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Someone in Allen West's office stayed up all night counting

west.jpgActual news release: 

Congressman Allen West (FL-22) today announces a 6 month update of his accomplishments since being sworn into the United States Congress on January 5, 2011.

In his first 151 days, Congressman West has achieved the following: 

  • cast 412 votes on the Floor of the House of Representatives
  • introduced 6 bills
  • cosponsored 104 bills
  • passed a bill on the House Floor by a vote of 393-0
  • held 10 Town Hall meetings
  • attended 62 hearings or briefings in the House Armed Services Committee
  • included 6 amendments in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012
  • attended 18 hearings or briefings in the House Small Business Committee
  • held 139 meetings on Capitol Hill with constituents from Florida
  • participated in 230 total meetings on Capitol Hill
  • participated in 135 events in Washington, D.C.
  • held 92 meetings in the Congressional District with constituents
  • participated in 140 events in Florida
  • toured 30 businesses in the Congressional District 
  • responded to more than 17,500 letters or emails from constituents
  • flown roundtrip from Washington DC and Florida 14 times
  • traveled to Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • traveled to New York City for the CORE Martin Luther King Dinner
  • traveled to the Florida State Capital to meet with the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General 
  • spent 67 Days on Capitol Hill and 79 Days in the Congressional District
     

“I have the greatest honor serving the 22nd Congressional District," West said.  "I provide this information to my constituents so they have an understanding of what I am doing on Capitol Hill and in Florida on their behalf.  I will continue every day to work my hardest to fulfill my oath to the citizens of this district.”

[Last modified: Monday, June 6, 2011 1:34pm]

    

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