It is my last week on Capitol Hill and Congress (despite heavy protesting) has left for summer recess. The office is pretty quite except the normal complaints about the VA and Tricare. Currently we are in the midst of responding to a wide array of constituent emails ranging from the completely sane complaints to those exotic and extraneous ones that seem to be completely fabricated in the constituent’s mind. Of course, no matter what the topic, constituents always receive a respectful reply.
Last week we had the privilege of meeting with Ron Paul, who was handing out the same constitution booklet cadets are issued at West Point for their American Politics class. Of course, the booklet seems a little bit more special with a Ron Paul signature on it and when it is not being utilized to write massive amounts of American Politics papers.
In what I assume will be the best news of the week, we were finally able to get a 90 year old World War II veteran his bronze star yesterday. I never realized how directly the Senator’s office worked with constituent services. The medal will be pinned on by either the Senator herself or a representative from her defense office later this month.