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Meet Mike Hirst

March 3, 2017
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My Guest at the President's Joint Address

This week President Trump spoke to a joint session of Congress, and it was an honor to have Jackson resident and substance abuse prevention advocate, Mike Hirst, as my guest. Mike is the founder of Andy's Angels, a non-profit foundation which educates the community on opioid and heroin abuse and provides support for families and individuals suffering from addiction. Andy's Angels is named in memory of Mike's son, Andy, who died of a heroin overdose at the age of 24. Click here to learn more about Mike and his work speaking at schools and forums, counseling addicts, and supporting families.

Coffee Hour in Hillsdale

Thanks to everyone who joined me for coffee hour on Friday morning at Hillsdale City Hall. I appreciate the opportunity to hear your concerns and answer your questions, and I look forward to continuing to do more across the 7th District.

Regulatory Integrity Act Passes the House

The Regulatory Integrity Act, my bipartisan bill to provide greater transparency to the federal government's rulemaking process, passed the House this week. It requires federal agencies to post, in a central location, all communications they issue during the proposed rule stage so that the public can fully participate and trust that the rulemaking process is neutral and unbiased. Click here to watch my speech on the House floor.

Small Business Health Fairness Act

The Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing this week to examine legislative proposals to improve health care coverage and lower costs for working families. One of the key bills we discussed was the Small Business Health Fairness Act, which is my bill that will empower small businesses to provide employees better health care at lower costs. Click here to watch my questions at the hearing.

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