Archive for the 'CD8 Gabrielle Giffords' Category

Hang on, Gabby!

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Please feel better soon. I miss you already.

Today in the House Mortgage bailout

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

H R 1106, Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, seeks to prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability. Passed the House 234 191.
Yea: Kirkpatrick, Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva, Giffords
Nay: Franks, Shadegg, Flake

H Res 153, Commending the University of Southern California Trojan football team for its victory in the 2009 Rose Bowl. Yes, [...]

Recently in the House More truly important Congressional activities

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

H Res 45, establishing March as National Criminal Justice Month. Passed 415 0.

H Res 195, Recognizing and honoring the employees of the Department of Homeland Security on its sixth anniversary for their continuous efforts to keep the nation safe. Passed 418 0.

H Res 201, Recognizing Beverly Eckerts service to the Nation and particularly [...]

Gabrielle Giffords roundup

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Giffords joined a quiet revolt in the House that could slow some of President Obamas fast-moving priorities [CQ]
Entered a tribute to Lute Olsen in the Congressional Record, saying he transformed the University of Arizona and the Tucson desert into a college basketball oasis. [Scarpinato]
Will make streetcar funding a top priority for Tucson, citing the success [...]

Omnibus Appropriations Bill of 2009

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

H R 1105, the Omnibus Appropriations Act for 2009, passed the House 245 178. $410 billion, read Republican and Blue Dog responses in posts below.
Yea: Kirkpatrick, Pastor, Grijalva
Nay: Franks, Shadegg, Mitchell, Flake, Giffords

Giffords seeks balanced export controls

Thursday, February 26th, 2009
Our nations export controls were supposed to help strengthen our national security, by protecting Americas sensitive technologies from falling into the wrong hands, said Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN). However, in recent years there has been a growing chorus of concern that the current system of export controls is undermining our nations competitiveness in the global [...]

Giffords, Mitchell join Blue Dog energy task force

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Hotline blog reports that Gabrielle Giffords and Harry Mitchell, both part of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, are joining an energy policy task force that aims to drive viable, comprehensive policy solutions and alternatives with national and economic security as the foremost goals.

Mitchell votes with GOP on Dem spending bill

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

From a statement:
Citing concerns about unnecessary spending, U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell cast a vote on Wednesday against the Democratic-backed appropriations package for the current fiscal year.
Despite Mitchell’s nay vote, the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, H.R. 1105, passed 245-178. Mitchell was one of 20 Democrats who voted against the measure.
Mitchell said he could not [...]

Today in the House: Angry Chimp Act

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

H R 80, the Captive Primate Safety Act, seeks to treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species. Passed the House 323 95.
Aye: Kirkpatrick, Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva, Giffords
No: Franks, Shadegg, Flake

Today in the House: Teens, Guam and Utah land

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

H R 911, Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act. Seeks to require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs. Passed the House 295 102.
Yea: Kirkpatrick, Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva, Giffords
Nay: Franks, Shadegg, Flake

H R 44, Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act. Seeks to implement [...]

Giffords: Why I voted for stimulus

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Gabrielle Giffords writes an editorial for the Arizona Republic:
It is equally important to remember that the recession that now has our economy in its grip was not a lightning strike out of the blue. It is the result of years of flawed economic policies and reckless decisions. Dealing with the recession and a record national [...]

Mitchell, Giffords still on vulnerable list

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

The Hill:
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee named Monday 40 of its most vulnerable junior members who would be added to the partys Frontline program, designed to protect the most at-risk incumbents.

More senior members who still represent districts President Bush or Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) won find themselves on the list as a precaution as well. [...]

Giffords gives solar demo at U of A

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Arizona Daily Wildcat:
Just as a magnifying glass can harness the sun to burn a hole through a piece of paper, UA scientists have discovered a way to burn through something a little thicker: steel.
U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and members of the university, including UA President Robert Shelton, gathered Wednesday on the south side of Bear [...]

Giffords forum schedule

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Arizona Daily Sun:
The Giffords forum schedule is:
• 10-11:30 a.m. Monday in the Tucson/Catalina Rooms, Student Union, University of Arizona. Economic Recovery: Science, Technology and Renewable Energy.
• 12-1:30 p.m., Tuesday in the Pima Room, of the Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe. Rep. Harry Mitchell from Arizonas 5th Congressional District will join Giffords at the forum [...]

Stimulus passes House

Friday, February 13th, 2009

H.R. 1, The Stimulus, passed the House again 246 183 1.
Yea: Kirkpatrick, Pastor, Mitchell, Grijalva, Giffords
Nay: Franks, Shadegg, Flake

Giffords Congress on Your Corner at Foothills Mall Saturday

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Tucson Citizen:
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., will host a Congress on Your Corner forum Saturday at Foothills Mall.
The event is to start at 10 a.m. and run through noon at the 7401 N. La Cholla mall location.

Giffords: Stabilizing Afghanistan a long-overdue priority

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Arizona Daily Star:
The decision to go to war in Iraq will probably be remembered as one of the worst foreign-policy blunders in our history. Defining success and judging the cause and effect of the Bush administrations policies, including the surge, cannot be reduced to a simplistic snapshot. Remnants of civil strife and destruction linger and [...]

Today in the House: Elder abuse

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

H. R. 448, the Elder Abuse Victims Act, passed the House 397 25.
The bill seeks to protect seniors in the United States from elder abuse by establishing specialized elder abuse prosecution and research programs and activities to aid victims of elder abuse, to provide training to prosecutors and other law enforcement related [...]

Giffords making solar, immigration, military top priorities

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Complete interview at the Willcox Range News:
In a visit to Southern Arizona recently, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said her major priorities in the new two-year term are solar energy, immigration reform and providing support to the military troops and veterans.
Continuing to promote renewable energy, Giffords said she would focus on solar power.
We have eight years to [...]

Really super-important things the House voted on today

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

H RES 114, Supporting the goals and ideals of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Passed 398 0. Everyone from AZ voted Yea.
H RES 60, Recognizing and commending University of Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford for winning the 2008 Heisman Trophy and for his academic and athletic accomplishments. Passed 394 0. Happy that [...]