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« on: November 20, 2018, 04:00:07 pm »

Welcome to my office, this is where I will take any questions or comments. If you have a piece of legislation that you want me to introduce for you, please feel free to PM me. As I promised in my campaign I intend to represent all Southern citizens not just those in the RPP Feds. There will be an office warming party here at 6:00 PM EST. Fried Chicken and Ice Tea will be served on a first come first serve basis.
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 04:03:08 pm »

Important Links - New Congress Session
Regional Gov't Thread


Bills/Resolutions Introduced



Amendments Introduced


Votes
Vote on Final Passage of Revenue Enhancement Act: Aye
Vote on Final Passage of Cambodian Debt Relief: Aye
Vote on Confirmation of Rpryror as Attorney General: Aye
Vote on Confirmation of Rpyror as National Archivist: Aye


Statements on the Floor
Questions for Attorney General Nominee Rpryor
GAIN Act, Fiscal Responsibility and Many Economic and Policy matter related
Atlasian Origination Timeline and the Immigration Status Act
Consistency in Immigration Status Act General Statement
Final Statement on Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act
Paycheck Fairness Act
Paygo
Focusing on the Root Causes of Affordable Housing Shortage
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 04:27:54 pm »

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I would just like to thank once again Governor Tmthforu94 and Speaker Turner and the other members of the Chamber of Delegates for the appointment and speedy confirmation as Regional Senator for the Southern Region.

There is a lot of work to be done, and to start off with I have already setup this office for public view in which the public can keep up to date on my actions as Senator. I also hope to include linked statements on various bills in the reserved post above. Along with that I am working on how best to incorporate the interaction with the Regional Government Offices in terms of a public component. One thing I am going to do is create a thread on the Regional Government Board, that will be cross linked with this one.

As to the other major task, I am going to immediately begin to review pending bills on the floor and post responses in all of them. I also plan to introduce today a continuing Resolution because I have strong doubts about the ability of this Congress and this state of affairs to produce, debate and pass a budget by January 1st. Our soldiers, our seniors and our people deserve far better than to be told to "trust Congress" when Congress has given them every reason to be alarmed and scared that success will not be forthcoming.

Lastly I want to encourage the public to engage with and discuss matters of policy and important topics in this thread. That is what it is here for.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 05:06:48 pm »

Are you offering fried chicken and ice tea this time?
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 06:09:13 pm »

Are you offering fried chicken and ice tea this time?

That is the implication
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 06:13:46 pm »

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I have contacted Senator Lechasseur in regards to his situation as Senator and have urged him to either resume posting or to post a Leave of Absence disclosing at least in general terms the situation and expected length of absence. I have been personally informed of there being a real life situation that he is dealing with by him earlier this month, but I do not consider it proper for me to disclose that myself.

While it is my urgent hope to that one of those two options is pursed in the immediate future, if they are not I will proceed accordingly as I pledged to do. It is not personal as I love Senator Lechasseur and I would very much love to rock the Senate's world with him at my side, but the good of the region must come first. I also am cognizant that Thanksgiving is approaching and I don' want to be a complete dick about the situation, but assuming there is no response within say two or three days (excluding Thanksgiving), I will then introduce a motion to Expell on Saturday.
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2018, 06:23:28 pm »

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I have contacted Senator Lechasseur in regards to his situation as Senator and have urged him to either resume posting or to post a Leave of Absence disclosing at least in general terms the situation and expected length of absence. I have been personally informed of there being a real life situation that he is dealing with by him earlier this month, but I do not consider it proper for me to disclose that myself.

While it is my urgent hope to that one of those two options is pursed in the immediate future, if they are not I will proceed accordingly as I pledged to do. It is not personal as I love Senator Lechasseur and I would very much love to rock the Senate's world with him at my side, but the good of the region must come first. I also am cognizant that Thanksgiving is approaching and I don' want to be a complete dick about the situation, but assuming there is no response within say two or three days (excluding Thanksgiving), I will then introduce a motion to Expell on Saturday.
Listen to Yankee, people; this is how these things should be handled.

Also, it's excellent to have you back in the Senate, good sir! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2018, 08:52:17 pm »

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Long Statement on Recall Efforts: https://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=307398.0
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2018, 07:38:49 am »

Thank you for providing active senate representation for the South.
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2018, 10:31:15 am »

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Have received no response from the Senator I have introduced a motion to expel this morning. It is unfortunate that this situation has come to this but we must act for the good of the Senate and for the good of the region.

I will once again state my utmost respect for the supporters of the recall efforts against Senator Lechasseur, but in my view it remains an unconstitutional act and thus merely serves as a non-binding statement of opinion by the Southern Region, an opinion that I expect to be carried out via the constitutional expulsion mechanism this weekend.

