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October 18, 2019

Dear Friend,

After a two-week district work period, Congress was back in session this week, where my colleagues and I tackled a big to-do-list.

The ongoing impeachment inquiry is an important topic in Washington and across our country. And as a member of the Intelligence Committee, which is conducting much of the investigation, this is a big priority for me too. But I want you to know that we're not losing sight of other goals as well. 

For example, the House made progress this week in advancing H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This landmark bill will lower the cost of prescription drugs for Hoosier families, give the government better tools to negotiate drug costs with pharmaceutical companies, and reinvest billions toward research at the National Institutes of Health. I'll work hard to get this bill passed, because it's clear we need bold change. Read more about it in my op-ed in this week's Indianapolis Recorder. 

And I am also honored that the House of Representatives unanimously passed my bill this week to rename a post office in Indianapolis after the late Senator Richard Lugar, who passed away earlier this year. This bipartisan bill was sponsored by Indiana's entire congressional delegation, and it's a great start as we work to advance his iconic record of statesmanship and bipartisanship -- ideals that are sorely needed today. In case you missed it, check out my remarks on the House floor urging my colleagues to honor Senator Lugar by supporting the bill. 

Our nation lost another political legend this week when Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland passed away at the age of 68. He was a tireless fighter for justice, a fierce defender of good government, and a friend and mentor to many. I'll miss him, but I know that -- like Senator Lugar -- his memory and his legacy will live on. 

Have a great weekend! 

 

Your Friend,

André

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