Supreme Court Nominee
On Tuesday, President Trump announced he is nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next Supreme Court justice.

I am elated with this choice. Gorsuch is a highly-educated legal expert who, much like Justice Antonin Scalia, believes that we should interpret the Constitution exactly as the Founding Fathers wrote it. He’s a strong supporter of religious freedom and will help restore a limited government.

Many Americans voted for President Trump because of their confidence in his ability to nominate a conservative and capable Supreme Court justice. They will not be disappointed.

Gorsuch is highly-regarded on both sides of the aisles. Left- and right-leaning legal experts have praised Judge Gorsuch and his background. When he was appointed to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006, he was unanimously confirmed by the Senate.

Gorsuch should be confirmed as soon as possible so that he can participate in the last cases of the current term.

Medal of Honor
I was honored to introduce legislation with Sen. Ron Johnson this week to authorize and request the president to award Fond du Lac native and WWII veteran James “Maggie” Megellas with the Medal of Honor.

Lt. Col. Megellas fought at the Battle of the Bulge, where his heroic actions helped secure Herresbach for the advancing Allied forces. Under Megellas’ command, his platoon did not suffer a single casualty that day.

Megellas is the most-decorated soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division, receiving the Distinguished Service Cross and the Silver Star. He was born and raised in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and graduated from Ripon College. He currently lives in Colleyville, Texas.

For more information about Megellas’ heroism, click here.

Committee Assignments

This week, I received my committee assignments for the 115th Congress. I will sit on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR), the Education and the Workforce Committee and the Budget Committee.

I will serve on two OGR subcommittees: Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs and the Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommittee

I will also serve on two Education and the Workforce subcommittees: Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee and the Workforce Protections Subcommittee.

These committee assignments will allow me to have a direct role in shaping laws that will help our education system, our manufacturers and small businesses. Additionally, I will continue to ensure our government works as efficiently as possible.

Oversight and Government Reform
On Wednesday, I questioned government officials about the impact of the so-called Affordable Care Act on the health insurance market during a Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommittee hearing.

Enrollment in Obamacare is far below what was initially projected and healthcare costs are rising. Additionally, numerous reports have been issued outlining the fraud, waste and abuse that occurred in carrying out the health care law.

Click here to watch my full line of questioning from this hearing.

Contact Me
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 6th District.


Glenn Grothman
United States Representative