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ONCE AGAIN SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL (D) WA. STATE SENDS BACK A REPLY THAT IS OFF THE MARK

CANTWELL MUST GO!  SHE IS BAD FOR WASHINGTON AND SHE IS BAD FOR AMERICA AND SHE IS BAD FOR DEMOCRACY!

CANTWELL MUST GO! SHE IS BAD FOR WASHINGTON AND SHE IS BAD FOR AMERICA AND SHE IS BAD FOR DEMOCRACY!

I wrote her a letter explaining my concerns about cutting military spending:

FURTHER CUTS TO MILITARY PAY AND BENEFITS

I am disheartened to learn that the Obama Administration is looking to make deeper cuts into the pay and benefits of current military and retired military personnel. I am always appalled at the fact that the military people are always the first people congress goes after when cutting budgets. It is as if Congress has little or no empathy for the very people who put their lives on the line every day to make this the greatest country on the planet. It is as if they are looked upon as nothing but “cannon-fodder” to use and abuse at will, at the whim of Congress when it is “convenient” to do so, apparently not caring about these people and families who sacrificed so much. It is as though now that there is a consorted, intentional effort to completely dismantle not only the structure of the military, but the notion of honor that goes along with it. With the constant misuse and abuse of the military people by the Federal Government, the notion of serving in the military to serve our nation is being severely negatively impacted. You have to ask yourself, if you were a young person thinking about serving, “What is the benefit to me if I join the military”? In the past, in my era, there was a sense of honor, knowing that America stood for justice and peace, and also knowing that if you stuck with it, there would be a reward at the end, a brass ring, if you like, in the form of the benefits that military retirement brings. Take away all that, and what do you have left..? Answer, very little. Take away the pride and nobility, the barely equitable pay for volunteering to serve, and the retirement benefits, especially the medical, and you have little or no incentive left. If the people see that the Federal Government is NOT going to treat you well in the military, why join? So, with that being said, how is the military going to be able to recruit enough volunteers for service? The short answer is; they’re not. So, unless that is the plan so conscription can be reinstituted, it’s not a good idea to keep punishing the military every time there is a budget shortfall, especially when there are thousands other areas in the government that can and should be trimmed.
With all this being said, I must remind you that your election cycles will be very difficult and contentious should you decide to slight the military any further. While your cycle is not due for several years, you can bet that your party as a whole will suffer a huge loss at the polls should the Democrat Party continue to punish the military people. We are watching your votes in the House and Senate and we are watching the committee actions. Do not fool yourself, WE ARE WATCHING AND WE WILL VOTE ACCORDINGLY. You have to ask yourself; “How many military, active duty, retired and vets do I have in my State or district?” I’ll be there is a bunch..

Here is her reply I got today:

Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns about military spending. I appreciate hearing from you on this important matter, and sincerely regret the delayed response.

On March 4, 2014, President Barack Obama submitted his fiscal year 2015 budget request to Congress. This proposed budget would provide $494.6 billion to the U.S. Department of Defense for fiscal year 2015, which is about $31 billion less than last year’s requested amount. The request seeks to reduce the number of active-duty soldiers serving in the U.S. Army from 510,000 to about 450,000 by fiscal year 2019, and the number of National Guard and Reserve service members from 831,000 to 798,000. This budget would also increase TRICARE deductibles and copays in an effort to restructure and reduce the cost of military benefits.

I have concerns about the proposed cuts and increases in health care costs. I look forward to learning more about the Department of Defense’s budget proposal and its potential impact on Washington state’s military community. After a decade of war, I know that long and frequent deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan have greatly strained our state’s military families. Please be assured that I will keep your concerns in mind as the budget process continues this year.

I am profoundly grateful for the service of America’s service members and for the sacrifices they have made to defend and preserve our great nation. I will continue to work to ensure that the brave men and women of our armed forces have the essential tools and resources they need to accomplish their mission on behalf of the people of the United States. I know this is particularly important in our state, which is home to the tenth largest military population in the country. As such, we have an important responsibility to ensure that our service members and their families are provided the benefits and assistance that they so greatly deserve.

Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,
Maria Cantwell
United States Senator

 

This reply is a non reply and she goes on to further explain that they are going to raise my out of pocket health insurance costs.  Is this the kind of Senator we should re-elect or should the State of Washington recall her?  ALL her replies to me are like this and I am sick and tired of it.

 

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SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL (D) WASHINGTON STATE – VOTING RECORD. Does she represent your vision of America and Washington State?

CANTWELL MUST GO! SHE IS BAD FOR WASHINGTON AND SHE IS BAD FOR AMERICA AND SHE IS BAD FOR DEMOCRACY!

HERE is Maria Cantwell’s voting record.  She votes in lock-step with the Liberal/Progressive Dems 92% of the time.  It IS time for her to be unemployed.  Vote for Michael Baumgartner for Senate!!

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WASHINGTON STATE SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL CROWS ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, aka OBAMACARE

SHE MUST NOT GO BACK THE U.S. SENATE! Click the pic to go to her opponent and contribute to his campaign.

“Thank you for contacting me United States Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

On June 28, 2012, in the landmark decision of National Federation of Independent Business et. al. v. Health and Human Services et al., the United States Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148). The Supreme Court’s decision is an important step in upholding a law that will help drive down the cost of health care and increase access to those who don’t have coverage. Many important provisions will help reward the State of Washington for its cost-effective, outcome-based, delivery system.

Due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, people can no longer be denied insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions. The law provides small businesses tax breaks for providing health insurance. It also will help provide cheaper prescription drugs for seniors, and will permit young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26. It ends unfair penalties for Washington providers who deliver quality health care at a lower cost than other states, and it ensures Washington state’s Basic Health Plan will continue to serve as a national model for expanding access to care using bulk purchasing power. Finally, the law helps to build Washington state’s future health care workforce.

Ensuring that individuals have access to high quality affordable health care has always been a priority of mine. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I will continue to strongly advocate for increased access to quality health care, affordable health care cost, and improved efficiency of our medical delivery system.

Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,

Maria Cantwell

United States Senator”

MY COMMENTS:  After all we now know about this Obamanation of a law, this poor example of a Senator has the chutzpah to crow about it now.  She is exposing herself for all of us to see what she really is, just another Liberal/Progressive who wants to make you a servant of big government who in-turn will be telling you what kind of healthcare you will be ALLOWED to have.  She is just another tax and spend liberal who believes that raising taxes is the answer to all our ills.  As I indicated in a earlier post, she is just another career politician, who happens to be one of those terrible millionaires who doesn’t pay enough taxes, but says we should pay more but I doubt that she pays any more that she has too.  Don’t ever lose sight of the fact that the $250k they talk about as the limit, those below won’t pay more, that $250k is gross pay, not net!  So almost all small business people will get hammered.  SHE IS A DYED IN THE WOOL LIBERAL/PROGRESSIVE PERIOD!  She must be voted out of office this election!

 

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SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL (D) IS A MILLIONAIRE – HOW DID SHE GET HER WEALTH?

According to this 2011 report from Mediaite.com, Senator Maria Cantwell has done pretty well in the US Senate.  According to this report she is reportedly worth anywhere from $2 million dollars to $10 million dollars.  So, I am to surmise that Obama’s rhetoric about the evil million and billionaires, she is one of those he is talking about?  I guess so, but look at the company she has as a Millionaire.  Seems like the vast majority of the “D”s are in that catagory too.  It all seems a little schizophrenic that they spew hate about how the rich do not pay their fair share of taxes, and they are them….if you catch my point…  check out this spreadsheet with totals and averages I computed so you can make an easy comparison as to your net worth, and theirs.    If I was Michael Baumgartner, who is challenging her for her Senate seat, I would make sure that this information was used in his campaign. Oh, by the way; Check out Patty Murrays wealth too.  The “Mom in tennis shoes” seems to be doing well too, but I have a hard time believing it….Way too low when compared to her peers…..  Hey, I’m just sayin’……..

