Capps Effective

Friday, November 2, 2012
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Before moving to California, I spent nearly 20 years in Washington, mostly working for congressmen from Iowa and South Dakota. One thing I learned was the importance of knowing whether or not a member of Congress is truly effective.

Effective representatives are not the flashy ones who make lots of speeches. Instead, effective representatives are the ones who work behind the scenes in quiet, bipartisan ways to do their jobs.

By that standard, Lois Capps is an extremely effective, influential, and respected member of Congress.

Mrs. Capps has used her years in the House of Representatives to build strong relationships that benefit our area and our nation. One example is her work with Republican Elton Gallegly on issues such as rental car safety and adequate funding for highways and bridges in this part of California.

She has also joined with both Republicans and Democrats in sponsoring many other constructive measures, including a bill to assist returning veterans who want to serve as emergency medical technicians, as well as legislation to improve research on childhood diseases.

We would be wise to keep Lois Capps working for us. She is a genuinely effective member of Congress.


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Nice? Apparently.
Caring? Apparently.
Effective? I have not heard that about Ms. Capps for at least a decade...unless following in line over 95% of the time with Pelosi is the definition of effective.

italiansurg (anonymous profile)
November 2, 2012 at 6:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Bi-partisan? She votes the line almost 100%.

Scooter (anonymous profile)
November 2, 2012 at 10:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

She voted AGAINST the Iraq War.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
November 2, 2012 at 10:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If Pelosi voted against the war then Capps voted against the war..

loneranger (anonymous profile)
November 2, 2012 at 11:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Say what you will about Pelosi, she was way more effective and actually did her job compared to the joker we have running congress right now.

spacey (anonymous profile)
November 2, 2012 at 1:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Anybody who voted against that illegal war should be applauded. There's not a rational man, woman or child on earth who still thinks that war was necessary much less legal or moral.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
November 2, 2012 at 2:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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