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June 2018



Who is Andy Thompson?
Thompson Forever. Thompson in perpetuity. The timeless Andy Thompson. Thompson to infinity and beyond. Thompson for finality. Those were my descriptions of State Representative Andy Thompson as I voted eleven times for him for Speaker of the House. My policy is to promote the most conservative people. Representative Thompson is not only very conservative, but his name is synonymous with ending Common Core in Ohio. The eventual winner was Representative Ryan Smith. Speaker Smith is a good man and I'm looking forward to working with him in his new role.
Chaos on the southern border
There's been much outrage regarding illegal aliens and their children. I certainly agree that illegal aliens are the problem. Additionally, when crimes are committed with children, child endangerment charges should be considered. Regarding the issue of criminals being separated from their children, that happens everyday across Ohio. Should we consider emptying our state prisons and county jails because parents are separated from their children? Is being a parent now a get out of jail free card? I support allowing illegal aliens to leave the country with their children.
It is interesting to note that according to the US Department of Health & Human Services, "
Currently only 17% of minors in HHS funded facilities were placed there as a result of Zero Tolerance enforcement, and the remaining 83% percent arrived to the United States without a parent or guardian."

The Janus v. AFSCME Decision
The good news is that we now have nationwide public sector right-to-work. The bad news is that the little kings in black robes continue to overstep their constitutional authority by forcing their opinions down the throats of the rest of us. The Constitution does not give the Supreme Court the authority to rule over the entire nation. (They are only superior to the lower courts.) Nor does the Constitution grant the Supreme Court veto power over legislation; also known as judicial review. These are powers that the courts have granted to themselves.

Justice Kennedy Retires
This pro-abortion justice is leaving the court with blood on his hands and other stains. I wish him a long, happy, and prosperous retirement. God will deal with him later.

Becker in the News
HB 703 also known as DEFEND-TWO has gotten a lot of very positive media attention. I was interviewed by Brian Thomas on 55-KRC and twice by Mike Allen on 700-WLW. Additionally, two Columbus television stations interviewed me on the topic. The concept of the bill is quite simple: Either secure so-called "gun free zones" with armed guards and metal detectors or CCW holders are allowed to carry both secured and concealed.

Becker Bills in the Ohio House of Representatives

HB 53 - Public Sector Right to Work - This bill was assigned to the House Finance Committee and has had no hearings.

HB 233 - Decriminalization Effort for Ending Notorious Deaths (DEFEND). It decriminalizes so-called "gun free zones" for Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders. This bill passed the House and is awaiting action in the Senate. It is in the Government Oversight and Reform Committee and has had no hearings.

HB 333 - Eliminates the Ohio Marriage Penalty. It is in the Ways and Means Committee. It has no opposition and is awaiting an up or down vote.

HB 421 - Replica Title Bill. It is in the Transportation Committee and has had one hearing.
HJR 8: Private-sector Right-to-Work – No worker should be required to subsidize a union as a condition of employment. Furthermore, this amendment will tell the world that Ohio is "open for business." This is in the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee and has had no hearings.
HJR 7: Public-sector Right-to-Work – This legislation is about freedom of association. Like for the private sector, no worker should be required to subsidize a union as a condition of employment. This is in the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee and has had no hearings.
HJR 9: Public-sector Prevailing Wage – Repeals the requirement for taxpayers to pay artificially inflated wages, rather than those that are market-based. This is in the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee and has had no hearings.
HJR 12: Public-sector Paycheck Protection – This amendment prohibits state and local government employers from withholding union dues or fees from workers' wages. Additionally, unions will be prohibited from spending workers' money on political activities without workers' consent. This is in the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee and has had no hearings.
HJR 10: Public-sector Project Labor Agreements – This legislation is the Michigan model approved by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. State and local government entities will be prohibited from minimizing competition for construction projects by requiring that only union or non-union labor can be considered. A level playing field will be required. This is in the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee and has had no hearings.
HJR 11: Public-sector Union Recertification – Requires annual reconsideration and recertification of workers' bargaining units. This amendment will open up competition for new bargaining units, will give workers a chance to have their voices heard, and will make union leadership accountable to their membership. This is in the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee and has had no hearings.
HB 488 - Truth in advertising for property tax levies. It is in the Ways and Means Committee and has had one hearing.
HB 649 - Average Wage Fully Uniform Law (AWFUL) - Sets legislative salaries to Ohio's household median income. It is in the State and Local Government Committee and has had one hearing.
HB 703 - Decriminalization Effort for Ending Notorious Deaths - Teachers With Options (DEFEND-TWO) - Largely eliminates so-called "gun free zones." They are the most dangerous places in America. The bill is in the Federalism Committee and has had one hearing.
HB 708 - Double Dippers Inappropriately Privileged (DDIP) - Elected officials as well as state and local government employees will no longer be able to be working in the public sector and retired at the same time. Current retirees and survivor benefits are exempted.

Video Central
The Magical Birth Canal (2 minutes)
Defund Planned Parenthood (6 minutes)

Event Calendar
July 22, 2018
Clermont County Fair Parade in Owensville at 1 PM. It's best to park at the fairgrounds and walk back to the corner of SR 132 and SR 276. Try to get there by 12:30 or so. Team Becker members will have t-shirts, beverages, and snacks available.

July 22 - 28
Clermont County Fair in Owensville.

Becker for State Representative - Vetted, Tested, and Proven!
"Becker has a legitimate claim as the state's most conservative legislator," according to The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer (September 2017).
"Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republican… [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly's most conservative lawmaker," proclaimed the Columbus Dispatch (September 2015).
Becker wins prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015).
"GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet," headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).
" arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House," said The Cincinnati Enquirer (January 2014).
Ranked as a top tier "most archconservative" by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).

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