Ah, April. Some believe the month is named for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, while others contend its name derived from the Latin verb aperio, “I open.” The poet Ovid wrote that “April was named from the open season, because spring opens all things.” His expectant reference to the first flowers of the season from which bees and butterflies begin to gather nectar is lost on this tax lawyer whose thoughts of something opening in April go no further than to a checkbook.
As you know, my job as your Congressman in Washington, D.C., is simply to serve you, to be your voice, and to be your vote as we work together to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. Such a service can take on many different forms. It includes proposing legislation that addresses your concerns, voting in line with our values, advocating for you with my colleagues, ensuring transparency with frequent communication, and holding the federal government accountable.