Defending America's Values
Dear Friends,

Our nation stands at a pivotal point. For months, out-of-control radical Leftists have been allowed to hijack peaceful protests and lead full-scale riots in cities across America. Night after night, we witness a spectacle of violence and destruction in our streets as Marxists and Anarchists rampage unchecked.

Enough is enough. We the People need to stand up and speak out.

This week, I joined many of my Republican colleagues on the House floor to demand a return to law and order – and that needs to start here in Washington.

The violence and unrest we see in our cities does not happen in a vacuum. All of this is fueled by reckless political rhetoric like “all cops are bad” and “defund the police.” 37 police officers have already been killed this year – up significantly from last year. 

Yet, the Democratic Party has utterly failed to come to the defense of law enforcement. The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has consistently downplayed the chaos in our streets. The Democratic Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, refuses to even acknowledge that violence by Antifa exists, claiming it is a myth!

I called out the Democratic leadership in my floor speech on Wednesday, which you can watch here:

American values – the very bedrock of our nation – are under siege by the radical Left. A safe and prosperous society based on liberty and limited government requires the citizenry to have an authentic understanding of right and wrong. In his 1796 farewell address to the nation, George Washington said:

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labour to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man ought to respect and to cherish them.”

If we fail to defend America’s values, no one else will. The silent majority can afford to be silent no more.

To view my floor speech on Tuesday protecting American values from extremists, you can watch here:

Oversight Committee Action

In an attempt to continue pushing wild conspiracy theories and misinformation, Democrats held a hearing in the House Oversight Committee on Monday to discuss the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Shockingly, Oversight Democrats neglected to invite a even single witness from the Postal Service. 

The Postal Service is a critical lifeline for millions of Americans. Although the USPS is in a better financial position than in years thanks to the huge uptick in package volume, the agency continues to face a number of massive challenges. For example, thousands of letter carriers are calling out sick due to the Coronavirus, and this has caused a delay in some deliveries. Instead of focusing on this and other concerns, Democrats spent most of the day harping on the political history of the new Postmaster General.

To listen to my opener from this week's hearing, click here and for my questions, click here.

The Passing of a Hero

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. James Dover, a World War II hero who fought to maintain and strengthen the freedoms we still enjoy to this day. Mr. Dover entered service into the United States Army in 1943. He served for 28 years, 4 months, and 6 days during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. In World War II, he belonged to the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, which made its first jump into Normandy in the early morning hours of D-Day. Over the next year in the course of three campaigns, 517 paratroopers of his regiment were killed or died of wounds in action, 1,639 were wounded or injured, and 328 were captured or missing. On the day the Germans surrendered, Mr. Dover celebrated his 21st birthday. Just this month, he passed at the age of 96.  

Two years ago, I had the privilege of meeting him, as I partnered with Congressman Rick Allen to host a local event honoring our World War II veterans. During the program at Grovetown High School, we highlighted Mr. Dover’s service to our nation and proudly joined him as he led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The veterans of World War II, rightfully known as the Greatest Generation, are heroic individuals of towering achievement and modest demeanor. Their service was invaluable, their excellence unparalleled, and their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

Don't Forget about the Census
Folks, don’t forget to take a few minutes to complete the 2020 Census! The deadline is just around the corner, September 30th. 

Your responses are both safe and secure. The information provided is only used to produce statistical data, which helps determining how much federal funding our communities receive each year for everything from schools to economic development.

This year folks can complete it online or by phone (844-330-2020). Do it today!

As always if you have any questions, my staff and I are here to serve you! Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.



In This Edition
- Defending America's Values
- Committee Action
- The Passing of a Hero
- Don't Forget about the Census
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