This Congress, House Republicans have been productive in fulfilling our promises to the American people, and this month's district work period has been no different. As your elected representative in Congress, I have been traveling around North Carolina's beautiful 5th District meeting with businesses, universities, non-profits, and local organizations to hear their stories of success and the challenges they are facing to effectively serve them in Washington.
Constituents have also visited me in my Boone and Clemmons offices to bring a variety of issues to my attention, including recent scams targeting senior citizens. One man brought in a whole box full of scam mail that his mother received, and my office has alerted the Federal Trade Commission to these attempts at fraud. This is a reminder to all of us that if you think you see a scam, it is important to report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov/complaint. The North Carolina Attorney General also collects information on consumer complaints here.
Looking through scam mail with Brionna Miller, who is interning in my Clemmons office this semester
One theme from my visits throughout the district is that after the nearly two years of a unified Republican federal government, North Carolinians are Better Off Now. Small businesses are thriving thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the 16 Congressional Review Act Resolutions reducing regulations signed into law this Congress. People are returning to work with the 3.7 million new jobs that have been added to the country's economy since November. Communities are tackling the opioid scourge with new resources. High-skilled manufacturers and numerous other industries are praising the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act that became law last month to close the workforce skills gap. Not least of all, we are also rebuilding our military and ensuring that the over 750,000 veterans in the 5th District receive the care and benefits they deserve.
Here are just some of the highlights from district events and site visits so far.
Atlec Industries, Mount Airy
Read more in the Mount Airy News
Hanes Manufacturing, Winston-Salem
Bethlehem Manufacturing, Hickory
Project Lazarus, Moravian Falls
Rotary Club Meetings in Clemmons (top left), Mount Airy (top right) and Wilkesboro (bottom)
Shallowford Farms Popcorn Factory, Yadkinville
Industries for the Blind Solutions, Winston-Salem
At my annual Veterans Information Session was in Clemmons last week
Receiving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award at Blowing Rock's State of the Town
To all traveling next week for Labor Day and returning to school, I wish you safe travels and a great school year! Looking forward to seeing more of you during the rest of district work period. For more updates, please follow me on Facebook and Instagram.