Wednesday, July 10, 2013

RNLA Spotlight: Congressman Mick Mulvaney

Congressman Mick Mulvaney was first elected in November, 2010, as the new US Congressman for South Carolina's 5th District. When he was a candidate Congressman Mulvaney was named a GOP Young Gun when he ran against Democratic incumbent Congressman John Spratt. The race was highlighted by Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC's "Take Congress Back: 10 in '10" initiative as one of the top 10 House challenger races.

Congressman Mulvaney is a lifelong resident of the Carolinas, he attended Georgetown University where he graduated with honors in International Economics, Commerce, and Finance and graduated as an Honor Scholar, which is the highest award given to students of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Following college, he attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a full academic scholarship. He completed his formal education at Harvard Business School's OPM program in 2006.

Mick has broad business experience across many fields. After practicing law following graduating law school, Mick started his own law firm. Later, he ran the family real estate business then started a small homebuilding company. He was also a minority shareholder in a restaurant franchise company, and even owned and operated his own restaurant.

Congressman Mulvaney has been an outspoken advocate against the recent NSA spy program. Here are some of his recent comments:
“No more gray areas. When we are dealing with our phone calls and our emails, our GPS tracking devices and the chips in our cars, our internet searches and our social media posts, there must be strict, specific language in place that explicitly prevents the government from overreaching.  No one here is talking about tying the government’s hands when it has specific and credible information regarding crime or terror. The Constitution itself contemplates searches and seizures under certain conditions. And in the interest of securing life and liberty, we respect those conditions .But we cannot permit our government to abuse its authority – because when that happens, our government loses its moral authority.”

Mick has used his educational, professional, and business background to bring a focus on jobs, business, and the economy to his work in Congress. He currently serves on the House Financial Services Committee as well as the House Small Business Committee. Congressman Mulvaney is also an active member of the Republican Study Committee. Congressman Mulvaney and his wife Pam are the proud parents of triplets.

The RNLA is excited to hear what Congressman Mulvaney has to say at the RNLA happy hour in Washington, DC taking place on July 17th!

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