Former Rep. Walter Herger

Republican  •  California 13 Terms  •  Sworn In 1987
Last Term 2011 - 2013 View All

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  • Anonymous 06/12/2008 12:40pm

    How dare you vote against HR5749. California has a 6.2% unemployment rate. How could you vote against your own people? You are a disgrace and California will not forget your mistake. You sold us all out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous 06/12/2008 12:52pm

    You have voted with California and not Bush on HR5749. You have no shame. California hates you! Sleep well!

  • Anonymous 06/12/2008 2:11pm

    HOW DO YOU KEEP GETTING ELECTED? YOU ARE WRONG ON EVERY ISSUE. IN OTHER WORDS YOU ARE A MORON!

  • Anonymous 06/12/2008 6:18pm

    The bills you sponsor are worthless Wally! And the ones you vote against like HR5749 are good and you are disgraceful for voting against it. California will remember this vote!!!

  • Anonymous 06/12/2008 6:27pm

    You will be voted out of office for screwing the hard working middle class out of their benefits they earned. I will see you on the unemployment line, bitch.

  • Anonymous 06/12/2008 6:33pm

    If you are for the people, then vote yes for HR 5749. After all, we gave you your job!!!

  • Anonymous 06/12/2008 7:00pm

    Mr. Heger:

    We are displeased with your NAY vote on H.R.5749. Please be aware that unemployed Republicans in California won’t be voting for you anymore, they will be voting for Democrats. The most upsetting idea you and your Republican Cohorts presented is that a person would be eligible for a year of unemployment benefits after working only a week! That is VERY misleading, it makes it seem like a person would be eligible for a large amount of money, when that is NOT the case. People need to know the truth. The truth is each state has eligibility requirements and stipulations for earning a certain amount in a certain period of time in order to be even eligible for any state benefits. The amount of the state benefit is only about 1/3 of your previously salary, and depends on the total amount earned while working during the look back period. Here in ILLINOIS you need to earn a minimum of $1600 in the look back period which consists of 4 quarters. Therefore a person who worked part time for one week and earned $1600 in that week would only be paid $50 a week for 26 weeks. Is $50 a full benefit to you? For this little amount of money, you and the other Republicans jeopardized this legislation, you are making millions of people continue to hurt and be desperate. We are not happy with you or the other Republicans, now your job is in jeopardy.

  • Anonymous 06/13/2008 8:05am

    California will not forget your no vote on HR5749. You serve big business and not the people. And that will be stopped in 2010. You just screwed over California for the last time!

  • Anonymous 06/13/2008 8:09am

    How could you stand up and argue against HR5749 for two days when California is in such obvious need? If you are that out of touch with the citizens you don’t need to be re-elected. You barely won in 2006 and the Democrats will defeat you in 2010. No one likes you in your district. We have wanted you out for years!

  • Anonymous 06/13/2008 12:19pm

    Wally Herger voted no on HR5749 extending unemployment benefits. California is the third highest unemployed state. Wally Herger takes his orders from the Republican Party not the People of California. He supports tax cuts for corporations but not unemployment insurance for the jobless in his state. Remember his and his party’s opposition to the bill and let him know California is not proud of his poor voting record and plan to unseat him the next election for turning his back on his states and countries citizens.

  • Anonymous 06/13/2008 1:16pm

    Wally Herger is also a legislator on the Columbia Free Trade Agreement. Columbia labor unions are being broke up by murder! He wants to ship more jobs out of the U.S. and import more cheap foreign labor.

  • Anonymous 06/13/2008 1:43pm

    Read this link so you know why Wally Herger’s opposition to HR5749 is criminal and why he should not represent California anymore.

    http://www.epi.org/content.cfm/webfeatures_viewpoints_unemp_ins_Shierholz

  • Anonymous 06/14/2008 6:36pm

    Herger go flip a burger-your out in November, Crook!!

    HR 5749

  • Anonymous 06/15/2008 5:27pm

    Middle class America wake up! A vote for a Republican is a vote for your own demise. Is war moral or do the Republicans just use religion to sell out the well meaning and good folks of America? Remember in November!!!!!! Vote all these bums out!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous 06/15/2008 5:36pm
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    Wally can;t get a job in fast food. He is a U.S. citizen. They only hire illegal non English speaking help now in California. Thanks Wally.

  • Anonymous 06/15/2008 8:02pm

    REJECT REPUBLICANS 11/4/08

    VOTE OUT THE GOP

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  • Anonymous 06/23/2008 11:11pm

    This is what happens Rep. Herger when the Government cuts off people’s unemployment and when the economy is weak and there are no good paying jobs. Is this the vibrant American economy that I hear the Republicans talk about so much? Are these the benefits of Free Trade Agreements?

    L.A. seeing more people living out of their cars

    By CHRISTINA HOAG, Associated Press Writer Mon Jun 23, 2:48 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES – Having lost her job and her three-bedroom house, Darlene Knoll has joined the legions of downwardly mobile who are four wheels away from homelessness.

    She is living out of her shabby 1978 RV, and every night she has to look for a place to park where she won’t get hassled by the cops or insulted by residents.

    “I’m not a piece of trash,” the former home health-care aide said as she stroked one of five dogs in her cramped quarters parked in the waterfront community of Marina del Rey.

    Amid the foreclosure crisis and the shaky economy, some California cities are seeing an increase in the number of people living out of their cars, vans or RVs.

    Acting on complaints from homeowners, the Los Angeles City Council got tough earlier this year by forbidding nearly all overnight parking in residential neighborhoods such as South Brentwood.

