Mr. Ashby is clearly a talented writer, but if I wanted the latest hot take on President Trump there isn’t exactly a shortage of options at my disposal. As a community newspaper The Leader should give us a break and stick to local and state issues.
Even though many of us are not mind doctors, it is apparent that some type of disconnect exists in Donald Trump. I would assume many Democrats, independents and some Republicans view Trump the same, as being unstable. It is very disturbing to many of us that his base is blind to President Trump’s destructive behavior. Republican leaders in the old days had the courage to compromise in Congress and do what was right for America. During a Watergate hearing concerning Nixon, James Baker asked, “What did he know; and, when did he know it?” Now Republicans in Congress are afraid of Trump’s voters, and they are lacking the courage to speak out against a president who is dangerous to the country, our values, our allies and democracy itself.
Congressman Poe co-sponsors BOLD Act
A couple of months ago the Alzheimer’s Association asked that Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX02) consider co-sponsoring a piece of legislation immensely important to the country and to the constituents of the 2nd Congressional District.
This legislation, the Build Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure Act (H.R. 4256) would, among other things, reframe Alzheimer’s disease from an “old persons” disease to what it really is – a Public Health Crisis.
This bill will also establish Alzheimer’s Centers of Excellence around the country, provide funding to local health departments and increase the collection of data. All extremely important to the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Congressman Poe has recognized the need for this important Alzheimer’s legislation. He has decided to co-sponsor the BOLD Act (H.R. 4256) in an effort to provide better Alzheimer’s interventions to the constituents of the 2nd Congressional District.
The Alzheimer’s Association would like to thank Congressman Poe for his support of the not only the BOLD Act but all the other Alzheimer’s legislation he has supported over the years as well. We wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.
Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease. For more information go to alz.org or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
Staff Lead – Federal Public Policy
Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter