Tuesday, October 21, 2014

From Congressman Griffith's Regular E-Newsletter...

Political content is supposed to go here now:
...but this tidbit is personal. Congressman Griffith wrote:
"In an October 2 speech, President Obama asserted, “By every economic measure, we are better off now than we were when I took office.”  The President may think everything is okay, but I don’t.  And when I talk to constituents, they don’t think everything is okay either.  Too many are unemployed or underemployed, have only part-time jobs when they want full-time work, or have dropped out of the workplace entirely.  Too many people are seeing their income and wages reduced.

46 jobs bills (solutions) that would encourage more employment have passed the United States House and are stuck in Senator Harry Reid’s (D-NV) do-nothing Senate.

When the President and others say Congress doesn’t do anything, I would remind them that the House has sent 46 pro-job bills to the do-nothing Senate.

I am not only concerned about what is taking place with our economy, but also what is happening with our country’s energy sector, what is happening with our constitutionally protected rights, and what is happening with our health care system, among other issues.  Some ask the question: what are you doing about it?  Well, there are in fact, 387 House-passed bills (solutions) dealing with these and other issues that are gathering dust on Senator Reid’s desk.  The Senate isn’t acting on our proposed solutions.  Further, they aren’t making reasonable proposals of their own. "
Let's just say that I, Priscilla King, was a lot better off economically in 2008 than I am now.
And these tidbits are of interest to the general public:
"Medicare Open Enrollment As a reminder for all our seniors, the Medicare open enrollment period began last week and runs through December 7, 2014.  For more information, you can visit www.medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE.

Upcoming Veterans Town Hall in Salem

To those veterans living in the area serviced by the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), please be advised that there is a veterans town hall/listening session scheduled for November 10, 2014 from 3:00pm-4:00pm at the Salem VAMC Auditorium in Building 5.  With questions or to confirm this event is still in effect, please contact Salem VAMC Customer Service Manager Ann Benois at 540-982-2463 ext. 3554 or Public Affairs Officer Marian McConnell at 540-855-3460.

On a Personal Note…

We send our weekly column to every newspaper we know of in the district.  Some newspapers print the column, some do not.  If you live in an area where the newspaper does not carry our column, please remind friends and family they can sign up at www.morgangriffith.house.gov to receive it from us by email. "
Hmm. I didn't intend to paste in the whole newsletter (Virginia readers are encouraged to use the link and read the rest of it), but now the system's refusing to delete it. Let's see if I can figure out how to fix that in HTML...you should now see the contact information boilerplate from the full E-Newsletter:
"As always, if you have concerns or comments or wish to inquire about legislative issues, feel free to contact my offices. You can call my Abingdon office at 276-525-1405 or my Christiansburg office at 540-381-5671. To reach my office via email, please visit my website at www.morgangriffith.house.gov."