Saturday is Drug Take Back Day

Congressman Bob Goodlatte
2017-04-28 19:27:47
Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window <iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/view_newsletter_setup.aspx link=VA06BG%2501176605%2501115.1%2bApril28%2bENews%250114612.5103297.294 8896.7665219%2501goodlatte%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%2501goodlatte%25 40unityfeed.com%2501%2501> Click here to open a plain text version of this email <iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/view_newsletter_setup.aspx plain_text=Y&link=VA06BG%2501176605%2501115.1%2bApril28%2bENews%25011461 2.5103297.2948896.7665219%2501goodlatte%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%250 1goodlatte%2540unityfeed.com%2501%2501> <iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=14612.5103297.2948896.7665219&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fgoo dlatte.house.gov%2f&redir_log=698444897491189> Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day <iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=14612.5103297.2948896.7665219&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fap ps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov%2fNTBI%2fntbi-pub.pub%3f_flowExecutionKey%3d_c D8A0436F-A219-B591-A601-554F01AB78D6_kF4E45773-8329-B52D-F7F6-1F37912B20 17&redir_log=740625860493856> The drug epidemic plaguing our communities is serious -- thousands of Americans die from a drug overdose each year. But did you know that more than half of chronic prescription drug abusers received pills from prescriptions written for them or for friends and family? Just think of how many old prescriptions you might have sitting in the medicine cabinet. Luckily, there is something you can do to help. Tomorrow, April 29, law enforcement officers will be available in communities throughout the country to collect your old prescription drugs for safe disposal. From 10AM-2PM, you can gather up your unused or expired prescription drugs and bring them to a designated location near you as part of the National Take Back Initiative. Click here <iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=14612.5103297.2948896.7665219&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fap ps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov%2fNTBI%2fntbi-pub.pub%3f_flowExecutionKey%3d_c D8A0436F-A219-B591-A601-554F01AB78D6_kF4E45773-8329-B52D-F7F6-1F37912B20 17&redir_log=740625860493856> to find one close to you. While you're spring cleaning, don't skip the medicine cabinet! <iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/Customers/VA06BG/drugs1.jpg > Earlier this week, I stopped by the Roanoke County Sheriff's Office to help Sheriff Orange and his team empty their drug take back box in preparation for this weekend's events. They've collected more than 100lbs of prescription drugs in just a few months. Small Businesses = Big Impact Two-thirds of all new jobs are created by small businesses. That's a big economic impact. As we observe National Small Business Week through May 6, it's a reminder that America's 29 million small businesses do big things. Not only do they create jobs for many of you and your family members, but small businesses are the ideas of our friends and neighbors brought to life. America's entrepreneurs are leading the innovation and creativity that we need in today's global economy. <iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/Customers/VA06BG/Parkers_Bo ws.jpg> One of the highlights of representing Virginia's Sixth District is the opportunity to visit many of the small businesses that have shaped our communities and to meet the employees who keep them running. In the past few weeks, I've visited several small businesses in our region, like The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy at White's Travel Center in Rockbridge County, Blue Ridge Apothecary, a compounding pharmacy in Roanoke, and Front Royal Family Practice, a small medical practice in Warren County. Other stops have included agribusinesses, such as Crosskeys Vineyard in Rockingham County, and manufacturers, like Draftco and Parker Bows in Augusta County. From health care and tech startups to manufacturing and construction, these businesses and their employees play a significant role in nearly every sector of our economy. However, as any small business owner or entrepreneur can attest, the challenges they face on a daily basis are also significant. One such challenge is the uncertainty of having to comply with poorly crafted and costly government mandates and red tape. Because the House of Representatives has heard from the folks we represent about the unique challenges faced by these job creators, several bills are moving through Congress to give small businesses a louder voice in Washington. One is my bill, the Regulatory Accountability Act, which would help make sure bureaucrats are required to communicate better with the small business community and actively search for ways to reduce unnecessary burdens. <iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/Customers/VA06BG/29_Million jpg> Congress must work to see that the United States is a nation in which innovation can thrive by advancing legislation that protects free enterprise and encourages job creation, while also simplifying our tax code to spur competition. Additionally, I will continue actively working on efforts to create a health care marketplace that is more affordable and accessible for small businesses and their employees. If federal policies empower small businesses to innovate and expand they are also empowering America's economy, setting off a domino effect of economic growth, prosperity, and job creation. This Week: Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office Opens On Wednesday, I joined Homeland Security Secretary Kelly at the opening of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE) at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Through the creation of the VOICE Office, the Trump Administration is committed to providing accurate and timely information to victims of crimes committed by unlawful immigrants as their perpetrators face justice and are removed from the United States. Click here <iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=14612.5103297.2948896.7665219&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fgoo dlatte.house.gov%2fnews%2fdocumentsingle.aspx%3fDocumentID%3d867&redir_l og=938044036028455> to read more about this opening. Deadline Next Week! 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Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The drug epidemic plaguing our communities is serious -- thousands of Americans die from a drug overdose each year. But did you know that more than half of chronic prescription drug abusers received pills from prescriptions written for them or for friends and family? Just think of how many old prescriptions you might have sitting in the medicine cabinet. Luckily, there is something you can do to help.

