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Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) never intended to run for office or become a politician when he was majoring in electrical and mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “I look forward to returning to my prior life of inventing and working on my farm,” Massie told me via telephone in an extended interview that took place on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
When Republican lawmakers came under fire during a June 14 baseball practice in Virginia, they were trapped by a tall fence with one exit. Thanks to armed officers guarding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, only five people were wounded.
When the federal government wants to get rid of properties, it can often take a while, leaving old government buildings vacant and rotting.
Kentucky GOP Rep. Thomas Massie said Thursday that the Trump administration had not convinced him to change his vote on the bill to replace Obamacare, and said that he hoped it would sink in the House.
“I am still very much opposed to the bill,” Massie said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Thursday. “I think it’s worse than Obamacare.”
Thomas Massie does not mince words. For more than six years, Republicans have promised to repeal Obamacare and after reviewing the long-awaited replacement package for a few hours, the Kentucky libertarian wasn't impressed. Massie thinks "it's a stinking pile of garbage."
Earlier today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), the ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and committee member Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) announced a bill that would uncap the airport passenger facility charge (PFC), which would allow airports to charge passengers greater than the current $4.50 per enplanement fee.
On the same day as Betsy DeVos’ confirmation vote to become the next Secretary of Education, one congressman is seeking to eliminate the department she would head.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) introduced a bill (HR 899) Tuesday that contains just one single sentence “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”
On Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Thomas Massie introduced dual bills to audit the Federal Reserve, a goal that has gained in bipartisan popularity in recent years after being spearheaded originally by former Congressman Ron Paul in 2009.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) will be chair of a newly relaunched Congressional Second Amendment Caucus. (Earlier versions existed from 2004-08, and 2009-13.)