|Strengthening Our Economy
Yesterday, I had the privilege of joining President Trump, Speaker Ryan, and Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling in the Oval Office for the signing of H.J. Res. 41, my legislation to remove a burdensome provision in Dodd-Frank. This particular regulatory hurdle puts U.S. companies at a disadvantage on the global stage when they are competing against foreign state-owned entities.
Prior to the signing of H.J. Res 41, both President Trump and I spoke from the Oval Office. To watch our remarks, click on the picture below.
For more information on H.J. Res. 41, click here.
Telephone Town Hall Reminder
Tonight, I am holding a telephone town hall at 7 PM. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this technology, I use telephone town halls to contact thousands of West Michigan residents to hear their concerns and provide an update from Washington. If you haven't participated in a telephone town hall before, you can sign up here to join the conversation.
To The Point
Over the weekend, I joined Rick Albin on "To The Point" to discuss the latest developments in Washington as well as my expanded role as the Chair of the House Capital Markets Subcommittee. To watch the full interview, click the picture below.
Share Your Story
Nearly 7 years ago, President Obama and Democrats in Washington enacted Dodd-Frank under the guise that it would fix what ailed our economy. Since that time, we have learned that Dodd-Frank isn't the answer and that it's actually a BIG part of the problem. That is why my colleagues and I are working on a new version of the Republican alternative to Dodd-Frank known as the Financial CHOICE Act. .
As part of our upcoming roll out, we are looking for personal stories to help demonstrate how harmful Dodd-Frank has been. If you lost access to free checking, have found it more difficult to get a reasonable car loan or mortgage, or had to shut the doors to your small business because of Dodd-Frank - please let me know by sharing your story.
Some in Washington continue to believe the more regulations we have on the books, the better off our economy is. I for one reject this notion. We need efficient and effective regulations like the Financial CHOICE Act and by sharing your story, you can help make a difference!
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Snowmobile Tour Update
Unfortunately, Mother Nature is remaining uncooperative for the Congressional Snowmobile Ride. I am currently discussing alternatives for February 25th with my team. When we have come up with an alternative plan to visit Lake County, I will be sure to share that information on social media and on my website. Thank you for your continued patience!