It was good to be reminded of the votes cast by Cathy McMorris Rodgers as stated by Mary Lou Yocum in her Oct. 15 letter.
For about six months I emailed and telephoned her office to express my personal concerns and opinions. There was always a form letter acknowledgement, but at no time was there indication that my concerns had been received.
When I expressed concern about a government close down because of a deadlock over the debt ceiling, I received an email indicating her positive support of abortion prohibition.
I questioned her responses and received another email about her positive attitude of support for continued war efforts. Cooperation with representatives across the aisle didn't appear to be a consideration, even when I mentioned the country's low approval rating of Congress.
Instead I received emails detailing her victories and achievements. After a while I gave up, deciding that this member of Congress wasn't particularly interested in constituent opinion.
When I lived in Mississippi, our local representative was a Democrat in a very, very Republican area. He held monthly town hall meetings throughout the area, answered real questions and showed an interest in the well-being of his constituents and how he could help to make Congress work better.
I guess I was naive to think that other congresspeople would have the same "eager-to-serve" attitude. I believe it is time to hold our congresspeople accountable for their inaction and general disrespect for their constituents.
I will be voting for such a change by voting for Rich Cowan.