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October 12, 2019
e-Newsletter Archive

Coffee Hour in Dundee

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Thank you to those who attended our coffee hour at Dundee Village Hall. I heard from constituents about the impeachment inquiry, as well as discussed issues like the economy, USMCA, and surprise medical billing.

Letter on Jackson Opioid Rehab Home

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A few months ago, Governor Whitmer attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Andy's Place Apartments, a long-term opioid rehabilitation home in Jackson. I was disheartened to learn that after her attendance at the groundbreaking, she vetoed this funding, effectively stopping construction of the facility in its tracks. I wrote her a letter asking her to reconsider the veto, which you can read by clicking here.

Meeting Students in Monroe

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It was wonderful to visit with students and teachers at Holy Ghost Lutheran School in Monroe. I appreciated the opportunity to answer some of their great questions, share some of my experiences as an elected official, and discuss America's foundational documents like the Constitution.

Michigan Tuition Grant Letter

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This week, I also wrote a letter to Governor Whitmer asking her to reconsider vetoing funding for the Michigan Tuition Grant. This grant program provides students, often from low and middle-income backgrounds, up to $2,400 per year to attend one of Michigan’s independent colleges. A college-educated workforce is essential for our evolving Michigan economy, and this grant can mean the difference between continuing one's education or withdrawing from school, or taking out more expensive student loans.

Interested in the App Challenge?

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The Congressional App Challenge is an outstanding opportunity for students to showcase their creativity and computer science skills, while fostering a fun learning environment. The deadline to submit an entry for the Congressional App Challenge is just a few weeks away. The winner from Michigan's 7th District will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol and on the Congressional App Challenge website along with winners from across the country. If you know anyone who may want to participate, or to learn more, please click here

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