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"The meetings with agencies and appointed leaders is why I go. Meeting with agency heads, directly, is a great way to get immediate results on issues that affect our county
both socially and economically."
"It was very beneficial to make a trip to DC and meet with so many different agencies and people. Almost all of the meetings pertained to my work and was helpful."
Wednesday, May 22nd: Legislative Visits & Updates
With US Congressman & House Minority Whip Steve Scalise
- Congressman Scalise praised the outcome of the Right to Try Act which resulted from strong bipartisan support, work done closely with the administration, and laser-focused attention on what would best serve the American people.
- The work underway with USMCA will be a big win for a lot of our businesses. Its passage will be a tremendous victory, and the undergoing efforts have been very bipartisan. Ongoing trade issues with China make USMCA even more vital.
- Congressman Scalise addressed a question about the issue of rare earth minerals as it relates to trade, "if China is the only country making batteries, we need to open up R & D to do more of that here. Huawei is essentially an arm of the Chinese government. We need US companies to join the competition. It will be better for our data security to be competitive."
- When asked how Club 20 might help to unify both political parties on vital issues, Congressman Scalise responded, "Make a bi-partisan approach to the issues, because it should be. For example, I'm not for the Green Deal, but I am for solar technology." Continue to dial down the issues with specificity on what matters to you and your fellow Americans.
Thursday, May 23rd: Federal Agency Visits & Updates
With Secretary Bernhardt at the US Department of the Interior
- During my transition to this position, I reviewed the administration's speeches regarding rural America, the multi-use mission, and conservation, and then drew up a two year plan which was received favorably.
- Despite the adversity with regard to confirmed appointees, executive orders followed by secretarial orders without leadership in place, we're six months ahead of where I thought we would be in our two year plan.
- Major regulatory plans are coming out in June. It is estimated that analysis on whether BLM headquarters will be moved to CO will be finalized mid June. Consideration includes questioning where BLM jobs would best be accomplished.
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