U.S. Rep Joseph Courtney Seeking Social Media Input From Constituents

The Second District Democrat is asking his Facebook and Twitter followers for their thoughts and ideas on what Congress should be doing right now and will share some of them on Youtube later this week.

U.S. Rep. Joseph Courtney, D-Second District, is leveraging social media to interact with his constituents.

Courtney on Tuesday posted to his Facebook page asking his followers for input on what Congress should be tackling right now and said he'll share some of those questions and thoughts in a Youtube video later this week.

"There is a lot on Congress’s plate right now. What’s on your mind today?" Courtney wrote.

He said he'll take questions on both his Facebook page and his Twitter account.

Some of the more than 100 comments on his Facebook page so far range from questions about the conflict in Syria to comments on spending cuts and gun control.

How about you? What do you think of the job Congress is doing right now and what issues would you like to see lawmakers like Courtney tackling? Tell us in the comments!

Stephanie Calhoun January 16, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Congress should focus on getting the federal spending under control. Focus on what we really need to provide to keep our country safe and productive. Cut/reduce any "extras". There is so much waste! We would probably hardly feel cuts if someone really did their homework and identified the waste that happens on a daily basis. If we can't pay for something with CASH we should not be doing it. NO MORE BORROWING! Also, no more unfunded mandates! If Congress thinks something is important they should fund it, don't pass the expense on to another level.
LiveForFreedom January 16, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Stop the partisan politics. Reform Social Security and make it solvent. Reform Medicare, welfare and entitlement hand outs. Reform the bloated Defense budget. Reduce the debt. Don't borrow if you cannot fund it. No more pork barrel projects tacked onto legislative bills. Pass a budget ... it has been three years since Congress was able to pass a budget.. And foremost, no more new taxes.


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