Archive for the 'CD6 Jeff Flake' Category

Flake immigration bill on hold pending Obama actions

Friday, February 6th, 2009

CNS News:
Two years ago, [Rep. Luis] Gutierrez sponsored House Resolution 1645 – The Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act, or STRIVE Act of 2007, which would establish a temporary worker program and a path to citizenship for illegal aliens.
The legislation did not pass, and Gutierrez said he and co-sponsor Rep. Jeff Flake [...]

Flake sponsors Cuba travel bill

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Periodico 26 (Cuba):
A bipartisan group of US Congress people jumped the gun on President Obama on Wednesday to change US policy towards Cuba.
The first step, contained in House Bill H.R.874, would lift the travel ban on US citizens wanting to go to Cuba.
While attention around a possible change in Cuba policy has [...]

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 [...]

Flake worries rule could prevent earmark challenges

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

The Hill:
Flake, an ardent earmark foe, believes a one-line statement in the stimulus bill will help Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) avoid self-imposed earmark transparency requirements intended to give members at least two days to scrutinize and challenge pet projects in all appropriations measures.
The language, included in the rule providing for debate on amendments to [...]

Flake: Democrats locked us out on stimulus bill

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Boston.com:
Its really not a bipartisan process so I dont think you can expect a bipartisan vote, said Representative Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican. If the president had his druthers, we would be included. . . . But theyve locked us out. Weve seen a very heavy-handed leadership on this.

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 [...]

Flakes Twitter snark makes international news

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

AFP:
Some Republicans eager to share real-time details of their closed-door talks Tuesday with US President Barack Obama didnt bother with anonymous leaks they went right to Twitter.
Good salesman, bad product, Representative Jeff Flake posted on the site, which is home to streams of real-time updates no more than 140 characters long and has an [...]

Pork-less stimulus bill looks awfully porky to Jeff Flake

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

NPR:
Its chock-full of it, says Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona, perhaps the most pork-conscious member of the Republican Party. There arent congressional earmarks, and thats a good thing. But when you get down to the city level, its chock-full of pork.
No earmarks in the bill means no members of Congress managed to get a specific [...]

Flake says no pork for dog parks

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

From Jeff Flakes website:

Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today filed several amendments to the economic stimulus that the House of Representatives will consider this week.
Recognizing that funding from the bill will be wasted, the stimulus includes a provision that precludes casinos, aquariums, zoos, golf courses, and swimming [...]

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 [...]

Flake on stimulus: a liberal grab-bag

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Politico:
Congressional Republicans face the tough task of opposing an economic stimulus plan proposed by President Obama – without opposing Obama himself.
So expect the GOP to heap plenty of blame on the congressional Democrats who authored the legislation while shielding the popular new president from any of the mud slung at his allies.

“It’s a grab bag [...]

Flake questions $200,000 for entrepreneurship center

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Jeff Flakes Egregious Earmarks of the Week (he should make a book of these):
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: $200,000 for the Center for Entrepreneurial Growth in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
“When did the ‘invisible hand’ [...]

Flake to Obama: Keep pork out of non-stimulus bills, too

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

From Jeff Flakes website:
Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today sent a letter to President Obama applauding his insistence that the massive economic stimulus bill exclude earmarks.
However, Congressman Flake said that efforts to make the spending process more accountable and transparent would be undermined if earmarks were included [...]

Flake for guv?

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Business Journal of Phoenix:
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is just a few days into her new job, but already there is speculation on whether she will face a challenge in the 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary if she opts to run.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is pondering a run for governor, according to sources familiar with the [...]

Today in Congress: Fair Pay goes to Senate; House votes on football

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Senate
S. 181, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. Passed 61 36. Kyl and McCain both voted Nay.
House
H J Res 3, Relating to the disapproval of obligations under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Passed 270 155.
Yea: Kirkpatrick, Franks, Shadegg, Mitchell, Flake
Nay: Pastor, Grijalva, Giffords
H Res 56, Expressing support for designation of [...]

Flake votes against congratulating Florida football

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

David Leibowitz is not going to be happy about this:
Congress frequently votes on resolutions to honor the Teacher of the Year or the men and women of the Armed Forces or the spelling bee champion. These things are noncontroversial and usually pass unanimously.
But when it comes time to honor the national champion in college football, [...]