Welcome to the start of a new week. I hope you're having a great Monday so far. Here's what went on last week for the Kansas Legislature. I want to first say congratulations to our very own Kansas City Chiefs for winning Super Bowl LIV. Kansas will celebrate this victory for a long time!
Value Them Both Constitutional Amendment Passes Senate
A huge win was secured for the Kansas Pro-Life movement this week. The Value Them Both Constitutional Amendment was debated on the Senate floor and passed with an overwhelming vote of 28 to 12. Before SCR 1613 was passed, the Senate added an amendment that would allow voters in Kansas to vote on the bill come the August election cycle.
The amendment will move on to the House next week, for House Representatives to vote on.
In God We Trust
Last week I had the privilege of introducing a piece of legislation that I strongly believe and support in. The National Motto Act requires all public buildings to prominently display the nation's motto, on an 11 inch by 14 inch poster. The bill does not require any tax dollars. All the posters must be donated themselves, or the funding donated. Each poster costs $2.50.
This is a bill that has seen it's fair share of controversy. The national motto was put in place in 1956 and has continually been upheld by Congress, and the Supreme Court."In God We Trust" is an acknowledgement of our country's founding principles and strong history.
Kansas GOP Convention
Friday and Saturday brought the annual Kansas GOP Convention to Olathe this year. I had the privilege of attending the conference and here is what you missed.
A forum was held for the 3rd congressional district GOP candidates. The candidates included Amanda Adkins, Adrienne Vallejo Foster, and Sara Hart Weir. Each one brought their own experience and qualifications to the table to prove for an interesting debate. The 3rd congressional district is currently held by democrat incumbent Sharice Davids.
A second debate was held for candidates for Kansas Senator Pat Roberts seat, which will be up for election in November. Candidates included Susan Wagle, Kris Kobach, and Dr. Roger Marshall. The debate was full of fire between the candidates, each one taking shots at the other. November will prove a challenge for each candidate, but each candidate promised to back whichever GOP candidate won the seat.