Congressman Sensenbrenner – my congressman – is one of those politicians that argues against term limits.
Among our most basic tasks as Members of Congress is to cast votes on legislation before the House of Representatives. I take this duty very seriously because it is a way for my constituents in the 5th Congressional District to have a voice in Washington. In 2018, the House of Representatives voted 379 times, and I’m proud to report that I cast a vote each and every time.
Sometimes Members might miss a vote because of family demands, travel snafus or illness. However, I have a perfect record this year. In fact, since 2010, I’ve compiled a 99.5 percent voting record.
My commitment to being present for votes and making myself accessible to my constituents is important for how I manage my priorities. During the 115th Congress, I’ve hosted 176 face-to-face town hall meetings. I’ve also received and responded to more than 100,000 different letters, emails, and phone calls. The feedback I get from my constituents helps with the difficult decisions I’m often faced with when I vote. This is how the system should work. I appreciate it when I hear from those whom I represent when they are sharing their opinions and concerns.
Despite being in Congress since I was five-years-old, he still works both in and out of the district. I see him at local events. His Town Halls are always fantastic. He has a mastery of issues and actively engages with constituents. And he shows up for work in Washington. I run into him at the airport occasionally on his commute to Washington (he’s a Delta guy like me), and he is always working.
I don’t always agree with my Congressman, but I appreciate that he works so hard on my behalf.