Americans across the country are reacting to sweeping new federal policies on health care, immigration, the environment and other issues. Those who want to share their views directly with their own elected representatives are frequently faced with a special challenge:
They can't find them.
In the past, town halls held on weekends or congressional recesses gave constituents the chance to talk with the Member of Congress representing their community. But according to a recent LegiStorm analysis, since the election of Donald Trump, the number of face-to-face town halls announced by Republican members of the House and Senate has plummeted.Read More
Last week sizzled with new political developments.
President Trump delivered his first speech to a joint session of Congress. Attorney General Sessions recused himself from investigations into Russian manipulation of aspects of last year's presidential election. And President Trump alleged that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower.
This week already is expected to be action-packed: The Trump administration will announce a revised immigrant entry ban today, and the process of repealing Obamacare will begin when the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee and Ways and Means Committee start consideration of repeal legislation.Read More