Tomorrow, April 29, law enforcement officers will be available in communities throughout the country to collect your old prescription drugs for safe disposal. From 10AM-2PM, you can gather up your unused or expired prescription drugs and bring them to a designated location near you as part of the National Take Back Initiative. Click here to find one close to you. While you're spring cleaning, don't skip the medicine cabinet! 

Earlier this week, I stopped by the Roanoke County Sheriff's Office to help Sheriff Orange and his team empty their drug take back box in preparation for this weekend's events. They've collected more than 100lbs of prescription drugs in just a few months. 

Small Businesses = Big Impact 

Two-thirds of all new jobs are created by small businesses. That’s a big economic impact. As we observe National Small Business Week through May 6, it’s a reminder that America’s 29 million small businesses do big things. Not only do they create jobs for many of you and your family members, but small businesses are the ideas of our friends and neighbors brought to life. America’s entrepreneurs are leading the innovation and creativity that we need in today’s global economy. 

One of the highlights of representing Virginia’s Sixth District is the opportunity to visit many of the small businesses that have shaped our communities and to meet the employees who keep them running. In the past few weeks, I’ve visited several small businesses in our region, like The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy at White’s Travel Center in Rockbridge County, Blue Ridge Apothecary, a compounding pharmacy in Roanoke, and Front Royal Family Practice, a small medical practice in Warren County. Other stops have included agribusinesses, such as Crosskeys Vineyard in Rockingham County, and manufacturers, like Draftco and Parker Bows in Augusta County.

From health care and tech startups to manufacturing and construction, these businesses and their employees play a significant role in nearly every sector of our economy. However, as any small business owner or entrepreneur can attest, the challenges they face on a daily basis are also significant. One such challenge is the uncertainty of having to comply with poorly crafted and costly government mandates and red tape. Because the House of Representatives has heard from the folks we represent about the unique challenges faced by these job creators, several bills are moving through Congress to give small businesses a louder voice in Washington. One is my bill, the Regulatory Accountability Act, which would help make sure bureaucrats are required to communicate better with the small business community and actively search for ways to reduce unnecessary burdens. 

Congress must work to see that the United States is a nation in which innovation can thrive by advancing legislation that protects free enterprise and encourages job creation, while also simplifying our tax code to spur competition. Additionally, I will continue actively working on efforts to create a health care marketplace that is more affordable and accessible for small businesses and their employees. If federal policies empower small businesses to innovate and expand they are also empowering America’s economy, setting off a domino effect of economic growth, prosperity, and job creation.

This Week: Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office Opens

On Wednesday, I joined Homeland Security Secretary Kelly at the opening of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE) at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Through the creation of the VOICE Office, the Trump Administration is committed to providing accurate and timely information to victims of crimes committed by unlawful immigrants as their perpetrators face justice and are removed from the United States. Click here to read more about this opening. 

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