Tuesday, July 30, 2013

House Minority Leader Pelosi Calls for Bipartisanship in Meeting Challenge of Sequester

In East Hampton, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
praises Bishop's stand against cuts in Federal programs
for Veterans. At the home of Liz Robbins. Photo by JTMarlin.
On Sunday at a brunch in East Hampton, the House shadow speaker (and former Speaker in prior Congresses) Nancy Pelosi praised Rep. Tim Bishop for his work on behalf of Veterans and their families. Bishop is a member of the Congressional caucus on veterans.

She noted that the Sequester was forcing cuts on the Defense budget and this was squeezing programs for Veterans.

She called for a new Bipartisan initiative to tackle the budget issues forced on the Congress by the Sequester, which requires that domestic and military programs share equally in the mandatory deficit-reducing cuts. She noted that the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have created one million new Veterans.

L to R: Sarah Anker, Suffolk County legislator; Diego
Ferrer, Veterans for Bishop; John Tepper Marlin. 
Attending the brunch for Bishop was Diego Ferrer of Veterans for Bishop, who spoke on behalf of his members in appreciation for Bishop's constituent services for Veterans.

Diego has about 200 Veterans in his database and is organizing them by tour of duty and location of service. We promised to stay in touch this summer.

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