An email from Congressman Joe Walsh:
“This Monday, June 25th, I am holding a field hearing in the Hoffman Estates to hear from local small business owners on how the high gas prices are affecting their small businesses.
“This event is open to the public. More information can be found below.
“Earlier this week, I introduced the Federal Elections Integrity Act, which requires voters to present a government-issued photo ID to vote in federal elections.
“Voter fraud in this country is a real issue.
“We have seen plenty of examples of people lying about who they are, and convicted felons, dead people, and illegal immigrants often vote.
“This bill is just common sense.
“The American people understand that it does not make any sense that a photo ID is required to get a library card or board an airplane, but not required to do something as sacred as voting.
“Click here for more information on the Federal Elections Integrity Act.
“As a member of the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, I voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for not cooperating with an October 12, 2011 subpoena.
“I do not take this action lightly, and I think it is regretful that it has reached this point.
“All of this could have been avoided if the Attorney General provided the documents needed to conduct this investigation. For too long Attorney General Holder has demonstrated a lack of accountability and concern.
“Operation Fast and Furious was a tragic mistake. Click hereto view my statement on the contempt citation.
“My staff will hold mobile office hours every Friday from 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Schaumburg Township Center, One Illinois Blvd. Hoffman Estates, IL. If you cannot make it to one of my district offices, let us come to you!
“I work for you,