State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg and State Sen. Will Haskell [and others] would like to introduce a statewide environmental bill in the near future prohibiting grocery stores from distributing plastic bags to their customers. Since a bill such as this would affect the entire state, why not let each voter decide for himself or herself in a statewide referendum?
I thought I would provide some vital statistics on U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, who is seeking reelection. In the 2012 election cycle Rep. Himes received a total of $63,450 in contributions from Wall Street bank CitiGroup. I found this data on opensecrets.org. Rep. Himes was a Wall Street banker before being elected to Congress.
The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement should not be voted on during the “lame duck” session of Congress after the election — that unique moment in the political calendar when representatives who have retired or been voted out of office still hold their seats for a short time and political accountability to constituents is at its lowest.
I would like to know how U.S. Rep. Jim HImes will vote on TPP prior to the election. With that information I will be able to make an informed decision on election day. It is better representative democracy that he informs his constituents before the election so they will not be kept in the dark.