Banks on alert for pork in Phase Four relief bill

first_img Google+ Twitter Google+ Banks on alert for pork in Phase Four relief bill By Network Indiana – May 13, 2020 0 377 Facebook Twitter Facebook Previous articleWorkers may have to return to jobs while sickNext articleNew Michigan grants, loans available to small businesses and entrepreneurs Network Indiana WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/Jim Banks for Congress) WASHINGTON, D.C.–The next relief bill could be ready for the U.S. House to vote on as soon as Friday. But, Congressman Jim Banks (R-Ind.), says he will not vote for any bill that is full of earmarks and bailouts for states that have built up budget deficits after decades of unwise spending.“The price tag of the current coronavirus aid package that Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi is working on at the moment could be as high as $2 trillion,” said Banks in a Facebook live video Monday afternoon. “There are lots of special interest, pork barrel spending deals that are being added to that package.”Banks said he believes House Democrats have put out an open invitation to lawmakers to add what they want to the bill.He said he’s particularly offended at one part of the bill.“She (Pelosi) wants to spend most of that $2 trillion in bailing out blue states like Illinois, states that have a record of decades of mismanagement that have led to deficit spending,” he said.Some Democratic governors, like New York’s Andrew Cuomo, have argued that their states deserve bailout money because of the amount they have paid in that has gone to help relieve red states in the past. Banks argued on Facebook that that is not the case with Indiana, pointing out Indiana’s rainy day fund, compared with Illinois’ budget shortfalls.Banks said he doesn’t want to see some Democrats in Congress push a socialist agenda, using the pandemic.“We can’t let Democrats use COVID-19 to reshape America to pursue the socialist agenda that Pelosi and so many House Democrats have staked out,” he said.Banks said that he is proud to be a part of the new China task force, formed in the House.“We can’t let the Chinese Communist Party profit off a pandemic of their own making,” he said. “This task force was supposed to be a bi-partisan effort. Sadly, Democrats backed out of the deal and said they wouldn’t participate.”He said he believes that studying the origins and causes of the pandemic is the way to keep it from happening again and America from having to endure anything similar in the future. Pinterestlast_img read more

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FAMU law names its ‘founding faculty’

first_imgFAMU law names its ‘founding faculty’ Florida A&M University College of Law has announced its “founding faculty” as it continues to prepare for its inaugural class, which is scheduled to begin in August at its Orlando home.“The founding faculty members are individuals of distinction in teaching, scholarship, and professional service,” Dean Percy R. Luney, Jr., said. “They are experienced, nationally recognized, and highly regarded in legal education.”Dean Luney said strong law schools have strong faculties.“I believe our search efforts have secured a very strong faculty to not only begin this inaugural year, but to uphold our university commitment and continued tradition of excellence with caring, in the years and decades to come,” he saidThe new FAMU law school faculty include: • Joan R. Bullock joins the FAMU College of Law from the University of Toledo College of Law. Professor Bullock has practiced in the areas of corporate tax, mergers and acquisitions, and valuation services. She has taught contracts, accounting for lawyers, agency, partnerships, corporations, commercial paper, law practice, and secured transactions. Professor Bullock has published in the areas of administrative law, family law, and commercial paper. • Bill Henslee brings his experience in sports, entertainment, and travel law to FAMU. Henslee taught at the Pepperdine University School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law and is co-author of a legal casebook on travel law. As a principal in the firm of Henslee and Weisberger, Henslee represented clients in the music and sports industries. His experience in sports and entertainment law includes establishing American Pride Publishing, a music publishing company controlling copyrights, and his work as a certified contract advisor with the National Football League Players Association and the Canadian Football League Players Association. • Frederick Dennis Greene joins FAMU from the University of Oregon School of Law. Greene has taught torts, contracts, intellectual property, entertainment law, business planning, and mass media, race, and law. He also has an extensive business background, specifically in the music and film industries. As a founding member of the musical group Sha Na Na, he performed on television, in films, and in concerts for 15 years. Greene has researched and published in the areas of entertainment law, sports law, intellectual property law, computer law, business law, and American law and race. • John Paul Jones brings extensive practice and alternative dispute resolution experience to FAMU. As a senior partner in employment law firms with a national practice, he appeared before five U.S. Courts of Appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court. For the last 12 years, he has specialized in alternative dispute resolution, founding and serving as president of The John Paul Jones Group, a full service ADR provider. He will be entering his 10th year as a faculty member of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, where he has taught civil mediation and advanced communication. Professor Jones has regularly conducted training, nationally and in South Africa, in the areas of mediation, negotiation, mediation advocacy, and communication. He is a Florida certified circuit civil mediator, has extensive mediation experience in a wide variety of cases, and has served as a special master for ADR in toxic tort cases. He has served on Florida’s Mediator Qualifications Board since its creation. He has also researched and published in the areas of mediation and ADR. • Lundy R. Langston joins FAMU from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. Langston has taught torts, criminal law, international criminal law, family law, domestic violence, race and the law, cyber law, juvenile law, and women and the law. Langston has published numerous law review articles in the areas of family law, domestic violence, race and the law, and criminal law. She also has co-written a casebook on torts and conducted a mock U.S. law school course at the University of Beijing Law School. • Grace M. Mills brings her background in library science to FAMU as professor and director of the law library. Before joining FAMU, Mills served as a law librarian at City University of New York Law School, University of California at Berkeley, and North Carolina Central University School of Law. Professor Mills has taught legal research and legal bibliography, including print and electronic sources. She has published in the areas of legal research and legal reference. • Omar Saleem is the associate dean for Academic Affairs at FAMU College of Law. He joins the faculty from St. Thomas University School of Law. He has taught criminal law, criminal procedure, insurance law, legal research, environmental law, interviewing counseling and negotiation, juvenile law, international environmental law, race and the law, torts, remedies, and cyberlaw. He has published numerous articles on a variety of legal topics including environmental law, criminal procedure, international law, and China-related matters. May 1, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img FAMU law names its ‘founding faculty’ last_img read more

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