Current Voting in the US Senate

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    For those who feel like me, this is the message I just sent to my US Senator

    Senator Heller

    I am retired from the United States Army and voted for you when you first ran for the Senate and then re-election. I voted for President Trump and am proud of it.

    I voted for you to be Nevada’s Senator twice.

    I now greatly rue those votes. I never believed I would be voting for a spineless individual who caved into the recent barrage of televisions ads demanding you vote against the repeal and replacement of the ACA. I honestly believed you would support the American people instead of bowing to Harry Reid’s political machinations.

    I, like more and more Americans, believe that the United States Senate is no longer a functioning legislative body. Those like you calling yourselves Republicans bow to the obstructionism of the Democrats. If, in 2013, you introduced legislation to suspend $440 million in IRS funding for the ACA, why can you not even take the lightest possible vote for the repeal of that horrible law? You did this only for the publicity?

    I think one of the best things President Trump could be would be to rescind the decision that Congress is a small business and force you and your fellow legislators to come under the ACA. What is good for Americans is not good enough for you? I’m certain just how quickly you and your fellow RINOs would change your minds.

    When you run for re-election in 2018 I will do everything I can to help find a true conservative to replace you. Someone who will back the agenda of American voters as being followed by President Trump.

    I have made this available to others on the internet.

    Master Sergeant, US Army – Retired

    North Las Vegas. Nevada 89302
     
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    Excellent. You identified a Congressional representative and communicated your wishes to him as to how he should represent you. That's how the system is supposed to work -- and at least you seem to understand that your avenue of communication is to your own representative and not those of other states.

    I think you weaken your case with the term RINO though. That implies that a political party must always march in lockstep to a single ideology, and that in turn implies such lockstep must take precedence over a Congressperson's job to be a representative..... the very point you just got done exercising.

    Senator Heller should not be taking any action because HE is a "Republican" or "Democrat" or "Whig" or anything else. He should be taking action because it's what YOU want him to do. Not a political party. It is after all *YOUR* voice that counts, not the voice of some mass entity in a proverbial smoke-filled room. YOU live in the state; the political party doesn't. The party's only goal is self-perpetuation.

    Again, kudos for exercising your avenue of communication. That's the right thing to do.
     
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