    But some people are just crowding into other parts of the city, including the seaside community of Venice, where dozens of rusty, dilapidated campers can be seen lined up outside neat single-family homes. The stench of urine emanates from a few of the vehicles, and some residents say they have seen human waste left behind.

    “They’re nasty and gnarly,” said Venice resident Jeff Scharlin. “We’ve heard about drug dealing and prostitution in them. I’ve never seen it, but visually they’re a blight and they take up parking space.”

    In Los Angeles, as in many other cities, it is illegal to live in vehicles on public streets. But the law is not easy to enforce. Police have to enter a vehicle to find signs that people are living there, such as cooking or sleeping, and occupants often refuse to answer when cops knock.

    An easier way is to restrict overnight parking. In L.A., a first offense carries a $50 fine, and subsequent violations can cost as much as $100.

    Parking-enforcement officers often give vehicle owners a warning and tell them to move on before issuing a ticket, and that usually solves the problem, said Alan Willis, a city transportation engineer. But other cities in the area are not as lenient.

    “I had my motor home towed in Culver City. It cost me $500 to get it out,” said Desiri Hawkins, who lives in a small RV in Venice. “I got ticketed in Santa Monica and had to go to court.”

    Tourist states with temperate climates, such as California and Florida, have long been magnets for the homeless. Los Angeles is the nation’s homelessness capital, with an estimated 73,000 people on the streets. A survey of 3,230 homeless people last year in Los Angeles County found nearly 7 percent living in vehicles, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

    “It’s trending toward an increase,” said Michael Stoop, acting executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless. “People would rather live in a vehicle than wind up in a shelter, and you can’t stay on a friend’s couch forever.”

    People living out of their cars or campers tend to be more well-off than the homeless on the street. They usually have jobs or disability checks that enable them to maintain an old camper but do not allow them to afford rent.

    “For more working-class and lower-middle-class people, the car is the first stop of being homeless, and sometimes it turns out to be a long stop,” said Gary Blasi, a University of California, Los Angeles, law professor and activist on homeless issues.

    Some Venice residents are clamoring for overnight parking restrictions. But parking limits in oceanfront neighborhoods are problematic because the California Coastal Commission requires communities to accommodate surfers, fishermen and other early-morning beachgoers.

    “The complaints are getting louder and louder,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl.

    For years, some cities such as Santa Barbara, Calif., and Eugene, Ore., have accommodated people who live out of their vehicles. Activists in Venice are looking at some of those ideas. Santa Barbara, for example, allows vehicles to stay from 7 p.m to 7 a.m. in church and city parking lots.

    Knoll said she can barely afford to drive around with the rising price of gasoline eating away at the $950 monthly disability check she receives because of mental illness.

    She said she is also sick of police waking her up in the wee hours by pounding on her vehicle with their nightsticks, and she is tired of fighting with residents who call her “lowlife scum” and hurl other insults.

    “We need somewhere we can have a safe haven, where we won’t be harassed,” Knoll said as the wind from a passing car rocked her RV. “I never thought I’d be living like this, but I’m stuck. This is it for me.”

  • joyyoshioka 08/13/2008 9:27am

    I live in Herger’s District. For 22 years, he consistently voted against the interests of his voters. Our 10% unemployment rate is higher than California and US; median income below both and poverty levels higher than US and California. The problem ? voters are 75% Republican and keep voting him in because he’s Republican. Vote for Jeff Morris for a needed change: www.jeffmorrisforcongress.com

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  • DOUGLASFIELD 04/29/2010 6:58pm

    DEAR CONGRESSMAN HERGER,

    ~ SHOULD POORER AMERICANS HAVE FAITH THAT OUR U.S. SUPREME COURT IS WELL AWARE THAT AMERICAN PESTIGE INTERNATIONALLY IS VERY MUCH BASED ON HOW WELL WE TREAT OUR OWN CITIZENS~

    U.S. SUPREME COURT TO THE RESCUE OF MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS OR IS THIS JUST ANOTHER BAD DREAM THAT REAL JUSTICE WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO NOT BE AFFORDED US LITTLE PEOPLE HERE IN THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD ?

    MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR RELIGIOUS AMERICANS REST OUR CASE AGAINST GOVERNOR RICK PERRY OF TEXAS & SATAN ~ YOUR U.S. SUPREME COURT HONOR’S !

    • CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN OTHER THEN SATAN HOW TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY ON ONE HAND PARDONS FORMER TEXAS INMATE TIMOTHY COLE WHO WAS WRONGFULLY EXECUTED WITHOUT BEING ALLOWED TO EXONERATE HIMSELF USING DNA TESTING IN TEXAS,AND WITHIN THE SAME MONTH THIS SAME GOVERNOR RICK PERRY OF TEXAS DENIES YET ANOTHER DNA TEST PRIOR ANOTHER POSSIBLE WRONGFUL EXECUTION OF HANK SKINNER ?
  • AnnaSchaefer 06/23/2010 2:34pm

    You and the rest of the Republicans are so transparent! President Obama, as well as us Americans, know what you are doing. Stalling and not voting on what the people want and need in this country. Do the job you were elected to do, and start voting! Your tactics in stalling is only going to back fire on you all. Show our President some respect. How you treat him, is a reflection on how you treat us Americans. We may have been fooled in the past, but not anymore! We The People have spoken by electing President Obama into office. We need change and we need it now! And quit blaming President Obama for the disaster in the Gulf. Enough is enough!

  • michaelcain 04/16/2012 11:35pm

    Please stop voting for wars and please support the US Constitution and our Bill of Rights


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