Here’s Congressman Joe Walsh’s weekly report:
Walsh’s Weekly Wrap-Up
Please join me from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. today April 27th, for a Cup of Joe with Joe in Schaumburg. The top 5 art submissions in the Congressional Art Competition will be on display at today’s Cup of Joe.
A panel of judges from the community will decide the first place winner at today’s event. This event is open to anyone and everyone! More information on today’s event as well as future events can be found below.
This Monday, April 30th, we will honor and recognize the fifteen veterans from Illinois’ 8th district that were nominated by community members and subsequently selected to receive an 8th District Congressional Commendation for their military service and service to the community.This event is open to the public, and I encourage everyone to attend. Click here or see below for more information. Please call my district office at (847) 973-9341 to confirm your attendance to the ceremony on April 30th.
Congratulations to Brooke Kim, Madeline Kirsme, Tajari Lester, Karim Mohammadali, and Christian Baker! These 5 artist will advance to the final round of the Congressional Art Competition to be judged by a panel in Illinois. The art and panel of judges will be at today’s Cup of Joe with Joe in Schuamburg. The first place winner of the IL-8 competition will have his or her artwork displayed in the Capitol for one year. We recieved great artwork this year from high school students in Illinois’ 8th district- to view all of the submitted artwork click here. Click here or see below for more information.
This week in Washington, I introduced the bipartisan Government Spending and Accountability (GSA) Act which requires federal agencies to report the cost of all offsite meetings and conferences to Congress. The GSA scandal is just a small glimpse of the growing culture of waste and abuse in Washington. It seems that these bureaucrats think the hard-earned taxpayer dollars they waste are their own to spend however they want. We must hold federal agencies accountable to the American taxpayer and stop this culture of wasteful spending.Click here to view my press release on the GSA Act.
Our mobile office hours have changed! My staff will hold mobile office hours every Friday from 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. at the Schaumburg Township Center, One Illinois Blvd. Hoffman Estates, IL. If you cannot make it to one of my district offices, let us come to you!
Hope to see you in Schaumburg toda
I work for you,
Cup of Joe with Joe
Congressional Veterans Commendation
WHAT: Congressional Veteran Commendation Ceremony
WHO: This event is open to the public
WHEN: Monday, April 30, 2012- 7:00 p.m. CST
WHERE: Vehe Barn, 23570 West Cuba Road, Deer Park, Illinois
2012 Congressional Art Competition
Who: All high school students in Illinois’ 8th Congressional District
What: 2012 Congressional Art Competition
When: The top 5 submissions, that were voted on by the Facebook community, will be on display at today’s Cup of Joe with Joe in Schaumburg. The panel of judges will decided the first place winner at today’s event.
View all of the submitted artwork HERE!
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Rep. Walsh met with Fire Chiefs from Illinois this week while he was in Washington. We cannot thank our firefighters and chiefs enough for their hard work and dedication.
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Week of April 23 Votes
H.R. 3336, Small Business Credit Availability Act
I voted Yes
H.R. 3523, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
I voted No
H.R. 4628, Interest Rate Reduction Act
I voted No