June 19, 2017
Week 21: Love Of Country
We all agree that we are blessed to be Americans, that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace, and that we are strongest when we are unified, working together for the common good. We remain united as we work together for a safer America.
We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation’s capital is here because, above all, they love our country. We pray for Congressman Scalise, his family, and all those affected by this week's inexplicable assault to democracy.
Praying For A Swift Recovery
Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a brutal assault. President Trump is grateful for their heroism and praying for the swift recovery of all victims.
Ensuring Our Veterans Receive The Care They Deserve
A bill to improve the Department of Veteran Affairs has passed Congress and will now go to President Trump to sign into law. President Trump is committed to ensuring our veterans have access to the care, services, and benefits they have earned. To achieve this goal, it is critical that employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are held to the highest performance standards, and that they are accountable when those standards are not met. With the Department of Veteran Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Act accountability, at the VA will be enhanced and the department will be provided tools that it needs to improve the care our veterans receive.
Honoring The Symbol That Reminds Us We Are One Nation Under God
On Flag Day, we honor the symbol that reminds us that we are one Nation under God, united in our pursuit of liberty and justice for all. On June 14th, we celebrated and recognized this day in 1777 when the Continental Congress formally adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the Republic. “I am blessed to have shared my birthday with the Star Spangled Banner and the U.S. Army for 71 years now. Again, on Flag Day, I am deeply grateful to live under the red, white, and blue, and all for which it stands,” said President Trump.
Making America Great Again
President Trump held his first full Cabinet meeting since being elected this week. In the meeting, President Trump discussed healthcare reform, tax reform, infrastructure legislation, defeating ISIS and much more with his team. "When I ran, it was ‘Make America Great Again,' and that's what we're doing. Believe me," the president said. "We're doing it and we're doing it at a much faster pace than anyone thought."
Earn While You Learn
During the campaign, President Trump talked about the importance of vocational training. That’s why this week, President Trump has signed an executive order to expand apprenticeships and vocational training to help all Americans find a rewarding career, earn a great living, and support themselves and their families. Teaching young people skills, crafts, and trades are vital to our economy and our success as a country. America must not only teach, but celebrate the skilled laborers that produce and maintain the world’s greatest machines, buildings, products and infrastructure.
Fighting For Freedom
President Trump took a trip to Florida to announce a new policy on Cuba that will undo Obama’s one-sided deal as President and will begin strictly enforcing US law. The new policy will not lift sanctions on the Cuban regime until all political prisoners are free, freedoms of assembly and expression are respected, all political parties are legalized, and free and internationally supervised elections are scheduled. President Trump’s action bypasses the military and the government to help the Cuban people themselves form businesses and pursue much better lives.
Congressman Scalise - America is praying for you and all of the victims of this terrible shooting.
Please take a moment today to cherish those you love, and always remember those who serve and keep us safe.
Thank you for your continued support,