PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN
Dear Friends,

This past weekend, we commemorated our 244th Independence Day and many Americans proudly celebrated our nation’s shared heritage – even while some loudly push for it to be erased and as our cities are plagued by a wave of chaos and destruction.

On the Fourth of July, President Donald Trump delivered a historic speech at Mount Rushmore, paying tribute to the great Americans who forged our nation and vowing to honor their legacies. The President called out the forces now working to undermine our society to “wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children.”

Launching a broadside defense of America, the President condemned the radical Left’s threat to American freedom, challenged the extremist agenda pushed by the anarchists and Marxists, and slammed the liberal media’s biased propaganda machine.

To the mobs tearing down statues of our forefathers and defacing our national monuments, all while unleashing mass violence, the President warned: “They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive. But no, the American people are strong and proud, and they will not allow our country, and all of its values, history, and culture, to be taken from them.”

These Leftist forces have weaponized ‘Cancel Culture’ to “drive people from their jobs, shaming dissenters, demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees. This is the very definition of totalitarianism, and it is completely alien to our culture and our values, and it has absolutely no place in the United States of America.”

President Trump is standing up to protect our children, our freedoms, and our future. He knows that America is a country worth defending, and we must do so now when it is under siege to preserve our “beloved way of American life.”

The Mount Rushmore speech exemplifies our President’s dedication to serve as a voice for the silent majority, to speak out against the critics and radicals, and to stand his ground against lawlessness.

President Trump’s courage should motivate each and every American citizen to do the same. Now is the time for all of us to stand up and speak out.

To read the President’s remarks, click here



PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT

Last Wednesday, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) took full effect, launching a new era of free trade in North America. This historic deal paves the way for massive growth and prosperity in the years to come, and will also help expedite our economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

The USMCA is President Donald Trump’s vision for fair and balanced trade come to fruition. The President and his Administration have fought towards this moment for years, working to reach overwhelming bipartisan support here in Washington and full backing from our partners in Mexico and Canada.

As President Trump promised us, this trade deal puts American workers and their families first. This is a massive win for all of us as the USMCA provides a strong foundation for future job growth, improves market access for U.S. businesses, and unleashes new sources of opportunity – particularly for farmers, auto workers, and energy producers. To learn more about USMCA and how it will impact Georgia, click here.


FREE SPEECH IN SOCIAL MEDIA

We can feel it all around us. Tensions are running high. Each of us is fighting to have their voice heard. Unfortunately, many people feel pushed to the sidelines and ignored. This is particularly true on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, where it sometimes seems as though you can say whatever you want – so long as you belong to a particular political party or ideology. If you don’t, you can be attacked and censored by the platform. This double standard is unacceptable.

The essential right to freedom of speech applies to each and every American citizen, not just one select group. It goes against the very fabric of our nation to deny anyone their constitutional rights to speak out on issues that matter most to them, whether they be political, religious, or cultural. Media censorship of any sort infringes on our essential liberties – and it’s no surprise that many are turning towards alternatives outlets that promote free speech.

Enter Parler – a social media platform that allows and encourages all sides of a conversation to speak freely on their opinions while upholding an open and respectful debate. It attempts to knock down biases and conversational barriers.

You can follow me on Parler by clicking here.


LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS

On July 11 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, the University of Georgia School of Law will offer veterans and their families a free legal clinic for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Lawyers and advocates will provide information and quick advice on a variety of issues. For example, participating veterans can speak with an attorney at no cost about any of the following issues:

-- Health care and health insurance

-- Landlord-tenant relations and eviction

-- Mortgages, foreclosure and delaying foreclosure

-- Debt and debt management

-- Family law issues, domestic violence

-- Unemployment compensation

-- Employment rights: layoffs, firing, and discrimination

For more information or to register for the Zoom session email uga.veteransclinic@gmail.com or call 706-542-6439.


CALLING ALL FUTURE MILITARY LEADERS

If you or a student you know has a desire to serve in the United States Armed Forces, consider pursuing appointment to one of America’s service academies. These premier institutions offer a world-class education while equipping young Americans with the resources to become future military leaders.

There are five U.S. service academies:

  • United States Military Academy in West Point, New York;
  • United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland;
  • United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado;
  • United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut; and
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.

Students who earn an appointment receive a full academic scholarship, room and board, pay, and exclusive benefits and training. What’s more, they become commissioned officers upon graduation.

First, they must receive a nomination from at least one member of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation, the Vice President, or the President of the United States. Students seeking my nomination should visit my website to access the application, and learn more about the nomination process. Then, save the date! On Saturday, August 29th, I will hold an important informational event designed specifically for YOU.

Check out the flyer below for details about my 2020 Academy Day.


JOIN TEAM HICE

It is my honor to welcome interns into my Washington, D.C. and district offices every season. 

If you or someone you know would be interested in applying to join our team, please visit my website and fill out the application form. If you have any questions, or are a university representative and would like to set up a contact with my office regarding internships, please email Megan Quinn in my D.C. office at megan.quinn@mail.house.gov or Keri Gardner in Georgia at keri.gardner@mail.house.gov.

We’re looking forward to welcoming new members to #TeamHice.


Sincerely,

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In This Edition
PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN
PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT
FREE SPEECH IN SOCIAL MEDIA
LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS
CALLING ALL FUTURE MILITARY LEADERS
JOIN TEAM HICE
 
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