Rep. Carson recently had the honor of reuniting a constituent with the man who saved his life.
Capitol Police Officer Nicholas Simons came to the aid of Indiana Trucking Association president Gary Langston after Langston suffered a cardiac arrest in front of a Senate building. A year later, Langston had the opportunity to thank Officer Simons when they met in Congressman Carson’s office.
These are our true heroes,” Carson said of Simons and other officers.
Congressman Carson joined a group “including clergy, members of 100 Black Men of America, members of the Alpha Phi Alpha and Omega Psi Phi fraternities” to visit Republican senators who have yet to decide their vote on potential Department of Justice head Loretta Lynch’s confirmation.
Lynch has the confirmed votes to secure confirmation, but this group, which plans to continue to lobby the Congress, would like “to make the final count a decisive majority.”
Rep. Carson introduced an amendment to the bipartisan Protecting Cyber Networks Act, which will “back up the bill’s ban on the sharing of personal information with federal agencies.” The bill passed 307-116.
“We have protections in place to ensure that the intelligence community cannot collect and utilize your personal data,” the Indianapolis Democrat said during the floor debate. “This amendment simply ensures that Congress and the public get to see this sharing process, see how it works, if these protections happen to fail.”
Congressman Carson’s “Equality for All” Resolution “is intended as a prelude to legislation to be introduced later this spring by Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I,” says Maureen Groppe at the Indianapolis Star.
Read more about Rep. Carson’s resolution and Rep. Cicilline’s upcoming civil rights bill at IndyStar.com.
Congressman Carson spoke to the House on April 14 about the “Equality for All” Resolution, which calls for legal protection for LGBT Americans.
“In the wake of the backlash of Indiana’s misguided law, it’s clear that the vast majority of Americans oppose this type of discrimination. It’s long past time for Congress to ensure that all Americans regardless of sexual orientation, and or gender identity, know that they are valued members of our society.”– Congressman Jared Polis on behalf of Congressman Carson