What a Week
Sean greets Veterans at the Honor Flight send-off at the Wausau airport.
It was a busy week in Congress. The House voted to repeal the President’s healthcare law for the 37thtime and the Ways & Means Committee launched their probe into the IRS. However, because of the fires that raged through Bayfield and Douglas counties, most of my efforts this week were focused back home. Here’s a round up of the week that was:
The good that can come from working together: My week in Washington was cut short so that I could make it home to tour the damage from the Germann Street wildfire in Douglas County. It was the largest fire to strike Northern Wisconsin in more than thirty years. However, thanks in large part to the cooperative response from officials at all levels of government, our First Responders were able to extinguish the blaze in just thirty-six hours, they saved countless lives and minimized structural damage.Our community is grateful for their work every day, but most especially this week. If you, or someone you know, was impacted by the fire and needs assistance, please go to my website for more information.
It was my honor: I am grateful every time I have the opportunity to spend time with our veterans. That was again true this past Monday when my sons Jack and J.P. joined me at the Wausau airport for the send-off celebration for the Wausau Honor Flight. From there, our Washington D.C. team greeted the 95 veterans at the World War II Memorial. Please take thirty seconds to watch a video from the day.
Let’s talk! For those of you near Sawyer County, kick-off your week at Flatcreek Eatery where I’ll be hosting a town hall style meeting. I’ll offer an update on issues from Washington and the 7thDistrict, but more importantly, I look forward to hearing about the issues that are on your minds.You can find more details on my website.
On Deck: Next week Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will both appear before Committees that I sit on. Stay tuned to my Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest from those meetings.
It is an honor and a privilege to represent you in Congress. If there is ever anything my staff or I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to call on us.