http://www.mediaite.com/online/report-nearly-half-of-congress-67-of-senate-are-millionaires/
Name chamber Party Min. Net Worth Average Net Worth Max. Net Worth
John Kerry (D-Mass) S D $181,469,521 $231,722,794 $281,976,067
Mark Warner (D-Va) S D $76,372,212 $192,730,605 $309,088,999
Herb Kohl (D-Wis) S D $88,228,026 $173,538,010 $258,847,994
Jared Polis (D-Colo) H D $57,944,127 $143,218,562 $228,492,998
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) H D $5,946,075 $101,123,032 $196,299,990
Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa) S D $61,632,019 $99,057,011 $136,482,003
Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) S D $55,073,211 $85,572,116 $116,071,021
Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) S D $55,119,731 $73,151,590 $91,183,450
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) S D $44,386,225 $69,046,622 $93,707,020
Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) H D $15,395,036 $41,210,018 $67,025,000
Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) H D $7,796,017 $28,605,505 $49,414,994
Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) S D $17,900,212 $26,511,109 $35,122,006
Kay R. Hagan (D-NC) S D $3,139,633 $18,750,305 $34,360,977
Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn) H D $5,844,020 $16,626,008 $27,407,996
Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) S D $10,276,123 $16,597,062 $22,918,001
Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) S D $6,895,272 $16,251,135 $25,606,999
Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) H D $8,276,090 $15,008,544 $21,740,999
Shelley Berkley (D-Nev) H D $7,236,882 $13,662,359 $20,087,837
Jackie Speier (D-Calif) H D $4,506,072 $12,517,035 $20,527,999
Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo) S D $4,986,027 $12,225,513 $19,465,000
Ben Nelson (D-Neb) S D $6,562,096 $10,180,548 $13,799,001
John A. Yarmuth (D-Ky) H D $2,851,010 $9,608,004 $16,364,999
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) S D $3,475,226 $8,883,112 $14,290,999
Al Franken (D-Minn) S D $4,554,050 $8,747,525 $12,941,000
Jim Cooper (D-Tenn) H D $3,712,040 $7,472,020 $11,232,000
Joe Manchin (D-WVa) S D $3,697,087 $7,177,543 $10,658,000
John Garamendi (D-Calif) H D $1,922,009 $6,948,503 $11,974,997
Ron Wyden (D-Ore) S D $5,734,033 $6,847,018 $7,960,004
Harry Reid (D-Nev) S D $3,302,053 $6,806,026 $10,309,999
Kurt Schrader (D-Ore) H D $3,922,063 $6,401,531 $8,881,000
Heath Shuler (D-NC) H D $1,839,026 $6,275,511 $10,711,997
Maria Cantwell (D-Wash) S D $2,037,012 $6,163,505 $10,289,999
James Webb (D-Va) S D $1,313,190 $6,131,593 $10,949,997
Chris Coons (D-Del) S D $3,021,182 $5,281,178 $7,541,174
Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore) H D $2,458,047 $4,924,520 $7,390,993
Tom Carper (D-Del) S D $2,058,157 $4,607,078 $7,155,999
Niki Tsongas (D-Mass) H D $1,252,045 $4,566,021 $7,879,998
Al Green (D-Texas) H D $1,665,011 $4,532,505 $7,399,999
William R. Keating (D-Mass) H D $1,678,053 $4,415,026 $7,152,000
Peter Welch (D-Vt) H D $2,287,107 $4,396,553 $6,506,000
Jim Himes (D-Conn) H D $2,603,051 $4,324,025 $6,045,000
Pete Stark (D-Calif) H D ($19,177,982) $3,963,507 $27,104,997
Bill Nelson (D-Fla) S D $1,480,007 $3,765,503 $6,051,000
John Barrow (D-Ga) H D $1,501,003 $3,758,001 $6,015,000
Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) H D $1,678,161 $3,753,658 $5,829,156
Jim Costa (D-Calif) H D $869,009 $3,614,503 $6,359,998
Steven R. Rothman (D-NJ) H D $1,920,058 $3,485,529 $5,051,000
Ben Cardin (D-Md) S D $1,900,080 $3,477,540 $5,055,000
Barbara Boxer (D-Calif) S D $1,267,008 $3,449,004 $5,631,000
Bill Pascrell Jr (D-NJ) H D $2,026,041 $3,386,520 $4,747,000
Bill Owens (D-NY) H D $1,985,032 $3,306,015 $4,626,999
John D. Dingell (D-Mich) H D $1,656,093 $3,250,546 $4,845,000
Barney Frank (D-Mass) H D $1,903,069 $3,236,534 $4,570,000
Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) S D $1,968,020 $3,186,509 $4,404,999
James P. McGovern (D-Mass) H D $602,012 $2,853,505 $5,104,999
Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa) H D $1,699,042 $2,830,021 $3,961,000
Mary L. Landrieu (D-La) S D $2,031,021 $2,685,511 $3,340,001
David Price (D-NC) H D $1,369,078 $2,665,539 $3,962,000
Stephen Ira Cohen (D-Tenn) H D $1,344,074 $2,589,537 $3,835,000
Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) S D $479,021 $2,579,507 $4,679,993
Tom Udall (D-NM) S D $1,511,036 $2,551,518 $3,592,000
Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif) H D $252,003 $2,466,000 $4,679,998
Kent Conrad (D-ND) S D $1,447,043 $2,454,021 $3,461,000
Nick Rahall (D-WVa) H D $1,923,383 $2,445,377 $2,967,372
Gary Peters (D-Mich) H D $797,165 $2,420,582 $4,043,999
Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) H D $1,464,018 $2,387,009 $3,310,000
Susan A. Davis (D-Calif) H D $1,302,051 $2,383,525 $3,464,999
Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) H D $1,350,034 $2,362,516 $3,374,999
Mark Begich (D-Alaska) S D $96,052 $2,272,023 $4,447,995
Sam Farr (D-Calif) H D $1,319,021 $2,114,510 $2,910,000
Peter DeFazio (D-Ore) H D $1,067,020 $2,104,008 $3,140,996
Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill) H D $1,043,059 $2,045,029 $3,047,000
Gerry Connolly (D-Va) H D $998,048 $2,001,523 $3,004,998
Jim Langevin (D-RI) H D $696,026 $1,988,011 $3,279,997
Joe Lieberman (D-Conn) S D $907,082 $1,981,541 $3,056,000
Judy Chu (D-Calif) H D $1,099,025 $1,917,012 $2,735,000
Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) H D $1,061,013 $1,888,506 $2,715,999
Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md) H D $1,035,044 $1,855,522 $2,676,000
Sander Levin (D-Mich) H D $1,497,127 $1,846,624 $2,196,122
Anna Eshoo (D-Calif) H D $1,116,011 $1,841,505 $2,567,000
Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill) H D $1,053,014 $1,774,507 $2,496,000
Dan Boren (D-Okla) H D $925,018 $1,768,008 $2,610,998
G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) H D $1,158,645 $1,759,135 $2,359,625
Brad Sherman (D-Calif) H D $499,019 $1,731,008 $2,962,998
Mike Thompson (D-Calif) H D $846,010 $1,730,504 $2,614,999
Carl Levin (D-Mich) S D $1,029,016 $1,694,508 $2,360,000
Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) S D $530,026 $1,640,511 $2,750,996
Robert A. Brady (D-Pa) H D $1,080,007 $1,640,503 $2,201,000
Xavier Becerra (D-Calif) H D $611,059 $1,588,528 $2,565,998
Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif) H D $796,036 $1,555,518 $2,315,000
Rush Holt (D-NJ) H D $146,014 $1,531,005 $2,915,997
Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) H D $868,025 $1,494,512 $2,121,000
Doris O. Matsui (D-Calif) H D $824,021 $1,467,010 $2,110,000
Mark Udall (D-Colo) S D $685,048 $1,405,524 $2,126,000
Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla) H D $813,012 $1,329,006 $1,845,000
Timothy H. Bishop (D-NY) H D $851,005 $1,283,002 $1,715,000
Diana DeGette (D-Colo) H D $724,025 $1,267,012 $1,810,000
Michael E. Capuano (D-Mass) H D $261,028 $1,262,011 $2,262,995
Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) H D $719,019 $1,252,009 $1,785,000
Pete Visclosky (D-Ind) H D $664,024 $1,225,012 $1,786,000
Howard L. Berman (D-Calif) H D $1,139,171 $1,181,670 $1,224,169
Kathy Castor (D-Fla) H D $575,035 $1,164,017 $1,753,000
Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif) H D $625,020 $1,150,510 $1,676,000
Jon Tester (D-Mont) S D $752,004 $1,141,002 $1,530,000
John W. Olver (D-Mass) H D $604,018 $1,119,509 $1,635,000
Dick Durbin (D-Ill) S D $999,551 $1,099,550 $1,199,549
Ed Pastor (D-Ariz) H D $614,012 $1,072,005 $1,529,998
Leonard L. Boswell (D-Iowa) H D $650,003 $1,067,501 $1,484,999
Adam Schiff (D-Calif) H D $544,032 $1,052,016 $1,560,000
Maxine Waters (D-Calif) H D ($3,495,980) $1,013,009 $5,521,998
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) S D $631,006 $998,003 $1,365,000
Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) S D $619,008 $990,504 $1,362,000
Edwin G. Perlmutter (D-Colo) H D $513,038 $967,519 $1,422,000
David N. Cicilline (D-RI) H D $502,004 $966,001 $1,429,999
Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif) H D $519,024 $964,512 $1,410,000
Jim Matheson (D-Utah) H D $543,025 $956,512 $1,370,000
Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) H D $470,014 $935,005 $1,399,997
Patty Murray (D-Wash) S D $513,018 $916,509 $1,320,000
Ron Kind (D-Wis) H D $202,024 $909,510 $1,616,997
Melvin L. Watt (D-NC) H D $399,043 $905,021 $1,411,000
Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo) H D $498,013 $891,506 $1,285,000
Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz) H D $291,035 $865,516 $1,439,998
Gary Ackerman (D-NY) H D $457,022 $862,510 $1,267,999
Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) S D $472,019 $851,009 $1,230,000
Tim Johnson (D-SD) S D $372,035 $828,017 $1,284,000
Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md) H D ($243,990) $815,502 $1,874,994
Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) H D $436,018 $800,509 $1,165,000
Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss) H D $370,026 $773,013 $1,176,000
Jim McDermott (D-Wash) H D $729,258 $767,756 $806,254
Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) H D $458,012 $764,006 $1,070,000
Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) H D $500,001 $750,000 $1,000,000
Bob Filner (D-Calif) H D $353,017 $742,008 $1,130,999
Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) S D $435,010 $730,005 $1,025,000
Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) S D $345,029 $724,514 $1,104,000
Norm Dicks (D-Wash) H D $432,007 $706,003 $980,000
George Miller (D-Calif) H D $259,013 $668,006 $1,076,999
Ben Chandler (D-Ky) H D $377,013 $654,006 $931,000
Mike Honda (D-Calif) H D $369,010 $639,505 $910,000
John F. Tierney (D-Mass) H D $331,015 $636,007 $941,000
Ted Deutch (D-Fla) H D $345,015 $635,007 $925,000
Donald M. Payne (D-NJ) H D $181,014 $628,006 $1,074,998
Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass) H D $6,009 $623,503 $1,240,998
Betty Sue Sutton (D-Ohio) H D $328,023 $613,511 $899,000
Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich) H D $346,009 $606,004 $866,000
Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) H D $33,011 $589,004 $1,144,998
Jack Reed (D-RI) S D $196,042 $568,521 $941,000
Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis) H D $169,006 $564,502 $959,998
Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ) H D $299,010 $547,504 $795,999
Tim Holden (D-Pa) H D $290,020 $547,010 $804,000
Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) H D $303,017 $537,008 $771,000
Mike Michaud (D-Maine) H D $253,022 $524,011 $795,000
Gene Green (D-Texas) H D $295,006 $522,503 $750,000
John Carney (D-Del) H D $185,031 $517,515 $850,000
John Sarbanes (D-Md) H D $260,014 $517,507 $775,000
Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif) H D $271,013 $501,006 $731,000
David Loebsack (D-Iowa) H D $228,017 $499,008 $770,000
Mark Critz (D-Pa) H D $235,017 $492,508 $750,000
Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif) H D $276,011 $490,505 $705,000
Frank Pallone Jr (D-NJ) H D $22,052 $473,525 $924,998
Danny K. Davis (D-Ill) H D $282,014 $460,507 $639,000
Karen Bass (D-Calif) H D $265,005 $458,002 $651,000
Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) H D $206,016 $435,508 $665,000
Robert Menendez (D-NJ) S D $217,005 $423,502 $629,999
Adam Smith (D-Wash) H D $190,015 $407,507 $625,000
Barbara Lee (D-Calif) H D $252,006 $392,503 $533,000
Rick Larsen (D-Wash) H D $155,023 $390,511 $626,000
James E. Clyburn (D-SC) H D $220,772 $388,267 $555,763
David Scott (D-Ga) H D ($248,997) $383,001 $1,014,999
Joe Courtney (D-Conn) H D $133,021 $364,010 $595,000
Bob Casey (D-Pa) S D $159,019 $361,009 $563,000
Jerry F. Costello (D-Ill) H D $195,005 $347,502 $500,000
Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md) S D $156,016 $336,508 $517,000
Russ Carnahan (D-Mo) H D $151,003 $328,001 $504,999
Jay Inslee (D-Wash) H D $106,023 $323,511 $541,000
Hansen Clarke (D-Mich) H D $163,009 $304,004 $445,000
Mike Ross (D-Ark) H D $128,010 $304,004 $479,999
Chris Van Hollen (D-Md) H D $148,007 $296,503 $445,000
John B. Larson (D-Conn) H D $135,008 $280,004 $425,000
Jason Altmire (D-Pa) H D $149,009 $279,504 $410,000
Jesse Jackson Jr (D-Ill) H D $111,015 $276,507 $442,000
Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn) H D $136,010 $263,005 $390,000
Chaka Fattah (D-Pa) H D $150,002 $250,001 $350,000
Brad Miller (D-NC) H D $42,028 $248,514 $455,000
Timothy J. Walz (D-Minn) H D ($102,992) $247,502 $597,996
Edolphus Towns (D-NY) H D ($290,985) $239,506 $769,997
Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill) H D $12,025 $223,012 $433,999
Linda Sanchez (D-Calif) H D ($243,978) $218,009 $679,997
Joseph Crowley (D-NY) H D $32,019 $211,009 $389,999
Robert C. Scott (D-Va) H D ($352,944) $209,025 $770,995
Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) H D $68,005 $199,002 $329,999
Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) H D $102,004 $191,502 $281,000
Albio Sires (D-NJ) H D $97,006 $188,503 $280,000
Mike Doyle (D-Pa) H D $15,003 $175,000 $334,998
Joe Donnelly (D-Ind) H D $76,010 $174,005 $272,000
Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz) H D $37,010 $163,504 $289,999
Brian M. Higgins (D-NY) H D $16,011 $146,005 $275,999
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) S D $49,007 $129,503 $210,000
Richard E. Neal (D-Mass) H D $67,010 $126,505 $186,000
Mike McIntyre (D-NC) H D $67,006 $124,503 $182,000
Lois Capps (D-Calif) H D ($3,974,987) $113,006 $4,200,999
Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) H D $35,007 $105,003 $175,000
Larry Kissell (D-NC) H D ($6,991) $94,004 $194,999
Christopher S. Murphy (D-Conn) H D ($28,992) $90,503 $209,998
Betty McCollum (D-Minn) H D $11,011 $88,005 $165,000
Max Baucus (D-Mont) S D $10,010 $85,005 $160,000
John Lewis (D-Ga) H D $9,009 $72,004 $135,000
Martin Heinrich (D-NM) H D $19,015 $69,507 $120,000
Charlie A. Gonzalez (D-Texas) H D ($163,995) $58,501 $280,998
Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md) H D $18,005 $57,002 $96,000
Mike Quigley (D-Ill) H D ($34,998) $42,500 $119,998
Ben R. Lujan (D-NM) H D $16,002 $40,501 $65,000
Gwen Moore (D-Wis) H D $5,005 $40,002 $75,000
Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio) H D $4,007 $33,503 $63,000
Jose E. Serrano (D-NY) H D $15,001 $32,500 $50,000
William L. Clay Jr (D-Mo) H D $4,004 $32,002 $60,000
Donna Edwards (D-Md) H D $16,423 $30,921 $45,420
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) H D $1,002 $28,001 $55,000
Joe Baca (D-Calif) H D $3,004 $24,502 $46,000
Cedric L. Richmond (D-La) H D ($48,996) $19,001 $86,998
Jerry McNerney (D-Calif) H D $1,003 $9,001 $17,000
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) H D $1,002 $8,501 $16,000
Mark Pryor (D-Ark) S D $1,001 $8,500 $16,000
Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) H D $1,001 $8,000 $15,000
Paul Tonko (D-NY) H D $1,001 $8,000 $15,000
Corrine Brown (D-Fla) H D ($12,998) $3,501 $20,000
Hank Johnson (D-Ga) H D $0 $0 $0
Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) H D $0 $0 $0
Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill) H D $0 $0 $0
Jim Moran (D-Va) H D $0 $0 $0
Keith Ellison (D-Minn) H D ($47,994) ($14,497) $18,999
Andre Carson (D-Ind) H D ($82,996) ($25,998) $30,999
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla) H D ($289,989) ($27,496) $234,997
Deborah Ann Stabenow (D-Mich) S D ($50,000) ($32,500) ($15,001)
Steve Israel (D-NY) H D ($134,998) ($55,000) $24,998
Grace Napolitano (D-Calif) H D ($448,997) ($91,999) $264,998
John Conyers Jr (D-Mich) H D ($199,999) ($120,001) ($40,003)
Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY) H D ($4,248,997) ($146,999) $3,954,998
Sanford D. Bishop Jr (D-Ga) H D ($430,990) ($159,496) $111,998
Terri Sewell (D-Ala) H D ($851,983) ($173,493) $504,996
Laura Richardson (D-Calif) H D ($1,230,988) ($383,496) $463,996
Ruben Hinojosa (D-Texas) H D ($5,110,972) ($2,500,488) $109,996
Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla) H D ($7,348,999) ($4,732,002) ($2,115,006)
totals $824,280,165 $1,707,419,416 $2,590,558,777 $1,707,419,453
Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) S I ($56,988) $429,004 $914,996
Darrell Issa (R-Calif) H R $195,400,035 $448,125,017 $700,850,000
Michael McCaul (R-Texas) H R $258,618,051 $380,411,527 $502,205,003
Vernon Buchanan (R-Fla) H R ($50,724,701) $136,152,641 $323,029,983
Bob Corker (R-Tenn) S R $11,679,048 $59,550,022 $107,420,996
James E. Risch (R-Idaho) S R $19,454,055 $54,088,026 $88,721,997
Kenny Marchant (R-Texas) H R $28,276,794 $49,340,275 $70,403,757
Gary Miller (R-Calif) H R $17,454,056 $46,008,028 $74,562,000
Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) H R $20,350,188 $42,900,594 $65,451,000
James B. Renacci (R-Ohio) H R $32,345,756 $42,060,709 $51,775,662
Mike Kelly (R-Pa) H R $7,903,037 $34,612,518 $61,321,999
Trent Franks (R-Ariz) H R $11,600,005 $33,925,002 $56,250,000
