May 11, 2017

The Reconnect 5-11-17 | Rep. Diane Black on health care reform | DeVos commencement speech and the end of civility

Diane Black (R-TN) is a registered nurse, US Representative and Chairman of the House Budget Committee. She has been working in Congress on health care reform and is our guest today. Rep. Black shares why she was drawn to work on health care reform and why we need to pass legislation sooner rather than later to improve care for everyone. We also get a chance to hear how her faith influences her work and why prayer is powerful- even in politics!

Then, we talk about what happened to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos when she attempted to deliver the commencement address she had been invited to give at Bethune-Cookman graduation. We need a restoration of civil discourse.

Finally, it turns out Americans don’t actually disagree on everything. Research finds that Americans agree the nation is in moral decline. We do disagree on how to fix it and whose morals are moral. What could this mean for our witness?

Related articles and resources:

Bethune-Cookman graduates greet Betsy DeVos with turned backs

Americans can’t agree on morality, except that it’s getting worse

 


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