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Coming Soon: Bigger Paychecks
Have you checked your paycheck this month? Odds are it went up, or it will soon. As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Trump signed into law at the end of 2017, the IRS is updating its withholding tables in the month of February. Once that happens, the U.S. Treasury estimates that 90 percent of Americans will start to see a boost in take-home pay.
Since the tax cut law was enacted, the positive benefits have been resonating across the country. Hardly a day goes by without new reports of more businesses hiring, increasing wages, and offering bonuses and other benefits like paid leave and enhanced 401(k)’s to their employees. Click here for a full list.
Hearing on the Opioid Crisis
As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, I held a joint hearing this week on how the opioid epidemic is affecting workplaces, communities, and the lives of working Americans across the country. Too many Americans – from all walks of life and from all parts of the country – are facing the terrifying realities of opioid abuse, and far too many are dying from opioid misuse and overdose every day. Click here to watch my opening statement and for more details about the hearing.
Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act
I joined with Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Richard Hudson (R-NC) this week to introduce the Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act. It is a bipartisan response to the opioid crisis that will help prevent the misuse or diversion of unused medications by equipping hospice professionals with the legal authority to safely dispose of unused drugs after a hospice patient’s death. Click here to learn more about the bipartisan bill.
National Salute to Veteran Patients Week
In recognition of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week, I visited the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System this week to express appreciation to our nation's veterans. It is our duty to uphold our commitments to those who sacrificed so much for our freedom, and in Congress, I am working to ensure veterans have access to timely, high quality care.
Coffee Hours Across the District
Thank you to everyone who came out for my recent coffee hours in Carleton and Milan. I've held them in every county in the 7th District, and I look forward to continuing to hear from you as I travel the district.