Freshman Representative Justin Amash has made headlines for his innovative use of social media in government accountability:
As members of Congress continue to fine-tune their Facebook-ing skills – advertising fundraisers, posting their press releases and hawking their latest cable news hit – Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., uses the social media site as an educational tool.
“I’d rather communicate about how I’m voting because that’s really what’s important here,” Amash tells CBS News. “We’re trying to educate people at home, trying to get them more involved and trying to have an influence on the rest of the Congress.”
However, that’s not the only good news from Capitol Hill. Here’s some additional liberty-oriented news from Congress this week:
- Sen. Rand Paul announced he plans to vote against both Republican and Democrat spending proposals which cut a paltry $61B and $5B, respectively.
- Sen. Mike Lee went on the “America’s Morning News” radio show and called the Democrat’s plan “insulting.”
- Sen. Lee endorsed Ted Cruz for US Senate in Texas, calling him one of the “brightest new warriors for liberty.”
- Sen. Paul and Sen. Lee went on Glenn Beck (guest hosted by Judge Napolitano) to talk about their efforts to balance the Federal budget.
- Sen. Paul was a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he talked about the inefficiency of the public sector.
- Sen. Paul joined Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to introduce legislation that would lessen the amount of authority the EPA has over mining operations.
- Sen. Paul questioned the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency on whether the Department of Energy is really committed to protecting consumer choice.
- Rep. Ron Paul was on The Dylan Ratigan Show and Your World with Neil Cavuto to talk about Libya, the debt, and his thoughts on 2012.
- Rep. Paul spoke on the house floor urging his colleagues not to go to war with Libya.
- It was announced that Sen. Paul will join his father on a trip to New Hampshire in April.
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