In today's all-too-often divisive political environment, the people of Michigan and across the country can be forgiven for their frustration.
Rapid advancements in science and technology continue to impact the economic landscape, the types of jobs available, and the skills necessary to do them.
As the representative for Michigan's 7th District, 2015 has been a busy and productive year working on your behalf.
For the Obama administration, with attention focused on the holidays, it is a prime opportunity to impose new regulations on Americans.
So far this year, I've held more than 30 coffee hours and town halls in every corner of the district.
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.