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Other Voices: An open question for Rep. Doolittle

Mr. Doolittle, would you please tell your constituents why you voted no on these important social issues?

H.R. 3567: Small Business Investment Expansion Act of 2007 – To amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to expand opportunities for investments in small businesses. Passed 325-72; 35 not voting. Doolittle voted: No.

H.R. 3121: Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007 – To restore the financial solvency of the national flood insurance program and to provide for such program to make available multiperil coverage for damage resulting from windstorms and floods. Passed 263-146; 23 not voting. Doolittle voted: No.

H.R. 976: State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) Reauthorization – A bill to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. Passed 265-159; 9 not voting. Doolittle voted: No.

I consider these issues to be very important to middle-class working folks and poorer members of our community. Our nation, as a whole, would benefit from this type of legislation. So why is it that Doolittle doesn’t seem to want to fund programs that would help the common citizenry and the society it forms?

Please write or e-mail Mr. Doolittle (ca04ima@mail.house.gov) with your concerns and questions (pro or con). Our congressional representatives need to know what we, as citizens, want for ourselves and our country. Get involved. I have e-mailed Mr. Doolittle about his vote on these House resolutions and should have a reply in a few weeks.

For more information about legislation and your representative’s voting record, visit http://www.govtrack.us or http://www.house.gov.


Richard Crouch lives in Grass Valley.

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