As Congress continues to debate how we fund government, reduce the deficit and protect our commitments to low-income citizens and the elderly, I believe we must first look at closing loopholes and deductions enjoyed by corporations and the wealthy before we slash or irrevocably alter the social safety net.
I want to thank the Gwinnett League of Women Voters, The United Ebony Society of Gwinnett and the Annsbrooke Homeowners’ Association in Rockdale County for inviting me to participate in their community forums last week.
It was an honor to meet with constituents, answer the important questions of the day and listen to citizens’ concerns.
I was in Washington, D.C. earlier this week urging my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to return to Capitol Hill to work on the nation’s unfinished business from tax cuts to the deficit, the Farm Bill to saving the Postal Service.
It’s been a busy few weeks since I last wrote, and I have a lot to cover.
It might be the August recess in Washington, D.C., but I’ve been busy here in the Fourth District the past couple of weeks. It’s good to be home for a brief respite, which affords me the opportunity to listen to constituents’ thoughts and concerns.