Saturday, February 28, 2009


Not much action this week for me, especially since I had to cut out early and skip Wednesday because of a pretty bad cold, which I'm still trying to get over.

Tuesday afternoon, I went to a briefing about US-Mexico relations sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Institute, which was pretty interesting, and provided a free lunch, which is always welcome.

Yesterday, I was loaned to Rep. Jim Himes' office for a bit, because their staff was short of hands for part of the afternoon. Anything to get away from the endless FOCA postcards in my office.

This coming week, I'll be in for Tuesday and Wednesday, but will be heading back to CT for Spring Break Thursday night.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Slow day

Another slow day on the Hill today, mostly because the House is out of session this week, so everyone gets to dress casually and there aren't a million things going on all at once. I spent much of the day preparing more letters to go out to constituents, including a visit down to the Democratic Caucus to use their fancy mail folding machine, tons of fun.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

All stimulated again

First, my apologies for not posting in quite a while, I've been rather busy, and haven't developed blogging into a habit yet, which I should work on.

Anyways, the country is now stimulated again, I guess, with today's enactment of the economic relief and recovery act into law by President Obama in Denver. The final bill was passed by both houses last Friday, an unusual Friday session for Congress. It was a busy week on the phones, with many calls coming in all at once, often in waves, including a plethora of people pledging to vote, and campaign against Rep. Murphy next year if he voted for the bill, which of course he did. They finally voted at around 2 in the House, and things seemed to calm down afterwards.

Not too much else noteworthy has happened in the past week or so, but I will try to post more often.