Walsh Wraps Up Week

An email from Congressman Joe Walsh:

Walsh’s Weekly Wrap Up

Dear Friend,

Joe Walsh at the gun control forum sponsored by the Huntley Area Tea Party.

This Sunday, my office is hosting a district jobs fair.

Since January of this year, Illinois has lost a total of 89,000 jobs. Illinois’ unemployment rate has risen for three months in a row.

want to do my part to bring employers and job seekers together for their mutual benefit. The jobs fair will feature a number of Illinois employers, including

  • Northrop Grumman,
  • Schaumburg Police Department,
  • Baxter,
  • Comcast,
  • Walgreens,
  • Home Depot,
  • Claussen,
  • among others.

The fair will also include a seminar on how to approach job interviews.

There is no charge for employers or job seekers to attend the jobs fair.

This week in Washington, my amendment to eliminate wasteful software licenses was passed unanimously by the Homeland Secutiry Committee.

This amendment will cut unnecessary spending by reducing the purchase of duplicative software licenses.

The passage of this amendment brings us one step closer to cutting unnecessary federal spending and getting the fiscal house back in order.

Like many large corporations, the federal government overbuys software and purchases duplicative software licenses ultimately wasting taxpayer money.

Government leaders should implement policies that private sector organizations are beginning to utilize in order to save money and purchase software more effectively.

Cutting wasteful software spending is a start to getting our fiscal house in order, and I will continue to fight to ensure taxpayer money is not being wasted.

On Wednesday, I participated in the ‘Stop the Implementation of an HHS Database of Private Health Care Information’ press conference that was held to garner awareness of the Health and Human Services rule to implement a centralized patient database.

Last week I signed a letter, led by Rep. Huelskamp, to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and members of the House Committee on Appropriations in reference to this rule  that would require health insureres to submit patient data to the federal government. A centralized database is a clear violation of the privacy rights of every American and would most likely come at a significant cost to the taxpayer.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Walsh’s Job Fair

Sunday, October 16 12:00pm-4:00pm
Woodstock North High School
3000 Raffel Road
Woodstock, IL 60098


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