Laina and I this week had the privilege to bare witness to one of the biggest spectacles of the political calendar, the State of the Union Address (shown below). Every since I was a young boy, growing up in rural Kansas, I can remember my family gathering around to hear our President address Congress.
President Trump points at 1st Dist. Congressman Roger Marshall (R-Great Bend) prior to the State of the Union address Jan. 30 (Photos courtesy Rep. Marshall)
President Trump delivered a composed and professional speech, reporting the Stat of our Union as better than ever. We celebrated great victories such as the Passage of the GOP Tax Plan, we focused our attentions on battles to come such as infrastructure reform, but we also celebrated our military, our veterans and our emergency service workers and thanked them for their service and dedication to protect our nation.
Laina and I collected our favorite parts of the State of the Union and created a Twitter Moment!
Events such as this remind me just how lucky I am to be able to work for Kansas to improve the lives of Americans all across the world.
In Kansas, 30 percent of our energy comes from wind power making it incredibly valuable to our state.
This week, the Science, Space and Technology Committee held a hearing to examine the priorities of the Department of Energy, providing me with an opportunity to encourage prioritizing wind energy and the technological research needed to strengthen the industry.
I spent the latter half of this week in West Virginia at the Annual GOP Retreat. As I am sure many of you know, this trip started in a deeply tragic way. This accident reminded me how precious life is. Laina and I have been praying for the families of the victims involved with the accident and their families. Many of you have called in sending your prayers and my wife and I are so thankful to be in your thoughts and prayers as well.
Throughout this retreat, the GOP discussed its strategy for the upcoming legislative year and outlined our top priorities. It was a very productive retreat and I believe as we head back to D.C. today that our team is energized and focused on impactful solutions.
Happy Birthday, Kansas!
On Monday, we celebrated the 157th Birthday of Kansas! Ad astra per aspera, there’s no place like home. Today Kansas is known for more than its wheat production but our agriculture industry is growing and becoming more diverse than ever.
It is important to remember our states long history leaders and innovators like Walter Chrysler, Amelia Earhart, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Bob Dole.
As I travel through the state I see optimism and hope despite some of the economic hardships that our farmers and producers face. I really enjoyed watching and seeing all of the celebrations via social media – Please check out our twitter moment that we made to celebrate!