Honoring our Fallen Heroes
Honoring our Fallen Heroes
As Americans, we are blessed to live in a nation founded on the ideals of liberty and equality for all. But the freedoms we hold dear didn't come without an incredible cost. This Memorial Day weekend, as we gather together with family and friends, let us also pause to remember those who died in the name of freedom. May their memories always live on in our hearts. Click here to watch my Memorial Day message honoring the servicemembers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Protecting Athletes from Abuse
During an Energy and Commerce Committee hearing this week, I questioned leaders of the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics about the Larry Nassar scandal and their failure to protect athletes from sexual abuse. We need to do everything we can to put in place preventative measures to protect athletes of all ages from abuse and ensure this does not happen again. Click here to watch a WLNS report from the hearing.
A Pay Raise for our Troops
This week, in a big bipartisan vote, the House passed a national defense bill to strengthen the military and help keep the American people safe. It also included the largest pay raise for our troops in nine years. Our nation asks so much of our men and women in uniform, and we owe it to them to ensure they have the necessary benefits, resources, and equipment to carry out their duties.
Hope for Patients and Families
The House passed two bipartisan health care bills that offer hope to patients and families. The Childhood Cancer STAR Act will help advance both research on and treatments for pediatric cancer. It is the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever taken up by Congress.
The Right to Try Act will improve access to experimental treatments for patients with terminal diseases or conditions. When they are fighting for their lives, and all other treatment options are exhausted, these patients deserve the freedom to try experimental medicines. Both bills now head to the President's desk to be signed into law.
Taking Care of our Veterans
Taking care of our veterans is our sacred obligation as a country. The VA Mission Act will reduce red tape at the VA, support caregivers of wounded veterans, and help provide veterans with access to the high quality care they have earned. Congress sent these bipartisan reforms to the President's desk this week to become law.
News and Pictures
- WLNS | Walberg Questions USA Gymnastics on Larry Nassar Scandal
- WILX | Michigan Lawmakers Grill US Olympic Committee
- USA Today | USA Gymnastics CEO provides no answers in congressional hearing to discuss sexual abuse
- Washington Post | USA Gymnastics CEO Kerry Perry apologizes to victims of Larry Nassar
- WWMT | Walberg Supports Bipartisan 'Right to Try' Legislation
- Discussing school safety with members of the Washtenaw Association of School Boards
- Assembling care packages with the USO for troops deployed overseas
- Visiting with students from Hudson Middle School during their trip to DC
- Speaking at the annual Memorial Day service at Macon Cemetery in Clinton
- Paying tribute to our troops at the Sauk Valley Military Appreciation Day in Brooklyn