Richard A. Berg (R-ND) H R $12,146,147 $33,562,590 $54,979,033
Diane Lynn Black (R-Tenn) H R ($7,315,946) $31,272,522 $69,860,990
Tom Petri (R-Wis) H R $10,346,025 $28,106,012 $45,865,999
Richard L Hanna (R-NY) H R $13,725,124 $27,837,562 $41,950,000
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) S R $9,839,049 $27,213,024 $44,587,000
Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) H R $11,188,102 $26,654,549 $42,120,996
Ron Johnson (R-Wis) S R $8,181,014 $22,949,507 $37,718,000
Steve Pearce (R-NM) H R $8,033,014 $22,639,007 $37,245,000
Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) S R $9,651,050 $22,538,024 $35,424,999
Scott Rigell (R-Va) H R $7,819,054 $21,969,526 $36,119,998
John Hoeven (R-ND) S R ($12,073,898) $21,622,050 $55,317,999
John Campbell (R-Calif) H R $8,438,067 $20,731,033 $33,024,000
Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) S R $9,426,053 $19,348,026 $29,270,000
F. James Sensenbrenner Jr (R-Wis) H R $15,678,876 $18,730,850 $21,782,825
Fred Upton (R-Mich) H R $7,762,217 $16,288,608 $24,814,999
John McCain (R-Ariz) S R $9,249,289 $16,017,639 $22,785,990
Nan Hayworth (R-NY) H R $9,347,241 $15,905,120 $22,463,000
Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) S R $6,224,066 $15,842,033 $25,460,000
Cynthia Marie Lummis (R-Wyo) H R $5,551,023 $14,822,011 $24,092,999
Tom Price (R-Ga) H R $9,469,876 $12,204,367 $14,938,858
Johnny Isakson (R-Ga) S R $6,440,115 $11,975,057 $17,509,999
Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) H R $5,172,075 $11,553,036 $17,933,997
James M. Inhofe (R-Okla) S R $5,100,056 $11,288,027 $17,475,999
John Fleming (R-La) H R $2,655,824 $10,172,792 $17,689,760
Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo) H R $3,154,027 $8,894,512 $14,634,997
Rob Portman (R-Ohio) S R $1,325,069 $8,804,534 $16,283,999
David B. McKinley (R-WVa) H R $4,444,076 $8,777,538 $13,111,000
David Dreier (R-Calif) H R $4,212,087 $8,496,043 $12,780,000
Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) S R $4,927,043 $8,341,022 $11,755,002
Jeffrey M. Landry (R-La) H R $3,326,016 $8,205,506 $13,084,997
William Flores (R-Texas) H R $3,220,016 $7,924,008 $12,628,000
Wally Herger (R-Calif) H R $2,956,018 $7,535,509 $12,115,000
Dave Camp (R-Mich) H R $4,199,146 $7,292,073 $10,385,000
Jon Runyan (R-NJ) H R $3,481,018 $7,053,008 $10,624,998
Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) H R $3,283,053 $6,765,026 $10,247,000
Scott Tipton (R-Colo) H R $2,918,074 $6,506,537 $10,095,000
Charles Bass (R-NH) H R $3,164,021 $6,438,010 $9,712,000
John L. Mica (R-Fla) H R $3,201,011 $6,401,005 $9,600,999
David Schweikert (R-Ariz) H R $1,480,029 $6,165,011 $10,849,994
Dennis Ross (R-Fla) H R $1,990,008 $6,137,503 $10,284,998
Virginia Foxx (R-NC) H R $2,755,037 $5,928,518 $9,102,000
John A. Barrasso (R-Wyo) S R $2,713,015 $5,730,007 $8,747,000
Daniel J. Benishek (R-Mich) H R $3,335,080 $5,645,540 $7,956,000
Judy Biggert (R-Ill) H R $2,147,063 $5,638,531 $9,129,999
Eric Cantor (R-Va) H R $2,893,110 $5,471,054 $8,048,999
Cliff Stearns (R-Fla) H R $2,018,033 $5,458,014 $8,897,996
Roscoe G. Bartlett (R-Md) H R $2,432,016 $5,306,008 $8,180,000
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) S R $3,082,081 $5,243,540 $7,405,000
Mike Conaway (R-Texas) H R $2,844,117 $5,080,558 $7,317,000
Tom Latham (R-Iowa) H R $2,297,428 $5,025,421 $7,753,415
Denny Rehberg (R-Mont) H R ($2,152,987) $4,988,504 $12,129,996
Phil Gingrey (R-Ga) H R $2,410,035 $4,960,015 $7,509,996
Michael O. Johanns (R-Neb) S R $3,008,038 $4,941,519 $6,875,000
Daniel R. Coats (R-Ind) S R $2,817,054 $4,827,527 $6,838,000
Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla) H R $1,899,018 $4,479,509 $7,060,000
Pete Sessions (R-Texas) H R $2,657,050 $4,420,525 $6,184,000
John Boehner (R-Ohio) H R $2,099,107 $4,092,053 $6,085,000
Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) S R $2,195,097 $3,962,048 $5,729,000
Lamar Smith (R-Texas) H R $2,086,120 $3,925,560 $5,765,000
John Michael “Mick” Mulvaney (R-SC) H R $1,514,081 $3,912,539 $6,310,997
Ken Calvert (R-Calif) H R ($1,899,989) $3,900,002 $9,699,994
Robert B. Aderholt (R-Ala) H R $1,491,019 $3,879,009 $6,267,000
Reid Ribble (R-Wis) H R $833,072 $3,845,064 $6,857,056
Tom Rooney (R-Fla) H R $1,365,008 $3,784,003 $6,202,999
Tom Cole (R-Okla) H R $2,039,077 $3,737,538 $5,436,000
Roy Blunt (R-Mo) S R $1,075,021 $3,717,509 $6,359,998
Leonard Lance (R-NJ) H R $2,216,060 $3,706,030 $5,196,000
Hal Rogers (R-Ky) H R $1,624,344 $3,683,841 $5,743,339
Ron Paul (R) H R $1,939,039 $3,576,519 $5,213,999
Robert Dold (R-Ill) H R $696,022 $3,545,509 $6,394,996
Tim Scott (R-SC) H R $915,004 $3,432,500 $5,949,997
Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo) H R ($2,784,995) $3,407,501 $9,599,998
John Boozman (R-Ark) S R $713,011 $3,405,505 $6,097,999
Jo Bonner (R-Ala) H R $1,075,022 $3,402,509 $5,729,997
Jack Kingston (R-Ga) H R $2,725,768 $3,357,262 $3,988,757
Pat Toomey (R-Pa) S R $1,750,070 $3,250,534 $4,750,999
Jeff Denham (R-Calif) H R $1,000,002 $3,200,000 $5,399,999
Tom Coburn (R-Okla) S R $1,039,236 $3,191,118 $5,343,000
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) S R $1,654,082 $3,182,541 $4,711,000
Greg Walden (R-Ore) H R $1,804,033 $2,957,016 $4,110,000
Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY) H R $601,004 $2,850,501 $5,099,998
Steve Southerland (R-Fla) H R $500,004 $2,826,001 $5,151,998
Ed Whitfield (R-Ky) H R $1,479,047 $2,794,523 $4,109,999
Andy Harris (R-Md) H R $1,525,050 $2,787,525 $4,050,000
J. Randy Forbes (R-Va) H R ($12,690) $2,749,302 $5,511,295
Charles J. Fleischmann (R-Tenn) H R $2,098,812 $2,723,807 $3,348,803
John Carter (R-Texas) H R $415,002 $2,617,499 $4,819,996
Phil Roe (R-Tenn) H R $2,151,381 $2,611,376 $3,071,372
Dean Heller (R-Nev) S R $2,274,118 $2,426,114 $2,578,110
Billy Long (R-Mo) H R $461,037 $2,406,516 $4,351,996
Tom Graves (R-Ga) H R $1,508,015 $2,339,007 $3,170,000
Robert E. Latta (R-Ohio) H R $1,345,035 $2,298,017 $3,251,000
Mike D. Rogers (R-Ala) H R $1,370,018 $2,252,508 $3,134,999
Thad Cochran (R-Miss) S R $974,079 $2,100,539 $3,227,000
Paul Ryan (R-Wis) H R $927,100 $2,067,050 $3,207,000
Howard Coble (R-NC) H R $1,282,073 $2,046,052 $2,810,031
Bill Cassidy (R-La) H R $850,054 $1,972,526 $3,094,999
Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) H R $1,515,342 $1,924,838 $2,334,334
Michael Burgess (R-Texas) H R $926,085 $1,903,542 $2,880,999
Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) H R $1,087,045 $1,884,522 $2,682,000
Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) H R $1,063,025 $1,841,512 $2,620,000
Dan Burton (R-Ind) H R $1,118,019 $1,819,009 $2,520,000
Austin Scott (R-Ga) H R $1,173,882 $1,814,872 $2,455,863
Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) H R $912,018 $1,783,508 $2,654,998
Shelley Moore Capito (R-WVa) H R $506,060 $1,732,028 $2,957,997
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) S R $897,040 $1,669,020 $2,441,000
David Vitter (R-La) S R $801,061 $1,640,530 $2,480,000
Timothy V. Johnson (R-Ill) H R $942,030 $1,636,015 $2,330,000
Elton Gallegly (R-Calif) H R $262,021 $1,633,509 $3,004,997
Richard Burr (R-NC) S R $981,085 $1,584,080 $2,187,075
Scott P. Brown (R-Mass) S R $835,106 $1,542,594 $2,250,082
Pete Olson (R-Texas) H R $709,034 $1,397,017 $2,085,000
Chip Cravaack (R-Minn) H R $843,018 $1,394,009 $1,945,000
Louis J. Barletta (R-Pa) H R $169,105 $1,391,551 $2,613,998
Charles W. Boustany Jr (R-La) H R $1,053,449 $1,384,945 $1,716,441
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash) H R $421,020 $1,338,009 $2,254,998
Patrick J. Tiberi (R-Ohio) H R $608,033 $1,332,015 $2,055,998
Larry D. Bucshon (R-Ind) H R $646,052 $1,318,526 $1,991,000
Tom Reed (R-NY) H R $784,011 $1,297,505 $1,810,999
Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) H R $533,041 $1,296,519 $2,059,998
Brian P. Bilbray (R-Calif) H R $1,111,014 $1,272,509 $1,434,004
Bill Shuster (R-Pa) H R $674,033 $1,214,516 $1,755,000
Mike Enzi (R-Wyo) S R $440,067 $1,159,033 $1,878,000
Candice S. Miller (R-Mich) H R $632,022 $1,157,011 $1,682,000
Ralph M. Hall (R-Texas) H R $750,006 $1,150,003 $1,550,000
Steven Palazzo (R-Miss) H R $462,023 $1,126,010 $1,789,998
Sam Graves (R-Mo) H R $515,013 $1,108,005 $1,700,998
Mike Coffman (R-Colo) H R $400,007 $1,075,002 $1,749,998
Peter Roskam (R-Ill) H R $491,046 $1,040,523 $1,590,000
Bobby Schilling (R-Ill) H R $487,008 $988,503 $1,489,998
Paul Gosar (R-Ariz) H R $515,003 $982,501 $1,449,999
Doc Hastings (R-Wash) H R $589,013 $962,006 $1,335,000
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla) H R $604,008 $957,504 $1,311,000
Lindsey Graham (R-SC) S R $489,790 $881,786 $1,273,783
Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) H R $431,038 $877,019 $1,323,000
Jeff Duncan (R-SC) H R $338,018 $864,507 $1,390,996
Kelly A. Ayotte (R-NH) S R $422,014 $863,506 $1,304,998
Connie Mack (R-Fla) H R ($3,927) $856,036 $1,715,999
Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif) H R ($4,928) $848,035 $1,700,999
Ben Quayle (R-Ariz) H R $138,089 $846,544 $1,554,999
Pat Roberts (R-Kan) S R ($472,951) $845,022 $2,162,996
Don Young (R-Alaska) H R $480,007 $840,003 $1,200,000
Don Manzullo (R-Ill) H R $466,008 $828,503 $1,190,999
Joe Wilson (R-SC) H R ($322,988) $796,003 $1,914,994
Spencer Bachus (R-Ala) H R $452,010 $785,504 $1,118,999
Francisco Canseco (R-Texas) H R $49,037 $784,517 $1,519,998
Michael R. Turner (R-Ohio) H R $219,071 $780,535 $1,342,000
Rand Paul (R-Ky) S R $278,019 $774,009 $1,269,999
Tim Murphy (R-Pa) H R $249,055 $768,027 $1,287,000
Jerry Moran (R-Kan) S R $385,018 $768,009 $1,151,000
Frank A. LoBiondo (R-NJ) H R $318,013 $758,506 $1,198,999
Mo Brooks (R-Ala) H R $285,047 $755,023 $1,225,000
Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) S R $241,167 $722,664 $1,204,161
Richard B. Nugent (R-Fla) H R $253,005 $709,001 $1,164,997
Thaddeus G. McCotter (R-Mich) H R $312,036 $677,018 $1,042,000
Jon L. Kyl (R-Ariz) S R $645,238 $676,736 $708,235
Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind) S R $283,019 $670,508 $1,057,998
Frank D. Lucas (R-Okla) H R ($213,988) $650,501 $1,514,991
Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) H R $282,030 $643,515 $1,005,000
Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss) H R $364,010 $612,005 $860,000
John M. Shimkus (R-Ill) H R $49,010 $589,503 $1,129,997
Paul Broun Jr (R-Ga) H R $309,018 $584,509 $860,000
Steven Brett Guthrie (R-Ky) H R $294,030 $582,015 $870,000
Justin Amash (R-Mich) H R ($23,982) $568,007 $1,159,997
Joe Heck (R-Nev) H R $278,010 $561,504 $844,999
Bill Huizenga (R-Mich) H R $172,015 $560,007 $947,999
Michael Grimm (R-NY) H R $50,003 $560,000 $1,069,997
Kevin Brady (R-Texas) H R $242,030 $551,515 $861,000
Kay Granger (R-Texas) H R ($228,982) $548,007 $1,324,996
Joe Pitts (R-Pa) H R $332,006 $531,003 $730,000
Bill Posey (R-Fla) H R $134,012 $523,005 $911,999
Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) H R $39,014 $513,006 $986,999
Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan) H R $195,027 $510,013 $825,000
Scott Eugene Desjarlais (R-Tenn) H R $153,009 $501,502 $849,996
Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo) H R $121,010 $490,503 $859,996
Steven C. LaTourette (R-Ohio) H R $316,004 $490,502 $665,000
Erik Paulsen (R-Minn) H R $170,034 $487,017 $804,000
Martha Roby (R-Ala) H R $169,023 $482,511 $795,999
Todd Rokita (R-Ind) H R ($130,966) $478,515 $1,087,996
Frank R. Wolf (R-Va) H R $430,779 $472,776 $514,773
John Kline (R-Minn) H R $251,013 $471,006 $691,000
Glenn Thompson (R-Pa) H R $250,004 $467,501 $684,999
Rodney Alexander (R-La) H R $266,005 $465,502 $665,000
Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla) H R $88,033 $454,016 $819,999
Lee Terry (R-Neb) H R $122,040 $452,020 $782,000
Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) H R $118,053 $450,026 $782,000
Daniel Webster (R-Fla) H R $221,009 $430,504 $640,000
John Thune (R-SD) S R $170,023 $423,011 $676,000
Charlie Dent (R-Pa) H R $133,047 $420,023 $707,000
Patrick McHenry (R-NC) H R ($3,985) $418,006 $839,998
John J. Duncan Jr (R-Tenn) H R $169,022 $414,511 $660,000
Rob Wittman (R-Va) H R $195,014 $405,007 $615,000
John Cornyn (R-Texas) S R $153,014 $392,506 $631,999
Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) H R $238,004 $386,502 $535,000
Marco Rubio (R-Fla) S R ($75,987) $379,505 $834,998
Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif) H R $1 $375,000 $749,999
Rob Woodall (R-Ga) H R $217,006 $373,503 $530,000
Dave Reichert (R-Wash) H R $178,009 $361,504 $545,000
Scott Garrett (R-NJ) H R $188,014 $354,507 $521,000
Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) H R $128,023 $349,011 $570,000
Ed Royce (R-Calif) H R $154,014 $345,007 $536,000
Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga) S R $164,009 $337,504 $511,000
John Culberson (R-Texas) H R $185,002 $337,501 $490,000
Adrian Smith (R-Neb) H R $125,013 $330,006 $534,999
Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) H R $114,016 $299,508 $485,000
Lynn A. Westmoreland (R-Ga) H R ($3,947,995) $291,001 $4,529,998
Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan) H R $114,015 $287,007 $460,000
Mike Pompeo (R-Kan) H R $66,028 $267,514 $469,000
Mike Rogers (R-Mich) H R $136,011 $263,505 $391,000
Steve Womack (R-Ark) H R $122,009 $263,504 $405,000
Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R-Pa) H R $151,003 $258,001 $365,000
Devin Nunes (R-Calif) H R $151,003 $258,001 $365,000
Jeffrey Lane Fortenberry (R-Neb) H R ($394,992) $257,503 $909,998
Patrick L. Meehan (R-Pa) H R $75,019 $250,009 $425,000
Susan Collins (R-Maine) S R $145,005 $247,502 $350,000
Frank Guinta (R-NH) H R ($457,982) $246,007 $949,996
James D. Jordan (R-Ohio) H R $119,008 $240,504 $362,000
Steven A. King (R-Iowa) H R $130,003 $240,001 $350,000
Steve C. Austria (R-Ohio) H R $107,008 $231,004 $355,000
Tim Walberg (R-Mich) H R $50,023 $225,511 $401,000
Walter B. Jones Jr (R-NC) H R $117,006 $224,503 $332,000
Jeff Miller (R-Fla) H R ($192,994) $223,501 $639,997
James Lankford (R-Okla) H R $60,018 $217,509 $375,000
Morgan Griffith (R-Va) H R ($12,997) $203,501 $419,999
Jerry Lewis (R-Calif) H R $195,000 $195,000 $195,000
Allen B. West (R-Fla) H R ($102,992) $176,003 $454,998
John Sullivan (R-Okla) H R $100,001 $175,000 $250,000
Chris Gibson (R-NY) H R $100,001 $175,000 $250,000
Sue Myrick (R-NC) H R $14,009 $162,004 $309,999
Todd Akin (R-Mo) H R $31,017 $160,508 $290,000
Rick Crawford (R-Ark) H R $101,003 $158,001 $215,000
Pete King (R-NY) H R $101,003 $158,001 $215,000
Gregg Harper (R-Miss) H R ($148,996) $158,001 $464,999
Jim Gerlach (R-Pa) H R $63,007 $154,003 $245,000
Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill) H R $50,008 $137,504 $225,000
Ted Poe (R-Texas) H R ($21,985) $136,507 $294,999
Roger Wicker (R-Miss) S R ($670,980) $133,008 $936,997
Douglas L. Lamborn (R-Colo) H R $49,007 $129,503 $210,000
Howard P. (Buck) Mckeon (R-Calif) H R $50,002 $117,500 $184,999
C. W. Bill Young (R-Fla) H R $66,003 $115,501 $165,000
Cory Gardner (R-Colo) H R ($10,987) $105,506 $221,999
Geoff Davis (R-Ky) H R $46,004 $105,502 $165,000
Aaron Schock (R-Ill) H R ($916,584) $100,913 $1,118,411
Robert Hurt (R-Va) H R $18,005 $99,002 $179,999
Mike Pence (R-Ind) H R $11,015 $90,007 $169,000
Mark Kirk (R-Ill) S R $33,005 $89,002 $145,000
Todd Platts (R-Pa) H R $21,014 $84,007 $147,000
Joe Barton (R-Texas) H R $32,004 $81,002 $130,000
Tom Marino (R-Pa) H R ($366,518) $75,478 $517,474
Todd Young (R-Ind) H R ($4,997) $65,001 $134,999
Jeff Flake (R-Ariz) H R ($219,997) $65,001 $349,999
Tom McClintock (R-Calif) H R $19,005 $64,502 $110,000
Trey Gowdy (R-SC) H R ($231,995) $56,502 $344,999
Sam Johnson (R-Texas) H R $17,003 $48,501 $80,000
Chris Smith (R-NJ) H R $45,967 $45,967 $45,967
James W. DeMint (R-SC) S R $16,002 $40,501 $65,000
Rob Bishop (R-Utah) H R $16,002 $40,501 $65,000
Dan Lungren (R-Calif) H R $2,003 $36,001 $70,000
Randy Hultgren (R-Ill) H R $15,001 $32,500 $50,000
Joe Walsh (R-Ill) H R $3,004 $24,502 $46,000
Sandy Adams (R-Fla) H R $2,004 $17,002 $32,000
Mike Lee (R-Utah) S R ($117,995) $16,001 $149,997
Jaime Herrera (R-Wash) H R $1,001 $8,000 $15,000
David Rivera (R-Fla) H R ($148,998) $8,000 $164,999
Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif) H R $0 $0 $0
Steve Scalise (R-La) H R ($61,996) ($20,498) $20,999
Tim Griffin (R-Ark) H R ($129,993) ($24,498) $80,997
Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) H R ($130,993) ($31,998) $66,997
Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla) H R ($50,000) ($32,500) ($15,001)
Marlin A. Stutzman (R-Ind) H R ($289,988) ($84,495) $120,997
Renee Ellmers (R-NC) H R ($382,993) ($91,497) $199,999
Kevin W. Yoder (R-Kan) H R ($228,993) ($91,998) $44,996
Kristi Lynn Noem (R-SD) H R ($643,990) ($111,996) $419,998
Louis B. Gohmert Jr (R-Texas) H R ($200,000) ($150,001) ($100,002)
Sean P. Duffy (R-Wis) H R ($489,989) ($167,497) $154,994
Steve Fincher (R-Tenn) H R ($5,964,999) ($3,302,503) ($640,008)
totals $887,612,850 $2,235,761,551 $3,583,910,376 $2,235,761,592

