Sergeant Jonathon Hunter is a true American hero, and our entire nation grieves this loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Sergeant Hunter’s family, friends and the entire Columbus community. Sergeant Hunter gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country. His bravery and legacy will live on.
Mayor Setti Warren is running for governor because it's time for a new generation of leaders to take on economic inequality in Massachusetts. Join us in North Adams at Bright Ideas Brewing on August 15th to meet Mayor Warren and hear him discuss how to achieve positive outcomes for every region of Massachusetts. RSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBzOQMHmP6ns3kXZo5tERQmwzBOoRMfSVtEUL8luVV_ZHaFQ/viewform
Great to stop by Lawton Printing today in Spokane to hear about what they do. I was able to take some time to meet with all the employees and answer the questions on their mind. We talked about tax reform, creating jobs, health care, and education. Thanks for having me!
Setti Warren is running for governor because it's time for a new generation of leaders to take on economic inequality in Massachusetts. On September 16th, the mayor will be talking about his plans to institute a single payer healthcare system and free public college in Amherst. All are invited! RSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBzOQMHmP6ns3kXZo5tERQmwzBOoRMfSVtEUL8luVV_ZHaFQ/viewform
Mayor Setti Warren is running for governor because it's time for a new generation of leaders to take on economic inequality in Massachusetts. Join us in Northampton on September 5th to hear him discuss his plans to help everyone achieve equality of opportunity in our state. All are welcome! RSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBzOQMHmP6ns3kXZo5tERQmwzBOoRMfSVtEUL8luVV_ZHaFQ/viewform
Earlier this week, I was humbled to receive the Congressional Champion Award from the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved. But the real champions are the medical students and clinicians bringing more access to Utahns. Many communities throughout Utah have limited access to care. It has been a priority of mine to help increase this access. That's why I am circulating a congressional letter in support of the National Health Service Corps, a program that helps build healthy communities by supporting clinicians dedicated to working in areas of the U.S. with limited access to care. Thank you, Association for Utah Community Health!
I value constructive dialogue about the issues that affect Utah and our nation. We all don't agree on everything, but we can create understanding if we actually hear each other speaking. Thanks to those who participated! Read:
Yesterday Observer-Reporter noted the devastating statistics of drug overdose deaths in Southwest Pennsylvania: Last year alone, 126 in Washington County, 310 in Westmoreland, and a shocking 865 in Allegheny. We cannot keep pretending that the current system, our current approach, is working. It's time to modernize addiction treatment in America. My Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act will protect patients by preventing overdose, relapse and harmful drug-drug interactions. Read more:
#GA09's own UNG - University of North Georgia (and my alma mater) has again been named to the annual Forbes Magazine's "America's Top Colleges." Proud of what our community has to offer students. http://bit.ly/2v02x4d
Did you know that the House has passed more than 270 bills? With the media attention on the latest countdown clock or palace intrigue story, the real stories about the House’s efforts go untold. Despite the distractions, we are advancing solutions that improve everyone’s lives. Read my new op-ed online for The Daily Signal:
This afternoon I joined the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce for a business roundtable event to learn more about the issues facing job creation and business development in our area. We discussed health care, the stifling impact of overregulation, tax reform, infrastructure, trade and more. At the end of the event I was awarded the Spirit of Enterprise Award for my commitment to small business and job creation here in Eastern Washington.
Legislation I've been working on to restore GI Bill benefits to veterans impacted by ITT Tech's closure passed the Senate and is now heading to the President's desk to be signed into law. The bill also expands GI Bill benefits for all military families. This is a huge win for our vets!
Today the President signed the Russia sanctions bill into law, showing the world that the United States will not tolerate foreign meddling in our elections and institutions. The bill will also further our crackdown on Iran’s illegal ballistic missile tests and dangerous terror activities. It will also give the US more tools to go after North Korea's threatening missile program. I was proud to fight for passage of this bill in Congress, and I'm going to continue to push for full enforcement of this law.
It was great to spend time at the Little Goose Dam today. I’m so proud of our dams—they provide clean, renewable, reliable, and affordable energy for so many across our state. In fact, hydropower accounts for 70% of all of Washington’s power, and is a reason why we enjoy low power bills relative to the rest of the country. Plus, our investments in fish recovery efforts have yielded great results. Dams and fish can coexist.
Grateful to spend time with some of my constituents at my #UtahCounty #Townhall meeting. Among the topics we're talking about are veterans benefits, healthcare, the economy and the tone in government.
This fall work begins on one of our most dangerous and frustrating intersections in the city. This intersection is just one in a list of intersections that we are addressing across the city to improve the safety and convenience of traveling in Newton, Massachusetts. To learn more about our traffic signalization upgrade plan, visit page 107 of our Capital Improvement Plan, found at: http://bit.ly/2ukTfMi.
ICYMI: In today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis issued an interim report Monday... The report had eight recommendations, including one that could be enacted by legislation, called the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, proposed by Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair...” Read more: