Archive for the 'Sen. Jon Kyl' Category

Kyl roundup

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Even from 2,000 miles away, Sen. Jon Kyl sounded like a man who had stuck his neck on the line - and had his head chopped offIt was a brawl that included threatening, middle-of-the-night calls to the unlisted number of his Capitol-area home. [Tucson Citizen]
Kyl is one of two Senators who will voluntarily release his []

Bullhead City mayor blasts AZ delegation for not funding bridge

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

From the Mohave Daily News:
Bullhead City Council Member Sam Medrano blasted Arizona senators John McCain and Jon Kyl at Tuesdays City Council meeting.
He was referring to comments made by Clark County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury at Woodburys recent annual Town Hall meeting in Laughlin.
A second bridge is years away from becoming a reality and Woodbury placed []

Kyl roundup: Wake of immigration bill dept.

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Kyl owns Lucent-Alcatel stock, a company that has significant investments in Iran. [Media Matters]
The sheriffs who appeared in Kyls no amnesty ad last fall are still pretty ok with him. [The Arizona Republic]
On the London terror-by-car situation: Weve been a victim of our own success, to some extent. Because we havent been attacked, people become []

Kyls response to immigration bill block

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

In the LA Times:
But even some of the presidents allies acknowledged the toll the administrations failures have had on the cause of immigration reform. Americans dont think we can control our borders, we can win a war, we can issue passports, we can solve other problems, said Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, the third-ranking Republican in []

Today in the Senate

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

S. 1639, the immigration reform bill, failed to make cloture and reach the Senate floor for a vote by 43 - 53. Kyl and McCain both voted Yea, which would have moved the bill forward.
Various House members reacted to the bills failure, ranging from disappointment to relief. The Republic has the story.

Earlier, the Senate rejected []

Today in the Senate: Fuel security

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

Inhofe of Oklahoma amendment to CLEAN Energy Act of 2007: To improve domestic fuels security. Failed 43 - 52. Kyl voted Yea, McCain did not vote.

Today in the Senate

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Bayh of Indiana amendment to the Clean Energy Act of 2007: To provide for the publication and implementation of an action plan to reduce the quantity of oil used annually in the United States. Passed 63 - 30. Kyl voted Nay, McCain did not vote.

Kyl seeks to delay patent reform bill

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

From PC World:
A group of five Republican senators is seeking a delay in legislation, supported by several large tech vendors, that would overhaul the U.S. patent system.
The five, including Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Sam Brownback of Kansas, have asked for more hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee moves ahead with the Patent Reform []

Today in the Senate: The Gonzales no-confidence vote

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Cloture motion to bring H.R. 6, CLEAN Energy Act of 2007, up for a vote. Passed 91 - 0. Kyl voted Yea, McCain did not vote.

Motion to invoke cloture on the no-confidence vote for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Rejected 53 - 38 - 1 (3/5 required). Kyl voted Nay, McCain did not vote.
Kyl called the []

Kyl determined to keep immigration bill alive

Monday, June 11th, 2007

President Bush is making a personal plea for his immigration bill.
Bush was to meet with Republicans over lunch on Tuesday in hopes of resurrecting his plan that would legalize up to 12 million unlawful immigrants while tightening border security.
The bill exposes deep divisions among both parties, but it was solid GOP opposition that []

Today in the Senate: Immigration bill chokes

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Upon Reconsideration, Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Kennedy Amdt. No. 1150, As Amended; In the nature of a substitute. Failed 45 - 50. Kyl voted Nay, McCain voted Yea.

Motion to Instruct Sgt. at Arms; Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007. In other words, go round up the Senators who arent there to vote. []

Immigration bill dies with procedural vote

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

From the San Francisco Chronicle:
The Senates immigration overhaul died Thursday on a procedural vote, killed by Democrats and Republicans alike, dashing hopes that this Congress and a willing President Bush would address the problems of an estimated 12 million people living in the country illegally and the half a million more who arrive each year.
Senate []

Poll: 58% of Arizonans favor Kyl-McCain immigration bill

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

A poll commissioned by the Arizona Latino Repubilcan Association found that 58% of likely voters in Arizona support the comprehensive immigration reform bill being supported by Jon Kyl and John McCain, while 39% were opposed to it.
Broken down by party, 61% of Republicans and 59% of Democrats supported the bill. The survey was taken June []

Today in the Senate: Lots more immigration amendments

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Hang on to your hats, its a long one, folks:
Dorgan of North Dakota: To sunset the Y-1 nonimmigrant visa program after a 5-year period. Passed 49 - 48. Kyl voted Nay, McCain voted Nay.

Obama of Illinois: To provide a date on which the authority of the section relating to the increasing of American competitiveness through []

Shadegg wants to know if the Senate is on glue

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

From a statement on John Shadeggs website:
Immigration policy defines a nation. It is impossible to overstate the importance of getting that policy right. As we in Arizona have witnessed, failing to secure our borders can have dramatic effects. The defeat of the amendment offered by Senator John Cornyn to the Senate []

Today in the Senate: Immigration reform amendments

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Four amendments to S 1348 were on the floor today:

Feingold of Wisconsin - To establish commissions to review the facts and circumstances surrounding injustices suffered by European Americans, European Latin Americans, and Jewish refugees during World War II. Passed 67 - 26. Kyl voted Nay, McCain did not vote.
McConnell of Kentucky - To amend []

Kyl: Anti-immigration bill calls trickling off

Monday, June 4th, 2007

From Free Internet Press:
Congresss week-long Memorial Day recess was expected to leave the bill in tatters, but with a week of action set to begin today, the legislations champions say they believe that the voices of opposition, especially from conservatives, represent a small segment of public opinion. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona), who led negotiations on []

Amendments may poison Kyl bill

Monday, June 4th, 2007

From CQ:
Senators supporting a complex and contentious immigration overhaul are gearing up for a challenging week filled with numerous attempts to undo their fragile coalition.
Already, 14 amendments are pending, and almost all of them are considered dealbreakers, according to a Democratic aide. Another 15 to 20 are expected to be filed in the coming days, []

Kyl placed secret hold on Open Government Act

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

From ThinkProgress:
Last week, ThinkProgress noted that a bill called the OPEN Government Act had been locked down in the Senate by a secret hold. The bill in question is a “bipartisan effort to update the seminal Freedom of Information Act to make the government more open and accountable.”

The man behind the secret hold has []

Kyl to critics: Complaining from the sidelines is not a solution

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Jon Kyl has a lot to say to his critics of late:
The bill is now being debated and amended. If the core of the bipartisan consensus is not accurately reflected in the final legislative language, or is seriously undercut by amendments in the Senate or House, it will lose support, including from me. []