New Sheriffs In Town: So friends of mine spoke at Congressional hearings yesterday...
It's amazing what a difference flipping the U.S. House of Representatives can make.
Yesterday, two friends of mine (Peter Morley and Elena Hung) testified before Congress in two different hearings, while my own Representative Andy Levin and his next-district neighbor Representative Haley Stevens, both of whom I consider friends, sat on the other side of the table in yet a third hearing.
Sadly, I wasn't able to watch most of any of the hearings myself yet (they add up to over 8 1/2 hours total) but I plan on doing so over the next few days. I'm incredibly proud of all of them.
In the video above, Peter Morley spoke in front of (this is a mouthful) the House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (the audio level is set way too low...you have to crank up your volume to hear this one).
At the same time, Elena Hung, co-founder of Little Lobbyists, was speaking before the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health:
Finally, Reps. Andy Levin and Haley Stevens sit on the House Committee on Education & Labor, which hosted a hearing on Examining Threats to Workers with Preexisting Conditions: