Category Archives: Senate

Chris Christie Calls Special Election To Fill Frank Lautenberg Seat


Saying that an elected senator is needed quickly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday called for a special election in October to fill the seat of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D), who died on Monday.

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A Senators vote against background checks stirs passion in town hall meeting


The daughter of a Newtown victim confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte during her first town hall meeting since she voted against expanded background checks on all commercial gun sales. The confrontation erupted in a small meeting building filled with more than 100 people who came to condemn or support the senator’s […]

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Gun compromise reach by the Senate, but it isn’t much


The Senate has reached a compromise on the gun bill, but it isn’t much. Listen to this Senator explain what is in the compromise but realize how much is missing. Criminals and mentally ill people still can by a gun at anytime to kill as many people they want with […]

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Why the assault weapons ban was dropped from Senator Reid Bill


This isn’t a big surprise; the federal government once again failed to do its job to protect the American people. One day after the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq war, our politicians announced they would not vote to ban military-style weapons on our streets. Many police chiefs around the country […]

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Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina will resign from the Senate


Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina will resign from his Senate seat as of Dec. 31 to take over as head of the Heritage Foundation, his office announced Thursday

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Senate Finance Cmte. Marks Up Tax Extender Legislation


The Senate Finance Committee meets to consider legislation dealing with a number of short-term tax breaks known as tax extenders. The legislation includes an extension for the research and development tax credit, deals with the Alternative Minimum Tax and reportedly ends breaks for expensing and traditional ethanol among others. The […]

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Time to pull out of Iraq??


Richard Lugar, Indiana Republican who is the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee & my favorite Republican, has called for a new outlook for Afghanistan. “With al Qaeda largely displaced from the country, but franchised in other locations, Afghanistan does not carry a strategic value that justifies 100,000 […]

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