Over 60 AMAC members turned out for an exclusive town hall meeting with their Congressman, Doug Collins (R-GA), in Gainesville, Georgia earlier this week. Similar to other AMAC town halls that have taken place across the country this month, Rep. Collins began by giving members an update on congressional activity in Washington, D.C., and by reviewing the top issues Congress plans to tackle this fall.
Of chief concern and importance to AMAC members was the Congressman’s position on the Iran Deal – a deal Rep. Collins firmly opposes. Congress will vote on the Iran Deal mid-September, making it the primary focus on congressional debate and discourse during the August recess. AMAC members also expressed concern over the legislative branch’s perceived inability to rein in the power of the executive branch and President Obama. AMAC members believe that the executive branch has repeatedly overstepped its constitutional authority by choosing to ignore or simply not enforce current laws – such as standing American immigration policies. Moreover, Rep. Collins took time to educate AMAC members at the meeting about the difference between mandatory and discretionary federal spending and how programs like Social Security and Medicare are straining the U.S. budget, as a result of longer life expectancies and fewer workers to support program beneficiaries.
Last, Rep. Collins also listened diligently as AMAC members articulated their dismay of and disapproval for the recent allegations that Planned Parenthood has been selling the fetal tissue of aborted babies. No doubt, this issue will continue to demand ongoing investigation and scrutiny by Congress this fall.