By Mariannette Miller-Meeks
This coming week is the first week of the Congressional August district work period and I am thrilled to be back in Iowa!
I am proud of the work we have accomplished thus far in Congress. From passing legislation to help veterans prepare for high-value jobs and address mental health concerns in the veteran community to our most recent bill; theDispose Unused Medications and Prescription (DUMP) Opioids Act that unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives and was signed by President Biden on July 29th, I am working hard to serve the constituents of Iowa’s Second District.
On top of our legislative accomplishments, as a doctor and former Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health, I am proud of the work we have done in conjunction with Iowa state and local public health departments in encouraging Iowans to get vaccinated. RAGBRAI, summer vacations, the world-famous Iowa State Fair, and back-to-school preparations are all possible because of increased vaccination rates.
My first priority in Congress is and will always be serving the people of the Second District. I am proud of our office’s effectiveness in advocating for Iowans, whether it is listening to their concerns or helping them resolve issues with federal agencies.
I look forward to spending time traveling our district this month and listening to Iowan’s opinions about what issues matter to them and how I can better serve the Second District.
With great people, great food at our state and county fairs, and of course — sweet corn season — August is one of the best times of the year to be in Iowa. I am glad to be home!
Mariannette Miller-Meeks is a resident of Ottumwa and currently represents Iowa’s Second District in the United States House of Representatives.