by Jim Nintzel
Two out-of-state congressmen are coming to town over the next week.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland will be joining Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at the Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. Giffords' office says Hoyer "will brief friends and supporters of Giffords on the accomplishments of the 110th Congress. He also will provide an overview of legislative issues scheduled to come before Congress in the coming months."
Next weekend, Congressman Raul Grijalva will welcome Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois to talk about immigration reform. Gutierrez, who has teamed up with Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake to co-sponsor the STRIVE Act, is scheduled to be at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington Road, on Sunday, June 3. The exact time hasn't been set, but Grijalva reckons it will be in a window between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Details: 622-6788.
"We're going to talk about the Senate plan, what's in the STRIVE Act and answer questions," Grijalva says.