Congressman Tim Bishop on Iraq and Immigration
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1. FIVE YEARS IN IRAQ. BEGINNING OF YEAR SIX
As we start planning for the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, we would like to involve you and the rest of our community in our plans.
In the past, we have displayed the panels of the Honor the Fallen Memorial indoors. This year, weather permitting, we hope that our East End friends and neighbors will participate in an outdoor event, with one or two people holding each panel for one to two hours.
Details are still tentative and we are open to suggestions.
At the moment, we plan to meet on Saturday, March 22 from 1-3 pm at a suitable gathering place (to be determined) on Main Road in Southold Township .
We need your participation if we are to display the Memorial panels with the honor, respect and dignity they deserve.
Please email us at email@example.com to give us an early indication of your participation.
2. UPGRADING THE PANELS
After three years of displaying the panels at numerous indoor and outdoor events, the panels are looking weathered, shabby and generally not appropriate to the memorial they serve.
Accordingly, the NFPOC board has decided that our primary focus for 2008 will be to obtain funds for renovating the panels to facilitate display, storage and transportation. We are applying for grants and would welcome your suggestions or donations. We hope to raise a minimum of $15,000 so we can continue our work until the troops are withdrawn and return home.
We welcome your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moving sets you in motion!
This month Hazel tells about her move from New York City to the woods of the North Fork and she talks to some frequent movers.
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At a meeting with constituents last week at Southampton's Rogers Memorial Library Congressman Bishop defended Congressional Democrats' votes on funding the war in Iraq.
Bishop said that a 100 billion dollar funding measure passed by the House and vetoed by President Bush was tied to a plan for a phased withdrawal within nine months. Bishop says simply cutting off supplemental funding would not work.
"that then creates the worst of all possible worlds where we have our soldiers in harm's way without adequate protection. without adequate support. Cutting off funding is not the right thing to do. And I will also tell you that there are not sufficient votes even in the House to do that and certainly not enough votes in the Senate to do that."He says the President could find other ways to pay for the war.
"There is not a doubt in my mind that if the Congress were to cut off funding the President would simply beg, borrow and steal from the Pentagon budget ..... to keep those troops there."On immigration, Bishop says he supports accommodating the need for an immigrant labor force on Long Island until comprehensive immigration reform including border control and a path for citizenship is enacted.
He says he will lobby House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a bill increasing temporary work visas urged by local businesses that hire seasonal workers.
A recent New York State court decision denied Southampton Village the right to establish a hiring site on a vacant lot purchased with funds designed to preserve open space. But Bishop says he is in favor of a hiring site.
"What we have right now is unacceptable and I think that while we are waiting for comprehensive reform we need to take a bad situation and make it somewhat less bad and that's what a hiring hall does."
Congressman Bishop faces a challenge from 27 year old Republican Lee Zeldin of Shirley in this November’s election.
From the WPKN East End News Team report heard on WPKN 89.5 / WPKM 88.7 at 6:30pm Monday-Friday.