Chelmsford's Member of Congress Votes for Budget Compromise

Chelmsford’s member of Congress voted to support an agreement on funding government operations of the remainder of the year earlier this week despite the fact that she saw it as imperfect.

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) , added her support to the bill, which she says will prevent any near term government shutdowns and was passed by the house earlier this week.

While she was frustrated with low funding for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) compared to previous years, she praised the compromise that began to remove the impacts of sequestration and also provided additional help to early childhood education initiatives.

“Partially rolling back the across-the-board cuts signals recognition that deficit reduction cannot be solely achieved by blindly slashing spending.  We must make targeted, thoughtful cuts that more broadly apply the responsibility for reducing our deficit,” she said. “Our country still faces long-term fiscal challenges and much more needs to be done to continue to grow jobs and support middle class families. But this compromise, passed with Democratic and Republican support, will keep the doors open and enable us to continue building towards a stronger economy.”


Tyler Jozefowicz January 18, 2014 at 09:16 AM
your formal education above grade school would be what?
Iron Mike January 18, 2014 at 09:44 AM
You're once again biting off way more than you can chew Tyler. [Give Andrew your name, address, e-mail and phone # - and maybe I'll embarass you in private]. MEANWHILE, - answer the QUESTIONS: Without corporations and big banks, where and HOW would people have jobs? What college let you in with C+ grades? When and WHERE did Niki Tsongas EVER create a private sector JOB?
Tyler Jozefowicz January 18, 2014 at 12:52 PM
There is a display of economic ignorance here- the private sector creates jobs in our economy , not the govt. GPA's are numeric , not alphabetic. Someone with college background would know that. But you do have a flair for misguided epigrammatical expression . Niki's father was a commissioned officer, USAF colonel, she lived on military bases and is familiar with military life, BA and JD from BU, headed a foundation on 911 attacks, provided much defense contractor funding to MA defense contractors, promoted armour protection for Humvees against IED s, legislation to prevent female assaults in the military. Golnik and Ogonowski's records were zip.
Iron Mike January 18, 2014 at 04:12 PM
Stop deflecting and answer the questions. Niki spent her high school and college days in the anti-Vietnam War movement. She turned her back on her father's service. She is a fraud in every sense of the word. Ogonowski [no favorite of mine] reached the SAME rank her dad did.


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