With the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Paris terror attacks still fresh on everyone's mind, the debate over whether or not to allow thousands of Syrian refugees into America continues. Republican representatives in Congress have passed a bill that would halt the entry of refugees until there is a better vetting process to weed out potential terrorists. At least one Democrat agrees and voted for the bill. Rep. Gwen Graham represents North Florida's District Two. She voted for the bill. "It adds an extra layer of certification process to the thorough vetting process that is already in place, and I felt that American security, that is our number one responsibility, and I didn't think that was toomuch to ask that the people here in our country have piece of mind" Graham said. Graham says she believes this is an opportunity to work with the Senate. On the issue of a balanced federal budget, Rep. Graham says government shutdowns hurt military men and women, and she believes in a balanced budget amendment. "If we are not able to do our job and pass a budget, then we shouldn't get paid" Graham said. Congresswoman Graham has not formally announced plans to seek relection to District Two next year. When pressed about her political future she said she loves serving the people of North Florida. "It is such an honor to serve North Florida,I can't tell you the people that I know,the people that I meet, the friendships that I have built, the military community, the veterans all across this district, Graham said, it has ben an honor, I hope that I will be able to continue to serve if they will give me the honor of being their member, their representative in Washington". Republicans Mary Thomas of Tallahasse, and Dr. Neal Dunn of Panama City have already announced their intentions to seek the District Two seat.
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