By: Courtney Lombardo & Ty Barnett
Who is Kenny Marchant?
Toll free (Tarrant County) 866-213-3803
Fax: (972) 409-9704
Census report on various issues in District 24
Statistics of Coppell ISD
Kenny Marchant on Drugs
Marchant voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. This bill would provide assistance in Mexico for:
- counternarcotics and countertrafficking;
- port & airport security to assist in controlling the Mexico-US and Mexico-Central America borders;
- intelligence gathering operational technology; and
- public security and law enforcement, including assistance to the National Council Against Addiction (CONADIC).
Marchant is afraid Mexico would abuse this money and would not use it for the reasons stated above. He believes that they are helping Mexico's side too much and not U.S's side the people employed to protect the border. The money could be used in much better ways against drug cartel than just giving the money to Mexico and leaving it up to them. Marchant also co-sponsored establishing drug testing standards for major league sport. "The purpose of this bill is to protect the integrity of professional sports and, more importantly, the health and safety of our nation's youth, who, for better or for worse, see professional athletes as role models. The legislation would achieve that goal by establishing minimum standards for the testing of steroids and other performance-enhancing substances by major professional sports leagues. By adhering to these minimum standards, major professional sports leagues would send a strong signal to the public that performance-enhancing drugs have no legitimate role in American sports."
Kenny Marchant on Budget and Economy
Kenny Marchant on Crime
He voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. His reasoning, "The programs that are sought to be renewed are ones we don't have information on how successful they were. I can tell you from my days as a judge, there was some anecdotal evidence that it looked like faith-based programs did a better job of dramatically reducing recidivism. In addition:
- There are some provisions that allow for too much administration. That is going to build a bigger bureaucracy.
- Dismissing all charges if someone completes drug rehab under another provision I think is outrageous. You are going to remove the hammer that would allow you to keep people in line?
- We also have a provision to teach inmates how they can go about getting the most welfare before they leave prison and go out on their own."
Lone Star Libraries Program (Government Department)
Impact: This program impacts the education system across Texas by providing people of all ages an opportunity to learn about the history and culture behind our state, and gives students the access to books and resources all over the world to enhance their minds and broaden their intellect by learning about anything they could possibly desire.
3 Professions in the Agency: 1 profession is a survey collector, as many surveys are scattered throughout the Agency's website and reports that help provide evidence to the number of libraries within different districts, the school districts surrounding them, and other statistics that help them calculate what their agency is helping with and what they could do to improve. Another profession, of course, is librarian as all librarians working within the libraries centered in the program are briefed to know what the agency does and get help from that agency to improve their collection of books and also help inform the agency who comes in, what genres are most popular, etc. Lastly, Grant providers/treasurers are needed to keep count how much money is given out to each library and the funds received vs. funds given out to ensure they are helping while also not allowing their business to go bankrupt or give out more money than collected.
Recent News Article
This report collects numerous surveys taken by statistics collectors to display the success and results of the library program's methods of choosing libraries and the funds given by the program and how it helped. The report first lists the program overview and an executive summary that basically just reinforced everything the mission statement says. The surveys included the number of libraries in the program and the number who responded to surveys based on size, as well as states of the respondents within each area, and also a survey regarding the categories that the program helped like children's programming, teen/youth, adult, jobs acquired, hours open in each library, and how the size affects all of these categories. The report also contained surveys that calculated the amount of funds given vs. the amount of funds replaced by each library. The report also included multiple reviews, quotes, and excerpts from librarians and workers within each district and how they used the funds the program gave them and where the program helped most.