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August 11, 2018
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Honoring our Veterans

It was a true privilege to be at the Jackson County Fair this week to present Vietnam-era veterans with their 50th anniversary pins. We are forever indebted to those who answered America’s call to service. It is our duty to uphold our commitments to our veterans, and in Congress, I am working to ensure they have access to timely, high quality care.

Standing up for Seniors

We owe it to Michigan’s seniors to keep our promise of a solvent Social Security Administration. After a lifetime of work and payment into the system, it is only fair to expect what was originally promised. I had the opportunity to visit the Monroe Center for Healthy Aging and share my commitment to protect Social Security.

Enhancing Skills Education

To boost Michigan's economy, we need to continue to invest in a skilled workforce and inspire the next generation to pursue meaningful careers in manufacturing and technology. Places like the Jackson Area Career Center, where I met with students taking the Introduction to Robotics class, are leading the way. These type of innovative programs help students gain valuable skills and ignite interest in manufacturing and technology.

Supporting our Farmers

It was great to visit with Lenawee County farmers at the Center for Excellence Field Day this week. Thank you to Raymond & Stutzman Farm in Morenci for hosting this event. We discussed a number of important agriculture issues, including the MAEAP program and aiding farmers to improve conservation.

Strengthening the Great Lakes Economy

With my support, the House recently passed the Water Resources Development Act, a bipartisan bill that provides improvements for ports, locks, ecosystem restoration, and other waterway infrastructure projects. Having well-maintained ports, like the Port of Monroe, is critical to Michigan's economic competitiveness. I stopped by the Port of Monroe this week to get an update from Director Paul LaMarre and discuss water infrastructure and the Great Lakes economy.

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