First 100 Days for new Congressman

First 100 Days for new Congressman
US Government

POSTED: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 10:10pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 8:14am

100 days into his first term in office, and U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke has managed to get two bills signed into law, resolve 198 constituent cases, and answer 3,925 e-mails, phone calls, and letters.

The congressman reflected on those first 100 days in office when he spoke to NewsChannel 9 Monday afternoon.

First, he helped to author the Cross Border Trade Enhancement Act, which will help bring more customs agents to our ports to reduce border wait times.

Additionally, he helped restore military tuition assistance that had been under threat of sequestration.

He looks back fondly on that feat, he said.

"That's a success that I'm proud of, in terms of what our team was able to do, and it's a success that was good for the community," he said.

"It's one that I didn't anticipate being able to accomplish working with this team as a freshman member of Congress."

O'Rourke is assigned to the Homeland Security and Veterans Committees, and his next step will be to protect Border Patrol agents from pay and hour cuts due to sequestration.

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Well good and well for him and the people he responded too. Unfortunately for me neither he or his staff has reponded to my emails, none of which were nasty, rude or inappropriate. All I did was ask some simple questions and requested some information. I guess they don't know the answeres to my questions or they don't have the info I asked for. Politicians like to pat themselves on the back & talk about what they did but not about what they failed to do. Nothing changes!

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