I am, and have always been, committed to protecting life from the moment of conception. During President Trump's tenure, we accomplished many pro-life wins. You can click here for a full list, but here are a few highlights:
Reinstated Mexico City Policy, which prohibits U.S. foreign aid to be used for abortions.
Ensured Planned Parenthood does not receive Title X public funding for abortions.
Ensured infants born alive after an attempted abortion receive the same medical care as other newborns.
President Trump was also the first sitting President to speak at the March for Life rally.
The Biden administration, however, has already terminated the Mexico City Policy and is working to once again allow Planned Parenthood to use your tax dollars for abortions.
President Biden also removed the Hyde Amendment from his budget. The Hyde Amendment has been in the budget proposals of Republican and Democrat Presidents alike since 1973, and states that no federal tax dollars shall be used to execute abortions. It is troubling that he removed this provision knowing that the majority of Americans do not want taxpayer-funded abortions.
I am fighting back.
I joined Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and 44 colleagues in sending a letter to Congressional leaders encouraging them to join us in opposing any legislation that does not include provisions protecting the sanctity of life.
I joined Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and over 150 colleagues in sending this letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to ensure he will enforce the law banning partial birth abortions after he refused to acknowledge its existence at a recent House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing.
I and over 170 of my colleagues sent this letter to President Biden urging him to protect the Hyde Amendment and side with the majority of Americans who oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.
I also spoke on the House floor this week to request House Democrats bring the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act up for a vote. Provisions in this bill were once bipartisan, but not anymore, apparently. Unfortunately, this request was denied. You can watch by clicking the video below.
Stopping the Second Postal Rate Increase
In May, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy proposed a second postal rate increase for 2021, set to go into effect in August. This week, I and Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) led a bipartisan letter to the Postmaster General requesting he postpone this rate increase until January, 2022. I was joined by 20 colleagues, including Wisconsin Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI-03), Gwen Moore (D-WI-04), Tom Tiffany (R-WI-07), and Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI-05).
I have heard from Wisconsin employers that a second increase in a single year will be highly disruptive and result in significant job losses and significant reduction in their use of Postal Service mail services. Many of these companies, especially small businesses, cannot afford a second increase, saying such action will reduce revenues and lead to job losses.
While we continue to work to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the Postal Service through legislation, I believe it is vital that the Postal Service not take any action that will weaken its long-term financial success by chasing customers out of the mail market.
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It was an honor to thank these brave Navy veterans for their service at the Fond du Lac Navy Club Brat Fry! I will always be grateful to meet the men and women who proudly serve our nation.
I was caught in a selfie checking out this VW Bus at the Udderly Euro Car Show in Neenah!
June was National Dairy Month! I volunteered at the Ripon Future Farmers of America Alumni Country Breakfast to support the FFA programs that have contributed to making our state the dairy capital of the world.
Guth’s Candy in Waupun is a true small business success story. I had a great time celebrating its 100 year anniversary alongside the owners and several local Wisconsin workers!
Ledgerock Distillery is a small-batch craft distillery operated on a family farm in Fond du Lac. I congratulated them on their third anniversary last weekend and wished them luck and continued success!
Community Rehabilitation Providers, also known as work centers, give individuals with disabilities a job, friends, and a sense of community. I'm glad Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said he is willing to visit CRPs to see how truly valuable they are to our communities and how devastating it would be if they were eliminated by government overreach.
On Thursday, I met students from Manitowoc Lutheran High School on the steps of the Capitol to speak with them about my job in Congress representing Wisconsin's 6th District. I am glad that students are once again visiting our nation's Capital.
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