Jan 25, 2012 Newsletter

January 25, 2012 ~ Volume IX, NUMBER II

Dear Neighbor,

President Obama, in his State of the Union address last night, declared, "The State of the Union is getting stronger. And we've come too far to turn back now." (Visit

Jan 12, 2012 Newsletter



Dear Neighbor,

As the new year begins, so, too, does the second session of the 112th Congress. Eventually. In fact, the session will not begin until January 17-- and the House is only scheduled to be in session for a grand total of six days this month.

Dec 22, 2011 Newsletter

Dear Neighbor,

The current session of Congress is ending after a year in which the conservative House majority passed a budget which would have (had it passed the Senate) ended Medicare as we know it, repeatedly tried to limit a woman's right to choose, and held a routine debt-limit increase hostage to an extreme agenda.

Aug 9, 2010 Newsletter
Congress returned from the Memorial Day district work period and got straight to work. Financial stability legislation passed the Senate just prior to the holiday, and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd and Majority Leader Harry Reid deserve hearty congratulations and praise for shepherding S. 3217, the ‘Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010,’ through to passage.