Rep. LoBiondo: Stop Calling My Office Over Health Care Bill

N.J. Republican says his mind is made up, constituents can’t get through for services

Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., is asking people to stop calling his office hourly about health care legislation. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., is asking people to stop calling his office hourly about health care legislation. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted March 24, 2017 at 11:47am

Rep. Frank LoBiondo is asking people to stop calling his office hourly to convince him to vote for the Republican plan to replace the 2010 health care law.

Lawmakers have reported huge increases of calls to their offices — many from outside their districts — both in D.C. and in their districts over the health carebill. And number of Republican members have seen protests in front of their district offices.

The LoBiondo, a New Jersey Republican, tweeted Friday morning that his mind is made up that he’ll vote against the health care bill and that phone lines need to be open for his constituents to call in for other services the congressman provides.

LoBiondo also said he appreciated calls of support that he’s receiving, but those, too, are keeping constituents from getting through.

 

Meanwhile, South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford, a member of the House Freedom Caucus who has been closed-lipped on how he’ll vote on the bill, tweeted out his office’s phone numbers.

 

Sanford has been open with constituents throughout the health care debate. Last month, he held a town hall in his district that lasted more than three hours.