The first time I sent anything to a representative was when the govenment had social agendas (I guess they always do) to ban violent video games because they don't believe parents can be responsible for their children and I expressed my belief that the govenment should stay out of my home. Sylvester Reyes basically told me (I have the response in a letter) that he disagreed with me and would do whatever he wanted in the direction of banning them.
Glancing at Mr. Reyes' website, his is NOT in support of this legislation at this time.
Today, a much more polite response from John Carter with a cryptic response...it is clear his sponsorship is in tact.
Based on both of the responses I have received on both issues, from my perspective, it appears that individual opinions carry much less weight than corporate lobbyists once people get their appointments.
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." - Lord Acton, 1887