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From the House... Setting the Stage for a Productive Session
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This week's From the House... can be seen at
Setting the Stage for a Productive Session

There’s not a day that goes by when we don’t see on the evening news the endless fighting between political parties in our nation’s capital.  I can’t count the number of people that have made comments to me about how they wish the folks in Washington cared as much about people as they do politics.

Last week something historical happened in our state’s capitol, actually a couple of things.  Our Speaker-Elect, Steve Tilley (R-Perryville) announced the committee chairmen for the upcoming session.  This is in itself historical because of the timing.  Normally these assignments are not made until sometime mid-January meaning that committees can’t start working until near the end of the first month of session.  Because of this early move, we will hit the ground running the first week of session.  However, that is not what grabbed the headlines.

Something else happened that I was proud to see, especially with the activities in Washington that we see each night on the news.  For those that don’t know, the Speaker of the House appoints all of the Committee Chairs which are always of the majority party, no matter which party is in the majority.  In recent years our republican leadership has allowed democrats to chair the Urban Issues Committee.  This year however three of the committees will be chaired by democrats, one of the Appropriations Committees, the Urban Issues Committee, and the Committee on Corrections.  These are very important committees and during the press conference, it was easy to see the shocked look of the faces by many in the media when it was announced.

I appreciate Speaker Tilley’s response when asked why he would give this much power to the minority party, especially when we have such a large majority.  His response was “I’ve always believed that the person is more important than the party.  I think it’s important to choose people who are best qualified for the position, regardless of the party.”

Republicans have a historic 106 member majority in the Missouri House, this is of the 163 seats.  It would be easy to push our agenda through without regard to the minority party, frankly we have the votes to do what we want without them.  However, just because we can do it…doesn’t make it the right thing to do.

I have always been proud to be a republican, however anyone that knows me knows I have said hundreds of times “neither side of the aisle has all of the saints or all of the sinners”.  My point is simple, there are good ideas and good people on both sides of the political aisle and I have always been willing to work with anyone that was interested in working together.  Some of my dearest friends in the capitol are people that I don’t necessarily agree with very much, but I know they are good people that have the best intentions for Missourians in their hearts.

Speaker Tilley, another person I am proud to call a friend, has always shown that same attitude and this week he put his beliefs into action…leaving some in a state of shock it appears from what I have been reading in the news today.

I look forward to working with all of my fellow chairmen and members as we tackle some serious issues the State of Missouri is facing.  I also appreciate our next Speaker’s willingness to put the best individuals for a job in the right positions, regardless of the politics of the day.  Now, the stage has been set for a productive session in the Missouri House, a session where working together, to include working across the aisle we can find the best ideas and solutions for Missouri, not the best political moves for a party.
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