Tax Reform is Working
Tax Reform is Working
Despite being signed into law just a few weeks ago, we are already starting to see the positive benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This week, citing tax reform, Fiat Chrysler announced 2,500 new jobs in Michigan, $2,000 bonuses for their workers, and an additional $1 billion investment in our state. In fact, more than 2 million workers (and counting) will receive special bonuses as a result of the law. Meanwhile, the Treasury Department released updated withholding tables to reflect the new tax law, which means hardworking families in Michigan will start to see bigger paychecks come February.
Combating the Opioid Epidemic
This week, I joined with leaders of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force to release our 2018 legislative agenda. The agenda is a compilation of 16 bipartisan, commonsense bills aimed at addressing the heroin and opioid epidemic from a health and law enforcement perspective. One key piece of the group’s agenda is “Jessie’s Law,” a bipartisan bill I introduced with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell last year.
Recognizing the Dundee Engine Plant Manager
I am proud to represent a large number of dedicated autoworkers who live and work in Michigan’s 7th District. I've had the pleasure of touring the Dundee Engine Plant with plant manager, Tania Pratnicki Young, and wanted to congratulate her on recently reaching a remarkable milestone—40 years with the company.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day
This Thursday marked Human Trafficking Awareness Day, an opportunity to increase awareness and redouble our efforts to combat this unthinkable crime. In the House, I have helped champion a number of bipartisan bills to prevent human trafficking, crack down on perpetrators, and help victims rebuild their lives. My bill, the Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act, passed the House last year. The growing number of human trafficking cases is alarming, and we must continue working together to end this form of modern-day slavery.
Your 2018 Priorities
The new year is underway, and with it, a new opportunity to tackle some of our nation's most pressing challenges. As we begin 2018, I wanted to hear from you about your priorities for the year ahead. Please take a moment to fill out this short survey and share what issues are most important to you.
In The News
- The Daily Telegram op-ed | Tax cuts and bigger paychecks ahead for the New Year
- WLNS | Walberg: With Tax Cuts, More Money in People's Pockets
- WLNS | Walberg Wants to Focus on Worker Training
- Detroit News | Reps push ‘Jessie’s Law’ named for Ann Arbor woman
- Ann Arbor News | Enacting law named after Ann Arbor woman a top priority for heroin task force