NEWSLETTER: JULY 20, 2017
I am focused on bringing the standards and principles of business to Washington. It's been six months since I took office, so I wanted to share some of the progress my staff and I have made serving Michigan's 10th district.
Congressional Office Activity Report
My staff and I have attended or held a total of 500 meetings across Michigan's 10th district. We have returned over 3,400 constituent calls, and responded to over 28,000 emails and letters. We have also recovered over $200,000 owed to residents of Michigan's 10th district.
As we continue to serve, please continue to stay in touch. Like my Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and keep up with behind the scenes photos on Instagram. Call us in D.C. at 202-225-2106, or in Shelby at 586-997-5010 if we can help in any way.
House of Representatives Progress
Despite the noise on social media and mass media, the Republican-led Congress is getting things done, especially in the House. As we continue to work on big-ticket items like tax reform and repealing and replacing Obamacare, we are passing important legislation daily - and mostly on a bipartisan basis. We have now passed over 269 bills, making it the most productive House during a first-term presidency in the modern era. Some bipartisan highlights include:
The National Defense Authorization Act, to ensure our military readiness.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, which President Trump signed into law. It represents the biggest reform of the VA since its inception.
The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which would update federal law supporting career and technical education programs to give students a hands-on opportunity to expand and build skills needed for technical careers.
The Improving Services for Older Youth in Foster Care Act, the Reducing Barriers for Relative Foster Parents Act, and the Modernizing Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act: These bipartisan bills will help children in or in need of foster care by expanding scholarships for youth transitioning out of foster homes, and making it easier to place children with relatives.
14 Congressional Review Acts, signed by the President, to overturn overly burdensome regulations.
As shown in the graphs above, much of the work being done by the House is stalled in the Senate. I led my fellow Freshmen in the House on an op-ed calling on the Senate to act on health care. Click here to read the op-ed.
In the News:
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The Voice Congressional Art Competition Winner from St. Clair County honored at U.S. Capitol
My offices are now accepting applications for fall internships in Washington D.C. and Shelby Township. Visit my website to apply or pass along to a student you know.