Nov 17 2017
This was a big week on Capitol Hill, as the House of Representatives voted to pass the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, another milestone in this historic tax reform process to reform our broken tax code and bring tax relief to Ohio middle-income families. Under this bill, an Ohio middle-income family of four making $59,000 will see a tax cut of nearly $1,200 under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, on average. While the media was covering our tax reform process this week, I also introduced the Preparing Homeless Youth for Education and Employment Act, bipartisan legislation to provide access to dropout prevention and college and career counseling services to homeless youth.
Before the vote on the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, I took to the House Floor to voice my support for the bill, one that will benefit Ohio middle-income families. You can see my full speech here.
On Tuesday, I spoke to Charles Payne with Making Money on Fox Business to discuss the tax reform process and the next steps that need to be taken. You can watch my segment here.
Thursday morning, I talked to Varney & Co. on Fox Business about the highly anticipated House vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act later that day. View the clip here.
Last weekend, I spoke with America’s News Headquarters on Fox News about tax reform and the progress we’ve made towards reforming our broken tax code. Replay the segment here.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer ran my opinion piece about the homeless youth in our community who face more academic challenges than almost every other demographic group. Read my full article here.
Tune in to Fox News this Sunday at 6P.M. to see me on America's News Headquarters talking about our historic week passing the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act in the House.
Washington Wrap Up
I had the chance to meet this week with a student from Walsh University who is interning in D.C. at a humanitarian relief organization. She shared with me her experiences and the responsibilities she has been given this semester. It is always a joy to see young people be active on issues important to them.
My staff met with retired coal mine workers and their families. I have been proud to support coal miners and retired miners throughout my career in Washington. My staff also met with the National Milk Producers Federation to discuss important issues facing the dairy industry. Did you know that Wayne County is the largest dairy producing county in the state of Ohio? As we begin to craft the 2018 Farm bill, I look forward to continuing to fight on behalf of Northeast Ohio dairy farmers.
This week, my district staff visited the 3rd Annual Veterans’ Story Share day at Brunswick High School, where over two dozen veterans spoke about their experiences in the service. My staff also visited the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association to observe one of their “Hot Talks,” which was a discussion to bring awareness of Human Trafficking.
Earlier in the week, my staff visited the Medina County Office for Older Adults to meet with caregivers and senior advocates throughout the county and discuss options for seniors throughout Medina County.
Working Women Wednesday
Each Wednesday, I like to shed a light on fantastic women and their career accomplishments in our 16 th District. This week’s spotlight was Marcella Hawkins, Investment Advisor Representative for Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC in Wooster. Read more about her accolades here. If you would like to nominate someone for our #WorkingWomenWednesday campaign, send your nominations firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, thanks for allowing me to represent the 16th district in our nation’s capital.