U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL-13th) E-Newsletter
With no votes in Washington last week, the District Work Period (April 13-17) was filled with tele-townhall meetings, taxpayer tea parties, forums discussing healthcare and small business issues, a high school "hunger banquet" to raise awareness of global food inequalities, and breaking ground for the restoration of a beautiful stretch of prairie in the 13th Congressional District.
Thanks to technology, I hosted three tele-townhall meetings last week. I was able to reach more than 150,000 constituents in their homes in three live, interactive phone calls. Questions from constituents covered everything from TARP accountability and the need to get credit flowing again to questions on Social Security and energy policy. If you didn't get to ask a question or missed the call, please feel free to contact my district office at (630) 655-2052.
I also wanted to take a moment to talk to you about a phone call that many of you received last week. That call, paid for by a liberal front group, lied about my record on some important issues. I have always staunchly supported our military and veterans. Recently in Washington, I supported a measure that would have provided $5.5 billion more for our veterans and active duty personnel than an alternate proposal Congress adopted.
As always, it is an honor to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact my office in Willowbrook at (630) 655-2052 or in Washington, DC at (202) 225-3515 if I can be of assistance to you.