Many thanks to all of you who voted for me and/or helped with the
campaign in some way. Please know that your support is very much appreciated.
Ding Dong The Witch is Dead!
The Clinton machine, the Clintonistas, the Clinton crime family, or whatever you want to call them, have finally been stopped. That national nightmare, embarrassment, and disgrace is finally over.
Lame Duck Session
My priority legislation and the bill with the best chance of success in the closing weeks of lame duck is HB 590. Based on feedback from Facebook and other sources, it is the most popular bill I've ever written. In brief,
I currently see three potential avenues to get the provisions of
HB 590 signed into law. It could get attached to HB 48 (Maag). That bill has
passed the House and is currently in the Senate. Another possibility is SB 199.
It passed the Senate and is currently in the House. The other option is an
omnibus gun bill that might include all of the above and more.
You can help by contacting your state representative and state senator and asking them to support HB 590.
Just for the record, I like the electoral college and want to keep it in place. Some want to change the Constitution and only count the popular vote. What horrifies me is the possibility that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) could simply rule that the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection and Due Process clauses applies to individual voters and that the electoral college violates those rights. In other words, SCOTUS could simply rule by decree and change the Constitution on the fly. They have a bad habit of doing that and congress and the states let them get away with it.
Being as the 14th Amendment is the favorite of SCOTUS to twist and endlessly expand, they have effectively weaponized it against the states and the people. Over time, SCOTUS has gradually seized power and has asserted themselves as the nation's highest policy making tribunal that rules over everybody and everything. When will congress and the states take the power back? I'm not optimistic.
Ohio House of Representatives
House Bill 590 - Provides immunity when license holders inadvertently carry in a prohibited location
· Any CHL holder who carries a concealed firearm into a prohibited or posted place and is discovered could not be charged with a crime, unless said CHL holder refuses to leave or take the firearm and secure it in a proper location.
· Preserves immunity for businesses who allow firearms. However, it removes immunity protections for businesses that post 'no firearms allowed' signage and do not provide adequate security.
House Bill 583 - Public Sector Right-to-Work
· Provides public sector workers the choice to opt out of union representation and dues.
· Allows non-union employees to voluntarily make financial contributions to a union.
· Protects unions from the requirement of representing non-union employees.
· Appropriates $30,000 in fiscal year 2017 for pamphlets and brochures.
House Bill 502 - Campaign Finance Simplification
Some provisions of HB 502 are as follows:
· Rounding of maximum contributions to the nearest $100.
· Post-general campaign reporting will be synced to the calendar year with an end-of-the-year report due January 7th.
· Minimal income and expenditures less than $100 may be aggregated instead of itemized.
· The Secretary of State may audit a candidate or campaign committee’s reports for a particular race. However, if one candidate or committee is audited, then all candidates or committees for that race must be audited.
· No filing requirement if a candidate receives or spends less than $2,000.
· Phases in electronic reporting requirements for all candidates over the next three years.
· Certified mail to candidates will be permissive rather than required.
House Bill 456 - Create Safeguards that Prevent ‘Election Shenanigans’
The major provisions of HB 456 are as follows:
This is an opportunity to move a bi-partisan bill forward that
helps all parties.
House Bill 257 - Becker Budget
In summary, the provisions of HB 257 include:
· Slow (state only) spending growth by $1.3 billion from HB 64 (state budget).
· Reduce income tax rates proportionally.
· Phase out income tax over five years.
· Slow "all funds" growth by $6.2 billion from HB 64.
· Eliminate Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
· Defund Planned Parenthood.
· Eliminate the Ohio Marriage Penalty.
· Allow sales tax refunds for Core charges.
· Allow Governor Kasich's proposed severance tax to apply to public lands only.
· Expand Indigent tort reform.
· Prohibit double dipping in the state pension system (grandfather in current double dippers).
Huma Abedin Exposed- Terrorist ties to 9/11 funders (8 minutes)
John Becker supports the US Constitution's provision for the military and our veterans (1 minute)
John Becker speaks on the House floor in favor of the Constitution. (1 minute)
John Becker on The Ohio Channel with Karen Kasler (7 minutes)
John Becker speaks about the Constitutional Authority of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the House floor. (2 minutes)
John Becker on Fox 19 News talking about Homosexual Marriage (HB 296) (2+ minutes)
John Becker live CNN pro-life interview defending Down syndrome people (HB 135) (This is the full six minute uncut version)
John Becker live CNN pro-life interview defending Down syndrome people (HB 135) This is the edited version currently on the CNN web site (< 2 minutes)
Sarah Palin interview with State Representative Dave Hall (8 minutes)
The Becker Budget Interview with Karen Kasler (6 minutes)
League of Women Voters Candidates forum: John Becker vs. Democrat opponent (28 minutes)
John Becker on Fox 19 News talking about "Stand Your Ground" (HB 203) (3 minutes)
John Becker on Ch. 10 News in Columbus regarding the impeachment of Judge Black (3 minutes)
John Becker on Fox 19 talking about HB 244 (3 minutes)
John Becker on Fox 19 talking about Medicaid (2 minutes)
John Becker radio interview with Chris Long, Ohio Christian Alliance (25 minutes)
December 2, 2016
"First Friday" Luncheon at McCormick & Schmick's at noon for $20.
December 5, 2016
Goshen Chamber Awards Dinner at 6:30 pm at Goshen United Methodist Church.
Becker for State Representative
Ranked a top tier "most archconservative" by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).
"Becker...is arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House," said The Cincinnati Enquirer (March 2014).
"GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet," headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).
Becker wins prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015).
Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republican… [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly's most conservative lawmaker, said the Columbus Dispatch (September 2015).
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