As politicians begin gathering momentum for the seemingly never-ending campaigns when airways will be flooded with ads and when voters will be desperate for some sort of serious content, this is our opportunity as Americans to change the subject to something that matters.
With enough serious discussion, we may find out that our disagreements are not so wide and that there are opportunities and advantages to working together to rebuild and renew the foundation of our country’s prosperity.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is a member of the Ways and Means and Budget committees. He served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for a decade.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.