I commend Senator Feinstein for her fine letters to her constituents.
I contrast these with the letters I get back from Kevin McCarthy which are a typical brush-off. I did not vote for either in the last election but I shall be voting for Senator Feinstein in the future. If I now support her it is because of her quality communication and because I see from her answers that she truly understand the process. I also see from her answers that she is devoted to the greatest good.
Rumors are she is soon to retire and if true she is leaving a power position. I wish her well and thank her for her service to the nation.
May her successor demonstrate the same in depth leadership and the same integrity.
Thank you for contacting my office to express your concerns with the process by which Congress drafts legislation. I appreciate hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to respond.
My staff and I carefully draft each piece of legislation that I introduce in the Senate. As you may know, Members of Congress may consult with the Office of the Legislative Counsel when writing bills. The Legislative Counsel of the Senate is appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate and is required to remain impartial on issues of legislative policy. The office serves to provide advice on constitutional, legal, and technical problems in statues, proposed legislation, and explanatory statements accompanying proposed legislation.
I take a number of factors into consideration before drafting legislation, including the best interest of our State and the Nation as a whole, constituent input, and recommendations from my staff. You can be assured that I perform my due diligence before introducing a bill.
Again, thank you for writing. If you have further questions or comments, please contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841. Best regards.