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Earmarks, getcha earmarks

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

AzCentral has a list of earmarks requested by our delegation for the current omnibus spending bill, $216 million total. If you appreciate this list, please click to the original post and then click on their sponsors ad to show your support.
The bill was started last year, so Rick Renzis requests are included.
The Arizona projects, and [...]

Week in Review: Arizona House delegation

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Ann Kirkpatrick

Nancy Pelosi goofs up and congratulates Kirkpatrick on being re-elected. Also goofs up about Janet. Also, women have been getting elected since 1916 so were totally even-steven now, yay! [GOPUSA]
Kirkpatrick, Harry Mitchell and Gabrielle Giffords are already being targeted by the NRCC for 2010 via pissy press releases. [Tucson Citizen]
Kirkpatrick didnt like the auto [...]

Grijalva on why he didnt get picked by Obama

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Great interview in the Daily Star:

Do you think Obama simply didnt want to have many liberals in key positions?
I think its, were seen as convenient allies, not as necessary allies. Its an awkward position. Were taken for granted. Were not like blue dog Democrats (moderates who periodically stray from mainstream liberal positions), who threaten to [...]

10 Commandments on Running a Campaign

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

I wrote this right after the last election. Take it or leave it.

Say All the Positive Things Yourself; Let Others Say the Negative Things. Thats what parties are for. And bloggers. And columnists. Exception: Debates. Nobody likes a boring debate; claws out.
Thou Shalt Shut the Hell Up and Listen. Look, you think youre going to [...]

Shadegg out after this term

Monday, February 11th, 2008

From a statement:
Washington , DC ~ Congressman John Shadegg (R-AZ) issued the following statement today regarding the election this fall:
Serving Arizona in the United States Congress is the single greatest privilege in my professional life. It was a dream I had for years before my election in 1994, and I still get goose bumps [...]

Shadegg fumes on illegals receiving tax breaks

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

From a statement sent today:
WASHINGTON , DC ~ Congressman John Shadegg (R-AZ) today issued the following statement regarding whether some illegal aliens will receive rebate checks under the House-passed stimulus bill:
“Contrary to the claims being made by some, under the House stimulus bill, which I voted against, illegal aliens who filed tax returns last year [...]

Harry Mitchell

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Recently visited wounded soldiers in the Middle East to see how theyre being treated. AzCentral
Hopes President Bush is open to working with Democrats on energy independence, immigration, childrens healthcare. I get every indication that he is, based on what hes done with the stimulus package. [KTAR]

Still wants to block the Congressional pay raise. Even if [...]

Trent Franks hates phone books, too

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Two months ago, [...] the entire staff watched Franks rip a yellow phonebook in half with his bare hands. [The Hill]
Statement on relief package: The primary component of the plan which I take issue with is the idea of giving ‘tax relief’ to those who do not pay taxes. [house.gov]
The world is foolish to place [...]

Whats new with Gabrielle Giffords

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Still doing Congress on Your Corner, asked to take steps to keep Tucson from becoming like Phoenix. [Green Valley News]
Not endorsing anyone for president (yet), but thrilled that John McCain won New Hampshire. [Scarpinato]
Her bill to ban tunneling into the U.S. was signed into law. [Vail Sun]
$2.4 million for SimInsurgents. [AzStarNet]
Blogger files complaint against Giffords [...]

Whats new with Raul Grijalva

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Impeached Cheney. Or tried to. [Eat the State]
Brought home nearly $28 million in bacon. [Tucson Citizen]
Announced $4.7 million for federal housing programs in his district. [house.gov]
Recently introduced a bill to stall the Rosemont Copper Mine. [AzStarNet]
Championing desert shrimp farming. [AzStarNet]
The border fence: Its a way to look like were doing something when were doing nothing.. [...]

Whats new with Jeff Flake

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Flake on appropriations committee? That would be awesome. [The Hill]
Were suckers for lost causes, so were pleased to report that Jeff Flake of Arizona is making a run for an open GOP slot on the House Appropriations Committee. This is like Carrie Nation hitting fraternity row on toga night, but then a little spending temperance [...]

Whats new with Harry Mitchell

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Wants to re-issue the name USS Arizona for a new aircraft carrier. [house.gov]
Still unhappy about wait times at the VA. [usmedicine.com]
Conservatives all frothy over Mitchell voting Nay in journal roll calls. [Powerline Blog]
Mary Jo Pitzl had a hard time finding the Harry statue. [AzCentral]
Harry visited the Scottsdale Cullinary Institute. [pr.com]

Whats new with Ed Pastor

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Made historic tamale-vs-pizza bet with Rep. Dan Lipinski. [house.gov]
Getting an enormous amount of press; I could not possibly blog it all. [Google News]

Whats new with John Shadegg

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Stumpin for John McCain. He might have a narrow four or five or three-point win or he might even lose here, but I think he is becoming the candidate of choice among establishment Republicans. [KTAR]
Not a fan of the corn. Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz., blamed thousands of dollars in damage to his motorboat on 10-percent [...]

Whats new with Trent Franks

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Knocked the Administration over a death penalty case: In the words of even the Department of Justice, the administrations recent actions represent a breathtaking and unprecedented exercise of executive power. [house.gov]
Cosponsored H.Res. 847, Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith. [govtrack]

Applauds Senate for stripping hate crimes language from defense appropriations bill. [house.gov]
Cosponsored the [...]

Whats new with Rick Renzi

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Nothing.
GovExec.com declares CD1 one of eight open seats that GOP is in danger of losing.

Arizona might pick up two House seats

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

From KTAR:
Arizona could gain two new congressional seats after the 2010 census, bringing its House delegation to 10.
Thats based on census projections released today by two Washington-area political demographics firms.

The bitch is back.

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Im going to update this once a week, but I have to recuse myself from covering the 08 election. Cool?

Renzi wont run again

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

As is commonly known by now, Rick Renzi is not going to run in 2008. CD1 will be an open seat.
Im taking a break from the site as fun as Congress watching is, I cant do it every day anymore. Trust that I am not getting disinterested or lazy, or have become complacent with a [...]

Republic profiles Harry Mitchell again

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Once again, for those who do not know, Harry Mitchell is the oldest freshman in the House, and he eats a lot of sandwiches, reports The Republic.
Republic profiles Harry Mitchell
Montini: DC quite a change for Mitchell