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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. [...]

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

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 [...]

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. []
Got stuck in an elevator with a dozen friendly Samoans. [Politico]
The Anti-Limbaugh? If conservatives want to [...]

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

Flake introduced priority resolution for ethics investigation

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

CQ Politics:
As lawmakers prepare to consider a $410 billion spending bill carrying pet projects for clients of a lobbying firm under FBI investigation, the House will vote as early as Tuesday on whether to start an ethics investigation into the relationship between earmarks and campaign contributions.
The vote could put majority Democrats and at least a [...]

Flake disappointed by Obama budget

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

From Jeff Flakes website:
Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today expressed disappointment over the $3.55 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2010 offered by President Obama.
“For all of President Obama’s talk of fiscal responsibility, there’s not a lot to point to in this budget,” said Flake.

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 [...]

Uh-oh, someone read the stimulus

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Jeff Flakes website:
Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today found at least eight earmarks in the omnibus spending bill for clients of the PMA Group, an earmark lobbying firm reportedly under federal investigation.
“If clients of a lobbying firm currently under federal investigation are receiving earmarks in it, this [...]

Congress Republicans missing Obama in Mesa; most not invited

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

East Valley Tribune:
The states two senators Republicans John McCain and Jon Kyl both plan to miss the event at Dobson High School. They say they were neither invited nor informed of the presidents visit to their home turf in time to alter their plans and show up for the speech.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer [...]

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

Flake calls for better tracking of weapons entering Afghanistan

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Jeff Flakes website:
Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, ranking member of the National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee, today called for better tracking of U.S.-supplied weapons going into Afghanistan.
A hearing today by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee examined a Government Accountability Office report that the [...]

Flake on Fox News Saturday

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Orlando Sentinel:

Fox News Channel presents Trillion With a T: How to Spend $1,000,000,000,000.00, about the stimulus legislation, at 10 p.m. Saturday. Bret Baier hosts the special. The speakers include Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.; Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; and Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union.

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 [...]

Jeff Flake on why Americans should be free to travel to Cuba

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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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 [...]

Jeff Flake is Robin Hood?

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Western Standard posted this:

This video isnt the Congressman at his most awesome, but he still is far more impressive than most politicians these days. The key point that he made was near the end, this is the biggest shift of wealth from those who are less powerful to those who are more powerful.

Because DC is almost as bad as Mesa

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Jeff Flakes Egregious Earmark of the Week:
Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today highlighted a pork project contained in the Omnibus Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2008.
This week’s egregious earmark: $5,000,000 to enhance the quality of life of residents of Washington, D.C.
“Earmarks certainly enhance the quality of life of D.C. lobbyists,” said [...]