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Improving Water Infrastructure

June 9, 2018
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Improving Water Infrastructure

This week, the House passed the Water Resources Development Act, a bipartisan bill that provides improvements for ports, locks, ecosystem restoration, and other waterway infrastructure projects critical to Michigan's economic competitiveness. Growing our economy and getting Michigan-made products to market hinges on having well-maintained ports throughout our state, including the Port of Monroe. Click here to learn more about this legislation fundamental to the Great Lakes economy.

Helping Our Veterans

The House passed legislation this week that reflects our unwavering commitment to the men and women, past and present, who serve in our nation’s military. We owe it to these heroes to ensure they have the necessary resources to perform their duties and are well-cared for when they return home. I'm pleased the final bill included my amendment, which will help empower injured and amputee veterans when making personal health care decisions.

The Story Behind Jessie's Law

The tragic opioid crisis is devastating families all across the country. The Energy and Commerce Committee has advanced a number of legislative solutions to help fight back, including a bipartisan bill I introduced with Rep. Debbie Dingell named Jessie’s Law. Watch this video for the story behind Jessie's Law.

50 Years at MIS

Race weekend at Michigan International Speedway is here, and I recently spoke on the House floor in recognition of the track's 50th anniversary. I look forward to celebrating with everyone throughout the season. Here’s to 50 more years of lasting memories for fans and drivers alike.

1,000,000 Jobs

We continue to see positive news about our economy. Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into law, more than 1 million jobs have been created. The unemployment rate is at its lowest level in 18 years. And according to the latest jobs report, wages for workers are also increasing. To learn more about tax reform, visit or text "tax reform" to 50589.

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