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Jimmy Gomez navigates national politics and local issues

2020 Editions February

By Bill Hendrickson

Rep. Jimmy Gomez, the U.S. Congressmember for Northeast Los Angeles, has drawn national attention for his plan to introduce a resolution to expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from the U.S. House of Representatives. In calling for expulsion, Gomez has cited Greene’s public endorsements of bigotry, disinformation, white supremacy and violence.

At the same time, Gomez is focusing on local issues through a series of virtual community meetings where constituents can speak to him directly about their concerns. Virtual meetings focused on Highland Park will take place on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. and on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. Meetings focused on Cypress Park will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. Click here to see the full list of meetings and to register to attend.

The national scene

Gomez’s proposed resolution to expel Greene, which had 63 co-signers as of Feb. 1, is his third action so far aimed at seeking accountability for the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.  He has also voted with a bipartisan House majority to impeach former President Donald Trump for inciting the mob and co-sponsored a resolution by Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo) calling on the Ethics committee to investigate whether House members who tried to overturn the election should be expelled for their role in fomenting the attack.

The local scene

The virtual community meetings are a way to meet local needs during this time of pandemic and political upheaval. In a press release announcing the meetings, Gomez said that he wants to ensure that constituents get help in “securing the state and federal benefits they need to make it through this national public health emergency.”

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Bill Hendrickson, publisher of the Boulevard Sentinel, has extensive prior marketing and sales experience in corporate finance and real estate development.

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Bill Hendrickson
Bill Hendrickson, publisher of the Boulevard Sentinel, has extensive prior marketing and sales experience in corporate finance and real estate development.

2 thoughts on “Jimmy Gomez navigates national politics and local issues

  1. Interesting reading about Gomez sanctioning colleagues and continuing to trash Trump. Yet, I view that as nonproductive and a waste of time. What initiatives is he championing to improve the lives of his constituents? Looking forward, is there something to be hopeful about in his endeavors?

  2. I agree with Mr Hendrickson, the election is over and its time to move on. The only achievement Mr Gomez has accomplished for our community is renaming the 134 Freeway.
    Mr Gomez is starting his “kitchen cabinets” tour of communities this month but seem like everyone just wants to talk about the climate crisis. The Climate issue is important but Im seeing so many people suffering from COVID related issues, we really need a strong recovery plan.

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