Archive for the 'Jim Kolbe' Category

With Kolbe gone, I-19 checkpoint may be on its way

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

From Inside Tucson Business:
The Border Patrol’s temporary, mobile checkpoints on Interstate 19 between Tucson and Nogales will probably be replaced by a permanent one, authorities say.
Opponents of the idea argue a permanent, stationary checkpoint isn’t as much of a deterrent as the temporary ones that can be moved periodically. Further, they say, the permanent checkpoint [...]

Kolbe: Time for re-examination

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

In Arizona, retiring GOP Rep. Jim Kolbe said he hopes the Republican losses cause a serious reexamination of our partys roots and directions.

Kolbe, who has held his seat for 22 years, will be succeeded by [Democrat Gabrielle] Giffords.
If Republicans are to provide leadership for our country, we must get back to the fundamentals of our [...]

Kolbe passed over for new job

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

From the AP:
Retiring Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe is apparently no longer being considered to lead the Geneva-based Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The Global Fund board members had planned to announce their choice for a new executive director during their meeting this week in Guatemala. Instead, the board members said Thursday that they [...]

Kolbe a tightwad on trips

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

Jim Kolbe may take a lot of overseas trips, but theyre anything but lavish, reports the Wall Street Journal (via LJ):
Several staffers cited Rep. Jim Kolbe, an Arizona Republican and chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, as someone who limits expenses and works so relentlessly that he has difficulty getting other members to [...]

ABC: Kolbe was a problem for the page program

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Once again, an anonymous source. Getting anyone to speak on the record these days seems impossible, but ABC News is reporting it:
A source close to former House Clerk Jeff Trandahl told ABC News that Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) was one of a small number of problem members of Congress who page program supervisors complained [...]

League of Conservation Voters releases scorecard

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

The League of Conservations Voters rated Arizonas delegation on their environmental voting record here were the rankings:
John McCain: 29% (down from 45% in 2005)
Jon Kyl: 29 (up from 5%)
Rick Renzi: 8% (up from 0)
Trent Franks: 0
John Shadegg: 0
Ed Pastor: 92
J.D. Hayworth: 0 (put on the Leagues Dirty Dozen list)
Jeff Flake: 8
Raul Grijalva: 100
Jim Kolbe: 0

NBC: Feds probe Kolbe camping trip with pages

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Federal prosecutors in Arizona have opened a preliminary investigation of a camping trip Congressman Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., took 10 years ago that included two teenage congressional pages, a Justice Department spokesman told NBC News. NBC News first reported on the camping and rafting trip on Tuesday.
A spokesman for the Justice Department in Washington said [...]

Kolbe sees no conflict of interest in job hes applying for

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

From the Arizona Daily Star:
Retiring Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe is up for a job leading a group whose funding he helped determine as chairman of a House appropriations subcommittee.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria confirmed this week that Kolbe, a Republican, is one of five finalists to become its next executive director. [...]

Kolbe clarifies Y2K page advisement

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Jim Kolbe, off in Europe, issues a response to the media circus of late:
I was not shown the content of the messages and was not told they were sexually explicit. It was my recommendation that this complaint be passed along to Rep. Foleys office and the clerk who supervised the page program. This was done [...]

Kolbe was shown Foley IMs in 2000

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Heres the Washington Post story about Jim Kolbe having knowledge of creepy Foley IMs all the way back to Y2K. Bloggers react:

Espresso Pundit ponders the timing of Kolbes advice to the page in question; Kolbe supposedly told the page last week to report the incident.
Given that others have been reported to have gone to leadership [...]

Grijavla: Border fence construction near impossible

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

From the Washington Post:
The Senate gave final approval late Friday to legislation authorizing the construction of 698 miles of double-layered fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border, shelving President Bushs vision of an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws in favor of a vast barrier.

Advocates and opponents of the [border fence] measure said it is not clear that [...]

Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

The Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act passed the House 232 191. It provides the President authority to collect electronic surveillance without a court order for up to 90 days after an armed attack. To read the text of the bill, click here.
Voted Yea: Renzi*, Franks, Shadegg, Hayworth, Kolbe
Voted Nay: Pastor, Flake, Grijalva
Statements from our delegation [...]

Today in the House

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Military Commissions Act
H. R. 6166, to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war, passed the House 253 168.
Voted Aye: Renzi, Franks, Shadegg, Hayworth, Flake, Kolbe
Voted No: Pastor, Grijalva

Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2006
H. R. 5367, to streamline the regulation of nonadmitted insurance and reinsurance, passed the House 417 [...]

Today in the House

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Busy legislative day today.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) Modernization and Reform Act
H.R. 5092, To modernize and reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, passed the House 277 131. Here is some information on the bill.
Yea: Renzi*, Franks*, Shadegg*, Hayworth, Flake, Kolbe
Nay: Pastor, Grijalva

Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006
H.R. [...]

Today in the House: Whats with Kolbe?

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2006
To prohibit the unauthorized construction, financing, or reckless permitting (on ones land) the construction or use of a tunnel or subterranean passageway between the United States and another country.
Passed House 422 0. Hayworth was a cosponsor.

Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006
To affirm the inherent authority of State and local [...]

Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

H. R. 4844, the Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006, passed the House

Flake praises passage of anti-pork rule change

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

Jeff Flake calls House passage of H RES 1003 a good first step and posts his floor speech on his website:
I am under no illusion that this legislation, which deals only with the issue of transparency, will solve the problem of earmarking. Too many in this body have been convinced that they have both a [...]

Hayworth: Im taking real, concrete steps to secure border

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

Following Harry Mitchells repeated Yeah, so what have you done about illegal immigration? remarks, JD Hayworth put out a press release saying that he voted for the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (H.R. 6061) today:
The legislation would strengthen our nations borders to guard against the threat of terrorism and stem the flow of illegal immigration [...]

Restricting Indian Gaming to Homelands of Tribes Act of 2006

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

H R 4893, the Restricting Indian Gaming to Homelands of Tribes Act of 2006, failed 247 171 (2/3 required) today. The bills purpose was to restrict off-reservation gaming. Only 16 Republicans voted against it; JD Hayworth and Rick Renzi were among them.
Yea: Franks, Shadegg, Flake, Kolbe
Nay: Renzi, Pastor, Hayworth, Grijalva

What do you thinks IN the burger?

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

H R 503, to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, passed the House today 263 146.
Aye: Renzi, Hayworth*, Grijalva*
No: Franks, Flake, Shadegg, Pastor, Kolbe
Other bills that the House has voted on in the last 2 days:

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