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SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL RESPONSE TO MY CONCERNS ABOUT TRI-CARE FEES

MARIA CANTWELL MUST BE DEFEATED IN 2012!!

Thank you for contacting me with your concerns regarding TRICARE.  I appreciate hearing from you on this important matter.

I share your concerns about keeping TRICARE affordable.  The health and welfare of those men and women who have bravely served our country both in times of peace and war deserve our full support.  To that end, I have consistently worked to ensure that any TRICARE fee increases proposed by the Department of Defense do not put an undue burden on our soldiers, military families, and veterans.

On December 31, 2011, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 into law.  This legislation included a provision which gave the Department of Defense the authority to increase TRICARE enrollment fees in order to help reduce the growing cost of healthcare within the Department of Defense budget.  These healthcare costs have grown from $1.5 trillion in 2001 to an estimated $2.7 trillion in fiscal year 2013, an increase of 84 percent.  The National Defense Authorization Act would tie TRICARE yearly enrollment fee increases to the annual cost-of-living increase provided to military retirees, which averages around 3.1 percent.

I am profoundly grateful for the service ofAmerica’s veterans and for the sacrifices they have made to defend and preserve our great nation.  As such, I believe we have an important responsibility to ensure that our veterans are provided the benefits and assistance that they so greatly deserve.  Please be assured that I will continue to work with my colleagues on behalf of the many veterans in the state of Washington.

Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter.  You may also be interested in signing up for periodic updates for WashingtonStateresidents.  If you are interested in subscribing to this update, please visit my website at http://cantwell.senate.gov

.  Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance

Sincerely,
Maria Cantwell
United States Senator

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 MY NOTE:

Notice how she dodges the questions and does not address my concerns.  She just explains how its going to be…….

 

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(UPDATED 022112 WITH REPLY FROM CONGRESSWOMAN JAMIE HERERRA-BUETLER – UPDATED 121911 WITH REPLY FROM SENATOR PATTY MURRAY) (UPDATED WITH VIDEO) WASHINGTON REPRESENTATIVE JAIME HERRERA-BEUTLER AND SENATORS CANTWELL AND MURRAY VOTES AWAY OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS / CONGRESSIONAL VOTING RECORD ON THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012

OUR FUTURE HOMES? MAYBE............

As this article outlines, this bill is so draconian you might as well tear up the Bill of Rights.  I am appalled that Congress would do such a thing.  It is now legal to use the might of the United States military against its own citizens in the USA.  All the government needs to do is use the laws and guidelines, the very same ones I have been highlighting on this web site, determine that whatever you are doing falls within the “you might be a terrorist if” guidelines published by the DHA, and the next thing you know, you have the DOD breaking down your door at 3am and hauling you off to jail because simply, they can….  That IS where we are now thanks to the very people who we sent to DC to protect our rights and I am so very disappointed in my Rep.  She is a Freshman and was specifically sent to NOT do what she just did.  Check the list below to see how your Rep voted.  It is truly a bleak and black day in and for America………………

