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April 2019

 


Beckerisms

Clermont County Lincoln Day Dinner
Kudos to Clermont County Republican Party Chairman Greg Simpson. With little notice and after our keynote speaker was unavoidably detained in Columbus, Chairman Simpson recruited Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judi French to give the keynote address. Due to Simpson's leadership, the whole program came together seamlessly. Proceeds from the evening were nearly $30,000.

Pregnancy Resource Center of Brown County
Many thanks to Randy and Susan Kleine for inviting me to emcee their annual fundraising dinner. The crowd of 230 or so, heard from Linda Harvey, Tamma Plymesser, and Laney Hutchison. Music was provided by David & Amanda Lessing. All of them were fantastic.
The PRC does much more than provide resources for needy moms. They also offer hope and the ability for parents to earn self-respect rather than just providing handouts. I'm also impressed with PRC's grounding in Christianity, emphasis on abstinence education, and the value of purity until marriage. I'm a believer in their cause and programming. To learn more, go to
PregnancyHope.com.

Radio Interview
I was on 700 WLW with Mike Allen talking about the Heartbeat law. It will hopefully survive court challenges and protect innocent human life. I told him that, "the Republicans are the abolitionist party. We ended slavery and we'll eventually end abortion, one way or another."

The Heartbeat Bill
The most bizarre amendment offered by the Democrats on the House floor was to exempt black babies from the protections of the Heartbeat bill. Many of them actually went on record supporting an amendment to the Heartbeat Bill that had the effect of killing only black babies. Incredible! All Republicans voted NO on the amendment.

Becker Donates Controversial Pay Raise to Community Organizations
For more information, see the January 2019 edition of The Becker Report.
January 2019 - The Cincinnati Nature Center received my personal check for $154.69.
February 2019 - Ohio Concerns of Police Survivors (Ohio C.O.P.S.) got my on-line donation for $154.69.
March 2019 - I delivered a personal check for $313.73 to the Goshen Township Bicentennial Committee. The increase in the amount of my donation is because of my promotion to be chairman of the Federalism Committee. It reflects the net portion of the controversial pay increase that was included in my chairmanship increment.
April 2019 - My wife and I presented our $313.73 donation to Days of Wonder. Based in Batavia, they are a school for homeschool kids.

Becker Bills in the Ohio House of Representatives

HR 55 - Build the Wall. This resolution urging congress to fund a physical barrier across the southern border has been assigned to the Transportation Committee.
HB 39 - Replica Vehicles. This is a bill I'm doing with John Patterson to create a special category for these unique vehicles. It is in the Transportation Committee.
HB 153 - Working Officials Requirements Key (WORK) Act. This bill requires county elected officials to show up at their office at least five times every 30 days. It is in the State and Local Government Committee.
HB 176 - Convention and Visitors' Bureaus. This is a bill I'm doing with Tom Brinkman. It requires open records.
HB 182 - Abortion Insurance Coverage. The bill stops insurance companies from paying for abortions. It does not apply to self-insured private companies nor does it prevent any company from directly contracting with an abortionist. It has been assigned to the Insurance Committee.
HB 219 - Sunday Alcohol, Liquor, and Especially Spirits Act (SALES). In short, HB 219 removes the Sunday option. All businesses currently allowed to sell alcohol during the week will also be allowed Sunday sales. Voters retain the option to vote their precinct dry.

Video Central
Is Denmark Socialist? (5 minutes)
Preferred Pronouns or Prison (5 minutes)
Should Hawaii be a Sanctuary State? (4 minutes)
Why Has The West Been So Successful? (5 minutes)
The Chicago Fire: America at Its Best (5 minutes)

Event Calendar
May 2
I will be the keynote speaker at the Adams County National Day of Prayer in West Union at 6 PM.

May 2
Clermont County Township Association Annual Banquet at the Fairgrounds.

May 6
Union Township GOP meeting at the Civic Center at 7 PM.

May 10
Ohio Christian Alliance Spring Freedom Banquet at the Akron/Fairlawn Hilton.

May 14
Scioto County GOP in New Boston.

May 15
Clermont County GOP meeting.

May 18
Classic Car Cruise In: Goshen Bicentennial 11 AM - 3 PM

May 27
Milford Memorial Day Parade

May 28
Scioto County GOP in New Boston.

May 30
Brown County GOP Club

Becker for State Representative - Vetted, Tested, and Proven!
Becker wins “Sponsor of Liberty” award by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio (October 2018).
"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).
"Becker...is 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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Creation Science and Evolution (42 sec.)

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State Government (37 seconds)

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