What started out as a grassroots movement in communities – large and small from
The Tea Party began as a way for people to voice their frustration with liberals in
They were simply fed up! So Tea Party members turned their frustration into action. They started by voicing concerns at rallies across the country, including large gatherings in cities and towns across the 6th district from
The passion and patriotism displayed by these people is inspiring.
It has been gratifying to see that their beliefs in smaller government, lower taxes and more personal freedom aligned perfectly with mine. Those core values are the reason I ran for Congress 26 years ago and they are the same things I still fight to achieve everyday.
So I got involved. I joined my neighbors at Tea Party rallies in
It is important to me to let people know their voices are being heard in
Representative Michelle Bachmann of
I gladly attended the first caucus meeting last week where we heard from Tea Party leaders from across the country. These hard-working Americans are genuinely concerned about the direction of our country. They echoed the same sentiments I have heard from Texans all over the 6th District: We have had enough of exploding federal spending, a bloated bureaucracy and the ‘government knows best’ ideology now prevalent in
The role this new group will play in
I look forward to the expanding role of the Tea Party not only in
Rep. Barton represents the 6th District of Texas. He is the highest ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. You can learn more about him by visiting his website - http://joebarton.house.gov