Votes by Representative

Name Voted
Rep. Gary Ackerman [D, NY-5] Aye
Rep. Sandy Adams [R, FL-24] Aye
Rep. Robert Aderholt [R, AL-4] Aye
Rep. Todd Akin [R, MO-2] Aye
Rep. Rodney Alexander [R, LA-5] Aye
Rep. Jason Altmire [D, PA-4] Aye
Rep. Justin Amash [R, MI-3] Nay
Rep. Mark Amodei [R, NV-2] Aye
Rep. Robert Andrews [D, NJ-1] Aye
Rep. Steve Austria [R, OH-7] Aye
Rep. Joe Baca [D, CA-43] Aye
Rep. Michele Bachmann [R, MN-6] Abstain
Rep. Spencer Bachus [R, AL-6] Aye
Rep. Tammy Baldwin [D, WI-2] Nay
Rep. Lou Barletta [R, PA-11] Aye
Rep. John Barrow [D, GA-12] Aye
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett [R, MD-6] Aye
Rep. Joe Barton [R, TX-6] Aye
Rep. Karen Bass [D, CA-33] Nay
Rep. Charles Bass [R, NH-2] Aye
Rep. Xavier Becerra [D, CA-31] Nay
Rep. Dan Benishek [R, MI-1] Aye
Rep. Rick Berg [R, ND-0] Aye
Rep. Shelley Berkley [D, NV-1] Aye
Rep. Howard Berman [D, CA-28] Aye
Rep. Judy Biggert [R, IL-13] Aye
Rep. Brian Bilbray [R, CA-50] Aye
Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R, FL-9] Aye
Rep. Sanford Bishop [D, GA-2] Aye
Rep. Timothy Bishop [D, NY-1] Aye
Rep. Rob Bishop [R, UT-1] Aye
Rep. Diane Black [R, TN-6] Aye
Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R, TN-7] Aye
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D, OR-3] Nay
Rep. Jo Bonner [R, AL-1] Aye
Rep. Mary Bono Mack [R, CA-45] Aye
Rep. Dan Boren [D, OK-2] Aye
Rep. Leonard Boswell [D, IA-3] Aye
Rep. Charles Boustany [R, LA-7] Aye
Rep. Kevin Brady [R, TX-8] Aye
Rep. Robert Brady [D, PA-1] Aye
Rep. Bruce Braley [D, IA-1] Nay
Rep. Mo Brooks [R, AL-5] Aye
Rep. Paul Broun [R, GA-10] Aye
Rep. Corrine Brown [D, FL-3] Aye
Rep. Vern Buchanan [R, FL-13] Aye
Rep. Larry Bucshon [R, IN-8] Nay
Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle [R, NY-25] Aye
Rep. Michael Burgess [R, TX-26] Nay
Rep. Dan Burton [R, IN-5] Nay
Rep. George Butterfield [D, NC-1] Aye
Rep. Ken Calvert [R, CA-44] Aye
Rep. David Camp [R, MI-4] Aye
Rep. John Campbell [R, CA-48] Nay
Rep. Francisco Canseco [R, TX-23] Aye
Rep. Eric Cantor [R, VA-7] Aye
Rep. Shelley Capito [R, WV-2] Aye
Rep. Lois Capps [D, CA-23] Aye
Rep. Michael Capuano [D, MA-8] Nay
Rep. Dennis Cardoza [D, CA-18] Aye
Rep. Russ Carnahan [D, MO-3] Aye
Rep. John Carney [D, DE-0] Aye
Rep. André Carson [D, IN-7] Nay
Rep. John Carter [R, TX-31] Aye
Rep. Bill Cassidy [R, LA-6] Aye
Rep. Kathy Castor [D, FL-11] Aye
Rep. Steven Chabot [R, OH-1] Aye
Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R, UT-3] Nay
Rep. Ben Chandler [D, KY-6] Aye
Rep. Judy Chu [D, CA-32] Nay
Rep. David Cicilline [D, RI-1] Aye
Rep. Hansen Clarke [D, MI-13] Nay
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D, NY-11] Nay
Rep. William Clay [D, MO-1] Nay
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D, MO-5] Nay
Rep. James Clyburn [D, SC-6] Nay
Rep. Howard Coble [R, NC-6] Abstain
Rep. Mike Coffman [R, CO-6] Nay
Rep. Steve Cohen [D, TN-9] Nay
Rep. Tom Cole [R, OK-4] Aye
Rep. Michael Conaway [R, TX-11] Aye
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D, VA-11] Aye
Rep. John Conyers [D, MI-14] Nay
Rep. Jim Cooper [D, TN-5] Aye
Rep. Jim Costa [D, CA-20] Aye
Rep. Jerry Costello [D, IL-12] Nay
Rep. Joe Courtney [D, CT-2] Aye
Rep. Chip Cravaack [R, MN-8] Aye
Rep. Rick Crawford [R, AR-1] Aye
Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R, FL-4] Aye
Rep. Mark Critz [D, PA-12] Aye
Rep. Joseph Crowley [D, NY-7] Aye
Rep. Henry Cuellar [D, TX-28] Aye
Rep. John Culberson [R, TX-7] Aye
Rep. Elijah Cummings [D, MD-7] Nay
Rep. Geoff Davis [R, KY-4] Aye
Rep. Susan Davis [D, CA-53] Aye
Rep. Danny Davis [D, IL-7] Nay
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D, OR-4] Nay
Rep. Diana DeGette [D, CO-1] Nay
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D, CT-3] Nay
Rep. Jeff Denham [R, CA-19] Aye
Rep. Charles Dent [R, PA-15] Aye
Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R, TN-4] Nay
Rep. Ted Deutch [D, FL-19] Aye
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R, FL-21] Abstain
Rep. Norman Dicks [D, WA-6] Aye
Rep. John Dingell [D, MI-15] Aye
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D, TX-25] Aye
Rep. Bob Dold [R, IL-10] Aye
Rep. Joe Donnelly [D, IN-2] Aye
Rep. Michael Doyle [D, PA-14] Nay
Rep. David Dreier [R, CA-26] Aye
Rep. Sean Duffy [R, WI-7] Aye
Rep. Jeff Duncan [R, SC-3] Nay
Rep. John Duncan [R, TN-2] Nay
Rep. Donna Edwards [D, MD-4] Nay
Rep. Keith Ellison [D, MN-5] Nay
Rep. Renee Ellmers [R, NC-2] Aye
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson [R, MO-8] Aye
Rep. Eliot Engel [D, NY-17] Aye
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D, CA-14] Nay
Rep. Blake Farenthold [R, TX-27] Aye
Rep. Sam Farr [D, CA-17] Nay
Rep. Chaka Fattah [D, PA-2] Nay
Rep. Bob Filner [D, CA-51] Abstain
Rep. Stephen Fincher [R, TN-8] Aye
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R, PA-8] Aye
Rep. Jeff Flake [R, AZ-6] Nay
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann [R, TN-3] Aye
Rep. John Fleming [R, LA-4] Aye
Rep. Bill Flores [R, TX-17] Aye
Rep. Randy Forbes [R, VA-4] Nay
Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry [R, NE-1] Aye
Rep. Virginia Foxx [R, NC-5] Aye
Rep. Barney Frank [D, MA-4] Nay
Rep. Trent Franks [R, AZ-2] Aye
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R, NJ-11] Aye
Rep. Marcia Fudge [D, OH-11] Nay
Rep. Elton Gallegly [R, CA-24] Aye
Rep. John Garamendi [D, CA-10] Aye
Rep. Cory Gardner [R, CO-4] Aye
Rep. Scott Garrett [R, NJ-5] Nay
Rep. Jim Gerlach [R, PA-6] Aye
Rep. Bob Gibbs [R, OH-18] Aye
Rep. Chris Gibson [R, NY-20] Aye
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords [D, AZ-8] Abstain
Rep. John Gingrey [R, GA-11] Aye
Rep. Louis Gohmert [R, TX-1] Aye
Rep. Charles Gonzalez [D, TX-20] Aye
Rep. Robert Goodlatte [R, VA-6] Nay
Rep. Paul Gosar [R, AZ-1] Nay
Rep. Trey Gowdy [R, SC-4] Nay
Rep. Kay Granger [R, TX-12] Aye
Rep. Tom Graves [R, GA-9] Nay
Rep. Samuel Graves [R, MO-6] Aye
Rep. Al Green [D, TX-9] Aye
Rep. Raymond Green [D, TX-29] Aye
Rep. Tim Griffin [R, AR-2] Aye
Rep. Morgan Griffith [R, VA-9] Nay
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D, AZ-7] Nay
Rep. Michael Grimm [R, NY-13] Aye
Rep. Frank Guinta [R, NH-1] Aye
Rep. Brett Guthrie [R, KY-2] Aye
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D, IL-4] Abstain
Rep. Janice Hahn [D, CA-36] Nay
Rep. Ralph Hall [R, TX-4] Aye
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D, HI-1] Aye
Rep. Richard Hanna [R, NY-24] Aye
Rep. Gregg Harper [R, MS-3] Aye
Rep. Andy Harris [R, MD-1] Nay
Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R, MO-4] Aye
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D, FL-23] Nay
Rep. Doc Hastings [R, WA-4] Aye
Rep. Nan Hayworth [R, NY-19] Aye
Rep. Joe Heck [R, NV-3] Aye
Rep. Martin Heinrich [D, NM-1] Nay
Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R, TX-5] Aye
Rep. Walter Herger [R, CA-2] Aye
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R, WA-3] Aye
Rep. Brian Higgins [D, NY-27] Aye
Rep. James Himes [D, CT-4] Aye
Rep. Maurice Hinchey [D, NY-22] Nay
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D, TX-15] Nay
Rep. Mazie Hirono [D, HI-2] Aye
Rep. Kathleen Hochul [D, NY-26] Aye
Rep. Tim Holden [D, PA-17] Aye
Rep. Rush Holt [D, NJ-12] Nay
Rep. Michael Honda [D, CA-15] Nay
Rep. Steny Hoyer [D, MD-5] Aye
Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R, KS-1] Nay
Rep. Bill Huizenga [R, MI-2] Nay
Rep. Randy Hultgren [R, IL-14] Aye
Rep. Duncan Hunter [R, CA-52] Aye
Rep. Robert Hurt [R, VA-5] Nay
Rep. Jay Inslee [D, WA-1] Aye
Rep. Steve Israel [D, NY-2] Aye
Rep. Darrell Issa [R, CA-49] Aye
Rep. Jesse Jackson [D, IL-2] Nay
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D, TX-18] Aye
Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R, KS-2] Aye
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D, TX-30] Abstain
Rep. Samuel Johnson [R, TX-3] Aye
Rep. Bill Johnson [R, OH-6] Aye
Rep. Henry Johnson [D, GA-4] Nay
Rep. Timothy Johnson [R, IL-15] Nay
Rep. Walter Jones [R, NC-3] Nay
Rep. Jim Jordan [R, OH-4] Aye
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D, OH-9] Nay
Rep. William Keating [D, MA-10] Aye
Rep. Mike Kelly [R, PA-3] Aye
Rep. Dale Kildee [D, MI-5] Aye
Rep. Ronald Kind [D, WI-3] Aye
Rep. Steve King [R, IA-5] Aye
Rep. Peter King [R, NY-3] Aye
Rep. Jack Kingston [R, GA-1] Aye
Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R, IL-11] Aye
Rep. Larry Kissell [D, NC-8] Aye
Rep. John Kline [R, MN-2] Aye
Rep. Dennis Kucinich [D, OH-10] Nay
Rep. Raúl Labrador [R, ID-1] Nay
Rep. Doug Lamborn [R, CO-5] Aye
Rep. Leonard Lance [R, NJ-7] Aye
Rep. Jeff Landry [R, LA-3] Aye
Rep. James Langevin [D, RI-2] Aye
Rep. James Lankford [R, OK-5] Aye
Rep. Rick Larsen [D, WA-2] Aye
Rep. John Larson [D, CT-1] Aye
Rep. Thomas Latham [R, IA-4] Aye
Rep. Steven LaTourette [R, OH-14] Abstain
Rep. Robert Latta [R, OH-5] Aye
Rep. Barbara Lee [D, CA-9] Nay
Rep. Sander Levin [D, MI-12] Aye
Rep. John Lewis [D, GA-5] Nay
Rep. Jerry Lewis [R, CA-41] Aye
Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D, IL-3] Aye
Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R, NJ-2] Aye
Rep. David Loebsack [D, IA-2] Aye
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D, CA-16] Nay
Rep. Billy Long [R, MO-7] Aye
Rep. Nita Lowey [D, NY-18] Aye
Rep. Frank Lucas [R, OK-3] Aye
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R, MO-9] Aye
Rep. Ben Luján [D, NM-3] Nay
Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R, WY-0] Nay
Rep. Daniel Lungren [R, CA-3] Aye
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D, MA-9] Abstain
Rep. Connie Mack [R, FL-14] Nay
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D, NY-14] Nay
Rep. Donald Manzullo [R, IL-16] Aye
Rep. Kenny Marchant [R, TX-24] Aye
Rep. Thomas Marino [R, PA-10] Aye
Rep. Edward Markey [D, MA-7] Nay
Rep. Jim Matheson [D, UT-2] Aye
Rep. Doris Matsui [D, CA-5] Nay
Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R, CA-22] Aye
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D, NY-4] Aye
Rep. Michael McCaul [R, TX-10] Aye
Rep. Tom McClintock [R, CA-4] Nay
Rep. Betty McCollum [D, MN-4] Nay
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter [R, MI-11] Aye
Rep. James McDermott [D, WA-7] Nay
Rep. James McGovern [D, MA-3] Nay
Rep. Patrick McHenry [R, NC-10] Aye
Rep. Mike McIntyre [D, NC-7] Aye
Rep. Howard McKeon [R, CA-25] Aye
Rep. David McKinley [R, WV-1] Aye
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R, WA-5] Aye
Rep. Jerry McNerney [D, CA-11] Aye
Rep. Patrick Meehan [R, PA-7] Aye
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D, NY-6] Nay
Rep. John Mica [R, FL-7] Aye
Rep. Michael Michaud [D, ME-2] Nay
Rep. Candice Miller [R, MI-10] Aye
Rep. George Miller [D, CA-7] Nay
Rep. Bradley Miller [D, NC-13] Nay
Rep. Gary Miller [R, CA-42] Aye
Rep. Jeff Miller [R, FL-1] Aye
Rep. Gwen Moore [D, WI-4] Nay
Rep. James Moran [D, VA-8] Nay
Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R, SC-5] Nay
Rep. Christopher Murphy [D, CT-5] Nay
Rep. Tim Murphy [R, PA-18] Aye
Rep. Sue Myrick [R, NC-9] Abstain
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D, NY-8] Nay
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D, CA-38] Nay
Rep. Richard Neal [D, MA-2] Nay
Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R, TX-19] Aye
Rep. Kristi Noem [R, SD-0] Aye
Rep. Richard Nugent [R, FL-5] Aye
Rep. Devin Nunes [R, CA-21] Aye
Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R, MS-1] Aye
Rep. Pete Olson [R, TX-22] Aye
Rep. John Olver [D, MA-1] Nay
Rep. William Owens [D, NY-23] Aye
Rep. Steven Palazzo [R, MS-4] Aye
Rep. Frank Pallone [D, NJ-6] Nay
Rep. William Pascrell [D, NJ-8] Aye
Rep. Edward Pastor [D, AZ-4] Aye
Rep. Ronald Paul [R, TX-14] Abstain
Rep. Erik Paulsen [R, MN-3] Aye
Rep. Donald Payne [D, NJ-10] Nay
Rep. Steven Pearce [R, NM-2] Aye
Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D, CA-8] Aye
Rep. Mike Pence [R, IN-6] Nay
Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D, CO-7] Aye
Rep. Gary Peters [D, MI-9] Nay
Rep. Collin Peterson [D, MN-7] Aye
Rep. Thomas Petri [R, WI-6] Aye
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D, ME-1] Nay
Rep. Joseph Pitts [R, PA-16] Abstain
Rep. Todd Platts [R, PA-19] Aye
Rep. Ted Poe [R, TX-2] Aye
Rep. Jared Polis [D, CO-2] Nay
Rep. Mike Pompeo [R, KS-4] Aye
Rep. Bill Posey [R, FL-15] Nay
Rep. David Price [D, NC-4] Nay
Rep. Tom Price [R, GA-6] Aye
Rep. Ben Quayle [R, AZ-3] Aye
Rep. Mike Quigley [D, IL-5] Nay
Rep. Nick Rahall [D, WV-3] Aye
Rep. Charles Rangel [D, NY-15] Nay
Rep. Tom Reed [R, NY-29] Aye
Rep. Dennis Rehberg [R, MT-0] Aye
Rep. Dave Reichert [R, WA-8] Aye
Rep. Jim Renacci [R, OH-16] Aye
Rep. Silvestre Reyes [D, TX-16] Aye
Rep. Reid Ribble [R, WI-8] Nay
Rep. Laura Richardson [D, CA-37] Aye
Rep. Cedric Richmond [D, LA-2] Nay
Rep. Scott Rigell [R, VA-2] Aye
Rep. David Rivera [R, FL-25] Aye
Rep. Martha Roby [R, AL-2] Aye
Rep. Phil Roe [R, TN-1] Nay
Rep. Michael Rogers [R, MI-8] Aye
Rep. Harold Rogers [R, KY-5] Aye
Rep. Michael Rogers [R, AL-3] Aye
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R, CA-46] Nay
Rep. Todd Rokita [R, IN-4] Nay
Rep. Thomas Rooney [R, FL-16] Aye
Rep. Peter Roskam [R, IL-6] Aye
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R, FL-18] Aye
Rep. Dennis Ross [R, FL-12] Aye
Rep. Mike Ross [D, AR-4] Aye
Rep. Steven Rothman [D, NJ-9] Aye
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D, CA-34] Nay
Rep. Edward Royce [R, CA-40] Nay
Rep. Jon Runyan [R, NJ-3] Aye
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger [D, MD-2] Aye
Rep. Bobby Rush [D, IL-1] Nay
Rep. Timothy Ryan [D, OH-17] Nay
Rep. Paul Ryan [R, WI-1] Aye
Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D, CA-47] Abstain
Rep. Linda Sánchez [D, CA-39] Aye
Rep. John Sarbanes [D, MD-3] Nay
Rep. Steve Scalise [R, LA-1] Aye
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D, IL-9] Nay
Rep. Adam Schiff [D, CA-29] Aye
Rep. Robert Schilling [R, IL-17] Aye
Rep. Jean Schmidt [R, OH-2] Aye
Rep. Aaron Schock [R, IL-18] Aye
Rep. Kurt Schrader [D, OR-5] Aye
Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D, PA-13] Aye
Rep. David Schweikert [R, AZ-5] Nay
Rep. Tim Scott [R, SC-1] Aye
Rep. David Scott [D, GA-13] Aye
Rep. Robert Scott [D, VA-3] Nay
Rep. Austin Scott [R, GA-8] Aye
Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R, WI-5] Aye
Rep. José Serrano [D, NY-16] Nay
Rep. Peter Sessions [R, TX-32] Aye
Rep. Terri Sewell [D, AL-7] Aye
Rep. Brad Sherman [D, CA-27] Aye
Rep. John Shimkus [R, IL-19] Aye
Rep. Heath Shuler [D, NC-11] Aye
Rep. William Shuster [R, PA-9] Aye
Rep. Michael Simpson [R, ID-2] Nay
Rep. Albio Sires [D, NJ-13] Aye
Rep. Louise Slaughter [D, NY-28] Nay
Rep. Christopher Smith [R, NJ-4] Aye
Rep. Adrian Smith [R, NE-3] Aye
Rep. Adam Smith [D, WA-9] Aye
Rep. Lamar Smith [R, TX-21] Aye
Rep. Steve Southerland [R, FL-2] Aye
Rep. Jackie Speier [D, CA-12] Nay
Rep. Fortney Stark [D, CA-13] Nay
Rep. Clifford Stearns [R, FL-6] Aye
Rep. Steve Stivers [R, OH-15] Aye
Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R, IN-3] Nay
Rep. John Sullivan [R, OK-1] Aye
Rep. Betty Sutton [D, OH-13] Aye
Rep. Lee Terry [R, NE-2] Aye
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D, MS-2] Nay
Rep. Glenn Thompson [R, PA-5] Aye
Rep. Michael Thompson [D, CA-1] Nay
Rep. William Thornberry [R, TX-13] Aye
Rep. Patrick Tiberi [R, OH-12] Aye
Rep. John Tierney [D, MA-6] Nay
Rep. Scott Tipton [R, CO-3] Nay
Rep. Paul Tonko [D, NY-21] Nay
Rep. Edolphus Towns [D, NY-10] Nay
Rep. Niki Tsongas [D, MA-5] Aye
Rep. Robert Turner [R, NY-9] Aye
Rep. Michael Turner [R, OH-3] Aye
Rep. Frederick Upton [R, MI-6] Aye
Rep. Christopher Van Hollen [D, MD-8] Nay
Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D, NY-12] Nay
Rep. Peter Visclosky [D, IN-1] Aye
Rep. Timothy Walberg [R, MI-7] Nay
Rep. Greg Walden [R, OR-2] Aye
Rep. Joe Walsh [R, IL-8] Nay
Rep. Timothy Walz [D, MN-1] Aye
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D, FL-20] Aye
Rep. Maxine Waters [D, CA-35] Nay
Rep. Melvin Watt [D, NC-12] Nay
Rep. Henry Waxman [D, CA-30] Aye
Rep. Daniel Webster [R, FL-8] Aye
Rep. Peter Welch [D, VT-0] Nay
Rep. Allen West [R, FL-22] Aye
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R, GA-3] Aye
Rep. Edward Whitfield [R, KY-1] Aye
Rep. Frederica Wilson [D, FL-17] Aye
Rep. Addison Wilson [R, SC-2] Aye
Rep. Rob Wittman [R, VA-1] Aye
Rep. Frank Wolf [R, VA-10] Aye
Rep. Steve Womack [R, AR-3] Aye
Rep. Rob Woodall [R, GA-7] Nay
Rep. Lynn Woolsey [D, CA-6] Nay
Rep. John Yarmuth [D, KY-3] Nay
Rep. Kevin Yoder [R, KS-3] Aye
Rep. Bill Young [R, FL-10] Abstain
Rep. Donald Young [R, AK-0] Aye
Rep. Todd Young [R, IN-9]
MY LETTER TO MY REPS;

I am writing you to express my dismay at your vote concerning The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2012.  Your main purpose in Congress, as stated by your Oath of Office was to protect the Constitution and the rights of the citizens of this nation.  Your AYE vote on this Bill is blatantly just the exact opposite.  While the poorly crafted language is seemingly aimed at persons inside the United States who are aiding identified terrorist organizations, the language is purposely vague so that it could be interpreted in very broad terms and conditions which can be “cherry picked” and used against the citizenry in most draconian ways.  This Bill effectively tears up the intent of The Bill of Rights as written by our Founding Fathers.  You know this and you still voted in favor of passage of this Constitution crushing legislation.  In my opinion, you are unfit to serve because you willingly violated your oath of office and violated the rights of the citizens of Washington State.  I will not in any way shape or form, support you in your upcoming election.  In fact I think you should be recalled immediately.  I anticipate that your response to this letter will include your rational for this betrayal to your oath and to the citizens you were supposed to represent.  In that light, it will be shallow and not acceptable as usual.

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REPLY FROM SENATOR PATTY MURRAY:

Thank you for contacting me with your concerns regarding military detention.  It is good to hear from you.  As you know, in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush administration devised a new detention system outside of established legal structures of the U.S. criminal justice system and military courts-martial. Through legislation and a series of high-profile Supreme Court rulings, both Congress and the federal judiciary took action to clarify and limit parts of the Bush administration’s detention programs.  Although President Obama has taken some important steps toward the fair and humane treatment of detainees, I believe much more work has yet to be done. I continue to support closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and the ability of the Administration to try terror suspects in the U.S. federal court system.  The federal courts are well-equipped to handle these complex and difficult cases—since 2006, federal courts have successfully tried over 300 terrorism suspects while military commissions have tried only three.  I strongly support giving our military and intelligence agencies the tools they need to protect our nation and our service members. I understand some evidence against detainees may be too sensitive to national security to be presented in civilian court or may be tainted due to harsh interrogation techniques.  Right now, the Secretary of Defense and the Attorney General can decide whether to use a military tribunal or a federal court.  I believe the Obama administration should continue to have the flexibility to decide on a case-by-case basis, and I opposed Republican amendments during consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act that would strip the President of this authority.

