by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO)
The American public is engaged and keenly aware of what is going on in Washington and how the decisions made in Washington impact them at home. It is incumbent upon their elected representatives to listen their concerns.
As the elected representative for the people of Missouri’s Ninth Congressional District, it has been my top priority to listen and discuss with them what is going on in Congress. When I am home each weekend in Missouri, I always enjoy traveling throughout the district and speaking with folks. When I return to Washington each week, I always take their concerns and ideas back with me and use them to work with members on both sides of aisle to build a stronger country.
As their voice in Washington and liaison to their government, it is important that I hear from as many people as possible, even if we sometimes disagree. At this present time it is clear that many Americans feel their government has turned its back on them.
I understand that there will always be times when some of us will agree to disagree on a variety of issues. I also understand that people are angry with their elected representatives for not listening to their concerns. I am looking forward to my travels this August and the opportunity to hear from a variety of Missourians on what they want to see their elected representatives address in Washington.
I encourage all Americans to visit America Speaking Out and speak out on what action items they want to see Congress address. After all, this is the people’s money, the people’s country, and at the end of the day it’s the people’s voice that matters most.