|This week in the House, we focused on America's veterans. Keep scrolling to read more.
Three bills passed the House this week aimed at accountability and due process within the VA:
Why it takes legislation to enforce common sense is beyond me, but I will gladly support measures to restore VA accountability. It is our responsibility to provide the best possible care to our servicemen and women—getting rid of bad actors is a great place to start. Click the link below to watch my speech.
Click HERE to watch Rep. Rick Allen's speech.
I hosted another Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday night after making my trek from Georgia through the snowy Washington weather. I gave a quick Washington Update on the House’s agenda to roll back rules and regulations, national security, VA reform and accountability legislation on the House floor and a recap of last week’s Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017 and what it means for our area. I asked a series of poll questions which I want to share with you below.
ICYMI: President Trump released his budget blueprint Thursday. His plan seeks to reduce the size of the government, grow the economy and give our troops the materials and resources necessary to carry out and complete their mission. Click HERE to read the President’s budget.
- College students and young professionals-- interested in a congressional internship? My office is now accepting applications for our 2017 Summer Internship Program in Washington, DC. Applications need to be submitted online HERE and must be submitted by March 31, 2017. Questions? Contact Carlton in my office at 202.225.2823.
- Community Office Hours are happening now! Click HERE to find out when members of my staff will be in your neighborhood to assist one-on-one with federal issues you may be having.
- Please be sure to sign up for my telephone town halls. Register your information HERE to receive all future calls from me.
If you missed my Telephone Town Hall, let me know your answers to our poll questions. You can email me ⇒ HERE, contact any of our offices or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. I hope you have a great week.
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