What's Ahead 1. Strengthening Wisconsin's Ties With Canada. 2. Service Academy Nominations. 3. Next Week: August Town Halls. 4. Weekly Roundup. 5. My Contact Information.
1. Strengthening Wisconsin's Ties With Canada.
2. Service Academy Nominations.
3. Next Week: August Town Halls.
4. Weekly Roundup.
5. My Contact Information.
Strengthening Wisconsin's Ties With Canada
As your Representative, I understand the immense significance of our relationship with our northern neighbor, Canada, and its impact on our state's prosperity. The relationship between Wisconsin and Canada extends far beyond geographical proximity – it is a partnership rooted in shared values, economic interdependence, and common interests.
In the interest of strengthening our relationship with Canada, I recently welcomed the Consul of the Consulate General of Canada, Aaron Annable, into my office in Fond du Lac. Canada is Wisconsin's largest trading partner, and the flow of goods and services across our shared border supports countless jobs and businesses. Wisconsin's Sixth District is home to 41 Canadian-owned businesses that employ nearly 3,000 individuals.
Did you know Wisconsin sells more goods to Canada than the next five largest foreign markets combined? Our dairy farmers in Wisconsin rely on Canadian markets for their products, while Canadian consumers enjoy high-quality Wisconsin cheese. Additionally, industries such as manufacturing, technology, and agriculture benefit from this strong trade relationship, fostering economic growth and innovation in both regions.
Businesses operating in the Sixth District collectively export $1.8 billion in goods to Canada every year. Trade and investment between Canada and Wisconsin supports millions of jobs and is vital to our economic competitiveness and prosperity. Meeting with Consul Annable to discuss building on our strong trade relations was a pleasure, and we will continue to strengthen this relationship.
Congressman Grothman and Consul Annable in Fond du Lac
Service Academy Nominations
One of the best parts of my job is nominating young people from Wisconsin's Sixth District for our country's military academies. I wish all applicants the best of luck as they seek to attend one of the U.S. Service Academies and serve our country.
As you may know, Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.
The deadline to apply for a service academy nomination through my office is Monday, October 2, 2023. Click here for the 2023 Academy Nomination application form. Once you’ve completed the application packet, please mail it to my Fond du Lac office:
One of the most important parts of my job is hearing your feedback so I can make your voice heard in Washington, DC. That is why I'll be hosting four town halls meetings on Tuesday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 23.
I hope to see you there!
Tuesday, August 22
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Markesan City Hall
150 South Bridge Street
Markesan, WI 53946
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Montello City Park Pavilion
Montello, WI 53949
Wednesday, August 23
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Utica Town Hall
1730 County Road FF
Oshkosh, WI 54904
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Campbellsport Municipal Center
470 Grand Avenue
Campbellsport, WI 53010
Old World Creamery in Sheboygan produces world-class Wisconsin cheese and other dairy items for communities across our state. Thank you for the tour and behind the scenes look at your facility!
With consumer prices relentlessly increasing throughout President Biden's tenure, coupled with wages decreasing, ‘Bidenomics’ has been a disaster for working families.
It was a pleasure visiting Rogers Behavioral Health and meeting with the wonderful team in their Sheboygan location. I am grateful for all the work you do to support patients in the Sixth District!
I was glad to visit the Portage location of RTP Company and meet their talented team of engineers and manufacturers operating in the Sixth District.
On Monday, I spoke with the Sheboygan Falls Kiwanis Club to provide an update on my work in Washington.
As your Congressman, I’m here to serve you. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to my offices in Fond du Lac and Washington. If you enjoyed this newsletter, be sure to forward it to your family and friends so they can stay informed on what I’m doing in Washington and the Sixth District, and let them know that they can subscribe by clicking here.
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