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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Grijalva joins environmental group board

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), a groundbreaking nonprofit activist group working to save endangered species, launched the Climate Law Institute. The institute is dedicated to extending the reach of current environmental and human health laws to encompass global warming, pass new climate legislation and help protect endangered species and public lands. CBD raised $17 [...]

Grijalva visits Yuma to talk about stimulus

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Yuma Sun:
U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva will be here Tuesday to talk to the public about how the economic recovery plan will affect the Yuma area.
He will be speaking at a public news conference at 8:30 a.m. at the Yuma Private Industry Council Board Room, 3818 W. 16th St.
Grijalva also will meet [...]

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

Grijalva gets $345K for Yuma Airport

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Congressman Raul Grijalva announced [W]ednesday that a federal agency is awarding grant money to the Yuma International Airport.
The aid is worth more than 345 thousand dollars and will be provided by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The money will go towards expanding the aircraft parking area and other construction projects over the next 12 months.

Grijalva: Half a loaf is better than no loaf

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Peoples Weekly World:
Grijalva’s cramped office seemed to be a magnet. About twenty students, teachers, and administrators from the 10 campuses of Maricopa Community College met with Grijalva in the hallway because there wasn’t enough room in his office. They urged more Pell Grants so youth can afford college. The delegation had been attending the National [...]

Grijalva cosponsors bill to protect horses

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would give added protections to thousands of wild horses and burros that roam Western states and prevent the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from killing healthy animals removed from the range.
The bill was introduced by Democratic Reps. Nick Rahall of West Virginia and Raul Grijalva of Arizona.

Grijalva co-sponsors huge wilderness bill

Friday, February 13th, 2009

A New York congresswoman has again introduced a wide-reaching wilderness protection bill that would ban logging, oil exploration and other development on 23 million acres across five Northwestern states.
As in previous years, the proposal by Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney drew criticism from some Western lawmakers who view it as an intrusion on their turf. The [...]

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 [...]

Grijalva to speak on healthcare at church this Saturday

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Arizona Daily Star:
Two Tucson Democratic lawmakers will be at a Midtown church this Saturday to talk about President Barack Obama’s proposed reforms for the nation’s health care system.
The scheduled speakers are Arizona Rep. Phil Lopes and U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva . They are set to speak as part of a morning session devoted to health [...]

Grijavla to Obama: Suspend border fence

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Arizona Daily Star:
Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva and seven other Democratic members of the House sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday asking that he suspend construction of border fencing.
They want Obama to suspend fence construction along the U.S.-Mexico border, at least temporarily, until an evaluation of border security operations being conducted by the new [...]

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 [...]

Grijalva protests education, health cuts in stimulus bargain

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Talking Points Memo:
The House Blue Dog Coalition continues to wield outsize political power, thanks to a canny willingness to leverage its votes on key issues, while the Congressional Progressive Caucus must fight to be heard.
Case in point: the Blue Dogs are meeting directly with President Obama this afternoon on the stimulus bill. The Progressives have [...]