Friday, August 1, 2008

Responsible Bridge Building

My campaign released this press release earlier today.

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Responsible Bridge Building

ATHENS, GA - Bobby Saxon, Democratic nominee for the Georgia 10th Congressional District, today released a statement in response to Congressman Paul Broun, Jr.'s vote against The National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act. This bill was written in response to the catastrophic bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota that occurred one year ago today and killed thirteen people.

"I am disappointed that Congressman Broun continues to care more about his personal agenda than he does the citizens of the 10th District,” Bobby said. "Our highways are one of the most visible and important parts of our state and national infrastructure. Bridges are a key link in that infrastructure and we must ensure they are safe for travel. We must put a priority on the safety of our citizens and the proper maintenance of the roads that we all travel.

“Mr. Broun’s vote against the National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act potentially endangered the lives of our most precious resource, our citizens. Fortunately, responsible leadership prevailed and the bill passed on a bipartisan vote of 367-55. 87% of the Congressional delegation voted in favor of safety for their constituents as I would have had I been the Congressman for the 10th District.

“I urge Congressman Broun to thoroughly review spending bills before rejecting them outright. Fiscal responsibility requires a common sense approach that never trumps safety for our citizens. When I am Congressman, I will make fiscally responsible choices that prioritize the safety of my constituents.”

Bobby Saxon is an Iraq War combat veteran and small business owner from Nicholson, Georgia. He is a Major in the Georgia Army National Guard and has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Pentagon. Bobby attends Bethany United Methodist Church, is a member of the American Legion Post 56 in Jefferson, GA and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2872 in Athens, GA.

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Recent Press Releases:

July 30 - The good doctor needs a vaccination for fiscal irresponsibility.

July 23 - Saxon calls on his opponent to use taxpayer dollars responsibly.

July 21 - Bobby Saxon offers responsible alternative in GA-10.

July 16 - Bobby Saxon ready to win in November.

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