Pals, spring has lastly arrived right here within the Sandhills, and the hotter climate shouldn’t be the one motive to rejoice. As Matthew 28:6 states, “He’s not right here; he has risen, simply as he mentioned. Come and see the place the place he lay.” For a lot of, Easter Sunday is spent with household trying to find Easter eggs and celebrating Jesus defeating dying and rising from the grave. I stay up for sharing the story of Jesus’ resurrection with my son, Lane, and “shedding” in our Easter egg hunt.
Each Easter, I spend time reflecting on the sacrifice Jesus made for our salvation and the way even out of despair, there’s life. The identical may be mentioned for our nation. Even throughout this season, it’s exhausting to disregard the challenges you and your loved ones proceed to face together with inflation, sky-high power costs, and assaults on the values we maintain pricey. Nonetheless, Home Republicans are working to unravel these points whereas delivering on our “Dedication to America.”
Final week, Home Republicans handed the bipartisan Decrease Power Prices Act, which can unleash American power manufacturing, reverse President Joe Biden’s anti-energy insurance policies, and decrease your prices. The USA is the most important oil producer on this planet, but gasoline costs in North Carolina spiked 20 cents final month. This ache on the pump should cease. Moreover, Home Republicans are working to guard youngsters by lately passing the Mother and father Invoice of Rights. As the daddy of an elementary aged youngster, I cannot cease preventing for fogeys’ rights to know what our kids are being taught in class.
Whereas it is very important cope with the obstacles we see, it’s additionally a precedence to organize for challenges forward. That’s why I’ve spearheaded laws just like the Nancy Gardner Sewell Medicare Multi-Most cancers Early Detection Screening Protection Act to extend seniors’ entry to early most cancers detection know-how via Medicare. Too many households are devastated by a most cancers prognosis daily in our area. By growing entry to world class applied sciences, we are able to detect cancers sooner and save lives.
Final month at FirstHealth Most cancers Middle in Pinehurst, I toured their state-of-the-art facility that’s now accepting sufferers. I’m working to ensure everybody has entry to high quality and reasonably priced well being care like we do at FirstHealth. I’m additionally preventing for many who don’t obtain the correct care they deserve, equivalent to Grasp Sergeant Richard Stayskal.
Wealthy Stayskal lives in Moore County. He served our nation honorably and was wounded in fight. However whereas stationed again at Fort Bragg, a missed most cancers prognosis modified his life. In response, I helped change the regulation in 2020 so he and different army households may obtain help when dealing with non-combat medical malpractice whereas on active-duty. Nonetheless, over two years for the reason that Wealthy Stayskal Medical Accountability Act was signed, Stayskal and lots of of different heroes have had their claims delayed or denied. That’s why I known as on the Division of Protection final week to repair this instantly or step apart.
As Fort Bragg’s Congressman, I’ll proceed to talk out, not just for Wealthy and his household, however for each army household and veteran.
Grasp Sgt. Stayskal’s instance reminds us that sudden challenges can seem for any of us at any second. Nonetheless, I’m engaged on options to deal with as many obstacles as potential in Congress. And particularly right now of yr, I’m reminded of God’s grace and His many blessings. As Psalm 33 states, “We wait in hope for the Lord; He’s our assist and our defend. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we belief in His holy identify.”
As you have fun together with your households, I hope you’ll be able to discover consolation in your religion and keep in mind that brighter days lie forward. Renee, Lane, and I want to want you a Comfortable Easter and Passover to all these celebrating. Might God proceed to bless you and our nice nation.
Till Subsequent Time,
Member of Congress