Congressional reform

In the Opinion page article by Rep. Joel Hefley (R) of Colorado, "What Congress Needs Is Real Reform," June 2, he implies that a balanced Congress, or one where the Republicans are in control, would result in true reform. Mr. Hefley could have presented a better argument by steering clear of partisan politics. Members on both sides of the aisle contribute to the lack of constructive and decent behavior.

Representatives have compromised values of decency to special interest groups for much too long. Removal of lobbyists would remove an unjust and unfair pressure on the legislators. John Q. Citizen expresses his opinions by writing to his Representative; so should lobbyists. George P. LaMarsh, Guilford, Conn.

Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.

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