Archive for the 'House of Representatives' Category

Hang on, Gabby!

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Please feel better soon. I miss you already.
Stacy

Shadegg roundup

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Helps unveil conservative no-cost stimulus bill: says “We are outsourcing energy production in this nation to a scale 10 times as great as any of the outsourcing of American jobs. [CNS News]
On Democrats spending bill: Once you seek your earmarks, youre obligated to vote for the whole package. I think those kind of reforms are [...]

Grijalva roundup

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Says Joe Arpaios hearing is saying to the country and the people of Arizona that no one is above the law. [Arizona Daily Star]
We carry the burden of being stuck with this man but it is not an Arizona problem, this is a national disgrace…It can’t be tolerated. [Talk Radio News]
Co-introduces the FLAME Act, designed [...]

Kirkpatrick, other freshmen Dems walking tightrope

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

The Hill:
Nearly a quarter of the House Democratic freshman class has not signed on to co-sponsor the controversial card-check bill, despite being showered with campaign contributions by organized labor.
Many of these Democrats represent battleground districts, and their reluctance to support the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) reflects worries it would affect their reelection in 2010. [...]

Harry Mitchell roundup

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Editorial: If we are going to talk the talk of fiscal discipline, surely we can walk the walk of self-restraint. The American people are not getting a raise this year. Why should Congress? [AzCentral Opinions]
Holding Congress on Your Corner one-on-one listening session at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Mesa Community College.
Mitchell said he cannot [...]

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 [...]

Jeff Flake roundup

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Integrity: With Ron Paul, voted against $1 million bill to celebrate Ronald Reagans birthday. [CNN]
Voted against Pi Day. [New Scientist]
Has filed three resolutions calling for a House ethics committee investigation centering on the relationship between Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., and PMA Group, a lobbying organization raided last year by federal authorities. [MarketWatch]
To one Republican, Rep. [...]

Trent Franks roundup

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Franks co-introduces bill to extend Patriot Act provisions (roving wiretaps, library patron info) for 10 years. [The Hill]
Calls Arpaio investigation just another witch hunt by the liberals on the House Judiciary Committee. [AzCentral]
On Obamas recent lifting of embyonic stem cell restrictions: The decision is grounded purely in partisan politics, since all the remarkable advances in [...]

Franks vs. Grijalva on El Salvador

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Robert Naiman:
Last week, more than 30 Members of Congress joined Rep. Raul Grijalva in asking President Obama to affirm U.S. neutrality in El Salvadors Presidential election on Sunday March 15, to stop the recycling in El Salvador of US threats when Salvadorans voted in 2004. But there has been no high-level response from the Obama [...]

Omnibus spending bill is made of FAIL

Friday, March 6th, 2009

The New York Times has a great picture of John McCain looking Very Concerned.

Senate Republicans blocked a $410 billion omnibus spending measure on Thursday night, forcing Congressional Democrats to prepare a stopgap budget resolution to keep the federal government from shutting down.
The ability of the diminished minority to delay the bill signaled growing unease [...]

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, [...]

Franks urges Clinton to address human rights in China

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Christian News Wire:
Prior to Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechis visit to the U.S. on March 9, 16 members of the U.S. Congress have sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urging her to make certain her conversations with the Chinese government are consistent with the true state of deteriorating human rights conditions [...]

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 [...]

Trent Franks roundup: Bunnyranchgate!

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Las Vegas POd at Franks assertion that stimulus money will pay for a mag-lev train from Las Vegas to the Bunny Ranch in Carson City. Franks has either lost his moral compass, spent too much time in the Arizona sun or is a baldfaced liar. (Video has been ganked) [Las Vegas Sun]
Franks is not pleased [...]

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 [...]

Harry Mitchell roundup

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

On report that thousands of VA files are missing: It is unacceptable to have them lost, to have their dates changed, to have them shredded. This is not acceptable. Outrageous story: [CBS News]
“It is impossible not to be shocked by the numbers from Detroit,” said Rep. Harry Mitchell, D-Ariz., who chairs the House Veterans’ Affairs [...]

Jeff Flake roundup

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Urges Obama to veto omnibus spending package. Putting an end to earmarks for private companies, which essentially constitute no-bid contracts, would be a step in the right direction, at least in terms of eliminating the corrupting nature of earmarks. [house.gov]
Got stuck in an elevator with a dozen friendly Samoans. [Politico]
The Anti-Limbaugh? If conservatives want to [...]

Raul Grijalva roundup

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

House panel takes up Grijalvas bill to save wild horses from slaughter, based on a proposal from wife of T. Boone Pickens. [KOLD]
Grijalva calls $1.6 million to refurbish Yuma airport a shot in the arm and the airport a great economic engine for the community. [Yuma Sun]
Pushed for passage of H Res 132 recognizing the [...]

Gabrielle Giffords roundup

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Giffords joined a quiet revolt in the House that could slow some of President Obamas fast-moving priorities [CQ]
Entered a tribute to Lute Olsen in the Congressional Record, saying he transformed the University of Arizona and the Tucson desert into a college basketball oasis. [Scarpinato]
Will make streetcar funding a top priority for Tucson, citing the success [...]

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