Holding "Congress On Your Corner" Friday
This week, I’m holding a “Congress On Your Corner” event at the Whitehaven Branch Library on Friday. I traveled as part of an official Congressional Delegation to the D-Day beaches of Normandy and participated in a Memorial Day service at the Normandy American Cemetery. I also announced a significant grant to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and offered a health tip about pneumonia. Keep reading to learn more about my week and follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see more updates as they happen.
Holding “Congress On Your Corner” Friday, May 31
Observing Memorial Day on the D-Day Beaches of Normandy
Announcing Grant to University of Tennessee Health Science Center
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On Friday, my district staff and I will hold a “Congress On Your Corner” event at the Whitehaven Branch Library, 4120 Millbranch Road, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We can help with issues involving federal agencies, such as Social Security and Medicare, Veterans benefits, housing, federal grants and more. I will of course update you on recent Congressional activities and ask for your thoughts on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian intervention in the 2016 election to help Trump and my concern that the President has engaged in obstructions of justice. I hope to see you there.
On Sunday, I traveled with fellow members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, France, where 9,380 American service members, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice on the nearby beaches of Normandy on D-Day in service to our country, are buried. At the cemetery, I met a former French prisoner of war (pictured above) who escaped from a concentration camp and joined the French Resistance. I was honored to participate in a Memorial Day service recognizing these great Americans’ service and sacrifice. June 6 is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
On Tuesday, I announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be receiving a grant to study infections. See my release about it here.
I enjoy meeting regularly with constituents in the district and helping you navigate federal agencies. If you are interested in attending one of my “Congress on Your Corner” events, you can sign up here to receive notification as soon as the next event is scheduled. After this Friday’s “Congress on Your Corner” at the Whitehaven Branch Library, my next “Congress On Your Corner” will be Friday, June 28, at the Gaston Park Branch Library, 1040 South Third Street, Memphis 38106, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that affects people of all ages but remains the leading cause of infectious death for children under five years old. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has useful advice for preventing pneumonia, including regularly washing hands and quitting smoking. See all of that advice here.
I am scheduled to appear on CNN with Wolf Blitzer on Friday in the 5 o’clock hour and on MSNBC with Chris Matthews’ “Hardball” in the 6 o’clock hour. On Saturday, I am scheduled to be interviewed by Richard Lui on MSNBC in the 3 o’clock hour. And on Sunday, I am scheduled to appear on MSNBC with Alex Witt at the 12-noon hour.
Next Thursday, June 6th, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history, when more than 160,000 Allied troops hit the beaches of Normandy. This statement was issued the day before the assault by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander and future President:
“Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! –
“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe and security for ourselves in a free world…We will accept nothing less than full Victory!”
As always, I remain
Member of Congress