Many Republicans all around the nation have long been champions of tort reform. Republicans in states like Texas have enacted it – and achieved the results its proponents promised.
Whether or not you favor tort reform of any sort – we should all recognize that it is not a federal government issue. Republicans especially – conservatives even more so – should understand the complete lack of any Constitutional imperative to have the federal government address tort reform.
Since the Constitution does not expressly empower The Feds on tort reform – the Ninth and Tenth Amendments mandate that it not be addressed by The Feds.
Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King is a stalwart conservative, and a champion on many important federal issues. Tort reform shouldn’t be one of them. His tort reform bill – H.R. 1215: Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 – can be in all fifty statehouses, should you favor tort reform.
Per the Constitution – it does not belong in the United States Congress.