I replied to Representative Duffy’s email on Sunday with the following email:
The Honorable Representative Sean Duffy,
Could you kindly explain why this email is not propaganda? I refer you to Merriam-Webster for the following definition:
1capitalized : a congregation of the Roman curia having jurisdiction over missionary territories and related institutions
2: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person
3: ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause; also : a public action having such an effect
I wrote a post on my blog about this and you are welcome to reply there, if it pleases you.
Email from Rep. Sean Duffy:(Note to readers: I corrected the letter’s misspelling of the word “President’s” within the original)
Here’s some of the latest news and happenings taking place in Washington and Wisconsin:
On the House Floor
Last Wednesday afternoon, we passed H.R. 444, the Require a Plan Act . The legislation requires the President to finally spell out how he intends to balance the budget. Simply put, no American family can make do without a detailed budget for how to spend their money and the United States Government should be no different. We’re more than $16 trillion in debt and every year we spend $1 trillion more than we take in yet the Senate hasn’t passed a budget in nearly four years and the President has once again missed the deadline for presenting a budget. If we have to keep passing legislation to bring attention to these critical fiscal issues, then we’ll gladly do so. I remain committed to restoring stability to our country’s long-term future, and step one in that process is passing a balanced budget.
In the District
After the last vote Wednesday afternoon, I was on the first plane back to Wisconsin where I held town hall meetings in Tomahawk, Eagle River, Minocqua, Crandon, Florence and Marshfield. Since the start of the year, I’ve held 17 town hall meetings and am well on the way to achieving my having one town hall in every county by the spring! Stay tuned for news about when I’ll be in your community.
This Tuesday night, I’ll return to Washington for the President’s State of the Union Address along with a busy slate of committee hearings and floor votes. I’ll be sure to fill you in on the details next week.
Sean P. Duffy