The vote for the Speaker of the House is this Tuesday. Learn more about the process of the Speaker vote here, from our friends at Heritage Foundation.
The current Speaker of the House, John Boehner, is again asking his colleagues in the House of Representatives to elect him as Speaker. Congressman John Boehner wants to ‘Speak’ for the Republicans in the House.
There are some in the Republican Party who oppose Congressman Boehner’s leadership. Congressman Massie from Northern Kentucky has stood up to say that he will not be voting for Congressman Boehner in the Speaker vote.
There are many people in Congressman Boehner’s district and around the nation who have been disappointed in his leadership as Speaker. If you are one of those people who are disappointed, you can make your views known to your Congressman. Or if Boehner is your Congressman, you can call other Congressman and let them know of your disappointment.
Let your Congressman know that you want them to vote for a Speaker that works toward fiscal responsibility.
Representatives will be in DC on Monday, but feel free to call both offices on Monday.
Congressman Brad Wenstrup
DC Office: 202-225-3164
Local Office: (513) 474-7777
Congressman Steve Chabot
DC Office: 202-225-2216
Local Office: (513) 684-2723
Congressman Jim Jordan
DC Office: (202) 225-2676
Local Office: (419) 999-6455
If the staffer on the other end of the phone asks, ‘What do you have against Congressman Boehner?’ give them the reasons, so eloquently put, from Congressman Thomas Massie.
From Congressman Massie, “For years I watched Washington from afar and suspected that something was broken. Why is it that so many people approve of their congressman, yet they consistently disapprove of Congress? During my first two years as a congressman I discovered a significant source of the dysfunction. I watched the House Leadership:
* Schedule a fiscal crisis in a lame duck session on the last legislative day before Christmas to get maximum leverage over rank and file members,
* Mislead members into thinking that a vote on an unpopular bill was postponed, only to then conduct a rushed voice vote on the $10 billion unfunded spending measure with fewer than a dozen members present,
* Give members less than 72 hours to read bills over 1,000 pages long, and
* Remove members from committees simply because they voted for the principles upon which they campaigned.
More from Congressman Massie, “With a process this broken, is it any wonder that Washington no longer works for the people? My constituents expect better and America deserves better. On January 6th, 2015, I will vote for a new Speaker who will consistently articulate a constitutional vision for America and facilitate an inclusive and orderly legislative process that allows Congress to truly reflect the will of the people.”
Let’s start 2015 with a push toward a more fiscally conservative country.