Congressman Proposes Legislation to Force All Elected Officials to be Drug Tested

Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Paul Martin

By Matt Agorist
TheFreeThoughtProject.com
September 15, 2018

Louisiana Congressman, Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) wants to force every single member of Congress to take regular drug tests and he wants them to pay for the tests themselves.

Higgins introduced the legislation this week which, if passed, will force all federal lawmakers to be randomly drug tested once per term for illegal drug use.

According to the legislation, titled: RANDOM DRUG TESTING OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE.

(a) In General.—Each Member of the House of Representatives and the Senate shall participate in accordance with this concurrent resolution in a program for testing for illegal use of controlled substances.

(b) Features.—The program under this concurrent resolution shall include the following features:

(1) Each Member of the House of Representatives and the Senate shall be subject to a random drug test once per term of such Member.

(2) Each confirmed positive result under the program shall be provided as follows:

(A) To the Member involved.

(B) In the case of a Member of the House of Representatives, to the Committee on Ethics of the House of Representatives for such review as may be necessary under the Rules of the House of Representatives.

(C) In the case of a Member of the Senate, to the Select Committee on Ethics of the Senate for such review as may be necessary under the Standing Rules of the Senate.

Higgins said he introduced the legislation to treat members of Congress like regular working-class citizens who Higgins thinks are drug tested on a regular basis.

“Elected officials in Washington D.C. should be subject to the same kind of random drug screenings that blue-collar, working-class Americans have to endure. Congress shouldn’t get to live by a different set of rules. This effort is about maintaining accountability and ensuring sober service to We, the People,” said Higgins in a statement.

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