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Representative Thomas Massie Speaks to College of Law

Representative Massie with Professor Salamanca and Students

The UK College of Law Federalist Society hosted Congressman Thomas Massie in November (KY-4). Congressman Massie spoke to students about his work in the U.S. House of Representatives, discussing a range of topics including internet taxation and CISPA, the NSA, electric cars, and industrial hemp.

Rep. Massie took questions from students, describing the politics behind committee placement, the sometimes contentious environment of Congress, and how legislation will have to accommodate technological advances, including how federal highway funding will have to transition away from traditional gas taxes as an increasing number of cars are instead powered through electricity.

In his year in Congress, Rep. Massie has sponsored three bills, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, the War Powers Protection Act, and the Citizens Protection Act, in addition to co-sponsoring a number of other bills, resolutions, and amendments. He will be up for re-election in November 2014.