The last time you heard from me, it was 2:00 a.m.
I get these notes in my email, and it's the only political email I haven't unsubscribed from because A) you aren't begging for more money and B) your explanations are easy to understand and helpful without being overwhelming. I'd love to see more of your colleagues produce snippets like this.
Whew, clarity from an elected official. What a breath of fresh spring air. Aaah.
I really look forward to your explanation of things. Impressive.
Thanks for these pithy and informative reports. I wish our other NC reps would follow your lead and write us with news from their committees.
Thank you Jeff for these updates. As for myself and many Americans, North Carolinians and parents like yourself the urgency of a social media app versus the lack of urgency, desire, willingness and just overall speaking points towards gun reform is incredibly upsetting. The news cycle is what it is but this matter is top of mind for every parent kissing their child goodbye in the morning for a day of school. Please work diligently to bring parties together in a direction of change.
Jeff, I don't live in your district, but I have always admired the way you say it like it is without taking jabs at the other side. Thank you for this update on TikTok, which I believe you nailed: all social media apps, and perhaps ALL apps, put us all at risk in that we have no idea who is doing what with our information. I believe TikTok is an easy target because it's a China-based company, but do any of us really think that our personal information is more secure with a U.S.-based company? I hope you will lead the charge to address this. Thank you, Jeff, and keep up the great work!
Man this guy is amazingly real! How about we enact a law requiring every single member of Congress to communicate with their constituents (aka bosses!) exactly the way Jeff does!
Good to hear there's possible movement on a US privacy bill. That's the real issue. Tiktoc is doing the same stuff facebook, google and others do. The US gov't can demand they hand over information just like the Chinese government can. How different is that?
Good morning. Cory Doctorow had a good piece today regarding the TikTok hearing, and agrees that the complaints mentioned refer to common practice across SM apps and the “duopoly” ecosystem. https://pluralistic.net/2023/03/30/tik-tok-tow/
Thank you for your thoughtful, clear and informative communication. I am happy and proud to be represented by you. I also appreciate your insights into both topics. It's great to see you on TV, thanks for doing it so well!
Thank you for your simple explanations of some of the issues. However, I think the real issue should be getting a handle on mass shootings. Somehow your colleagues need to put aside their political ambitions and jockeying, and try to do something bipartisan to immediately stop the use of assault style weapons. No one in this country should be able to purchase one of these. Mental health may be part of the issue but a ban of these would be an immediate first step. The Nashville shooting hit home as one of my friends’s grandaughters was a 4th grade teacher there and hid her students in a closet. How traumatizing and horrifying those 15 minutes or so were. No one should have to go through that. These could have been anyone’s children, grandchildren, wives, husband, father etc. We are a better country than this and I hope that the people in Congress remember that they were elected to represent the people and to do their best for ALL members in their state or district. You all are accountable to the people of this country. Please do better.
Great report, Jeff, and a fascinating look at the inside of the beehive. We are lucky to have you as a representative.
Rep Jeff, Thank you so much for your substantive, constructive and candid reports. Please continue to resist any DC microbe that hinders your clear thinking and your values. :-) We greatly appreciate your excellent representation. And we hope that you are glad that you took on this leadership role.
So insightful, Jeff thanks!
These are extremely valuable - emails from a member of Congress that I watch for so I can be sure to read them, not set them as spam. You are eyes-on in the room, explain the subjects well, and most of all you spare us the political bashing and talk to us about the issues instead. If only your colleagues would follow suit. From the rest of us out here in America: keep it up.
Thank you very much. Appreciate these informative updates. God bless you and your efforts.