FREWSBURG, NY (WNY News Now) – The 2022 mid-term elections could pave the way for a busy session of Congress this fall.
That’s according to Congressman Joe Sempolinski, who spoke about the upcoming “lame duck” congressional session during a town hall meeting in Frewsburg on Saturday.
If Republicans win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Polosi will likely waste no time in trying to pass her agenda ahead of the January majority change.
As for his priorities, the outgoing Representative tells us he will be fighting to extend an assistive technology bill, which would help fund programs for those with disabilities.
“Technology is a little bit misnomer, because you think of computers, or that sort of thing, but it could be something as simple as a walker, and if that’s what it takes for you to now be self-sufficient, to now finish school, to get a job, well now you just dramatically transformed somebody’s life,” explained Congressman Sempolinski.
Over the past month Sempolinski set out on a 11-stop tour around the 23rd Congressional District, which was reshaped during the summer redistricting process.
While Sempolinski will only be in office until the new Congress is elected and sworn in next year, he says it’s important to highlight what’s on the minds of those across the region.