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Meet my State of the Union Guest

February 8, 2020
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Meet my State of the Union Guest

Jennifer Lewis, a third-generation Hillsdale County dairy farmer joined me in Washington this week to attend the State of the Union. Jennifer has spent time advocating for new trade deals like the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to help level the playing field for Michigan farmers. She also serves as the District 2 director on the Michigan Farm Bureau board of directors, representing members in Branch, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee counties.

State of the Union Reaction

The American people have numerous reasons for optimism, and in his State of the Union address, President Trump made a strong and compelling case why. Our economy is hitting new heights with wages climbing, unemployment at a 50-year low, and more Americans employed than ever before. Thanks to USMCA and other newly renegotiated trade deals, farmers and blue collar workers can continue to benefit from even greater economic opportunities. Click here to listen to my full statement.

Increasing Government Transparency

The American people deserve to know how their hard-earned tax dollars are spent, and the federal government should be accountable for its spending. This week, the House passed my bipartisan legislation, the Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act, which requires an online inventory of every agency’s program and its costs. Listen to my remarks by clicking here.

Protecting the Great Lakes

This week, the House passed the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation which I cosponsored to expand funding to protect the Great Lakes. The strength of Michigan’s economy is directly tied to the long-term health of the Great Lakes. The legislation will reauthorize the GLRI for another five years and put additional resources towards clean up projects. Click here to watch my remarks on the House floor.

Career and Technical Education Month

This February, we are celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) month. After the January jobs report, which showed job growth continuing to outpace expectations, building a skilled workforce remains a top priority. Millions of jobs are going unfilled across our country and we need to make sure Americans are able to gain the skills allowing them to access a rewarding career.