District Work Week
Visiting the Border
Last weekend, I visited the southern border to speak with agents on the ground and see firsthand the humanitarian and national security crisis. Congress needs to do its job and ensure our dedicated border agents have the necessary resources to address the influx of migrants, promote a humane and lawful system, and keep our border secure and country safe. We cannot afford to ignore the situation on the border any longer.
Holding Coffee Hours
Thank you to all those who attended our coffee hours in Bronson and Summit Township this week. We discussed the ongoing impeachment inquiry, but also spent time focusing on the important pocketbook issues like job growth, lowering prescription drug prices, and strengthening career and technical education.
Supporting Small Business
This week, I had the opportunity to discuss small business priorities in a number of different venues across the district. The Small Business Association of Michigan hosted a panel in Lansing to discuss bipartisan ways to continue economic growth, and I had the privilege of participating with Rep. Elissa Slotkin. I also had the chance to stop by Saline to discuss small business initiatives in Washtenaw County with the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce. Finally, I had the chance to tour, and talk policy like USMCA with ElCo Enterprises, a family-owned manufacturer in Jackson.
Visiting the St. Louis Center
Thank you to the St. Louis Center in Chelsea for showing me the exciting progress on the Guanella Village project. The St. Louis Center is a residential community for children and adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, and we are fortunate to have such caring and hardworking individuals in our community to provide these services.
Honoring Local Farmers
I was able to present a tribute recognizing Elgin and Joanne Darling of Willis for their induction into the Michigan Farmers' Hall of Fame. The Darling family farm is now in its 6th generation and has been running for well over 180 years. Not only would I like to congratulate Elgin and Joanne on this incredible achievement, but also thank them for their warm hospitality they showed inviting me into their home.