August Recess Primer
August 15, 2010
Each year, Congress takes a recess from Washington and legislators head home to meet with their constituents. This being a campaign year, your legislators are more likely to be in your neck of the woods pressing the flesh and holding town hall meetings.
Take this time as an opportunity to find out how your Member of Congress has voted on issues related to spending, taxes, and the national debt. Some key votes from the 111th Congress to consider are:
These votes and all others cast by your Members of Congress can be found at: http://thomas.loc.gov/. You must make your voice be heard, so tell your representative how you feel about their votes. If they have voted against these bills, and have worked to safeguard your tax dollars, thank them. If they have voted in favor of these bills, and to add billions to a $14 trillion dollar plus national debt in the process, tell them it is unacceptable.
To reach your U.S. Senator visit: http://www.senate.gov or call (202) 224-3121
To reach your U.S. Representative visit: http://www.house.gov/ or call (202) 225-3121
When contacting your representatives in Congress, be sure to ask when their next town hall meeting will be over this August recess. It’s important that they hear directly from you about reigning in wasteful spending, ending the deficit, and stopping the tax hikes which are killing job growth.