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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2018, 12:52:46 am »

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Earlier I introduced a resolution to extent current funding levels through the end of February. While it is my hope that this will be completed long before that time, we do need time to formulate, debate and pass a budget that will meet our obligations in a responsible and efficient manner. We cannot have seniors, vets, activity duty military and many others who depend on the stability and proper functioning of government to be left at risk just six days after Christmas, because of incompetence, laziness and lack of engagement. While this is certainly an option of last resort as CR's are very problematic and even wasteful, it should be noted that it is the more responsible alternative to doing nothing and letting people we call upon to defend us and those of whom we have made promises to fall by the wayside.
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2018, 01:24:50 am »

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Earlier today, in my capacity as Deputy PPT, I commenced the final vote on the continuing Resolution to avoid a shut down by extending funding through the end of January. It is my hope that speedy passage can be achieved in the House and this can be presented to the President expeditiously. This is not a substitute for an actual budget, it is a fail safe that protects are soldiers, seniors and other government related services in case the Government is unable to pass a budget over a period that is historically one of Atlasia's worse in terms of activity. As such this typically irresponsible solution is the most responsible course of action to take and while saying that I am very hopeful that a more permanent solution will be obtained soon.

I also wish to express my satisfaction with the events that have materialized in terms of the situation Korea, and while I will avoid going into further detail so as to not violate protections of classified information, it remains my urgent hope that we can achieve a just and lasting piece that protects Korean sovereignty and also avoid future conflict by having the border area between China and NK demilitarized. These were among my objectives as President and remain so today as Senator and I am hopeful that we are heading in the right direction as of this moment.

As to the controversy of the existence of the war as a game mechanic, I will say that there are aspects of this that could be done better and I understand the frustration by some regarding the absence of economic data and other such regular updates, most of which stems from the absence of a Deputy Game Moderator for the last few months, but with the the entity now fully staffed it is my hope that this deficiency will be corrected and soon.
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2018, 05:44:18 am »

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Earlier today I took advantage of the Partial LOA by Senator Sestak to carry out several functions in the Senate. I completed two amendment votes, and made sure to send PMs related to these to hopefully ensure a smooth final passage in the House and that they be forwarded to the Regions in the appropriate manner as required by federal law.

I also created an amendment tracker since the Senate has been without one for most of this session.

I have voted to confirm both Ninja as Secretary of Internal Affairs and Fhtagn has Deputy Game Moderator. I have confidence that both nominees will be strong in these appointed rolls.
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2019, 07:34:18 pm »

Statement on the End of the North Korean Conflict

I am delighted that on this New Year's Day, we can for the first time in over a year celebrate that we are no longer at war. It has been a long and difficult road to get here, a road paved mostly by the blood sweat and tears of not just our soldiers, sailors and airmen, but also that of our allies. From the beginning and certainly from the time of my Administration, my objective was to end this conflict as soon as possible, while still preserving the sovereignty, security and self-determination of the North Korean people, free from foreign interference. At the same time it was the objective to avoid a military presence on the Chinese border and the escalating tensions that such would bring. There were a number of other issues as well that had to be resolve that were indirectly related to the conflict, and those were of course important nonetheless.

I am glad that we have finally reach this point, as a people, as a nation, and as a game where this conflict is over and where most all of our desired objective have been reached. I would most certainly have preferred to have seen this result happen months ago, but we must be mindful in such things that the game has its limits and this story line, which is the longest, most fleshed out and most consistently maintained across the most Game Moderators in the HISTORY of ATLASIA, was certainly a task that pushed our Game Moderators to the limits at points. While I am on that point, we should be extraordinarily grateful to the contributions of Game Moderator AZ, Game Moderator Truman and now Game Moderator Mr. Reactionary for their extraordinary work and contributions to maintaining and finally concluding this epic story line.

It should also be noted that we had across several administrations and two Secretaries of State a level of responsiveness and engagement with a Game Moderator story that I think is without equal in Atlasian History. We would not be here at this point without the work of Secretary Mr. Reactionary and his successor Secretary Lumine. I will also note that in terms of the latter I am immensely grateful for his willingness to come forward and step up to the plate at a time when things were stalled this past fall and work diligently to see this through to its conclusion. As I said to Lumine when he first stepped forward, when I think of Atlasian Foreign Policy he is among the first that comes to my mind (and coincidentally the only one of the first three still playing the game).

I think we have seen tremendous benefits to the game from this story line, in terms of the responsiveness to the administration and generally speaking broad respect and acceptance for a story line that at times I will admit strained the patience of many. This was a conflict that very few in this game wanted, certainly not myself, then President Fhtagn and the entirety of the NSC in mid to late 2017. However, the approach taken by President Fhtagn, myself late as President and President Weatherboy here at the end, has strengthened the institution of the Game Moderator, established respect for the Game Moderator on a bipartisan basis and demonstrated a willingness to seek an end to the conflict within the confines of the story, as opposed to rejecting it or ignoring it. This has been perhaps the biggest change in Atlasia from the years prior both pre-reset and post-reset and I think it does model something of what the future is going to look more like in Atlasia where the GM is more central and an active driver of the Atlasian experience. It also remains my hope to see this level of engagement and success spread to the domestic side as well and thus incorporate the Secretary of Internal Affairs into the relationship also.

