I live in the 32nd Congressional District of Texas. I am represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Pete Sessions, a Republican (for better or for worse). Recently, Congressman Sessions sent an email to me and other constituents in the 32nd District giving us greater detail on the Republican counter-proposal to the current Bush-Paulson-Bernanke proposal asking Congress for unlimited authority over $700 billion to buy bad debts from Wall Street firms at U.S. taxpayer expense. At the end of his email, Congressman Sessions invited me to share my comments on the counter-proposal with his office in Washington, D.C...Hmmmm...that's funny. I didn't get an email from Pete Sessions asking for my opinion on the plan, did you? He certainly has my email address, since I did express my opinion to his office on this bill--as well as many other bills. But apparently, Pete Sessions only serves half the constituency, leaving out Democrats, Green Party, Libertarian and non-ID'd voters. If he really wanted to communicate with constituents on an important vote, wouldn't he do a robo-call to the whole district? Wouldn't he collect email address from everybody who's ever sent him an email?
1 year ago