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    Pinnacle Resigns

    After a lifelong career of dedicated public service—as Special Advisor to President Clinton for Global Security; to Undersecretary, and later, Secretary of State of the United States; to proud Representative of the people of Arkansas—Mary Blythe-Pinnacle has notified the Speaker of the House and her colleagues of her intent to resign, effective immediately.
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    Pinnacle Resigns

    Mary Blythe-Pinnacle After a lifelong career of dedicated public service—as Special Advisor to President Clinton for Global Security; to Undersecretary, and later, Secretary of State of the United States; to proud Representative of the people of Arkansas—Mary Blythe-Pinnacle has notified the Speaker of the House and her colleagues of her intent to resign, effective immediately. View full PR
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    Office of the Mary Blythe-Pinnacle

    REP. MARY BLYTHE-PINNACLE’S NOTICE OF RESIGNATION ————— CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES  MARY BLYTHE-PINNACLE  Mr. Speaker, and Colleagues: Effective immediately I am resigning from Congress. Its been an honor to serve as a Member of the House of Representatives for the people of Arkansas. Performing the functions of the American government and navigating Capitol Hill alongside you all has been such a terrific experience. Y’all argued positions I sometimes didn’t agree with. You presented logic in ways I felt illogical. You prioritized issues I deemed unnecessary for the time - and didn’t consider issues I felt were critical. You challenged me to be better. How to argue out the wrinkles between pragmatism and apparent feasibility. How to work across the aisle to get stuff done, or how to work alone to pursue what I felt was right. I’ll continue to value this amazing opportunity as a private citizen. Thanks for being part of my experience. Mary
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    2020 Presidential Primary Turn 5 (Super Tuesday)

    1. Fundraiser CA 2. Fundraiser NY 3. Fundraiser WA 4. Fundraiser PA
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    Leave of absence

    LOA til 12/14 to continue getting my ass kicked by finals
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    Democratic Presidential Debate 1

    It’s great to be back in Iowa! I’m thankful to the University for hosting this important debate. Now...let me tell y’all a story about a kid. A poor kid who didn’t grow up on an estate, however had the privilege of having a caring, hardworking family. A kid who didn’t have “top-tier” schooling, but valued their public education as a foundation for success. A kid who refused to let being a girl in a relatively unknown family—the Blythes—stop her from pursuing what it means to be American: Liberty..Justice...Success..Happiness. A kid who had the hope of making every tomorrow a better day than yesterday; and a future leader with the drive, care, and ability to do just that. I don’t think it’s possible for Americans to have ‘too much’ liberty, justice, success, or happiness. I think government, for too long, has meticulously crafted a country of “winners and losers” by capping growth and making prosperity harder to achieve for common folks like little Mary Blythe. Poor leadership empowers the powerful and neglects those in greatest need of support. It’s time America got better leaders. I’m running for President because I don’t want your kids to be blocked from pursuing their dreams—whether it’s running a local business or running for President of the United States—simply because poor leadership in DC predesignated them as losers. I don’t want your success tomorrow to be solely dependent on your success yesterday, but rather dependent on YOU, your drive, your values, your purpose; and with the support, care, and protection of your country—and the People’s President.
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    Mid-Session Schedules

    MBP Fundraiser, FL Fundraiser, OH
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    Mid-Session Schedules

    Mary Blythe-Pinnacle 1. Fundraiser - NY (2 hrs) 2. Fundraiser- TX (2 hrs)
  9. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES  Mrs. PINNACLE (for herself) introduced the following bill which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services   A BILL To authorize the Secretary of Defense to carry out a test of the Arrow 3 missile defense system with the Government of Israel, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “U.S.-Israel Joint Missile Defense Act”. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds the following: (1) Israel faces grave threats from Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas, each of which are increasing their capabilities and strength. (2) On March 9, 2016, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps successfully launched two “Qadr H” ballistic missiles at a target in southeastern Iran approximately 870 miles away, in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231. (3) According to Iran’s official news agency, the missiles were inscribed with the slogan, “Israel should be wiped off the earth.”. (4) Iranian Brigadier General Ami Ali Hajizadeh stated, “The reason we designed our missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers is to be able to hit our enemy the Zionist regime from a safe distance.”. (5) Tel Aviv is approximately 987 miles from Tehran and likely within the operational capabilities of Iran’s current missile technology. (6) Iran conducted another test in January 2017. (7) Hezbollah, designated by the Department of State as a terrorist organization, has an arsenal of approximately 120,000 to 150,000 rockets aimed at Israel. (8) Israel, with the August support of the United States, developed the Arrow 3 missile defense system to intercept and destroy long-range exo-atmospheric intercontinental ballistic missiles. (9) On January 18, 2017, Israel placed into service the first Arrow 3 interceptor after nearly a decade of development. (10) Further testing will be required to improve the system, ensure accuracy, and validate the system’s capabilities. (11) Israel and the United States conducted a test during 2018 in the United States that cost approximately $105,000,000. SEC. 3. TEST OF ARROW 3 MISSILE SYSTEM. (a) Authority.—The Secretary of Defense may conduct a test of the Arrow 3 missile defense system, in conjunction with the Government of Israel, to validate the capabilities of the system and improve the performance of the system. (b) Authorization Of Appropriations.—In addition to any funds authorized to be appropriated by the Budget of Fiscal Year 2019 or otherwise made available to the Secretary of Defense for the Arrow 3 missile defense system, there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary an additional $100,000,000 to provide assistance to the Government of Israel to carry out the test specified in subsection (a) in the United States.
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    Fact: We are not in a state of peace with Russia. It’s then Congress’s job to acknowledge such, allowing for proactive measures to be taken regarding treaty compliance and enforcement, foreign economy control, intelligence collections, and military development in response to Russia’s growing volatility. Ignoring conflict doesn’t make the US safer, it makes it more vulnerable.
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    @Pinnacle

