Note from Dan: Our own and lovable Debbie has twice written to her congressman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County, about the Washington, D.C. shutdown caused by House Republicans in Congress. Below is Debbie’s message to me, as well as Goodlatte’s (eventual) reply to her. In that, I have changed her last name to her first name, as we know her here. Very curiously, the makes no mention in his reply of “Obamacare,” the “Affordable Care Act” or the “ACA.” I wonder why not?
Oh, and in the spirit of mischief, I have thoughtfully added some links to his missive. Follow those!
A response from Bob Goodlatte. I had sent 2 emails to him, the first one when the shutdown first happened telling him that he should be ashamed of himself for what they’re doing, and one over this past weekend, thanking him and his colleagues for insuring that a Democrat will once again be elected President in 2016.
Dear Ms. Debbie:
Thank you for contacting me about the current government slowdown and its consequential effects on the Sixth District. As you know, since October 1, due to inaction by the Senate and President Obama, our country has been experiencing a federal lapse in appropriations commonly referred to as a partial government shutdown. Please know that I share your concerns and am working hard to find a way to get the government reopened as soon as possible.
It is disappointing and disheartening that we have reached this point. For weeks prior to the shutdown, I worked with my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to take appropriate steps to keep government operations funded and operating without lapse. Beginning on September 20, the House of Representatives passed three resolutions to completely fund the federal government. Read more »