4 things you might have missed from July

July was a busy month, but we’ve got you covered. Here are four things you might have missed:

1) A Better Way Hits the Road

In July, House Republicans began taking our Better Way plan on the road. Our agenda is full of specific and smart solutions to the problems that face our communities. It represents what we as Republicans stand for. As Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) says, “It’s a group of initiatives that we’ve come up with in the House to help set the legislative agenda for the next Congress.”

2) Zika Crisis Efforts

The Olympics start today, still with no solution to combat the Zika crisis. House Republicans spent the last several months working with Democrats to find a solution, and when we found one, Senate Democrats turned around and voted against it, leaving the problem unsolved. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in USA Today this week said, “From the start, the Republican-led Congress has made it a priority to enact smart measures and secure resources to protect the public.

3) Combating the Opioid Epidemic

House Republicans spent months working on a comprehensive package of legislation to fight the scourge of opioid addiction, overdose, and accidental death. Our bipartisan approach presents strategic policy solutions that will work to attack this problem from every angle, with the goal of ending opioid abuse once and for all. In July, President Obama signed the bill into law, validating the Republican-led effort to combat the opioid epidemic. As Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who has been a leader on this says,there is no question that this important legislation will save lives, and I applaud both chambers for taking a comprehensive approach to expand education, prevention, and treatment of opioid abuse in this country.”

4) Supporting our Police

House Republicans continue to work to support our nation’s police officers and keep all Americans safe. In case you missed it, check out Rep. John Carter’s (R-TX) recent op-ed on the POLICE Act, where he highlights the need for emergency personnel to have access to active shooter training.

Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) has also been a leader in law enforcement issues for years and is currently working to rebuild police-community relationships across the country. Says Rep. Reichert in his latest op-ed for The Hill’s Congress Blog, “Traveling this path together begins with the recognition that we all share the same goal.  Everyone wants to live securely, knowing that their loved ones are safe in their own communities. It is the only way we can achieve the mutual respect and understanding that is central to any beloved community and is the foundation of a civil society. We need to walk in each other’s shoes.”