Only in Washington can bureaucrats get away with spending money on nothing.
It's the very definition of government waste, and I'm fighting to stop it.
Currently, the federal government is racking up service fees to administer thousands of expired, empty grant accounts, costing taxpayers millions per year.
Michigan farmers are among the hardest-working individuals we represent in the U.S. House. They are also the original environmentalists, because no one takes better care of the Earth than someone who makes a living from it.
For many of us, we have a close friend or family member who suffers from this debilitating disease.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, 180,000 people age 65 or older in Michigan live with the disease. Across the country, it's more than 5 million.
I come home to Michigan every weekend for many reasons. My wife, my farm, and my truck are all here.
It's also allows me the privilege of directly listening to your common sense concerns and solutions so I can effectively be your voice in Congress.
THERE ARE obscure but important issues in Washington, and then there's the reform of worker compensation for federal employees — where the importance-to-obscurity ratio is especially high.
"Kind of like pennies from heaven. It gets you a toy or something that you need, is the way we typically look at it."
I disagree, and I'm working to change it.
I believe Michigan families — not Washington bureaucrats — are better equipped to make decisions on what's best for their family or small business.
The scope of this heinous crime is not limited to faraway countries -- it happens right here in Michigan and across the United States.