Here to Listen

The following letter from Raul Labrador appeared in the Lewiston Tribune: 

Since my election in 2010, I have worked hard to stay in touch with the people I serve. On Friday, I’ll complete a summer tour of all 19 counties in the 1st Congressional District.

I’ll be in Lewiston at 9 a.m. at my district office at 313 D Street.

At 11:30 a.m., I’ll be in Nezperce at the Community Hall.

My final stop is 1:30 p.m. in Grangeville at the Super 8 Motel.

These events differ from town halls I’ve held in the past. I’m taking questions but my goal is to have informal, kitchen-table conversations. I’m most interested in hearing from everyday Idahoans – about your concerns on where the country is headed, your ideas for solutions, your hopes for the future.

People inspire my legislative efforts. My bill establishing a gun range near Riggins came from the grassroots as members of a local gun club sought a suitable site. Last year, we transferred 31 acres of federal land to Idaho County for the range.

My forestry bill, the Self-Sufficient Community Lands Act, was sparked by conversations with county commissioners from five rural counties.

Community voices were key to preserving access for boaters at Lake Lowell.

Second Amendment advocates helped me fight an ammunition ban proposed by the Obama administration.

Loggers from Kamiah and Council prompted my bill to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to work in mechanized logging operations under parental supervision, just as they do on farms.

My staff will be on hand, ready to help me help you.

Raul Labrador
Member of Congress
Washington, D.C.