Please be assured that I will keep your views on this important topic in mind during the 112th Congress. If you would like to know more about my work in the United States Senate, please feel free to sign up for my weekly updates at http://murray.senate.gov/updates/. Thank you again for contacting me and please keep in touch.
Sincerely,

Patty Murray
United States Senator

(my comment; You see, she does not care about the Bill of Rights)

UPDATED 121911

Lawmaker obtains commitment to revisit detainee language

UPDATED 022112 REPLY FROM CONGRESSWOMAN JAIME HERRARA BEUTLER

February 14, 2012

Thank you for contacting me about Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  It is an honor to represent the people of Southwest Washington, and it is important for me to hear from folks in our region.

I certainly understand your concerns about Sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA and how these sections impact our civil liberties and Constitutional rights.  I am a firm believer that your federal representative should take a proactive role in preserving your Constitutional rights.

I have not and will not support any legislation that would limit your Constitutional rights or allow American citizens to be detained under military authority and held without due process.  Please let me share with you why I believe the NDAA takes the proper steps to preserve your Constitutional rights and provide the President and our military with the tools they need to combat terrorism.

The NDAA reaffirms that the President may use “all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF)” against al Qaeda and the Taliban.  The AUMF was authorized following the September 11th terrorist attacks and had not been updated since it was originally sanctioned in 2001.  It is important to provide the President and our military with the resources they need to combat al Qaeda and the Taliban, and this bill accomplishes this goal by reaffirming current laws and without expanding presidential authority.

People had very valid and legitimate concerns about Section 1021 of the NDAA as it relates to the use of force.  Before voting for the NDAA I checked to make sure this legislation will not take away from or infringe upon your Constitutional rights.  The use of force does not apply to U.S. Citizens, in fact Section 1021, Subsection E which explicitly exempts U.S. citizens reads: (e) AUTHORITIES.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States.

Section 1022 of the NDAA clarifies procedures for how non-U.S. citizens linked to al Qaeda or the Taliban are to be detained.  Evidence must be presented that demonstrates a foreign national’s link to al Qaeda or the Taliban in order for the detainment to be legal. This section clarifies that terrorists apprehended by law enforcement agencies must be held under military custody.  However, Section 1022, Subsection B explicitly exempts U.S. citizens and legal residents.  It reads:(b) APPLICABILITY TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND LAWFUL RESIDENT       ALIENS.—

(1) UNITED STATES CITIZENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States. 

(2) LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to a lawful resident alien of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States, except to the extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.

Our country continues to be under the very real threat of terrorism, and it is important to make sure our military is proper equipped to protect our citizens.  It is equally important for us to take steps to preserve and uphold our Constitutional rights.  The NDAA accomplish both of these goals.

Thank you again for contacting me on this important issue. I invite you to visit my website at www.HerrreraBeutler.house.gov for additional information or to sign up to be kept up to date on this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.

 
Sincerely,

Jaime Herrera Beutler
Member of Congress

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(UPDATED 120111/120811) S.1867 WILL KILL DEMOCRACY AND AMERICA AS WE KNEW IT……..

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Franklin's Contributions to the Conference on February 17 (III) Fri, Feb 17, 1775

I am asking all voting Americans to contact your Senators and demand that they not vote in favor of this legislation, “S.1867 – Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012”.  As much as I despise  the ACLU, they are right on this issue and we must not stand for this latest assault on the American Public.  You take the DHS publication on Extremism, and couple it with this legislation and  you will see that the forces inside the Federal Government that want to put us all in jail are still at work and is alive and well.  This could be the final shot across our bow that seals our fate.  If this language is left in this legislation and passes both the House and Senate and is signed into law, (which I have no doubt the current occupier of the WH will do) the great experiment called Democracy, that our Founding Fathers established, will be dead.  This is not an exaggeration or doom and gloom stuff.  If you don’t think so, you’re simply ignorant or not paying attention.  In either case, we’re all in trouble.    Click here and here for the details.

There is another issue with this legislation because it also covers the Tri-Care medical program that military retirees use.  It states;

SEC. 701. ANNUAL COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT IN ENROLLMENT FEES IN TRICARE PRIME.

(a) In General- Section 1097a of title 10, United States Code, is amended–

(1) by redesignating subsections (c), (d), (e), and (f) as subsections (d), (e), (f), and (g), respectively; and

(2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection (c):

`(c) Cost-of-living Adjustment in Enrollment Fee- (1) Whenever after September 30, 2012, the Secretary of Defense increases the retired pay of members and former members of the armed forces pursuant to section 1401a of this title, the Secretary shall increase the amount of the fee payable for enrollment in TRICARE Prime by an amount equal to the percentage of such fee payable on the day before the date of the increase of such fee that is equal to the percentage increase in such retired pay. In determining the amount of the increase in such retired pay for purposes of this subsection, the Secretary shall use the amount computed pursuant to section 1401a(b)(2) of this title. The increase in such fee shall be effective as of January 1 following the date of the increase in such retired pay.

`(2) The Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register the amount of the fee payable for enrollment in TRICARE Prime whenever increased pursuant to this subsection.’.

So what it saying is, if retirees get a COLA increase in their retirement checks,they will use Tri-Care to get it back…… This is the kind of back door, back stabbing legislation we Vets and Americans are sick of.  Those in congress who push this type of legislation must be voted out of office as we reform our REPRESENTATIVE form of government.

MY LETTER TO MY REPS ON THIS:

I am writing as your constituent in the 3rd Congressional district of Washington. I oppose S.1867 – Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability. This legislation is a direct assault on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and if you vote in favor of this Bill in its present form, you will be in violation of your oath of office and that will not go unnoticed. As Benjamin Franklin said on Feb 17th, 1775, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” This struggle we find ourselves in now is not to be used as justification to tear our democracy asunder. We citizens are relying on you to protect our inviolate foundational tenets and GOD GIVEN RIGHTS. We demand you do so or you will most definitely find yourself voted out of office come your next election cycle. As this letter is being sent to all three of my Representatives in Congress, this legislation will not go before the House unless the Senate gives it an up vote. If it is passed in the Senate and goes to the House, my Representative in the House will be held to the same standard as my Senators. Our Democracy is in danger, do the right thing and vote no on this democracy killing legislation.

REPLY FROM CANTWELL:  (sort of..)

Thank you for contacting me regarding the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. I appreciate hearing from you on this matter.

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) introduced the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 on May 5, 2011.  This legislation was passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee by a vote of 26-0 on November 15, 2011.  The National Defense Authorization Act is enacted each fiscal year to specify the budget and expenditures of the U.S. Department of Defense.  The National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 includes numerous provisions that relate to the treatment of terrorism detainees.  One such provision requires that any detainee caught on U.S. soil must be remanded to the U.S. military for custody.  This provision is strongly opposed by the White House and the Department of Defense; both entities have stated that it will limit current options available to our counter-terrorism officials. However, the legislation also allows the Administration to waive the mandatory custody requirement.  The bill also provides for an exemption for any mandatory custody transfer that would interfere with ongoing civilian law enforcement surveillance or interrogation efforts.  Please be assured that I will keep your thoughts should I have the opportunity to vote on these or similar provisions. I am profoundly grateful for the service of our brave men and women in the armed services and for the sacrifices they have made to defend and preserve our great nation.  As such, we have an important responsibility to ensure that they have the tools and resources they need to successfully complete their mission and return home safe.  Please be assured that I will continue to work with my colleagues on behalf of the many soldiers in the state of Washington.

Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter.  You may also be interested in signing up for periodic updates for Washington State residents.  If you are interested in subscribing to this update, please visit my website at http://cantwell.senate.gov.  Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,
Maria Cantwell
United States Senator

My Comment;

NOTICE HOW SHE DOES NOT TOUCH ON MY CONCERNS?  IS SHE RESPONSIVE TO OUR CONCERNS?  I SAY NO!

SENATE SAYS NO TO UDALL AMENDMENT that would have taken the worst out of this Bill.

UPDATED 120111

Vote on 1 Dec 11

 


 

UPDATED 120811

SENATOR CANTWELL RESPONSE

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SHOULD WASHINGTONIANS RECALL SENATOR PATTY MURRAY?

PATTY MURRAY - SHE DOES NOT DESERVE RE-ELECTION... RECALL? Hmmmm

This is a classic example why Senator Patty Murray (D-Wa) and for that matter Senator Maria Cantwell must be shown the door come their next election cycles.  Cantwell in ’12 and unfortunately Murray in ’16.  This article articulates pretty well I think, of her inability to get out of the Democrat party line and agenda and do what is truly right for the country, rather than her party.  In all the replies I have gotten from both of these people on the various issues, I have NEVER gotten anything that even remotely hinted at compromise or deviation from the Democrat party line and agenda.  As demonstrated by all my letters posted in this forum, she fails to directly address any of my specified concerns.  She is totally consumed by her passion to push the corrupt Democrat/Liberal/Progressive agenda, regardless of the horrible consequences the nation and you and me will suffer. After all, she votes with the Dem party 91% of the time and most often in agreement with Al Franken. Al Frankin?!?!  What?!  This guy is a corrupt hack at best and she agrees with him?!?  WOW!!  Plus, I find her actions especially repugnant and egregious knowing that she is on the Committee on the Budget, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Appropriations Committee: Within the Appropriations Committee, Senator Murray is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies.   Murray also serves on the following subcommittees; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, Energy and Water Development Subcommittee, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee, Defense Subcommittee, Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee and the Homeland Security Subcommittee, plus she is on the “Super Committee” that is responsible for coming up with the “magic bullet” that will fix the budget deficit.  It is especially scary for us vets because as I indicated in letters to her that she is in a prime position to protect the benefits that us vets and retirees sacrificed so long for, but conversely, she is in a prime position to really screw us.  And unfortunately I am afraid that the latter, not the former, will be the case.  She has not been bold enough to indicate to me, or I dare say, any either vet or retiree, that she will do every thing she can to protect us.  She is sickeningly quiet on the issue.  That is not a good sign and it is my opinion that if she continues on this what I categorize as a corrupt path, she needs to be recalled.  In my opinion she has demonstrated in no uncertain terms that she is unwilling to listen to her constituents, and of which, I am one of many military people/families that she is going to really harm, simply due to her blind ambition and dedication to the corruption of the left. Her position is simple, she thinks that it is imperative that our taxes be raised.  Not only yours and mine, but corporate taxes.  The Left is trying to demonize Corporate America by getting all the leftist idiots all riled up, believing the palaver propaganda crap.  Everyone must remember one very basic fact about corporate America, in actuality, corporations for the most part do not pay taxes,……the taxes are built into the cost of the product or service they provide, so therefore, WE PAY THE TAXES….  So, lets go ahead and raise taxes on these companies, just so we can pay a higher price for their product….. HEEEELLLLLLLOOOOOOO………..Sounds like a good idea to me……NOT!    This Dem Rx for this deficit problem is simply to tax more so they can spend more and more and more and more…..you get the idea.  It is the old democrat “tax and spend” BS all over again.  I thank God that the GOP is holding firm on this issue because they know that the system is broke, in more ways that one and raising taxes on the citizenry at this time is really wrong-headed and will hurt whatever economic recovery we may be able to get going.  Don’t be confused by the recent news that a balanced budget amendment was voted down by the evil GOP for no real good reason.  There was a good reason for it; There was language in that piece of legislation that would have put in place a mechanism that Congress would have used in the future to go back to business as usual (tax and spend) with a new provision that would have made it real easy for Congress to raise taxes and point to the Amendment, explaining that they are compelled to by this very amendment.  Kind of sick huh?  THAT is why it did not pass.  Thank God for that.  The Dems are quick to point the finger at the GOP, but in all truthfulness, it is them who are trying to destroy your standard of living.  And one last point, if I may….  I am sick and tired of reading articles that use the word “democratic” when the proper usage should be “democrat”.  The two are not synonymous.  “Democratic” to me means a form of governance, “Democrat” is the name of a political party.  In my opinion, the Democrat party is in no way shape or form democratic.  All they want to do is gather as much power as they can so they can dictate to you, how to live your life.  Does that sound “democratic” to you?

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LEON PANETTA SAYS BENEFITS FOR MILITARY RETIREES MAY BE CUT AND IS “ON THE TABLE”

IS LEON PANETTA A TRAITOR TO THE VERY MILITARY MEMBERS HE COMMANDS INCLUDING THE RETIREES?

My letter to Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler on this subject:

In a recent article I read on “The New York Times” website, it recounted recent statements being made by Leon Panetta that a reduction of retired military benefits will be on the table and out of pocket increases will be incurred by us retired military people.   I have written you on several occasions expressing my concerns regarding Tri-Care and the possibility that the budget will be balanced on the backs of the Vets and Military Retirees.  You have replied to my concerns stating that you will resist all efforts to further erode the retirement benefits that I worked over 20 years to get, that, by the way, was promised to me all those years ago.  In the years since my initial enlistment, which was in 1975, I have bared witness to the steady reneging on the Governments part, of the retirement benefits of those serving this nation.  You as a Representative of Congress, and as a body, must never lose sight of the fact that each and every man and woman who served and are currently serving in the military are volunteers.  They/we have volunteered to defend this great land, with our lives if need be, in order to preserve the American way of life.  That act alone, is worthy of honor AND backing and support of the very government we defend.  It is my sincere prediction that if Congress once again, turns its back on the military members and further erodes the promised benefits of those who serve, you will see a steady, unrelenting decline in the numbers of people who will be willing to “volunteer” and stand up for this once great nation.  I dare say, Congress is not contemplating a reduction in their retirement benefits, are they?  Are you?  You have to serve a much shorter time to get your benefits that I had to, yet you are fully vested after 5 years and will retirement with full benefits.  I am unable to find any information regarding the medical benefits that are afforded you and others in Congress. I am troubled by that fact.  The lack of information on this subject is troubling at best.  Could you enlighten me and explain/outline the medical benefits afforded both serving and retired members of Congress?  My readers have the right to know what we tax payers are paying for, especially when it involves the pay and benefits of those we choose to send to Washington DC.  Bluntly stated, I will accept a reduction in benefits when Congress does the same.

In closing, I continue to urge both you and the rest of the Conservatives in Congress to strongly resist any further changes in the military benefits that would either lessen services or cause an increase in “out-of-pocket” expenses of the retirees or any other class of military vets.  It is immoral for a nation to punish the very people whom you rely on to protect this great country.  When I signed my contract with The United States of America, way back in 1975, the government promised me certain things if I kept up my end of the bargain.  Well, I did, will the USA do the same and keep its end of the bargain?  So far, it hasn’t.  It is up to you to restore what is rightfully ours.  The next election cycle is just around the corner for you and your re-election is not guaranteed.  I sent you to DC for a reason and that was to stand up for me and be my voice along with the other thousands of Vets who rely on your support.  I am expecting you and your like-minded Conservatives to do just that.  Do not “cave” into those who wish to further erode the militaries pay and benefits just to make a “deal” and make political points by trying to look like you’re being ‘bi-partisan”.  You are our shoulder to the dike, holding back the tide.  Stay the fight, make those who wish to do us vets harm, blink first.

