Written by Sheila Ferrari Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00Across the nations, citizens are upset with party politics taking place in government, which has led to “gridlock” and almost resulted in the whole nation going over a “fiscal cliff.” It seems that many politicians forget that they were elected to represent their constituents and not their party.
Therefore, I’d like to take this opportunity to commend Rep. Peter King for his efforts to secure Sandy aid from the federal government. When legislation that would have provided Sandy financial aid was stalled in the House of Representatives, King took on members of his own party and demanded that the legislation be passed. While his efforts could have hurt him politically with members of his own party, the Congressman showed that the interests of his constituents were more important than politics, and he helped to secure much needed funding for the area. Well done, Congressman.
- Ron Scaglia