I want to re-address the immigration issues that face our Nation and the serious problems Europe is dealing with. Both of these continents are experiencing a “tidal-wave” of illegal aliens. It is truly an invasion. I am frustrated by the lack of action President Obama’s Executive Branch has taken, but am not surprised. The Republicans in the US Congress seemed to indicate they would stand up to the Executive Branch if they had a majority in the House & Senate. Many of us worked hard to provide them with this election outcome. So what do we see….
Very sad news. It appears that a young High School student in Loudoun County has been murdered by illegal aliens. [Fox News Report] . I want my elected officials to support policies that protect my family. DO YOU FEEL SECURE.????
We have seen the murder of Kate Steinle. But we have not seen the passage of HR 3011 Establishing Mandatory Minimums for Illegal Reentry Act (Kate’s Law).
We have had the introduction of the Davis-Oliver Act. Introduced by Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (S.1640) and South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy (HR 1148) Brat, Forbes, and Goodlatte are co-sponsors. Yet our representative BARBARA COMSTOCKhas provided no indication of support.
I have inquired personally and on behalf of our TEA Party. I have received no response that provides me an indication on where our Representative stands. I can only assume that she does not represent my/our position on this critically important issue. There is a huge “Refugee Resettlement Operation” underway. Legislation has been proposed to stop this. HR 3314 Resettlement Accountability National Security Act was introduced in the House on July 29th by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) and referred to the Judiciary Committee. Will BARBARA COMSTOCK support this legislation?
I also want to give you an update on the Immigration Policy petition many of you signed and we sent to Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner…. NOTHING. Guess the August recess got in the way of responding to constituents. I also took the extra step by personally meeting with a staffer from Kaine’s office & provided an additional copy of our petition.
Do you think an expectation of acknowledgement of our concerns and a simple response is asking too much from these elected officials??? I am becoming exceedingly frustrated.
Senator Tim Kaine (202) 224-4024
Senator Mark R. Warner (202) 224-2023
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (202) 225-5136
Mr Marts why did you fail to mention that Ms Comstock supported the Sanctuary City bill in Congress which would strip sanctuary cities of federal funding?
From GOPUSA. Not always limited to Senators. Works that way in the Virginia Legislature and U.S. House also.
If you haven’t called your two U. S. Senators and your Congressman recently and expressed your outrage, then you are part of the problem. Imagine if their phone would not stop ringing with irate calls. I tried to get through to Warner and Kaine twice today and got busy signals. That’s a good thing. I will keep calling. My Congressman Dave Brat is on board. We need more like him.
I saw Rep. Brat at the “Stop the Iran Deal Rally” on the west lawn of the Capitol yesterday. His speech was awesome, but way too short. We definitely need more like him in Congress!
The scum at Bearing Drift e.g. the GOP establishment are going to work hard to unseat Brat. Comstock supported Brian Schmuckman’s campaign for Board of Supervisors in Fairfax. She is not conservative if she was supporting that closeted liberal.
The name calling is unnecessary. Some of those guys are my friends, and very good Republicans. Please keep it civil.
Dave Brat is great. He and Goodlatte represent me (and not illegal immigrants as Brat’s predecessor did.
Comstock has voted with Obama’s and Boehner’s position on the major legislative issues that have come up for vote since her election to Congress. She is NO conservative. I had heard her speak during her campaign and was favorably impressed so I contributed modestly to her cause to help hold the Wolfe sear for a Republican, a contribution I now regret. At least with Democrats, we know what they are, with RINOs, it’s hard to follow.
It is a bit troubling. I did expect her to acknowledge the conservative vote she received from the Western extent of her District. Perhaps she is taking advantage of us.
I was a Bob Marshall supporter in the Primary, but supported and worked
to elect her over Foust in the General election. If she will not represent us in her support
of legislation, staying at home is an option.
And if you stay home you get the government you deserve. We have Gov MCAuliffe because folks stayed home rather than vote for Cuccnelli.
Great questions. Solution: Trump
Is anyone surprised at her reticence?
Another item she must of forgot about was planned parenthood! Barely a peep from her!
Comstock is to busy collecting money for her re-election!
I have received many requests for $$$ from Rep Comstock. She has sent me many emails on her opposition of the Iran Nuke Deal (totally agree). I and many others simply ask… will she Co-Sponsor HR 3011, HR 1148 & HR 3314.
We have asked over & over again.
How many times must we ask for an opinion from an elected representative on legislation submitted to the governing body??.
I am a former federal law enforcement official who was out on the illegal immigration forefront when PWC was enacting their illegal immigration mandate,I was followed every time I spoke at a board meeting by members of MS 13 and others while walking to my car. I never saw you or anyone else speaking up back then nor offering support from the tea party for our Republcan elected officials and citizens like myself.
