Archive for the 'Rick Renzi' Category

Renzi goes to Israel while Bush refuses

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

From McClatchy News:
The broad outlines of a diplomatic strategy to end Israel-Hezbollah fighting emerged Thursday with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan calling for a cease-fire and the United States announcing that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would travel to the Middle East as early as Sunday. Also, a coalition of U.S. lawmakers will go to Israel [...]

Recently in the House

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

H R 3043, the appropriations bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, went without a vote after Jeff Flake filibustered it. I mean introduced a bunch of amendments to kill earmarks. Stay tuned.

H R 2641, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations for FY 2008, passed 312 112.
Voted Yea: Renzi, [...]

Navajos: We have Renzi; vote to ignore Titla and Shanker

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

From the Gallup Independent:
Navajo Nation delegates voted Monday not to listen to three-minute oral presentations from two congressional candidates during the first day of the summer session.
Democratic candidates for Congressional District 1 TV personality Mary Kim Titla and attorney Howard Shanker attended the opening day, hoping to introduce themselves to the council.

Across the country, [...]

Renzi green at home, not so much nationally

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

From Read It Here:
There aren’t too many congressmen who have low environmental scores on the national level but who score high with environmental groups at home. Rick Renzi (R-AZ) is one of the few.
“I’m glad to hear he’s a better steward in his own district,” said Tiernan Sittenfeld.
Sittenfeld, the legislative director for the League of [...]

The sad truth for you Democrats is

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Rick Renzi only has $80,000 on hand for the upcoming election (pardon me, $20,000) and near as we can tell, thats far more than anyone else in the district.
Though yall would start earlier this time. Guess not.

Recently in the House

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

H R 1851, the Section 8 Voucher Reform Act, passed the House 333 83. The bill seeks to increase the number of Section 8 housing vouchers by 20,000 and increase access for rural families.
Yea: Renzi, Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva, Giffords
Nay: Franks, Shadegg, Flake

H R 2956, the Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act, passed the House 223 [...]

AZ delegation responds to Iraq withdrawl bill

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

H R 2956, the Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act, passed the House 223 201 on Thursday. The bill would require the Secretary of Defense to commence the reduction of the number of United States Armed Forces in Iraq to a limited presence by April 1, 2008.
Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva and Giffords voted Yea. Renzi, Franks, [...]

Earmarks: Whos disclosing, whos not

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

According to the East Valley Tribune:

Rick Renzi refused to disclose earmark requests
Trent Franks did not respond to the group watching earmark requests
John Shadegg did not request any earmarks
Ed Pastor is listed as refused to disclose, but you can see some of his projects on his website
Harry Mitchell disclosed requests for $7 billion for 39 projects, [...]

Renzi Roundup

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Renzi has only $81,000 cash on hand as of the second quarter after raising only $118,000. [CQ, NYT - thanks K]
NRCC Chair Tom Cole syas that Renzi and Rep. John Doolittle would make good decisions at the appropriate time. [Real Clear Politics]
Renzi announces a $148,000 education grant for Chinle. [house.gov]

Renzis district shifting south

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

From the East Valley Tribune:
Arizona’s 1st Congressional District is undergoing a seismic political shift. The district, which spans more square miles than Illinois, previously was considered to be centered on Flagstaff, but Pinal County’s booming population is tilting the political center south.
Consider this: Four of five probable Democratic candidates for the 2008 U.S. House race [...]

Group blames San Pedro shortfall on Renzi rider

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

The Center for Biological Diversity issued this press release:
San Pedro River stream flow is disappearing east of Fort Huachuca at the Charleston gage for the third straight year and for the third time since measurements began in 1904. Charleston gage stream flow is the most sensitive indicator of the health of the San Pedro River [...]

Interview with Attorney Paul Charlton

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Truthout has a video interview with fired US Attorney Paul Charlton:
Charlton told me hes unsure whether an investigation he launched last year into GOP Congressman Rick Renzi involving influence peddling and land deals led to his firing. But he does think that its possible.
Charlton said he has doubts the reasons the Justice Department cited for [...]

Renzi cointroduces affordable housing bill

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

From a press release:
The National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007 will establish a National Housing Trust Fund, a dedicated source of funding for the production, preservation and rehabilitation of 1.5 million affordable homes in 10 years. At least 75% of the funds will be for housing for households that are extremely low income, [...]

Today in the House

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Government financial services appropriations passed 240 179:
Yea: Renzi, Pastor, Grijalva, Giffords
Nay: Franks, Shadegg, Mitchell, Flake
Harry Mitchell was one of only four Democrats to vote against the bill he cited insufficient funding for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, which fights human smuggling, ID theft and fraud.

Yesterday the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations passed the [...]

Renzi votes to end Mexican Wolf Recovery Program

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

From Rick Renzis website:
U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi (AZ-01) voted in favor of an amendment to the FY 2008 Interior and Environment Appropriations, H.R. 2643, which would have ended the failed Mexican Wolf Recovery Program.
The amendment, introduced by Representative Steve Pearce (R-NM), highlighted some of the problems rural Arizonans have encountered since the federal [...]

The Congressional pay raise vote

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

As you may have already heard, Congress allowed itself to accept its yearly cost-of-living raise of nearly $4,400 per member per year. Heres how the vote broke down in AZ:
Yea: Shadegg, Pastor, Grijalva
Nay: Renzi, Franks, Mitchell, Flake, Giffords
Harry Mitchell is introducing legislation to block the raise from going into effect: At a time of war [...]

Recently in the House

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Today
H R 2546, Charles George Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, passed the House unanimously.
H Res 189, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” should be established, passed the House unanimously.

Last week
H R 2771, Legislative Branch appropriations for 2008, passed the House 216 176.
Yea: [...]

Renzi roundup

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Renzis communications director goes to work for Rep. John Campbell. [CQ]
Weird donor database SNAFU, or more? Keep an eye on the FEC [The Verifiable Truth]
Renzi hasnt spoken on the House floor since March, is fundraising less, doing more constituent services. [Arizona Republic]
One Republican operative based in Arizona predicted Renzi would in fact run for re-election [...]

Homeland Security, VA appropriations and a border fence

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

On Friday, the House passed appropriations bills for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and the Department of Homeland Security. The VA bill passed almost unanimously, with everyone in the Arizona delegation voting Yea; the Homeland Security bill passed 268 150, with the Arizona Democrats and Renzi voting for it and the rest of the [...]

Eco group targets Renzi over global warming

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

From examiner.com:
An environmental group that last year helped defeat conservative House Resources Committee Chairman Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Calif., is taking aim at five more Western Republicans over global warming.
The lawmakers from California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico have their heads in the sand about the dangers of climate change, the Defenders of Wildlife action fund [...]