Senator Mike Rounds reflects on what was done during the lame duck session

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- Senator Mike Rounds discussed what happened during the final month of Congress.

Rounds also reflected on the past election.  Nationwide over eighty million people voted in 35 Senate races.  Over forty million voted for both Republicans & Democrats.  Republicans only had 85,000 more votes than Democrats combined.  Rounds talks how divided the government is.

Rounds commented on Arizona Senator Krysten Sinema switching from Democrat to Independent.

B21 Raider was introduced in California earlier this month, Senator Rounds talks the economic impact it will have in the region.

The National Defense Authorization Act was passed & one of the provision was the repeal of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  Senator Rounds offer these comments about it.

Rounds talks about the RESPECT Act that was signed by the President earlier this week.

Rounds was one eighteen Republicans to vote in favor of the Omnibus bill.  Rounds explains has vote in favor.

Rounds talks about the importance of Defense being included in the bill.

Senator Rounds explained why he would have been opposed to any continuous resolutions despite Republicans taking over the U.S. House next year.

Senator Rounds returns to Washington on Tuesday, January 3rd for the start of the 118th U.S. Congress.