October 19, 2020 Newsletter
Dear Friend, This week we saw more good news on the economic front, as American workers and small businesses continue to bounce back in the wake of government-mandated lockdown orders and restrictions. Retail sales were up significantly in September, nearly tripling analyst expectations, and rose 5.4% from a year ago. That’s a good indication that shops are getting back to business again and customers are getting back to shopping. We’ve still got a long way to go, but the gains we’ve seen over the last few months are a testament to the resilience of the American worker, and more evidence that the regulatory and tax reforms that fueled our historic economic boom – before the coronavirus surfaced in China – put America in a better position to bounce back.
October 14, 2020 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Speaker Pelosi called Congress back to Washington for legislative business last week, but once again refused to bring legislation to the floor that would provide assistance to struggling small businesses by unlocking nearly $140 billion in unspent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds. Unfortunately, the Speaker refuses to allow a stand-alone vote on the Republican proposal to get this money into the hands of small businesses, despite the fact that it enjoys support from lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle.
October 2, 2020 Newsletter
Dear Friend, We know we speak for all Telegram readers in wishing President Trump and the First Lady – as well as all of those worldwide who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic that originated several months ago in China – a speedy recovery.
September 25, 2020 Newsletter
Dear Friend, America spent much of this week reflecting on the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who sadly passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Justice Ginsburg’s distinguished legal career spanned more than six decades, following the trail blazed by America’s first woman to serve on the high court, Sandra Day O’Connor. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.
September 18, 2020 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Congress reconvened this week for legislative business. Unfortunately, the focus seemed to be more about activity and less about accomplishment. Senate Democrats blocked an effort to pass a limited coronavirus relief package that included additional Paycheck Protection Program funds and common-sense liability protection for hospitals, health-care workers, businesses, schools churches and non-profits as well as assistance for displaced workers. Instead of advancing this targeted and temporary effort to help American families, they chose to filibuster it.
September 11, 2020 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Today we observe a grim milestone in America’s history: The anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 – which crashed in Pennsylvania as its passengers bravely resisted hijackers who intended to crash it into another target. Most of us remember exactly what we were doing that day as we watched in horror as the events unfolded.
September 4, 2020 Newsletter
Dear Friend, This week we saw more encouraging economic news along with some new reasons to be optimistic when it comes to containing and defeating the coronavirus.
August 28, 2020 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Like you, I was troubled by the chaos and lawlessness that we saw unfold this week in Kenosha. We watched devastated business owners and families start to pick up the pieces in the wake of riots and property damage perpetrated by extremists looking for an opportunity to loot and destroy.
August 21, 2020 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Congress is returning from its August break for a rare Saturday session tomorrow. But Speaker Pelosi is not bringing lawmakers back to the Capitol to help local school districts trying to get kids back into classrooms, or to provide common-sense liability protections from junk lawsuits that Main Street businesses need as they struggle to get back on their feet in the wake of costly, government-mandated closures. Instead, the House of Representatives will take up a misguided bailout of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) – an effort driven in large part by conspiracy theories that permeated into our social media feeds and fueled slanted news coverage earlier this week. Unfortunately, this barrage of misinformation has tainted serious discussions about reasonable postal reform.
August 14, 2020 Newsletter
Dear Friend, With the House of Representatives currently out of session and lawmakers back in their district for the August work period, I spent much of this week meeting with constituents, business leaders and educators in northern Wisconsin