This being said I have had conversations with Ms Comstock about her stance on illegal immigration and I trust that she will do the right thing to protect our country and our citizens from the negative impacts of illegal immigration and will mandate stricter enforcement. As a former Dept of Justice official Barbara is very Rule of Law oriented and will do the right thing even when no one is looking. During her own campaign for office she was vilified by her Democrat opponent for her strong stance against illegal immigrants.
As far as Planned Parenthood, it is absurd to think that Barbara is not taking a strong stance against them. She is pro life. You have to remember unlike southern Va she lives in a heavily saturated district of federal employees. She has to weigh the impact of her decision making on all of her constituents in her district not just the tea party element.
Frankly, Mr Marts, judging by some of your comments about Ms Comstock, I would be less incline to respond to someone like you myself if I were a elected official. Governing is complex and there is so much that goes on behind the scenes to mitigate a situation that cannot be revealed.
Mr Marts, it is my opinion that your anger is misdirected at Ms Comstock. Your would have more impact on the important issue of illegal immigration if you messaged out to family and friends to spread the word about the detrimenting impacts that the presence of illegal immigrants have on our country.
Interesting take on the constituent responsibilities of an “elected official”. Criticism is unworthy of an elected official’s response given base voter anger and concern can be ignored depending on the “elements” it is orginating from as equally unworthy of consideration. The arrogance in these comments is staggering but not out of character to those who have willing wrapped themselves in Speaker Boehner’s leadership style, a contributing factor as to why his job tenure is likely very short term.
An elected official’s job is to serve all constituents, those that may agree with proposed actions and positions and those that do NOT. Ms. Comstock was elected the House Representative of the 10th Virginia District NOT House Representative of Fairfax County, something she has apparently failed to completely internalize. I would recommend that each of us in the western precincts of her current district place that in the forefront of our decision making choices regarding her upcoming reelection efforts. We need to place our votes with the candidate that is willing to listen and respond to ALL “elements” of their geographical mandate. In the simplest context its called doing your job something she has executed very poorly to date.
The only arrogance is in your retort to my comments about Ms Comstock. Of course elected officials should be responsive to their constituent’s concerns. What is absurd Mr Wood is this notion that somehow Ms Comstock is pro illegal immigration. As I stated, which you apparently did not read, is that she is responsible to all of her constituents not just the Tea Party element.
Of course Mr. Wood feel free to go out and actually do something constructive about the illegal immigration issue like I did instead of acting like a big baby because Mr Marts feels marginalized because he claims he did not get a response back from Congresswoman Comstock’s office.
If you are feeling inadequate or ignored by your elected official I would write them in a courteous and professional manner your concerns. Ranting and whining on a blogsite,although maybe therapeutic for you, it doesn’t get you anywhere.
Since Mr Wood you feel you have all of the answers why not run for elected office yourself?
Your response is defensive and frankly incoherent regarding Comstock’s lack of voter response on her positions and actions plus you do not seem to grasp the distinction between acting in a federal law enforcement role is not going out and doing something constructive regarding illegal immigration it’s a PAID employment function, do you understand the diffi
You are the one that appears to be out of touch and operating on a parallel universe. No where did I mention that I was operating in a official capacity as a former federal law enforcement officer on the issue of illegal immigration.
I have spent thousand of volunteer hours over the course of several years in research and activism on the issue of illegal immigration.I continue to this day as Former federal law enforcement officer volunteering my expertise and experience in security and law enforcement matters to my community and especially in the area of non profits and our schools.
So no I never have been compensated for any of my activism. Never saw folks like you at any of the events and board meetings where the often heated and difficult discussion has been made in support of illegal immigration enforcement.
So Mr Wood put on your big boy pants and get out from the shadow of this blogsite and do something productive on the many important issues facing our country like illegal immigration.
I doubt very seriously that Comstock is tough on illegal immigration. She supported one of Bearing Drift’s finest in the spring’s Republican primary–if you haven’t read their blog, don’t. It is full of baloney about how we need amnesty now. And then call you racist over and over if you disagree. It is not possible to support the candidate she did from Bearing Drift and be tough on immigration. He is an outright liberal on it.
I offered these comments out of a sense of frustration, not anger. The frustration is an elected official, representing me, seems unwilling to provide a response to what I consider a fairly straight-forward question. “Will you co-sponsor and/or support the three pieces of legislation (HR 3011, 1148, 3314)”. Last count, I believe I have asked three times by personal letter, once in person and again thru petition our TEA Party had many constituents sign.
I made no mention of Planned Parenthood in my comments.
She is trying to avoid the issue so she doesn’t have to come out in favor of amnesty in order to please the big corporate donors.