Letter to Senator Patty Murray:

In a recent article I read on “The New York Times” website, it recounted recent statements being made by Leon Panetta that a reduction of retired military benefits will be on the table and out of pocket increases will be incurred by us retired military people.   I have written you on several occasions expressing my concerns regarding Tri-Care and the possibility that the budget will be balanced on the backs of the Vets and Military Retirees.  You have replied to my concerns using very broad terms and not committing to resisting all efforts to further erode the retirement benefits that I worked over 20 years to get, that, by the way, was promised to me all those years ago.  In the years since my initial enlistment, which was in 1975, I have bared witness to the steady reneging on the Governments part, of the retirement benefits of those serving this nation.  You as a member of Congress, and as a body, must never lose sight of the fact that each and every man and woman who served and are currently serving in the military are volunteers.  They/we have volunteered to defend this great land, with our lives if need be, in order to preserve the American way of life.  That act alone, is worthy of honor AND backing and support of the very government we defend.  It is my sincere prediction that if Congress once again, turns its back on the military members and further erodes the promised benefits of those who serve, you will see a steady, unrelenting decline in the numbers of people who will be willing to “volunteer” and stand up for this once great nation.  I dare say, Congress is not contemplating a reduction in their retirement benefits, are they?  Are you?  You have to serve a much shorter time to get your benefits that I had to, yet you are fully vested after 5 years and will retirement with full benefits.  Bluntly stated, I will accept a reduction in benefits when Congress does the same.  You being on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, the Defense Subcommittee and the “Super Committee, you are in a prime position to preserve the benefits we veterans sacrificed so long for.

In closing, I continue to urge you to strongly resist any further changes in the military benefits that would either lessen services or cause an increase in “out-of-pocket” expenses of the retirees or any other class of military vets.  It is immoral for a nation to punish the very people whom you rely on to protect this great country.  When I signed my contract with The United States of America, way back in 1975, the government promised me certain things if I kept up my end of the bargain.  Well, I did, will the USA do the same and keep its end of the bargain?  So far, it hasn’t.  It is up to you to restore what is rightfully ours.  The next election cycle is coming up in ’16  and your re-election is not guaranteed, especially if you fail the vets.  You were sent to DC for a reason and that was to stand up for me and be my voice along with the other thousands of Vets who rely on your support.  I am expecting you to do just that.  Do not “cave” into those who wish to further erode the militaries pay and benefits just to make a “deal” and make political points by trying to look like you’re being ‘bi-partisan”.  You are our shoulder to the dike, holding back the tide.  Stay the fight, make those who wish to do us vets harm, blink first.  We are watching and we vote.

note: With a few changes, this letter was also sent to Senator Maria Cantwell

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SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL (D-WA) AND HER VIEWS ON THE POSTAL SERVICE DEFAULT

SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL (D-WA) SHE IS PART OF THE PROBLEM......

Thank you for contacting me about the Postal Reform Act of 2011.  I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

As you know, the U.S. Postal Service is an independent, federally chartered organization.  The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 eliminated the U.S. Post Office Department and replaced it with the Postal Service, which is chartered to perform as a business enterprise with the primary mission of delivering the mail to all parts of the country at uniform rates.  The Postal Service is also mandated to operate on a self-supporting, break-even basis, with particular emphasis on restraining postal rate increases. The Postal Service has been subject to many of the recent financial and economic pressures experienced by businesses, including significant competition in the non-letter mail services it provides, as well recent decreases in letter mail due to the upsurge in electronic communications. As a quasi-government entity, the Postal Service has several important advantages over its competitors including a letter-mail monopoly and a tax-free status.  However, the Postal Service also faces significant challenges that its competitors do not because it is required to provide service to all areas of the country. On June 23, 2011, Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced the Postal Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 2309).  This legislation would implement structural reforms of the Postal Service with the goals of reducing costs and inefficiencies.  This includes moving the Postal Service to five-day delivery, allowing postal rate increases for underperforming products, and amending current law that governs the closure process for postal facilities.  These reforms would be initiated by two new oversight bodies, one of which would have the ability to modify existing collective bargaining contracts if the Postal Service were to default on financial obligations to the federal government.  H.R. 2309 was referred to the U.S.  House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where is it currently awaiting further review. I believe it is important that the USPS provides service to all Americans in a timely fashion.  The USPS does have an obligation to conduct business in a fiscally responsible fashion that will optimize all services, including drop-off and delivery, for consumers.  Please be assured I will take your comments into account should I have the opportunity to consider H.R. 2309 or similar legislation in the U.S. Senate.

Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter.  You may be interested in signing up for my periodic update for Washington State residents.  If you are interested in subscribing to this update, please visit my website at http://cantwell.senate.gov.  Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,
Maria Cantwell
United States Senator

For future correspondence with my office, please visit my website at
http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/index.html

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(UPDATED 102011) RESPONSE FROM SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL AND CONGRESSWOMAN HERRERA REGARDING CUTTING MILITARY BENEFITS

SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL (D-WA) She needs to be unemployed........badly....

I am posting this verbatim including the salutation because it makes a good point.  If these letters were really read, the reply wouldn’t read like this.  Also it doesn’t even address my concerns……

“Dear Mr. Usaf Retired,

Thank you for contacting me regarding military pay. I appreciate hearing from you on this important matter and sincerely regret the delayed response.  During the budget negotiations for fiscal year 2011 there were concerns that if the government shut down due to lack of a federal budget our soldiers would lose their paychecks.  I was very concerned with this possibility; no matter what happens regarding the federal budget the brave men and women in our Armed Forces should never need to worry about if they will receive a paycheck to support their families.  To address this, I joined with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) in cosponsoring the Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act of 2011 (S. 721).  This legislation would have required the Secretary of the Treasury to pay any service-member who performs active duty service during a government shutdown.  Thankfully, Congress was able to pass a budget which ensured our men and women in uniform continue to receive their paychecks.  A principal responsibility of the U.S. Congress under the Constitution is to provide for the national defense.  I take this responsibility very seriously, and I am committed to and continue to support legislative efforts to maintain the effectiveness and readiness of the U.S.’s Armed Forces by raising our soldiers’ quality of life, improving housing conditions for military personnel and their families, and modernizing our force capabilities to effectively meet future threats.   I have long fought to ensure that military service members have resources and tools necessary to safely and successfully accomplish the missions they are given.  I believe that it is essential to guarantee that the brave men and women of our Armed Forces know that the benefits promised to them, including their basic pay will always be there.   Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter.  You may also be interested in signing up for periodic updates for Washington State residents.  If you are interested in subscribing to this update, please visit my website at http://cantwell.senate.gov.  Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,
Maria Cantwell
United States Senator

For future correspondence with my office, please visit my website at
http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/index.html   ”

HERRERA-BEUTLER

HERRERA-BEUTLER

October 17, 2011

Dear Mr. Usaf Retired,

Thank you for contacting me about military benefits. It is an honor to represent the people of Southwest Washington, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me. I am committed to ensuring our military will continue to have the tools they need to do their job both now and in the future.  I am also committed to making sure our servicemen and servicewomen and veterans will continue to have access to the services they need and benefits they have been promised. America’s military and military veterans are integral to our country’s independence, and I recognize the many sacrifices our military makes to uphold our country’s freedoms and safety.  I am grateful for our military’s sacrifices, and it concerns me when people do not show military members and veterans the respect and thanks they deserve.  America’s military has been strong in battle, unwavering in loyalty, and unmatched in honor and I commend them for their unparalleled bravery and service to this country. Since coming to Washington D.C. I have focused on getting our country’s fiscal house in order.  Our nation is facing a $14 trillion deficit, and we have many difficult decisions in front of us.  I believe there are places to cut wasteful spending throughout our federal budget, including the Department of Defense, but I will not support cuts to services and benefits for our active military and veterans. Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011 to raise our nation’s debt limit, in order to meet our nation’s obligations.  The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is a bipartisan, 12 member committee that was created as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011.  The committee is tasked with making recommendations to cut wasteful spending by $1.2 trillion and finding solutions to our nation’s debt problems.  The committee’s recommendation to Congress is due on November 23, 2011. I appreciate your thoughts on this challenging issue, and I will keep them in mind as I learn more about the committee’s recommendations.  I am optimistic that Congress will continue to find bipartisan solutions to our debt crisis. Rest assured, I will not support a plan that balances our budget on the backs of our military and veterans. Thank you again for contacting me on this important issue.

I invite you to visit my website at www.HerrreraBeutler.house.gov for additional information or to sign up to be kept up to date on this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance

Member of Congress

Sincerely,

Jaime Herrera Beutler

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(UPDATED 091911-092311-092611) IS SENATOR PATTY MURRAY and SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL LOOKING TO BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS HER AND CUT BENEFITS FOR MILITARY RETIREES?

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I think this is a very appropriate question for her, after all she is on the Committee for Veteran Affairs….  I do not trust her one inch.  She needs to understand in no uncertain terms that meddling with veteran benefits will lead to their ousting in the Senate.  If the retirement benefits are gutted, like the Libs want, the military will sink to a level of mediocrity not seen since before WWII.   No one will stay in because of the meager retirement benefits and there will be little or no brain trust.  This would be catastrophic for the USA and no one in their right mind should even think about balancing the budget on the backs of the very people who VOLUNTARILY put themselves in harm’s way to protect this great land.  When America turns in back on the Veterans, Then Vets will turn their backs on America.  Click here for the story….

MY LETTER TO MY REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATORS and yes I sent it to Speaker John Boehner also;

I am appalled by the fact that Congress is looking to balance the federal budget on the backs of the very people who make and keep this country strong.  I initially VOLUNTEERED for military service back in 1975.  At that time the Federal Government had a contract with me stating that if I hung in for at least 20 years, I would have free medical and a retirement check to count on.  Since then the Federal Government has “re-written” this contract many times, always at the expense of the GI’s.  This habit of always sticking it to the military people who are career oriented and working for at least 20 years to be eligible for benefits when Congress has to only serve 5 years in order to become vested is outrageous.  You sit in your office every day while me and tens of thousands like me, strapped a weapon on every day, willingly putting themselves in harm’s way every working day of our career and stood the line between the USA and the people who wish to do it harm. I did this as a Police Officer in the Air Force for 20+ years and now Congress is looking to cut my benefits and/or increase my premiums.  Couple this and the unbelievably high taxes I pay and this will just about put me at the poverty level.  I vehemently oppose any change in military retiree or future retiree’s benefits.  It is my prediction that if Congress guts the military retirement benefits, you will be placing the United States Military and the DOD as a whole on the path to ruin.  If cuts to retirement benefits are going to happen, then by reason, all monetary enlistment enticements must be cut also. These acts alone will cause the retention rates and enlistment rates to plummet.  After all, who would volunteer to do a job that you could easily get killed doing, for little or no benefits or security for your family?  I sure wouldn’t, and neither will anyone else.  There are plenty of areas within the DOD that can be trimmed that are incredibly wasteful.  I suggest starting there and other bloated federal offices that are in need of going on a diet, such as the IRS, the Post office, TSA and other incredibly wasteful departments before you bring the axe down on the very people who make your job possible.  In conclusion, you need to be aware of the fact that there will be electoral repercussions if you pursue this course. I for one will work tirelessly for your opponent during your next election cycle.  I will tirelessly inform your constituents of your actions against the veterans and retired military community.  Your actions will not go un-noticed. I will post each and every vote you cast on this subject and I will endeavor to teach your constituents how to follow your votes via the several watch dog web sites at our disposal.  It doesn’t matter if you are a Liberal Democrat of a Conservative Republican, if you turn your back on the vets, we will reciprocate in-kind.  You will not have our support or votes.

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NOT ONLY THE RICH WILL PAY MORE UNDER OBAMA’S PLAN….

REPLY FROM CONGRESSWOMAN Jaime Herrera Beutler: 092011

September 20, 2011

Thank you for contacting me regarding civilianizing veteran’s pensions and the military benefits package.   It is an honor to represent the people of Southwest Washington and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me. America’s soldiers and veterans have made great sacrifices to protect our country’s freedoms and safety.  I am grateful for their sacrifices, and I am committed to finding solutions to the problems facing our veterans and their families today. Given the current economic conditions, I fully recognize that many veterans are having a difficult time making ends meet.  Many veterans relying on these programs live on fixed incomes and very tight budgets.  For them, every dollar of hard-earned benefits counts in meeting basic expenses, attaining quality of life, and building a better future for themselves and those who depend on them. While no government program is immune from cuts in this fiscally trying time, I am not willing to ask veterans to take a disproportionate share of the burden.  As Congress, the administration, and the Pentagon work to make good on the debt ceiling deal, they should focus on responsibly reducing wasteful military spending in a way that bolsters our economy without endangering our national security or cutting benefits to to active duty military and veterans.  I place a high priority upon protecting the interests of our service members and it is essential that we keep our promises to those men and women in uniform, as well as the loved ones they leave behind.  I appreciate your comments and will work hard to make sure a fair and equitable solution that protects our nation’s veterans is found as we tackle our national debt and move the United States forward.

Thank you again for contacting me on this important issue. I invite you to visit my website at www.HerrreraBeutler.house.gov for additional information or to sign up to be kept up to date on this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.
Sincerely,

Jaime Herrera Beutler
Member of Congress

SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL RESPONSE:  No doubt a form letter…

UPDATED 092611

SENATOR PATTY MURRAY  RESPONSE:  No doubt a form letter and she dodges the question and issue;

Thank you for contacting me about funding for military benefits.   I appreciate hearing from you on this important matter and sincerely regret the delayed response.Government has a responsibility to spend taxpayers’ dollars wisely, but it also has a responsibility to provide certain services and guarantees to the American people. I take both of these very seriously. To ensure that we have the ability to defend our borders, maintain our infrastructure, educate our children, and more, it is imperative that we keep our financial house in order. A principal responsibility of the U.S. Congress under the Constitution is to provide for the national defense.  I take this responsibility very seriously, and I am committed to and continue to support legislative efforts to maintain the effectiveness and readiness of the U.S.’s armed forces by raising our soldiers’ quality of life, improving housing conditions for military personnel and their families, and modernizing our force capabilities to effectively meet future threats.I am  profoundly grateful for the service of America’s veterans and for the sacrifices they have made to defend and preserve our great nation. Please be assured that I will continue to work with my colleagues on behalf of the many veterans in the State of Washington.

Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter.  You may also be interested in signing up for periodic updates for Washington State residents.  If you are interested in subscribing to this update, please visit my website at http://cantwell.senate.gov.  Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,
Maria Cantwell
United States Senator

My comments;  As you can read here, as usual she does not address my concerns and only offers a weak response and weak support.  She must be defeated in 2012.  I will vote for a soup can, over her……..

 

Thank you for contacting me regarding the recently created Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, of which I am a co-chair.  I appreciate hearing from you about your priorities for this process.  As you may know, on August 2, 2011, President Obama signed the Budget Control Act of 2011 into law after its bipartisan passage through Congress. Following an initial down payment of almost $1 trillion in deficit reduction through cuts to discretionary spending, this legislation created a Joint Select Committee tasked with identifying further deficit reduction of approximately $1.5 trillion.  In the event the Committee is unable to produce a plan to meet that amount, immediate across-the-board cuts will be enacted that will come from both defense and non-defense spending. In accordance with the legislation, Committee members were to be appointed by Majority and Minority Leaders in each chamber of Congress.  On August 10, 2011, I was asked by Senate Majority Leader Reid to co-chair the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. I agreed to accept this role because I take the goals of this Committee seriously and because I believe that it is time for members of both parties to work together to improve our nation’s financial future.  Currently, I am working with my House and Senate colleagues from both sides of the aisle to address our national debt and deficit in a balanced and bipartisan manner.  I know we need to make the tough choices that put our country on a more sustainable fiscal track but I also know that we must protect the middle class, seniors, and the most vulnerable who are struggling mightily in today’s economy. I do not want to pass an unsustainable debt along to my own grandchildren and will be working tirelessly toward a bipartisan plan that reduces our deficit without neglecting the need for investment in areas that help to spur economic growth, create jobs, and promote our country’s long-term competitiveness. I appreciate hearing from you about your priorities for the Joint Select Committee and I will certainly keep the suggestions of Washingtonians in mind as I work with my colleagues to address our fiscal situation. Please continue to pass on your thoughts, as they will help me and my fellow Committee members as we take on this challenge.  You can also visit http://deficitreduction.gov for further information about the work of the Joint Select Committee, and if you would like to know more about my work in the Senate, please sign up for my weekly updates at http://murray.senate.gov/updates.
Sincerely,

Patty Murray
United States Senator

 

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(UPDATED 101112 WITH REPLIES) S.968 PROTECT IP Act of 2011

My letter to Senator Cantwell:

I am writing as your constituent in the 3rd Congressional district of Washington. I oppose S.968 – PROTECT IP Act of 2011, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability. This is nothing more than a maneuver to silence the dissenting voices of your constituency.

