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Leaders host Town Hall on new Legislation

Congressman James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader, at the Town Hall with State Senator Sylvia Garcia, middle, and Congressman Gene Green, right. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. – At the North Shore Community Fellowship of Faith Church, Senator Sylvia Garcia, Congressional leaders Gene Green, Sheila Jackson Lee and U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) informed citizens and civic clubs in attendance of recent legislation passed and signed by President Trump that’s having a negative impact on income taxes, health care benefits, and affordable housing tax credits for working families.

Pastor Robert I. Dixon, II, made the North Shore Community Fellowship of Faith Church building available for the meeting so the church members and citizens can come hear and learn about Medicare, Social Security, and citizen issues.

“Just when we thought America’s affordable housing crisis couldn’t get any worse, Republicans picked up their shovels and kept digging. Their tax scam is projected to cause 235,000 fewer affordable housing units to be built and 262,000 jobs to be lost over the next ten years. With an existing shortage of more than 7 million units, we simply cannot allow this crisis to go on unabated,” Clyburn said.

Congressman Green reported the 2018 Medicare Trustees Report projects that Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) Trust Fund will bring in less revenue due to changes made in the Tax Cuts Act (commonly known as the “Trump tax cuts”).

Senator Garcia will be the Democratic Party’s nominee to replace retiring Democrat Congressman Gene Green of the 29th District. The district has a high number of Democrats and she’s favored to be elected if Democrats turnout in large numbers. Opposing Garcia is Republican Phillip Aronoff and Libertarian Cullen Burns. Garcia said she’s not expecting an easy win and she’s asking her supporters to work hard to get voters out until the last voter votes at 7 PM November 6th.

Green, Lee and Clyburn said they’re supporting Garcia because she has a proven record of leadership producing positive results for her constituents over the years.

Clyburn said, “It’s important for voters to turnout to elect representatives who’ll work towards restoring the American values that’s been eroding in recent years, I’m confident Garcia will make us all proud of our supporting her.”

Green has a free “Paying for College Workshop” scheduled for Monday, October 15th, at 7 PM in the North Shore Senior High School Gymnasium, 353 North Castlegory, Houston TX. 77049.