Job Fair in Jackson
Job Fair in Jackson
Since coming to Congress, my top priority has been growing good-paying jobs and healthy economy in Michigan. This week, we held our 8th annual Job Fair in Jackson to assist the hardworking men and women in our communities find employment, further their education, or pursue career advancement opportunities. Thank you to the nearly 40 local employers and organizations who were on hand to accept resumes and connect with job seekers.
Increasing Retirement Security
Saving for retirement is a difficult challenge for many families in Michigan and across the country. This week, I joined with my colleague Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) for a discussion about the importance of helping more Americans have peace of mind in their retirement years. Together we have introduced a bipartisan bill, the Increasing Access to a Secure Retirement Act, that will help encourage saving and expand retirement options.
Investigating Drug Distribution Practices
This week, I questioned drug distributor executives about alleged pill dumping and their role in the opioid crisis. The Energy and Commerce Committee has been conducting a year-long bipartisan investigation into opioid distribution practices, particularly alleged pill dumping in West Virginia. In one instance, a town with a population of 400 people received nearly 9 million opioids in a two-year period. Click here to watch my questions.
Dundee Business Summit
It was great to speak with a large group of small business owners and community leaders this week at the Dundee Business Summit. I had the chance to talk about our work to cut taxes, create good-paying jobs, and spur greater economic growth in communities across the 7th District.
Bipartisan Opioid Bills Pass Committee
Two bipartisan bills I co-authored with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) to bolster the federal response to the opioid crisis unanimously passed the Energy and Commerce Committee this week. Jessie’s Law and the Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act are both bipartisan, commonsense bills that will help make a real difference in turning the tide of opioid addiction. Combating this crisis is a top priority, and I look forward to seeing these bipartisan bills on the House floor in short order.
News and Pictures
- WLNS | Bipartisan Walberg Bills to Combat Opioid Crisis Clear Committee
- Sun Times News | Walberg and Carr Host Panel Discussion
- MLive | Michigan's Congressional delegation urges Trump to follow through on Soo Locks fix
- Hosting a coffee hour at the Saline American Legion to discuss tax reform and answer questions
- Visiting with students from Columbia Central Junior High School during their trip to DC
- Attending the Athena Women’s Leadership award ceremony at Sienna Heights University