Had an amazing day visiting with some constituents at Drifter's Restaurant in Escanaba, eating great pizza at Emerald Pizza & Wings in Manistique, and speaking at the Gift of Life Michigan Rose Ceremony at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. Thanks for having me!
What does it mean to be a patriot? The word itself invokes images of brave U.S. Service Members proudly fighting for the American way in Iwo Jima, Vietnam, Fallujah. And yes, their sacrifice is without a doubt the foundation for which we have built this great Republic, but service is not a litmus test for patriotism. No, it’s so much more than that. It’s a commitment to a principle, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. It is a fierce loyalty to this principle that has lighted, and keeps glowing, the fire of American patriotism. That no matter our disagreements, however vast they may be, we are all free men with the power to pursue happiness. So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and reflect on what it means to be an American. True "reflection" is a part of this country's greatness. Please be a participant.
Stopped by the American Red Cross blood drive on Capitol Hill to honor my friend Congressman Steve Scalise and help save some lives!
Proud to join a bipartisan group of my colleagues in recommitting to civility in light of last week's shooting at Republican practice for the Congressional Charity Baseball Game. We may have differences of opinion, and healthy debate is vital to a healthy Republic, but we have a responsibility to respect and be civil to each other. We're setting that example for ourselves and each other by--again--signing the #CommitmentToCivility that Rep. Mike Johnson authored and the freshman class signed back in January.
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President Donald J. Trump asked Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to join him for a photo op "even though you didn't endorse me."
Next meeting Thursday April 6th @ 7:00 PM, Schoolcraft County Courthouse ... See MoreSee Less