Friday, September 3, 2021                                                          WEBSITE | SHARE ON:  
Foxx Report

Across the country, the American people are mourning the 13 patriots who lost their lives in the line of duty in Afghanistan. On Sunday, as I watched the Dignified Transfer at Dover Air Force Base, the sacred procedure of honoring the return of the remains of a servicemember, I reflected upon their sacrifices and the enormous loss their families are enduring. Witnessing that ceremony brought tears to my eyes, and it reminded me of the true cost of freedom in this country. For this week’s newsletter, please join me in honoring these patriots and reflecting on the sacrifices that continue to be made to protect our freedoms.

• Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza

• Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee

• Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover

• Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss

• Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez

• Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum

• Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola

• Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui

• Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page

• Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo

• Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez

• Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz

• Navy Hospital Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak

May their memories, and their service to the greatest country in the world, always be a blessing. I pray that God continues to provide their friends, family members, and loved ones with counsel and comfort during this time.

Defending Small Businesses

Recently, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) and I sent a comment letter to Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh outlining our concerns about a proposed rule that would hike the minimum wage of federal contractors to $15 an hour. The Department of Labor’s proposed rule misleadingly downplays the harm this move would cause entry-level workers, ignores the negative impacts on small businesses currently contracting with the federal government, and stifles competition for future contracts. The Department should withdraw this proposed rule immediately.

To read our comment letter, click here.

“Unclaimed Rewards” Scam

Be on the lookout for a new scam that may arrive in your mailbox soon. Reports of postcards arriving in the mail purporting to be reminders of “unclaimed rewards” have been on the rise, and it’s important that you’re aware. Listed on these postcards is a number for people to call to “verify” their personal information in order to receive these “unclaimed rewards”. As you may have already guessed, this is just another ploy to steal your hard-earned money. Remember, always be suspicious of any mail, text, or email that offers a reward or prize in exchange of your information. Do not click any unknown links that may be sent to you, and always pay attention to random spelling errors or bad grammar on any solicitation. Even the smallest of details should raise red flags.

To read a recent article from WSOC-TV detailing an account of a North Carolinian who received one of these postcards, and for more information, click here.

Quote of The Week

“For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are grateful that such men and women were among us. For those who continue to serve, we honor their commitment. For those who return to civilian life, we honor their service.”

-Steve Buyer

Have a blessed weekend.


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