President Obama’s Visit to Capitol Hill

Jan 27, 2009
Frankly Speaking

Today, President Obama visited Capitol Hill to attend the House Republican Conference meeting and discuss the upcoming economic stimulus package proposed by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats.  I appreciate the President’s willingness to reach across party lines in an effort to create an atmosphere of bipartisanship and I call upon him to urge Speaker Pelosi and the Democrat majority to follow in his footsteps and advocate an open forum for policy discussions in the future. 

It was interesting to hear his take on the economic stimulus package, and he allowed a free exchange of ideas between himself and my fellow colleagues.  While the President still has many things to learn about the legislative process, I hope that his actions today signal a more long-term goal of bipartisan communication, especially on pieces of legislation as important as the economic stimulus package.

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