Archive for the 'CD7 Raul Grijalva' Category

Grijalva wants Dean for Health secretary

Friday, February 6th, 2009

The Hill:
Two prominent Democrats are urging President Obama to nominate former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) as secretary of Health and Human Services.
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who chairs the Appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over HHS and sits on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said Thursday that tapping Dean the former chairman of [...]

Today in Congress: DTV and Death in Custody

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

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.
S 352, the DTV Delay Act, passed the House 264 158. The bills purpose is to postpone the DTV [...]

Grijalva supports digital-TV delay

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Yuma Sun:
“Over 2 million households are currently on a waiting list to receive coupons to help offset the cost of purchasing digital television converter boxes, which allow an analog television set that relies on over-the-air reception to display digital signals, Grijalva said in a news release.
“Without this delay, millions of Americans [...]

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 [...]

On your mark get set spend!

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Its not entirely clear how the stimulus money will be distributed. The current version of the bill has it going to the states in block grants, and many local jurisdictions have placed projects on lists with state agencies.
Grijalva said local officials need to understand the stimulus package isnt designed to deal with every need, adding [...]

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 [...]

Grijalva and Giffords want stimulus aimed at workers, homeowners

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Tucson Citizen:
The states $6.5 billion share of the $819 billion federal stimulus package approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday should go mostly to programs that provide relief for workers and homeowners, southern Arizonas two House members said Wednesday.
This is a stimulus that means right away, Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva, who represents [...]

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

Grijalva introduces bill to expand Saguaro National Park

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Tucson Citizen:
A bill to expand the boundaries of Saguaro National Park at the east and west units has been introduced by Rep. Raúl Grijalva.
The legislation would provide permanent protection for the dwindling pristine areas of the Sonoran Desert around Tucson, Grijalva said Tuesday.
I am pleased that this legislation will preserve our public lands and put [...]

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 [...]

Grijalva wants stimulus money for AZ schools

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Daily Star:
If federal lawmakers keep more money for schools as part of the $825 billion federal economic-stimulus package, Arizona schools could see at least $700 million over the next two years.
The cash infusion could come at a time when state lawmakers have discussed cutting state aid for K-12 education by as much as $900 million, [...]

Today in Congress: Boring

Monday, January 26th, 2009

The Senate voted 60 34 to confirm Timothy Geithner as Secretary of the Treasury. Kyl and McCain voted Nay.
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 [...]

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

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

S. 181, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. Passed 61 36. Kyl and McCain both voted Nay.
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 [...]

Grijalva introduces legislation prohibiting uranium mining around Canyon

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

From a press release:
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) today reintroduced the Grand Canyon Watersheds Protection Act, legislation originally introduced in 2008 prohibiting new uranium claims, exploration, and resulting mining across 1 million acres of public-lands watersheds surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. The public lands protected by the bill — the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab [...]

Mining reform may come this session via Grijalva and Giffords

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Vail Sun:
Although the U.S. Forest Service will issue an environmental impact report in November on the proposed Rosemont Mine, the Save the Scenic Santa Ritas (SSSR) organization plans to use the intervening months to continue the fight.
In a meeting last week, members of the organization told more than 100 residents what they accomplished in 2008, [...]

Today in Congress: Hillary and TARP

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

The Senate voted 94 2 to confirm Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Kyl and McCain voted Yea.
The House voted 260 166 to pass H.R. 384, the TARP Reform and Accountability Act. The purpose of the bill is to reform the Troubled Assets Relief Program of the Secretary of the Treasury and ensure [...]

Grijalva will push to overturn Bush endangered species rule

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

A new federal rule easing requirements for reviews of federal projects regarding endangered species faces an uncertain future as the Bush administration turns into the Obama administration.
Three lawsuits — one by environmentalists and two by various state governments — have been filed against the new rule. It took effect last Thursday. Thirteen Democratic congressmen, including [...]

Recently in the House SCHIP, oversight hearings

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Childrens Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
Passed the House 289 139.
Voted Aye: Kirkpatrick, Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva, Giffords
Voted No: Franks, Shadegg, Flake

H Res 40, Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require each standing committee to hold periodic hearings on the topic of waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement in Government programs [...]