TALLAHASSEE, FL - This week Representative Dave Murzin
welcomed the adoption of the following legislation in the Florida
House. Each of the following House Memorials (HM) sends a message
to the U.S. Congress regarding out-of-control spending, environmental
regulations, healthcare, the Florida National Guard, and Florida's fishing industry.
House Memorial 1535 is a measure directed at curbing big government and job-killing,
energy proposals. This legislation urges Congress to reject Cap
& Trade legislation that will artificially raise energy prices
for consumers and place an undue burden on the economy and the people
of the United States
for little or no environmental benefit.
House Memorial 1583 urges Congress to reign in out-of-control spending and runaway
deficits by balancing the federal budget. The federal budget deficit
has had a detrimental impact on the nation's financial health and
has impeded investment productivity and growth. Credit agencies
have begun to warn that America
may lose its AAA credit rating because of the size of the deficit.
The U.S. government
will spend about 7% of its federal revenues just to make interest
payments on its debt in 2010; and almost 11% in 2013. 49 of
the 50 states are constitutionally and statutorily required to balance
their budgets and hold themselves to the same fiscal standards to
which their citizens must adhere. Similarly, the federal government
must learn to plan and spend within its means.
House Memorial 1589 urges Congress to require that the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) subject proposed numeric nutrient criteria
to peer review by agency's Science Advisory Board & Government
Accountability Office or Congressional Budget Office.
House Joint Resolution
(HJR) 37 was passed with the
intention of sending a clear signal to Washington
that Floridians reject the federal government's intrusive health
care mandates. HJR 37 proposes an amendment to the State Constitution
prohibiting the government from interfering with an individual's
personal health care decisions. The Federal Health Care Reform legislation
recently signed into law by President Obama forces uninsured individuals
to purchase health insurance or face penalties imposed by the IRS.
Committee Substitute/House Memorial (CS/HM) 227 urges Congress to
preserve the authority of Governor to retain command and control
of Florida National Guard. Its purpose is to reject any changes
to federal law which would restrict or diminish the authority of
the Governor to activate Florida National Guard in response to domestic
crisis, disaster, or other emergency.
Committee Substitute/House Memorial (CS/HM) 553 urges Congress to
consider all available mechanisms to lessen sudden impact of changes
to Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This
legislation seeks to balance resource, protection, and economic
prosperity in Florida.
job is to represent and defend the interests of Florida
residents, but when Federal regulations override us, it makes our
job difficult," said Rep. Murzin.
"We see the damaging effects that some Federal regulations
have on our State. Washington needs to know
the effects of their actions and the Florida House
of Representatives is trying to send that message."