As for the story line itself, we have a number of issues to resolve in the aftermath of this conflict. The restoration of normal trade with China and large parts of Asia that have been disrupted by this conflict. I am greatly pleased to see the capture of the Kim's and their allies that were hold up in Cambodia and I hope we can build a mutually beneficial relationship going forward with Cambodia. We have made a lot of mistakes in the past in this region and most of it was merely as a side show to a poorly executed strategy to extricate ourselves from Vietnam over 40 years and doing so working in concert with our quasi-ally the People's Republic of China. For obvious reasons that situation has greatly changed and it is time for us to acknowledge our mistakes and strengthen our relationship with a country we should never have intervened in, the Kingdom of Cambodia.

I fully intend to continue to work with the administration and Secretary Lumine and while unfortunately my contributions were truncated this past month because of real life holiday work load, and I am hopeful that I will be able to assist wherever possible, including with the passage of the treaties presently before the Congress. It would be that most irresponsible of things to seize this opportunity to celebrate peace, and then forget the most important work that is necessary to secure and maintain it long term. I therefore urge continued cooperation, realism and restraint on the part of our foreign policy, to maintain our peaceful relations with the rest of the world and avoid backsliding into another period of protracted conflict.

Finally, and I realize this is getting long, but we also must not forget those who have suffered the brunt of this conflict on the front lines. I urge the administration to ensure that our agencies are serving the interest of the wounded and the veteran. That they are reviewing and conducting oversight of those medical facilities, which are receiving Atlas Care payments to treat and care for our wounded and our veterans to ensure they are getting the care they deserve. We setup this system to ensure that we were not limited and that veterans were not trapped, but at the same time, it requires oversight and administrative competence. We also need to care for those suffering from PTSD and addiction as well. Making sure the bill is covered is only step one, a necessary step that we took coincidentally, just before this conflict began. However we must go to the next step and ensure quality of care and availability of care now that access is assured. We also need to especially look into our mental health system where we lack substantially in resources, in facilities and availability of care, even once "access" (the bill is covered) has been addressed.

I look forward to these matters being address by the Secretaries in response to the Game Moderator and to working with the members of Congress and the Administration(s) to come up with solutions and reforms on the availability, quality and effectiveness side of the health/mental health care equation.

I realize this statement has become rather long and so I will bring it to a close with this. I wish every Atlasian a great and Happy New Year and I look forward to serving the people of the Southern Region as your Senator on these and many other issues over the coming months. 

Thanks and Dave Bless!
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2019, 12:00:09 am »

Archiving this

Important Links
Regional Gov't Thread


Bills/Resolutions Introduced
Motion to Expel Senator Lechasseur
Continuing Resolution
Recall of Senators Amendment


Amendments Introduced
Amendment offered to Activity Standards Amendment - Recommended by Constitutional Expert, Harry S Truman
Amendment offered to the
Amendment Offered to the Party Organization Act

Votes
Atlasian School Safety Expansion Act: Abstain
BK Confirmation as Attorney General: Aye
Mr. R Confirmation as Game Moderator: Aye
NC Yankee amendment to the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act of 2018: Aye
Final Vote on Continuing Resolution to fund Gov't through Feb 1st: Aye
Vote on Sestak Amendment to the Activity Standards Amendment: Aye
Vote on Lok Amendment S15:12: Aye
Vote on Final Passage of the Uighur Human Rights Resolution: AYE
Vote on Ninja Confirmation as Secretary of Internal Affairs: Aye
Vote on Fhtagn Confirmation as Deputy GM: AYE
Vote on MORE DEPUTY GAME MODERATORS ACT: Aye FTR
Vote on Amendment S15:13 by Pericles to the Living Wage Act: Nay
Vote on Final Passage of the Right To Work Repeal Act: Nay
FTR Vote on Final Passage of the Party Organization Act: Aye
Vote on Confirmation of Encke to be Deputy Game Moderator: Aye
Vote on Amendment to the Paycheck Fairness Act: Aye

Statements on the Floor
Ensuring Cancer Pay Act
Living Wage Act
Right to Work Repeal Act
End Domestic Spying Act
Employee Free Choice Act
Common Sense Welfare Reform Act
Atlasian School Safety Expansion Act
Voter Eligibility Reform Act
Revenue Enhancement Act
Dual Officeholding Act
Party Organization Act
BK Confirmation Hearing Questions Asked
Response on Regionalism in relation to School Safety

Revenue Impact Question on Revenue Enhancement Act
Statement on Regional Impact of Amendment to the Ensuring Cancer Pay Act
Recall of Senators Advovacy
CR Advocacy
Burden of Registration Change in Party Organization Act
Response to Pericles Amendment to the Living Wage Act
Advocacy for Amendment to the Party Organization Act
Questions to the Deputy GM Nominee Fhtagn
Questions to the SoIA Nominee Ninja
Statement on the process behind the Deputy MORE DEPUTY GAME MODERATORS ACT

Questions for Attorney General Nominee Rpryor03
Questions for Archivist Nominee Rpryor03
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