I wrote Jon Kyle about this “Gross American Injustice” and if you don’t know who he is just take a look at Wikipedia’s entry about him:
Jon Llewellyn Kyl is the junior United States Senator from Arizona and the Senate Minority Whip, the second-highest position in the Republican Senate leadership.
Jon Llewellyn Kyl (/ˈkaɪl/; born April 25, 1942) is the junior United States Senator fromArizona and the Senate Minority Whip, the second-highest position in the RepublicanSenate leadership. In 2010, he was recognized by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world for his persuasive role in the Senate.
The son of U.S. Representative John Henry Kyl, he was born and raised in Nebraska and lived for some time in Iowa. He received his bachelor’s degree and law degree from theUniversity of Arizona. He worked in Phoenix, Arizona as a lawyer and lobbyist before winning election to the United States House of Representatives, where he served from 1987 to 1995. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994 and has been re-elected by large margins since.
Kyl was ranked by National Journal in 2007 as the fourth-most conservative U.S. Senator. He has been a fixture of Republican policy leadership posts, chairing theRepublican Policy Committee (2003–2007) and the Republican Conference (2007). In December 2007 he became Senate Minority Whip.
In February 2011, Kyl announced that he would not seek re-election to the Senate in 2012 and would retire at the end of his third term, which concludes on January 3, 2013. He expressly ruled out running for further office except, if offered, the Vice Presidency. He writes:
Dear Mr. Gambert:
Thank you for your communication.
The Senate is expected to convene for a short lame-duck session later this month, but my decision to retire when my term expires at the end of the year requires me to begin preparing now for the shutdown of normal office operations and the transition of responsibilities to my successor, Senator-elect Jeff Flake. As office computers are prepared for shutdown, office files are archived, and members of my staff begin leaving for other opportunities, my ability to respond to constituents’ communications will become increasingly limited. I hope you can understand.
While I may not be able to address your specific comments, I will continue to review all messages that I receive, including those about issues that are expected to arise during the lame-duck session. I would also encourage you to share your views with Senator McCain and your House member, and, of course, with Senator-elect Flake when he is seated in January.
It has been a privilege to represent you in the United States Senate. Thank you for that opportunity, and thank you for caring enough to share your views.
United States Senator