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December 20, 2019

Dear Friend,

This week was historic. On Wednesday, The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress. I took no joy in casting my vote in favor of these Articles of Impeachment, but I could not be more certain that it was the right thing to do. 

I have been heavily involved in the House's impeachment inquiry, which was largely conducted through the committee on which I serve, House Intelligence. Through many depositions and hearings, it became clear to me that the president not only abused his power, but jeopardized our national security as well. For more on that, watch my speech on the House floor by clicking this link.

It's now up to the Senate to determine whether the President should be removed from office. I urge the Republicans in the chamber who are leading this process to do right by the American people and conduct a fair and unbiased trial. They must remember that their loyalty should be to the country and the Constitution, not their party or the President. 

Congress has been busy on other important priorities as well. This week, we passed a spending bill that funds our government until the end of September 2020. It provides money for things like infrastructure improvements, environmental protection, and smart border security. But thankfully, it doesn't allocate one additional penny for an ineffective border wall.

And Congress also passed the bipartisan Intelligence Authorization Act, which helps ensure the strength of the intelligence community. I'm particularly pleased that it includes my provisions to fight domestic terrorism. It also has strong election security provisions that will help safeguard our Democracy from foreign interference. Americans should decide American elections, not hackers halfway around the world.

But amidst this legislative progress, many challenges remain. This week, a Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Republicans' ongoing effort to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act. If they are successful, millions of Americans will lose their health care and many millions more could once again be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. This is wrong. We must continue our fight to protect our health care into the new year and beyond. 

It has been an eventful year, but, like always, a year where our community has worked together for the common good. I continue to bring that positive momentum to Washington, which can always use more Hoosier hospitality. I hope you and your loved ones have a joyous holiday season and a happy new year. Being able to serve you in Congress remains one of the greatest gifts I have ever received. 

 

Your Friend,

André

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