Newsletter: April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017


As I return to Washington from the district work period, I wanted to give you an update on what’s happening in Michigan’s 10th District. 

Thirteen out of my first fourteen weeks in office required me to be in D.C., so it was great to be back in Michigan.  I attended events and met with constituents across the district.

While I’m back in Washington, I want to make sure you know how to contact me should you like to connect on any concerns or issues you may have with the federal government.

Paul Mitchell
Member of Congress 


I joined Rep. Debbie Dingell and guest host Kimberly Gill on WDIV’s Flashpoint to discuss foreign policy, health care, and tax reform. Clickhere to watch the video. 



Congratulations to Andrea Dunn, winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.  A panel of local judges selected Andrea’s work from a total of 67 submissions. Andrea’s work will be displayed with all winning entries from across the country in the U.S. Capitol for one year.  

I was happy to award Andrea, and top winners in the categories of photography or graphic design and original or mixed media.  To see all the winning pieces, visit my Facebook page here

Student artwork was on display from April 17th to April 28th in an open gallery for public viewing at Studio 1219, 1219 Military St., Port Huron, MI 48060. 

Deputy Chief Mark Coil and Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis showed me around the Shelby Township Police Department.  

The quote on their wall from Vince Lombardi reads “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” 

As a former business leader, and as Member of Congress, I have found this quote to be so true. We are lucky to have dedicated individuals serving in our police department. I am grateful for their service.

Our veterans deserve the best possible care.  I met with administrators of the VA in Bad Axe. During my visit, I talked with staff about how we can improve efficiency, combat dependency on opioids, and ensure each veteran gets the care they need. I also had the opportunity to discuss VA services with a number of veterans. 

I toured Vlasic in Imlay City.  One of the frequent themes I heard there, and from businesses around the district is the need for high quality job training and career and technical education to fill in-demand jobs in the community. I am eager to take this message back to D.C. We must provide quality career training to link residents with in-demand jobs here in our community. 

The County Press: “Rep. Mitchell tours Vlasic in Imlay City”


PTI Engineered Plastics is on the leading edge of career and technical education.  During my visit, we discussed the Technology Academy they began for high school students in the area. The program is designed to teach students about the potential a future in the precision plastics manufacturing industry offers. 


Enjoyed joining Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel at a meeting of Selfridge Community Council.  Under General Slocum’s leadership, the Council has done great work to support the civilian and military service community at Selfridge. 

These are just some of the many events and meetings I had across the district. To see more, visit my Facebook page here, my Twitter here, and my Instagram here