Feb 03, 2021 8:05 PM

Kan. 1st District Rep. introduces first pieces of federal legislation

Posted Feb 03, 2021 8:05 PM
Kansas First District Rep. Tracey Mann leaves his office to submit his first piece of legislation as a member of Congress
Kansas First District Rep. Tracey Mann leaves his office to submit his first piece of legislation as a member of Congress

By NICK GOSNELL

Hutch Post

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Earlier this week, Kansas First District Congressman Republican Tracey Mann introduced his first pieces of legislation as a member of Congress.

"They're the More Accountability is Necessary Now Acts, or the MANN Acts," Congressman Mann said Wednesday. "We're doing that to promote accountability and transparency with the Executive Orders being made by the executive branch. The first 10 days of the Biden Administration, they issued 25 Executive Orders. For perspective, if you add up the first ten days of the last seven Presidents, that's less than what President Biden has done so far."

Mann is looking to get more notice on policy positions that specifically concern his district.

"Before an Executive Order is issued on the areas that most effect the Big First, 30 days would have to pass," Mann said. "Basically, they'd have to notify Congress that an Executive Order would be issued and also the American public and then they go into effect in 30 days."

The six areas where Mann is asking for notice are agriculture, food, and the livelihood of American farmers, ranchers, and producers, energy, america’s natural resources and the environment, pro-life provisions including the Hyde Amendment and the Right to Life, The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Immigration into the United States.

"Six months after the Executive Order and annually thereafter, there would be a reporting on what were the impacts of the Executive Order, so it would be both advance notice ahead of time and then also reporting after the fact."

Mann wants to be sure that any major policy shifts the administration wants to do at least need to go through the Congressional process