Every once in awhile, Congress votes on a bill with a worthy objective but a flawed process.
I believe that to be the case when it comes to H.R. 39, the TALENT Act, a bill that would make the Presidential Innovation Fellows program permanent. Last year, I was one of 8 members of the House, all Republicans, to vote against it, and it passed by a vote of 409 to 8. Today, it again came up for a vote in the House, and again I voted against it. This time, the bill passed the House by a vote of 386 to 17. My reasons for voting against it this year remain the same. Accordingly, I want to share with you the post I wrote last year setting forth those reasons….