Archive for the 'CD4 Ed Pastor' Category

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 [...]

Today in Congress: Hillary and TARP

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Senate
The Senate voted 94 2 to confirm Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Kyl and McCain voted Yea.
House
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 [...]

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 [...]

Friday in the House: Fair Pay, Israel resolution

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

H R 11, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, passed the House 247 171. The bill would clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful under such Acts occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant to the discriminatory compensation decision or other practice, to amend the Fair Labor Standards [...]

Pastors district in Top 10 for sub-prime loans

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

AzCentral:
A nationwide push to help more Hispanics achieve the dream of home ownership has become a nightmare for many of them.

But Hispanics were targeted with risky products. The 4th Congressional District, represented by Ed Pastor, has the ninth highest percentage of subprime loans in the country, according to the Wall Street Journal. Subprime loans accounted [...]

Today in the House

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

H R 35, Presidential Records Act Amendments
To establish procedures for the consideration of claims of constitutionally based privilege against disclosure of Presidential records. Passed 359 58.
Voted Yea: Kirkpatrick, Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva, Giffords
Voted Nay: Franks, Shadegg, Flake

H R 36, Presidential Library Donation Reform Act
To require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations. Passed 388 [...]

Pastor a weird crossover vote

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Ed Pastor was one of only six Democrats to vote against adopting the rules for the 111th Congress. All of Arizonas other Dems voted for it.
Maybe in the new rules they stopped giving trophies for perfect attendance?

Pastor co-sponsors bill against pre-emptive Bush pardons

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Op-Ed News:

Thanks to your emails and calls, Rep. Jerrold Nadlers resolution against pardons and for a Special Prosecutor (H.Res. 1531) now has 9 co-sponsors:
Tammy Baldwin (WI02), Steve Cohen (TN09), Barney Frank (MA04), Barbara Lee (CA09), John Lewis (GA05), Carolyn Maloney (NY14), Ed Pastor (AZ04), Pete Stark (CA13), and Robert Wexler (FL19).
If one of them [...]

AZ delegation votes against auto bailout bill 5-2

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Phoenix Business Journal:
Only two of Arizona?s eight U.S. House members voted for the $14 billion bailout and loan package for U.S. automakers.
U.S. Reps. Ed Pastor and Raul Grijalva, both Democrats, voted for the auto plan that passed Wednesday.
Republican Reps. Trent Franks, John Shadegg and Jeff Flake voted against it, as did Democratic Reps. Harry Mitchell [...]

Pastor, Mitchell oppose shoe tax

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

From ABC15:
If the Affordable Footwear Coalition has its way, the economic stimulus package will include a proposal to do away with a little known shoe tax.

In 1930, the government put a tariff in place on all imported shoes.
Right now, 99 percent of all shoes in the U.S. are imports.
 
Today, opponents of the tax said it was [...]

Whats new with Ed Pastor

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Made historic tamale-vs-pizza bet with Rep. Dan Lipinski. [house.gov]
Getting an enormous amount of press; I could not possibly blog it all. [Google News]

Pelosi to tour AZ VA center

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Nancy Pelosi will be in Phoenix on Wednesday to tour the VA medical center with Ed Pastor and Harry Mitchell, the Business Journal reports.

Novak: Pelosi pushed Pastor aside

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Robert Novak:
REPUBLICANS RETURNING to the House floor on Friday morning Aug. 3 after their walkout the night before were surprised to find as presiding officer the Democrat they call “King Corruption”: Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, master of earmarks and backroom deals.
Rep. Ed Pastor, a 64-year-old eight-term Democrat from Phoenix, Ariz., who is affable and [...]

Laura Pastor taps fathers donors

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

From AzCentral:
The daughter of a U.S. congressman who is running for Phoenix City Council has reaped thousands of dollars in contributions from people and companies who also donate to her father.
Laura Pastor has taken money from employees and lobbyists for timber companies, cattle ranches, airlines and mines, which are industries that her father, Rep. Ed [...]

Recently in the House

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

HR 3222, Defense appropriations for FY08, passed 395 13 with everyone in Arizona voting Yea.

S 1927, the Protect America Act, which would expand the governments abilities to eavesdrop without warrants on foreign suspects whose communications pass through the United States, passed 227 183.
Yea: Renzi, Franks, Shadegg, Mitchell, Flake
Nay: Pastor, Grijalva, Giffords

H [...]

Pastor, Grijalva sponsor bill to impeach Gonzales

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

H Res 589: Directing the Committee on the Judiciary to investigate whether Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General of the United States, should be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. Sponsored by Jay Inslee of Virginia, cosponsored by Ed Pastor and Raul Grijalva.
Neither has signed onto this one, yet.

All AZ House members vote to lift Canadian drug ban

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Republicans and Democrats alike in the House and especially in Arizona voted down a Big Pharm supported amendment to keep a ban on importing cheaper medications. Everyone gets a gold star.
Voted Aye: Nobody
Voted No: Renzi, Franks, Shadegg, Pastor, Mitchell, Flake, Grijalva, Giffords
In the Senate, Jon Kyl opposes lifting the ban.

Today in the House

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Youve seen some of these bills before theyre being voted on with Senate amendments. Theres a lot of legislation getting crammed through this week before Congress takes a break until after Labor Day. So.
H R 1495, the Water Resources Development Act, passed its Conference Report 381 40. Renzi and the Democrats voted to [...]

Students hold hunger strike outside Pastors office

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

From AzCentral:
Seven local students began a weeklong hunger strike Monday to show their support for a federal proposal that would allow undocumented students to earn legal status by completing two years of college or military service.
The fasters also are protesting state laws aimed at restricting employment and educational opportunities for undocumented immigrants in Arizona, including [...]

9/11 Commission recommendations cleared for White House

Monday, July 30th, 2007

The House passed the conference report to implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission here was the final vote on the bill on Friday:
Yea: Franks, Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva, Giffords
Nay: Renzi, Shadegg, Flake