During Winter Congressional Recess Bera, McClintock Likely to Hear Loudly From Constituents
February 17, 2017 |
As the 115th U.S Congress takes its first recess of the session, representatives returning to their home districts from Washington D.C. are likely to face a mixture of support and pressure from constituents. Part of the pressure is being organized by the liberal advocacy group, Move On.
In what has become known as the Resistance Recess, several events are being planned across the country. For the Sacramento regional delegation, Congressmen Tom McClintock and Dr. Ami Bera are holding or participating in public events.
Democrat Bera has only one scheduled event for next week and that will be held at Sacramento Public Library, Arden Dimick Branch, 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento. The library hours event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and only Bera staff members will be in attendance.
In the event listing for Bera's meeting, the message says "Let's thank Representative Bera for our defending healthcare and ask him how he plans to stand up to the Trump administration." Although Bera has been supportive of liberal issues such as reproductive rights and heath care access, some of his votes, particularly regarding Syrian refugees, have drawn the ire of a large segment of his Democratic constituents.
In recent weeks a rally was held at Bera' Sacramento field office and he faced a contentious town hall meeting in Elk Grove. Bera has no in-district meetings scheduled during the winter recess.
According to the Resistance Recess, Republican McClintock will be attending a private conference with fellow Republicans in Auburn. The event is dubbed "Stand Up to Climate Change Deniers LaMalfa and McClintock" and the protest will be held on Friday, February 24.
While Bera met some push back at his Elk Grove meeting, McClintock's recent Roseville town hall made national headlines with a large group of constituents loudly voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump. Although accounts differ as for the reason, McClintock was escorted out of the meeting by police officers.
For its part, the Resistance Recess is asking participants in the Friday protest against McClintock to sign an electronic pledge to conduct their protest is an civil, non-violent manner.
In addition to attending the private Auburn conference, McClintock has scheduled two meeting for Tuesday, February 21 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds and February 22 at Sonora High School. Both meetings start at 6 p.m.