    If my point was to sound sane I’d remain silent, as you have. My point is to be safe.
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    Office of the Mary Blythe-Pinnacle

     REP. MARY BLYTHE-PINNACLE’S LETTER TO COLLEAGUES CONCERNING THE RESOLUTION TO DECLARE A STATE OF WAR ————— CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES  MARY BLYTHE-PINNACLE  Colleagues: I’m aware of your legitimate concerns and hesitations about declaring a state of war between the United States and Russia. I urge you to not succumb to Russian threat, and further hope that the information below provides better context for and a clearer image of the ramifications of ‘war’. Implications of a State of Peace The state of peace: “[A] condition in which States maintain order and justice, solve their problems by cooperation, and eliminate violence. It is a condition in which States respect each other’s sovereignty and equality, refrain from intervention and the threat or use of force and cooperate with one another in accordance with the treaties which they have concluded.” (Encyclopedia of International Law). Russia has consistently rejected order and justice, failed to resolve conflicts through cooperation instead of force, and promoted violence in Syria and throughout the world. It has disrespected American sovereignty, attacked our democracy, and disregarded its treaties. The United States and the Federation of Russia, by definition, are not in a state of peace. It is then necessary to acknowledge that we are in a state of war. Effects of a State of War War isn’t declared just for formality’s sake. It’s declared to trigger certain defenses, authorizations, and objectives of the United States. A declaration of a state of war with Russia will allow for certain proactive measures to be taken by the U.S. regarding treaties, foreign economy control, intelligence, and military development. Treaties.—The United States, in a state of war, would suspend its compliance with treaties between it and Russia, allowing the US to develop defense mechanisms which it was previously prohibited from developing due to certain agreements, like the INF treaty. Foreign Economy Control.—A declaration of a state of war triggers the Trading With the Enemy Act (TWEA) and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), which grant the President powers to control foreign property and foreign trade transactions with designated countries under certain circumstances. This has previously been used to freeze and block foreign enemy assets existing within the United States. Additionally, the President would be authorized to restrict agricultural exports and unilaterally impose trade sanctions to Russia. Intelligence.—Foreign intelligence, under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), is permitted expansion and flexibility when a state of war is declared, allowing for more efficient collection and processing of information pertinent to global security. Military Development.—Several statutory authorities permit the expansion of America’s Armed Forces, defense mechanism (including cyber infrastructure) production, and defense contract procurement when under a state of war. This would allow for greater national security during our responsible condemnation of Russian aggression (protecting us from militaristic, political-based threats like the recent event near Bahrain).
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    @Pinnacle

    It’s a shame that the Senate could not pass the Climate Change Solutions Commission Act, which would’ve created a privately-funded Commission to review and implement efficient ways to reduce the negative impact of climate change on our Earth.
  14. Mary Blythe-Pinnacle Today, at her rally in Grand Prairie, TX, Congresswoman Blythe-Pinnacle responded to a common concern/misunderstanding of her proposed Joint Resolution Declaring a State of War. A transcript of her response is below: “In an ideal situation, war with Russia wouldn’t be a lasting conflict. Hopefully, not even a shooting battle; but instead a much needed response to years of their aggression and global destabilization. A resolution of Russia’s constant molestation of democracy. A termination of Russia’s pursued objective of becoming a more powerful and dangerous force. Russia is weaker today than they’ll be tomorrow. Every day, it’s growing, and developing, and advancing to make itself a mightier regime of subversion. Congress can decide to either run past a hot door now, or attempt to escape a house engulfed by flames later.” Further, after being briefed by staff on recent event where a Russian Navy cruiser was intercepted very close to a US Navy Destroyer—which houses the United States Central Command and the US 6th Fleet—Congresswoman Blythe-Pinnacle said the following: “The recent actions taken by the Russian Military is exactly why it’s so essential to prove American strength. Charging towards a US Navy ship was Russia’s way of warning not to challenge its growing authority. Not to consider rebelling from its expanding power and manipulation of the world. This is a warning that America has fallen subordinate to for far too long, allowing Russia to be the superpower it is today. How will our President respond, this time? How will your Congress respond?” View full PR
  15. Today, at her rally in Grand Prairie, TX, Congresswoman Blythe-Pinnacle responded to a common concern/misunderstanding of her proposed Joint Resolution Declaring a State of War. A transcript of her response is below: “In an ideal situation, war with Russia wouldn’t be a lasting conflict. Hopefully, not even a shooting battle; but instead a much needed response to years of their aggression and global destabilization. A resolution of Russia’s constant molestation of democracy. A termination of Russia’s pursued objective of becoming a more powerful and dangerous force. Russia is weaker today than they’ll be tomorrow. Every day, it’s growing, and developing, and advancing to make itself a mightier regime of subversion. Congress can decide to either run past a hot door now, or attempt to escape a house engulfed by flames later.” Further, after being briefed by staff on recent event where a Russian Navy cruiser was intercepted very close to a US Navy Destroyer—which houses the United States Central Command and the US 6th Fleet—Congresswoman Blythe-Pinnacle said the following: “The recent actions taken by the Russian Military is exactly why it’s so essential to prove American strength. Charging towards a US Navy ship was Russia’s way of warning not to challenge its growing authority. Not to consider rebelling from its expanding power and manipulation of the world. This is a warning that America has fallen subordinate to for far too long, allowing Russia to be the superpower it is today. How will our President respond, this time? How will your Congress respond?”
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