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Ryan hosts opioid roundtable, answers questions at employee Q&A

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September 01, 2017 | Ian Martorana (202-225-3031) | comments

Opioid addiction is a national crisis and it's a having a heart-breaking impact right here in southeastern Wisconsin. That’s why Paul hosted an opioid roundtable, featuring health care professionals, law enforcement officials, first responders, human services officials, and former opioid addicts and their loved ones. These people, all in their own way, are on the front lines combatting opioid abuse and overdoses. By working together, in conjunction with local, state, and the federal government, we can fight this scourge on our communities.

After hosting this roundtable, Paul visited Kinetic in Greendale, Wisconsin, to meet with employees and discuss the tax reform plan currently being developed by the House, Senate, and Trump administration. Fundamental tax reform is not only beneficial for the small businesses who are put at a competitive disadvantage with the current code, but also their employees. Hard working Wisconsinites should be able to keep more of the money they earn. The tax code should be simple and fair, not obtuse and complicated. Businesses should be incentivized to make things here in America, and invest here, too. After discussing the merits of the Republican tax plan, Paul took questions from Kinetic’s employees. Employee Q&A sessions, like telephone town halls, constituent office hours, and in-person town halls, provide yet another way for Paul to hear from his employers in the First District about the issues that matter most to them. 

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