Rep. Richard Hanna from the 24th district joined us at our staff meeting last week. Over the hour he was with us, he talked about the economy, healthcare and the political environment in Washington. At issue this week, and in the coming weeks, is the appropriate balance between taxation and “entitlements” such as Medicaid, Medicare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Social Security. Rep. Hanna suggested during the dialog that current levels of spending were unsustainable and that he anticipated cuts happening.
If you want to connect with Rep. Hanna, his record or his staff, see below for some options:
• You can call his office to set an appointment to discuss individual issues. For advice on approaching your legislator about policy issues and concerns, call us at RCIL 315-797-4642 and ask to speak with Donna Gillette.
• For how Rep. Hanna voted on any issue, see his Congressional website http://hanna.house.gov/
• Rep. Hanna regularly runs live Town Hall meetings by phone. If you receive one of these calls, consider staying on the line. You can listen and ask questions.
As the deadline for raising the debt ceiling looms, important decisions about the federal budget are being negotiated on a daily basis. This is a great week for contacting Rep. Hanna about how public spending affects you.