Dear Rep. Meadows:
There once was a time in this country when opposing parties would come together and work for the good of our citizens. Though there are many examples of this, let me point to one with which I was intimately involved.
Throughout the ’50s and ’60s, the pollution problems of the Potomac River had become infamous. In 1957, the U.S. Public Health Service declared the Potomac unsafe for swimming. A sign fastened to the pier at Mount Vernon advised visitors to “Avoid Contact With Polluted River Water.”