September 1, 2010

Washington, DC — On Saturday, Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) hosted a town hall meeting to hear what North Texans want to see in a legislative agenda. As part of a national effort to write priorities for Congress that is driven by the people, Granger asked her constituents to come to the meeting with ideas and solutions for how to reduce government spending, create jobs and get our nation back on track.

Here are some of the ideas that constituents brought to the town hall meeting:  

•    Create a stable business environment by providing consistency and certainty with government regulation
•    Address how to deal with the cost of children born in the United States to parents who are not legal residents
•    Reform how lobbyists interact with Members of Congress
•    Provide a permanent fix for the Alternative Minimum Tax
•    Reinforce the importance of vocational programs in education system

 “For too long Washington has not listened to the American people”, Granger said. “The public is engaged like never before. They demand to be heard and we are using their enthusiasm to create a new agenda that is created by Texans and not by bureaucrats in Washington.  Weatherford was a great opportunity to highlight that Washington can no longer ignore the will of public, and they are clear about what they want to see in an agenda. Congress needs to be reminded of who we work for. Whether it is a Democrat or Republican majority in Congress, there are real priorities that need to be addressed. My constituents came forward with positive solutions that will make a real difference in each of their lives and in our communities in North Texas.”