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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Webster bucks new House speaker and votes against stopgap bill to keep government open

Congressman Daniel Webster

Congressman Daniel Webster bucked the new House speaker on Tuesday by voting against his stopgap bill to keep the government open.

The House voted 336-95 to support Speaker Mike Johnson’s proposal to provide funding until after the first of the year to avoid a government shutdown. The Louisiana lawmaker who recently ascended to the speakership enlisted numerous Democrats to push through a measure that would be more palatable to the U.S. Senate.

However, Webster, a Republican who represents The Villages, was one of 95 House members voting against the bill. A total of two Democrats and 93 Republicans opposed the measure.

We should not vote for anyone spreading Russian propaganda

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Poinciana woman contends we should not vote for anyone for re-election that has knowingly spread Russian propaganda in the halls of our government.

Please reconsider closing down Texas Hold’ em poker games

A Village of Marsh Bend resident is hoping officials in The Villages will reconsider its decision to shut down Texas Hold’em games.

Ralph is embarrassing himself in rants about Trump

A Village of Piedmont resident fears that frequent letter writer Ralph Bennett is embarrassing himself in his rants about former President Trump.

Shocked to see bumper sticker at Lake Sumter Landing

A Haciendas of Mission Hills resident writes that he was shocked to see a bumper sticker at Lake Sumter Landing.

Don’t take poker away from residents who need it most

A Village of Calumet Grove resident, in a Letter to the Editor, is pleading with officials in The Villages to restore the poker games that mean so much to residents.