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040424 luttrellRep. Morgan Luttrell, R-Texas 8, gives updates on his work in the U.S. House. Photo by Tony Farkas

By Tony Farkas
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COLDSPRING — U.S. Rep. Morgan Luttrell was peppered with calls for common-sense problem solving and party unity from the residents of his district during Wednesday’s town hall meeting.

Luttrell, R-Texas 8, arrived for a town hall meeting and faced a full house, most of who were fed up with the state of politics.

Other questions fielded by Luttrell included Jan. 6 “insurrection” convictions, foreign aid to the Ukraine and even artificial intelligence.

The congressman said he is an AI nerd, and that as it stands now, it is something that should be used, but it’s scary since the programming is so responsive in learning that it has surpassed human abilities.

However, it currently only responds based on programming, and the only thing to be concerned about is it being used by people who want to exploit its weaknesses.

Luttrell told the audience that in the last few months, he has voted on what is called minibus funding bills — one batch of six bills was a yes vote and one a no.

For his yes vote, Luttrell said that he voted in favor of the measures because of the wins he gained for the district. However, for the no vote, he said the remaining funding measures did not do enough for border security.

Luttrell said that during the vote on the bill looking to divest TikTok from the Chinese Communist Party, which he supported, more that 500 calls were received by members of Congress from people with the average age of 12 asking for a no vote.

Luttrell said the video app has an undue influence on the youth of the country, which was evidenced by the calls since it was the app that spurred the kids to call.

Luttrell also discussed border security and a motion by Marjorie Taylor Greene to remove Mike Johnson as Speaker of the House.

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