We're Former Members of Congress, ask us anything!
Hi, we're former U.S. Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and L.F. Payne (D-VA). We are members of FMC, the Association of Former Members of Congress. Our organization is focused on protecting American democracy by making Congress work better.
We want to answer any questions you have about Congress now, Congress when we served or Congress in the future. Ask us anything! We'll start answering questions at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time and will be able to go for about an hour, but will try to answer any particularly good questions later. If this goes well, we'll try to do one again with different Former Members regularly.
By the way, here's our proof tweet! https://twitter.com/usafmc/status/1024688230971715585
This comment slipped down so:
HI! It's FMC here.
Reps. Stearns and Payne have left, but we are happy this is receiving some good feedback. We're going to keep monitoring the thread today, we'll gather the most upvoted questions that haven't been answered and forward them to Reps. Stearns and Payne to get their answers, and hopefully post them soon.
Also, if you liked this and would like us to continue, please let us know at our website: www.usafmc.org, or reply to one of our tweets, www.twitter.com/usafmc. One of the reasons we're doing these AMAs is to make sure we're engaging former Members of Congress with Americans who aren't sure about Congress and whether it's working or not. Social media helps us do that directly.
Also, feel free to throw us an orangered.
Thanks again for all your questions, keep them coming, keep upvoting and we'll see you on August 22d for another AMA!