February 13, 2018
Live Town Hall on Wednesday
The United States economy grew at
an annual rate of 2.3 percent in 2017, and growth exceeded 2016
levels in every quarter. Unemployment fell from 4.7 percent in
January 2017 to 4.1 percent this month. And wages grew 2.9
percent in 2017, a level not seen since 2009.
Not only are more Americans
earning higher wages, but starting next month millions of
Americans will also start benefiting from the tax cut Congress
passed last December. This bill includes a major increase in the
Child Tax Credit from $1000 to $2000 and makes $1400 of that
amount available to workers without income tax liability.
The Senate has also been working
diligently to fill the many vacancies open throughout the federal
court system. The biggest, of course, being Justice Neil Gorsuch
who was confirmed to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on April 10,
Our nation's rural communities
also received some much needed help in 2017 as President Trump
rolled back multiple restrictive regulations pushed on them by
wealthy urban environmental special interests.
There still is much for Congress
and the White House to do over the next three years, but 2017 was
a very solid start. I look forward to hearing from you about what
you hope Congress can do in 2018.
Join me in an upcoming Access
Live event on February 14th at 5:00 p.m. MT.
To receive a phone call at the
time of the event, you can register online now. Those who want to
stream the event live on their computer or mobile device can use
this link when the event starts: lee.senate.gov/live
I look forward to having you join
me for this event.
361A Russell Senate
Salt Lake City
Wallace F. Bennett
125 South State
Salt Lake City, UT
Office of Senator
Michael S. Lee
285 West Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
James V. Hansen
324 25th Street
Ogden, Utah 84401
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