GOP House freshmen draw mixed response at home (AP) – 76th Edition

26 02 2011

In this Feb. 21, 2011 photo, Narasipur Suryanara speaks with Republican Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle of New York after a Town Hall meeting in Liverpool, N.Y. Buerkle, like dozens of other freshman members, was sent to Congress on a promise to slash government spending. Now, she and some of her colleagues who visited constituents this week in their home districts are facing reactions ranging from support to mild worry over just the cuts they promised they’d make. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)AP – Newly elected Republican Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, like dozens of other freshman members, was sent to Congress on a promise to slash government spending. And slash it she did, voting last weekend to cut $61 billion from the current federal budget and to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform plan.

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