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November 22, 2019

Dear Friend,

Yesterday, the House Intelligence Committee wrapped up its scheduled open hearings in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. As a senior member of this committee, I was honored to participate in these hearings, and help get the facts for the American people.

The public servants who came before our committee made it clear that the President attempted to coerce the Ukrainian government to investigate his political rival, using access to him and hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military aid as a bargaining chip. Not only was this scheme damaging to our national security, it was also a violation of his oath of office, and a betrayal to the American people he was elected to serve.

I hope Hoosiers stay engaged as this inquiry proceeds, with an understanding of why it's so important. This isn't about politics, or trying to rehash the results of the last election. It's about a President and his allies trying to tip the scales of the upcoming election in his favor through underhanded means. As Americans, we have to put partisanship aside and send a clear message that this is not ok. No one is above the law!

We made progress in other areas too. This week, we passed a spending bill that funds the federal government until December 20, averting another government shutdown. While this is good news, we still have a lot of work to do to ensure our government is funded fully and fairly. I'll work across the aisle to do that, while also standing strong against provisions that go against our community's values, like funding an ineffective wall on our southern border.

I'm also excited that the Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved the Excellence in Maternal Health Act (H.R. 4215), my bipartisan bill with Indiana Congressman Larry Bucshon. The legislation establishes grant programs that will help reduce maternal mortality rates. In America, and especially in Indiana, too many women are dying from preventable conditions related to pregnancy and child birth. We have to stop this tragic loss of life, and our legislation will help ensure more healthy and happy families.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a fantastic Thanksgiving. Despite the challenges our nation and our community face, we still have much to be grateful for. As your representative in Congress, I'll keep working tirelessly to protect and expand those blessings for all. 

 

Your Friend,

André

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