Why is congress getting richer as an Asian American?
The American people voted to let Congress get richer.
They elected Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-CA) as their new chairman and she has promised to spend more money on programs to get more people into college.
But the Congresswoman hasn’t been shy about showing her disapproval.
She has voted against $4.5 billion in stimulus funds, voted against the expansion of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for low-income households, and has proposed cutting funding for scholarships to low- and middle-income college students.
That doesn’t stop her from calling for the government to give money to all students and teachers to help them learn.
In a recent op-ed, Tsongases fellow congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D, AZ) called Tsongasa “one of the worst members of Congress” in the US and said that she was “a bigot who does not speak for all of us.”
Sinemas op-eds have been written with support from many Asian American organizations.
In an op-ED for the Washington Post, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D) said that, “As an Asian-American, I know the value of an education.
I know that the most effective way to create a more inclusive, equitable, and prosperous society is to have a diverse, diverse, and inclusive Congress.
And I know it is my duty as a member of Congress to fight for it.”
Gabbard also wrote that she would be “troubled” if she voted against a $5.5 trillion stimulus package because “we are the wealthiest country on Earth and we are already getting the most out of our resources.
And yet Congress is voting to increase the cost of college for our students, increase the price of food for our children, and cut billions from Pell Grants for those who need it the most.”
In her op-Ed, Tsangas called the Republicans in Congress “one big group of bullies” who are trying to “make America less inclusive” by “sending the message that we can only succeed when we’re the worst.”
This is the first time Tsongans’ congresswoman has voted in favor of any of the $5 billion stimulus package proposals.
When the Congress has had the opportunity to vote on a stimulus package, they have overwhelmingly voted against it.
Last week, President Obama and Congresswoman Tsongassas joined with the Democratic President, Joe Biden, to sign a bill that would have increased the federal debt ceiling by $3.6 trillion over the next decade.
The bill would have allowed the government to borrow more money and increase the size of the debt.
This would have created an economic stimulus, with more than $1.2 trillion in new economic activity.
However, the congressional opposition to this package has been largely based on race and ethnic representatives.
At a press conference in the Rose Garden on September 13, the Congress said that it was opposed to the stimulus package.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D., CA), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said, “This is a great day for Asian Americans and for our country.
It’s great that our Congress is taking a leadership role on helping our Asian-Americans, but it’s also great that it is supporting programs to help all Americans, and it’s a great sign of our strength.”
Speier also said, “It’s a very, very, great day, and we have an opportunity to see if we can bring a lot of momentum to the cause of Asian Americans.
And that’s what we’re hoping for.”
Representatives who have voted against any of Tsongascs stimulus package bills include Reps.
Gabbards, Tulsi, Reps.
Harrison Chu, Miguel Gonzalez, Raul Grijalva, Kamala Harris, Bobby Scott, Bradley Wu, Gwen Graham, Cecil Moore, Vera Chavez, Andrea Shea, Allison Pelosi, Sens.
Elizabeth Warren, Yvette Clarke, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Udall, Ben Cardin, Julian Castro, Richard Blumenthal, Jill Stein, John Lewis, Toni Preckwinkle, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Jim Moran, Devin Nunes, Tim Ryan, Joe Manchin, Patrick Murphy, Jeffrey Merkley, Maryland Senator Joseph Pappas, Sam Farr, Chris Van Hollen, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, New Jersey Senator Tom Kean and New York Senator Nancy Pelosi all voted against Tsongats proposed $5 Billion stimulus package for college