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September 11, 2001 is a day that will always be etched in our memories. That day, the course of our country’s history was changed. A series of unprovoked attacks that were intended to bring America to its knees instead united us in the cause of defending the freedoms that we hold so dear. Tomorrow, we pass another milestone with the 20th anniversary of that fateful day. It is a time of reflection and remembrance for everyone.

Every year on September 11th, I speak at different events across the 5th District, and always take a moment to remind people of the selfless sacrifices that were made that day. Think about the first responders who rushed towards danger and away from safety. Think about the everyday Americans who, in their last moments, were committed to love of country and to their fellow man. Everyone can agree that these men and women were, and still are, American heroes.

As we gather tomorrow alongside family, friends, neighbors and loved ones, let us pray for the families of the fallen in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. Let us give thanks for the bravery of those first responders. Let us honor the everyday Americans who risked their lives to save others in need. Let us pray for the safety of those men and women who are still deployed across the world on the mission that began that very day.

Here is a final thought about September 11th that I hope you reflect upon. The world was reminded on September 11th that we are a nation of heroes that come from all walks of life. Up until now, the adversaries of liberty and freedom have understood that we will never stop in our pursuit of both justice and peace, and we should keep it that way. We have never waivered in that pursuit – nor will we ever. We will not cede strength in the face of adversity, and we will always stand firm against the forces that seek to divide us. Now, and forever, we remain eternally vigilant.

A New Development

We have talked a considerable amount about critical race theory over the past few months, and I’m very pleased to provide you with another important update from Washington. Recently, I joined Congressman Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI) in introducing the Curriculum Review of Teachings (CRT) Transparency Act. This legislation would require local school districts to post the curriculum for each grade of their elementary and secondary schools on a publicly accessible website. Parents and families deserve to know what’s being taught to students in the classroom, and this piece of legislation will help bring that information to light.

To read the text of our bill, click here.

New Scam Update

Football season is back, and so too are scams targeting fans looking to attend games. Scammers are now turning to online ticket sales as a new way to steal money. In this scam, bad actors will sell “paperless tickets” online, receive money from victims, and then send fake ticket emails or links that lead to them collect personal and credit card information. To avoid these types of scams, here are a few tips from the Better Business Bureau of North Carolina:

  • Use payment methods that come with protection. Use a credit card so you have some recourse if the tickets are not as promised. Debit cards, wire transfer or cash transactions are risky.
  • Exercise caution when opening emails. Paperless tickets often get delivered via email. Be sure to open emails only from a legitimate ticket seller.
  • Do your best to purchase the tickets from the venue/team or the online third-party application they are using, such as Ticketmaster.
Quote of The Week

“September 11th is one of our worst days, but it brought out the best in us. It unified us as a country and showed our charitable instincts and reminded us of what we stood for and stand for.”

-Former Senator Lamar Alexander

Have a blessed weekend.


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