Happy Independence Day
Happy Independence Day
244 years ago, our forefathers declared independence and birthed a nation on the principles of liberty and freedom. We are so grateful for these freedoms and for the men and women in uniform who sacrificed for them. In the midst of these challenging times, let us pause to celebrate our great nation and the enduring promise of the American ideals.
Michigan’s Nursing Home Order Risked Lives
The news about Governor Whitmer’s nursing home order continues to get worse. As recently became public, just days after the first case hit Michigan the head of the state’s leading nursing home association wrote Whitmer with an alternative proposal that recommended against returning infected patients to nursing homes. The governor ignored this expert advice. The people of Michigan deserve answers. Click here to read my op-ed with Rep. Steve Scalise in the Detroit News.
New Broadband Legislation
More than ever before, connectivity is central to our jobs, health care, learning, and daily lives. Along with my colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee, I recently introduced legislation to speed up the process of deploying broadband infrastructure. For too long rural communities have been left behind, and these proposals will make a real difference in increasing reliable high-speed Internet access in underserved communities.
Letter to Secretary of State Benson
After hearing from numerous voters in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, it has come to my attention that absentee ballot applications are being inaccurately distributed throughout the state. Households across my district have reported receiving absentee ballot applications for deceased individuals, prior residents, and individuals who have moved out-of-state years ago. Click here to read my letter to Secretary of State Benson.
2020 Service Academy Appointments
Four students from Michigan’s 7th District have received an appointment to attend a U.S. military service academy in the fall of 2020. I commend these young people for their achievement in the classroom, their spirit of civic-mindedness, and their willingness to serve our nation in uniform. Our community is incredibly proud of this group of future leaders and the path of service they have chosen.