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December 5, 2008 Frankly Speaking

This October, Congress passed a $700 billion Bailout Bill, aimed at stabilizing our rocky financial and housing markets who have been hit hardest by the recent troubles.  Specifically, the bill laid out a plan to establish a company that would purchase mortgages that were considered “toxic.”  The goal was to unclog the market of these mortgages, which would hopefully return liquidity the market

November 26, 2008 Frankly Speaking

I would like to encourage all college-aged students in the Third Congressional District to apply for a Spring internship in my Washington D.C. congressional office.

November 21, 2008 Frankly Speaking

While our country is currently facing uncertain economic times, we still have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  There are those in this world who live in countries where food is scarce, corrupt and oppressive regimes control every aspect of life, safety is a feeling most have never known, and freedom is word rarely used.  Those images are hard to imagine in this country that has long-

October 16, 2008 Frankly Speaking

Beginning February 17, 2008, television signals will only be broadcasted digitally, meaning that Americans who only use antennas will no longer be able to receive their analog signal.  Households who have cable service of any kind will not be affected by this change, but there are an estimated 19.6 million people who do currently receive analog signals only.

October 3, 2008 Frankly Speaking

Today, I voted against the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.  This was one of the toughest decisions I have made in my 14 years as a United States Congressman, and I know that many of my constituents will be disappointed with my vote.  They, like myself, are concerned about the state of our economy and the impact the turmoil on Wall Street may have on their retirement savings, pensi

September 25, 2008 Frankly Speaking

Many of you have been hearing the word “change” thrown around by presidential campaigns recently, but I want you to think about the change in your pocket.  Initially, a coin’s worth determined their shape and size, meaning that a 5 cent piece was made of 5 cents worth of silver.  In the late 1800s, Congress, pressured by the nickel lobby, discontinued the silver 5 cent piece, commonly referred

September 15, 2008 Frankly Speaking

I would like to welcome you to my new blog, Frankly Speaking.