What's Ahead 1. Funding Our Veterans. 2. Transparency Regarding UFOs. 3. August Town Hall Meetings. 4. Weekly Roundup. 5. My Contact Information.
1. Funding Our Veterans.
2. Transparency Regarding UFOs.
3. August Town Hall Meetings.
4. Weekly Roundup.
5. My Contact Information.
Funding Our Military and Veterans
This week, the House of Representatives took meaningful steps toward strengthening American national security and supporting our veterans through the passage of the Fiscal Year 2024 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. This bill fully funds veterans’ health care programs and provides the Department of Defense (DOD) with the necessary resources to assist active-duty personnel, all while cutting wasteful spending and unnecessary programs.
In Washington, I have the duty to make sure the approximately 41,000 veterans who live in Wisconsin’s Sixth District have access to the benefits they have earned, including healthcare, insurance, pensions. By providing adequate federal funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, my colleagues and I are honoring our commitment to veterans and their families.
We also built on our strong national security by providing funds for DOD military construction projects. This bill achieves its core mission of bolstering our nation's defense while simultaneously cutting excessive federal spending to save taxpayer dollars. Compared to last Fiscal Year, we are reducing discretionary spending in this bill, which is essential to get our fiscal house in order.
Prior to casting my vote in favor of this bill, I took to the House floor to speak in favor of our active-duty servicemembers, veterans, and a strong national defense.
Click the image above to view my full remarks on the House Floor
Transparency Regarding UFOs
Curiosity and speculation among Americans from all backgrounds has generated debate in identifying and studying Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), now known as Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs). In middle school, I had an interest in in this area after reading Frank Edwards’ 1966 book, Flying Saucers – Serious Business. Since then, I have grown skeptical about the existence of extraterrestrial life on our planet, but the lack of transparency from the federal government surrounding UAP sightings and how this affects national security is still an important endeavor.
While the term “UFO” is often synonymous with flying saucers or alien spacecraft, UFO and UAP simply refer to an object in the air that we cannot identify.
This week, as Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs, I led a hearing on UAPs in an effort to learn more about their origins and hear testimony from military pilots who had seen these phenomena. I will continue to work to find answers regarding UAPs as our witnesses’ intriguing testimony calls for further investigations into the transparency of our federal government regarding these instances.
While the jury is still out on whether the UAPs we heard about this week were otherworldly crafts, the fact remains that objects in U.S. airspace that we cannot identify have the potential to pose a risk to national security. That is why, above all, my colleagues and I on the Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs are conducting oversight and demanding transparency from the Department of Defense, our Intelligence Community, and our defense industry in order to correctly assess the risk UAPs pose and determine what steps may be necessary to ensure the safety and security of American citizens.
Click the image above to view my opening statement
August Town Hall Meetings
One of the most important parts of my job is hearing your feedback so I can make your voice heard in Washington, D.C. That is why I'll be hosting in-person town hall 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 Public Library
220 North Helena Street
Campbellsport, WI 53010
Currently, universities may not provide guidance to students on loans, but it's clear students need access to the full financial picture before committing to a student loan.
Click the image above to watch my full questioning
Thank you to Wisconsin team members of the American Physical Therapy Association for stopping by my DC office for a discussion on the importance of empowering physical therapists to continue to improve the health of our communities and loved ones.
During the Fond du Lac County Fair, I supported local business by buying a chicken at the small animal auction!
It was great to share my gratitude with Mount Calvary firemen for safeguarding our communities during their picnic last weekend.
I flew over to New Holstein Airport Day to spend time with the New Holstein Kiwanis Club!
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