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Serving the 7th | COVID Vaccine Update

January 23, 2021
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This week, I was grateful to represent Michigan's 7th District at President Biden’s inauguration. During my time in Congress, I have attended the inauguration of presidents from both parties out of my respect for the office.

There are critical issues for us to tackle in the days and weeks ahead. As I have consistently done, I will seek common ground where possible, while always making sure to serve the best interests of our district and stand up for principles we hold dear.

Right out of the gate, President Biden’s initial wave of executive actions have been disappointing and have run counter to his message of bipartisanship. For example:

  • Shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline will eliminate good-paying jobs, hinder economic growth, and undermine America’s energy independence.
  • Halting construction of the border wall and pushing a sweeping amnesty proposal will weaken border security and encourage more illegal immigration.
  • Rescinding common sense regulatory relief measures will expand the power of government bureaucracies and lead to more costly mandates for our small businesses.

These are misplaced priorities at a time when so many hardworking families are struggling. Our focus needs to be on supporting our local economy, getting people back to work, safely re-opening schools, quickly distributing the COVID-19 vaccines, and more.

Currently, the state of Michigan has received nearly 1.1 million vaccine doses and is distributing them through local health departments and hospital systems. If you have questions regarding distribution and scheduling in your county, please visit the following websites for more information:

Branch/Hillsdale Counties
Branch-Hillsdale Community Health Agency

Eaton County
Eaton Health Department

Jackson County
Jackson Health Department
Henry Ford

Lenawee County
Lenawee Health Department

Monroe County
Monroe Health Department

Washtenaw County
Washtenaw Health Department
Michigan Medicine
St. Joe's

You can find additional information about COVID-19 vaccines and relief, including the recent renewal of the Paycheck Protection Program, on my website as well. As always, I remain committed to serving you and helping move our country forward.

Tim Walberg