the House voted on legislation to repeal burdensome regulations, create jobs and protect American traditions and values.

On Tuesday, I voted in support of the Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act, authored by my colleague on the Rules Committee Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC). This measure will repeal two regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education, both of which affect universities across our nation.

Wednesday, we voted for Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act, which will create 30,000 jobs.

Yesterday, we voted for two measures to protect American traditions and religious freedom around the world. The first was a resolution brainstormed by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), calling to "add the testimonies of Members of Congress, current and past, who participated in the Civil Rights Movement and commemorative events, to the historic record of the House."

We also voted on House Resolution 556 "Condemning the Government of Iran for its continued persecution, imprisonment, and sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy."