The Herald Bulletin

Overnight Update

Local Politics

January 25, 2014

Brooks learning on the job

Freshman representative surprised by work, colleagues


“That gives me optimism for 2014,” she said. “We passed the appropriation bill, which is the first time in over four years that the House and Senate have re-prioritized spending.”

She said the 2012 freshmen class in the U.S. House got the message from the American people that they wanted Congress to work out their differences.

“They want us to not give up on our principles, but find some common ground,” Brooks said. “The freshmen are having more meetings than in the past and trying to find some legislation to work on together. Those areas are more government efficiency.”

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