Archive for the 'CD4 Ed Pastor' Category

Ed Pastor: What are you calling pork?

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

AzCentral:
Rep. Ed Pastor has an ear for earmarks and no qualms about directing federal cash to local projects that critics might characterize as pork.
The veteran Arizona Democrats accommodating attitude toward spending puts him at odds with Republican Capitol Hill colleagues such as Sen. John McCain and Rep. Jeff Flake.
But observers say it also helps make [...]

Today in the House Mortgage bailout

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

H R 1106, Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, seeks to prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability. Passed the House 234 191.
Yea: Kirkpatrick, Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva, Giffords
Nay: Franks, Shadegg, Flake

H Res 153, Commending the University of Southern California Trojan football team for its victory in the 2009 Rose Bowl. Yes, [...]

Recently in the House More truly important Congressional activities

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

H Res 45, establishing March as National Criminal Justice Month. Passed 415 0.

H Res 195, Recognizing and honoring the employees of the Department of Homeland Security on its sixth anniversary for their continuous efforts to keep the nation safe. Passed 418 0.

H Res 201, Recognizing Beverly Eckerts service to the Nation and particularly [...]

Shadegg wants to ease restrictions on visas for nurses

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

NDTV:
A resolution has been introduced in the US House of Representative, which calls for creation of a special non-immigrant visa category for registered nurses.
The legislation, if passed, would facilitate much easier and faster availability of nursing visas to registered and practicing nurses from countries like India, China and Philippines. The US is currently facing a [...]

Omnibus Appropriations Bill of 2009

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

H R 1105, the Omnibus Appropriations Act for 2009, passed the House 245 178. $410 billion, read Republican and Blue Dog responses in posts below.
Yea: Kirkpatrick, Pastor, Grijalva
Nay: Franks, Shadegg, Mitchell, Flake, Giffords

Today in the House: Angry Chimp Act

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

H R 80, the Captive Primate Safety Act, seeks to treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species. Passed the House 323 95.
Aye: Kirkpatrick, Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva, Giffords
No: Franks, Shadegg, Flake

Today in the House: Teens, Guam and Utah land

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

H R 911, Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act. Seeks to require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs. Passed the House 295 102.
Yea: Kirkpatrick, Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva, Giffords
Nay: Franks, Shadegg, Flake

H R 44, Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act. Seeks to implement [...]

Stimulus passes House

Friday, February 13th, 2009

H.R. 1, The Stimulus, passed the House again 246 183 1.
Yea: Kirkpatrick, Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva, Giffords
Nay: Franks, Shadegg, Flake

Today in the House: Elder abuse

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

H. R. 448, the Elder Abuse Victims Act, passed the House 397 25.
The bill seeks to protect seniors in the United States from elder abuse by establishing specialized elder abuse prosecution and research programs and activities to aid victims of elder abuse, to provide training to prosecutors and other law enforcement related [...]

Really super-important things the House voted on today

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

H RES 114, Supporting the goals and ideals of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Passed 398 0. Everyone from AZ voted Yea.
H RES 60, Recognizing and commending University of Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford for winning the 2008 Heisman Trophy and for his academic and athletic accomplishments. Passed 394 0. Happy that [...]

Pastor: House might not vote for so many changes to stimulus

Monday, February 9th, 2009

The Hill:
Senators are pressuring Speaker Nancy Pelosi to embrace most of the stimulus bill they hope to pass early next week, claiming that adopting too many House provisions will doom the measure in the upper chamber.

Liberals in the House are already making noise that they might vote against the conference bill if it mirrors the [...]

Today in Congress: DTV and Death in Custody

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Senate
John McCains amendment to prohibit the applicability of Buy American requirements in the stimulus bill to the utilization of funds provided by the Act failed 31 65. The Senate is still working on the stimulus.
House
S 352, the DTV Delay Act, passed the House 264 158. The bills purpose is to postpone the DTV [...]

Today in the House: Stalking, dating violence and delayed flights

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

H Res 82, Raising awareness and encouraging prevention of stalking by establishing January 2009 as National Stalking Awareness Month. Passed the House 417 0. Flake did not vote; rest of delegation voted Yea.
H Res 103, Supporting the goals and ideals of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week. Passed the House 419 [...]

What were sponsoring this session

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Ann Kirkpatrick Nothing yet
Trent Franks Nothing yet
John Shadegg

H.R.450 : To require Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes.
H.R.731 : To amend title 38, United States Code, to exclude individuals who have been convicted of committing certain sex offenses from [...]

Yavapai-Apache leaders meet with AZ delegation

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Camp Verde Bugle:
Throughout the week, Tribal Leaders met with Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, Congressman Harry Mitchell, the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, as well as the offices of Congressman Trent Franks, Sen. John McCain, Sen. Jon Kyl, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Congressman Jeff Flake, Congressman John Shadegg and Congressman Raul [...]

Pastor, Grijalva named to Hipsanic Caucus board

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Latino Perspectives Magazine:
Arizona Congressmen Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor and Victor Flores of Arizona Public Service last month were named to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute board of directors for the 2009-2010 term.
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez of New York was named chair of the board of directors. CHCI is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that provides [...]

House wants you to get your damned DTV

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

The Senate voted to postpone the digital TV transition deadline by unanimous consent, but the House said enough already. A measure to delay the deadline failed 258 168 (2/3 majority required)
Voted Yea (to postpone the deadline): Kirkpatrick, Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva, Giffords
Voted Nay: Franks, Shadegg, Flake

House passes stimulus bill

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

The House passed HR1, the gazillion-billion-dollar stimulus package 244-188. All our Democrats voted for it, all our Republicans voted against it, yadda yadda.
Some highlights:

Jeff Flakes amendment to cut $800 million for inter-city rail got a floor vote but failed 116 320.
Flake: You cant spend this amount of money without spending money on some willy-nilly [...]

Today in Congress: Boring

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Senate
The Senate voted 60 34 to confirm Timothy Geithner as Secretary of the Treasury. Kyl and McCain voted Nay.
House
H RES 31, Expressing support for designation of January 28, 2009, as National Data Privacy Day. Passed the House 402 0. Grijalva did not vote, rest of delegation voted Yea.
H RES 84, Honoring the [...]

Pastor on earmarks in stimulus bill: There are the there arent

Monday, January 26th, 2009

AP:
President Barack Obamas ban on earmarks in the $825 billion economic stimulus bill doesnt mean interest groups, lobbyists and lawmakers wont be able to funnel money to pet projects.
Theyre just working around it — and perhaps inadvertently making the process more secretive.

Democratic Rep. Ed Pastor of Arizona suggested its not entirely accurate to say there [...]