Sincerely,

This letter was a reply from the office of Sen. Maria Cantwell [D, WA] on September 14, 2011.

From the Office of Senator Cantwell

SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL. CLICK THE PIC TO GO TO INFORMATION ABOUT HER VOTING.

Thank you for contacting me about the internet streaming of copyrighted material. I appreciate hearing from you on this issue, and sincerely regret the delayed response.
On May 12, 2011, Senator Leahy (D-VT) introduced S. 968, the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property (PROTECT IP) Act. Under current federal law, U.S. law enforcement officials and holders of copyrights, trademarks, and patents, have limited legal remedies available to combat internet websites that are registered in foreign countries but operate in the United States by selling products, services, and/or content that violates U.S. intellectual property law. If enacted, the proposed legislation would create an expedited process for the Department of Justice and intellectual property rights holders to shut down through a court order these websites by targeting, the owners and operators of the Internet site, if known, or the domain name registrant associated with the Internet site.  The proposed legislation would require the Department of Justice to demonstrate to the Court that the Internet site accessed by the domain name is “dedicated to infringing activities.” Such a website would have no other significant use other than engaging in, enabling, or facilitating infringing activities. Once a court order is issued,domestic operators of domain name servers would be required to effectively prevent online users from accessing the infringing Internet site. Providers of online information location tools would be required to take technically feasible and reasonable measures to remove or disable access to such an Internet site, including not providing a hypertext link. Finally, financial institutions involved in online transactions and Internet advertising companies would be prohibited from doing business with any Internet site subject to a Court order under the
legislation. Intellectual property rights holders can take Internet payment and advertising companies to court if they believe these
companies are not complying with the law. This legislation was reported out of the Judiciary Committee on July 22, 2011, and is awaiting action by the full Senate. While I am supportive of the goals of the bill, I am deeply concerned that the definitions and the means by which the legislation seeks to accomplish these goals will hurt innovation and threaten online speech. Please be assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind should I have the opportunity to vote on this or similar legislation regarding intellectual property rights.  Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. You may also be interested in signing up for periodic updates for Washington State residents. If you are interested in subscribing to this update, please visit my website at http://cantwell.senate.gov. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,
Maria Cantwell
United States Senator
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MY COMMENT:  I was trying to remember when was the last time I heard a DemocRAT speak the truth……..Well, its been a very long time and I don’t think that this is the truth either……..

REPLY FROM REP. HERRERA BEUTLER;

HERRERA-BEUTLER

HERRERA-BEUTLER

Thank you for writing me regarding restrictions on the internet. It is
an honor to represent the people of Southwest Washington, and I
appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

I want to be clear that I support a hands-off approach to the internet.
I am concerned that burdensome regulations will slow down economic
growth. The internet has led to vast improvements for American
businesses and day-to-day life, and I want to see the internet continue
to flourish and create opportunities for all Americans.

Thank you again for contacting me on this important issue. I invite
you to visit my website at http://www.herrerabeutler.house.gov
for additional information or to
sign up to be kept up to date on these issues. Please do not hesitate
to contact me if I can ever be of assistance.

Sincerely,
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Member of Congress

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SENATROS CANTWELL/MURRAY (D-WA) VOTED NO ON FULL-YEAR CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2011

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This simple vote demonstrates without a shadow of a doubt, the Dems are not serious about lowering the deficit.  All they want to do is give the “illusion” that they are fiscally responsible, which we know, they are not.  They are going to use the rhetoric that the GOP wants to starve people and throw them out in the cold, yada, yada, yada…….  All they know how to do is spew hate speech and throw money to their cronies, and are not into doing the things that truly help people up, and out of poverty.  This is because, poverty IS their base, and they rely on people believing they are victims of one sort or another.  Nothing about responsibility or breaking the cycle of social dependence…..

 

THIER INTENSIONS...

 

 

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RECENT SENATE VOTES – PATTY MURRAY AND MARIA CANTWELL VOTING RECORD

 

 

THESE PEOPLE MUST GO!!

 

Recent Senate Votes

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Reconciliation – Vote Passed (56-43, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed the final version of a bill to overhaul the nation’s health care system in March using a procedure known as reconciliation, which allows the Senate to bypass a filibuster with a simple majority. The bill mandates that individuals buy health insurance with exceptions for certain religious groups and those who cannot afford coverage. Those who do not buy insurance will be subject to a tax. Under the bill, beginning in 2014 insurance companies cannot deny coverage based on pre-existing medical conditions, and cannot drop coverage of people who become ill. In addition, a section of the bill makes the federal government the sole originator of student loans.

Sen. Patty Murray voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Maria Cantwell voted YES……send e-mail or see bio 

 

 


Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – Vote Agreed to (60-39)

The Senate passed the final version of the financial regulation reform legislation in July. The bill creates new regulatory procedures to assess risks posed by large financial institutions and facilitate the orderly dissolution of failing firms that pose a threat to the economy. It will also create a new federal agency to oversee consumer financial products, bring the derivatives market under significant federal regulation and give shareholders and regulators greater say on executive pay.

Sen. Patty Murray voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Maria Cantwell voted YES……send e-mail or see bio 

 

 


Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act – Vote Agreed to (61-39)

The Senate passed this bill in August to provide $16.1 billion to extend increased Medicaid assistance to states and $10 billion in funding for states to create or retain teachers’ jobs. The cost of the programs will be offset by changing foreign tax provisions, ending increased food stamp benefits beginning in April 2014 and rescinding previously enacted spending.

Sen. Patty Murray voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Maria Cantwell voted YES……send e-mail or see bio 

 

 


Nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court – Vote Confirmed (63-37)

The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in August. The former dean of Harvard Law School, Kagan had served as Obama’s solicitor general since March of 2009 and was the first woman to hold the position. She replaced Justice John Paul Stevens, who had been appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975.

Sen. Patty Murray voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Maria Cantwell voted YES……send e-mail or see bio 

 

 


2011 Defense Authorization, Cloture – Vote Rejected (56-43, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate rejected this attempt to end debate on the 2011 Defense spending bill, which would authorize $725.7 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs. The bill would have also repealed a 1993 law that codified the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy banning military service by openly gay men and women.

Sen. Patty Murray voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Maria Cantwell voted YES……send e-mail or see bio 

 

 


Recent House Votes
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Vote Passed (219-212)

In March, the House passed this bill, which would overhaul the nation’s health insurance system and require most individuals to buy health insurance by 2014.

Rep. Brian Baird voted YES……send e-mail or see bio 

 

 


Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania Amendment; National Defense Authorization Act, FY2011 – Vote Agreed to (234-194, 10 Not Voting)

During the defense authorization bill debate in May, the House adopted this amendment that would repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that prohibits openly gay men and women from serving in the military.

Rep. Brian Baird voted YES……send e-mail or see bio 

 

 


Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – Vote Passed (237-192, 4 Not Voting)

The House passed the final version of the financial regulation reform legislation in June.

Rep. Brian Baird voted YES……send e-mail or see bio 

 

 


Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act – Vote Passed (247-161, 25 Not Voting)

In August, the House passed this bill to provide $16.1 billion to extend increased Medicaid assistance to states and $10 billion in funding for states to create or retain teachers’ jobs.

Rep. Brian Baird voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

 

RIGHT DOWN THE PARTY LINE…..AS USUAL

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“ONE NATION RALLY” PICS – THESE ARE THE FACES OF THE SOCIALIST, er, OOPPS, I MEAN, DEMOCRAT PARTY

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE OUR PRESIDENT AND DEMOCRAT REPRESENTATIVES SUPPORT. IS THIS WHAT OUR FOUNDING FATHERS INTENDED?

It is frightening to know that our current Administration and Congress supports this ideal.  Compare this to Glen Becks rally and judge for yourself.  What SIDE are you on?  Left or Right.  They aren’t called “Leftists” for no reason…….

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“A PITCHFORK MOMENT” HOW WASHINGTON STATE CAN RID ITSELF OF THE “TAX AND SPEND” POLITICIANS

WASHINGTON STATE LIBS IN THE LEGISLATURE AND SENATE MUST GO. CLICK THE PIC FOR THE STORY

I think this article in Red State pretty much says it all for us Washingtonians.  The “Tax and Spend” Democrats that infests our State Government must be ousted in favor of those who truly are committed to fiscal responsibility and balancing the state books.  The current crowd in power has tried, and gotten away with some pretty outrageous acts.  Lets do a little recap…..  The State Legislature passed new taxes on, of all things, soda pop and bottled water AND they tried and “end run” on the second by trying to enact new draconian gun laws, AND Governor Gregoire, at the swipe of a pen, raised Washington State gas taxes by 9.5 cents per gallon.  She also proposed a State Income Tax IN ADDITION TO the State Sales Tax.  She is clearly part of the larger problem here in Washington State, as are the Senators who’s records indicate that they vote always in favor of the Progressive, liberal, socialistic, tax and spend agenda.  Click the pic for the story.

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HR 4173 – SENATORS PATTY MURRAY AND MARIA CANTWELL VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE WALL STREET OVERHAUL BILL (Vote Roll Call included) DOWNLOAD PDFs

TRAITORS TO WASHINGTON STATE CITIZENS

This latest liberal/Marxist/socialist debacle of a Bill passed the Senate today with a 60-38 vote. This Bill has over 2000 pages of regulations that will literally put ACORN and the other activist un-American organizations back to work in the American financial and industrial sectors.  This bill was written by Barney Frank and Chris Dodd so we know it automatically is suspect and should have never been considered.  These two guys are the last people I would trust with anything and needless to say, our Washington State Senators Murray and Cantwell were all for this Bill as stated below:

Final Bill                                              Conference Report

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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) voted for the Wall Street Reform legislation that will protect Washington state families, hold Wall Street accountable, and guarantee that Washington state taxpayers will never again be on the hook to bail out Wall Street or clean up after big banks’ messes. The legislation passed today by a vote of 60-39 and is expected to be signed into law by President Obama shortly.

“With this vote today, the era of taxpayer-funded Wall Street bailouts is officially over,” said Senator Patty Murray. “This bill is going to make sure that Washington state families and small business owners are protected from predatory Wall Street tactics. And it will guarantee that American taxpayers will never again be on the hook to bail out the big banks. I was proud to stand up for my state’s families today and against the Wall Street lobbyists and special interests who were fighting so hard to protect big banks and maintain the status quo.”

“Wall Street reform legislation makes a big distinction between Wall Street Mega Banks and Main Street Community Banks. Within the legislation there are positives for Main Street Community banks including asset-based deposit insurance assessments, regulating non-bank financial competitors, deposit insurance limits increased and extending the deposit insurance coverage on non-interest-bearing transaction accounts and ending too big to fail. These enhancements and others will aid community banks in Washington State to continue to support the communities they serve through small business loans and financial services,” said John Collins President of the Community Bankers of Washington state, Washington’s leading association of Community Banks. “By ending ‘too big to fail’ and ensuring that large banks pay for the risks they create to the system this bill takes monumental steps to protect community banks our customers and taxpayers. The Community Bankers of Washington want to particularly commend Senator Murray for the leadership she provided in fighting for provisions that help support community banks and for ensuring that Wall Street’s megabanks pay their fair share for the risks they pose.”

July 14th speech leading up to the vote today 15 July 2010:
“M. President, I have been fighting hard for a Wall Street reform bill that protects my state’s families, holds Wall Street accountable, and includes a guarantee that American taxpayers will never again have to pay to bail out Wall Street or clean up after big banks’ messes.

“And I am proud to say that finally, after months of hard work, we are so close to passing legislation that does exactly this.

“M. President—this should not be a partisan issue. It shouldn’t be about right versus left or Democrats versus Republicans.

“It should be about doing what’s right for families and small business owners in my home state of Washington and across the country.

“It should be about who it is we choose to stand up for—who we think needs our support right now.

“Some people have spent the last few months standing up for Wall Street and big banks: Trying to water down this reform, and fighting every day against any changes that would prevent the big banks from going back to their ‘bonus-as-usual’ mentality.

“But I have been proud to stand with so many others to fight against the Wall Street lobbyists and special interest groups, and for the families I represent in Washington state.

“Families who want us to pass strong reforms that can’t be ignored or sidestepped.

“Who want us to end bailouts and make sure Wall Street is held accountable for cleaning up their own messes.

“And who want us to put in place strong consumer protections to make sure big banks can never again take advantage of our families, students, or seniors.

“Because Mr. President, for most American families this debate isn’t complex—it’s simple.

“It’s not about derivatives or credit default swaps.

“It’s about fundamental fairness. And it’s about making sure we have good, common-sense rules that work for our families and small business owners.

“It’s about the person who walks into a bank to sign up for a mortgage, or applies for a credit card, or starts planning their retirement—
are the rules on their side, or are they with the big banks on Wall Street?

“Because, M. President—for far too long the financial rules of the road have not favored the American people.

“Instead, they’ve favored: Big banks, credit card companies, and Wall Street. And for far too long they’ve abused those rules.

“So M. President, as we approach this vote, I think it is important for all of us to be clear about who it is we are fighting for.

“I am fighting for people like Devin Glaser, a school aide in Seattle who told me he had worked, saved money, and bought a condo before the recession began.

“He told me he put 20% down on a traditional mortgage and was making his payments.

“However, like so many others who have found themselves underemployed as a result of this recession, Devin has been unable to find more than 25 hours of work a week.

“He is now unable to pay his mortgage and is waiting to be foreclosed on any day now.

“I am fighting for people like Rob Hays, a Washington state student whose parents have put retirement on hold and gone back to work in order to send him to school.

“Just a few short years ago Rob’s parents were in the process of selling their home and preparing to retire. But then the foreclosure crisis took hold and they could no longer find a buyer.

“As a result they were forced to pay two mortgages with the money they had saved for Rob’s school—and retirement has been put on hold.

“And I am fighting for people like Jude LaRene a small business owner in Washington state who told me that when the financial crisis hit his line of credit was pulled.

“This forced him to lay off employees, go deep into debt on personal credit cards, and cut back on inventory.

“Despite the fact that his toy stores were more popular than ever!

“President, I am fighting for people like Devin, Rob, and Jude because they are the ones being forced to pay the price for Wall Street’s greed and irresponsibility.

“Whether it was gambling with borrowed money from our pension funds, making bets they could never cover, or peddling mortgages to people they knew could never pay— Wall Street made reckless choices that have devastated so many working families.

“In my home state of Washington, Wall Street’s mistakes cost us over 150,000 jobs.

“They cost the average family thousands of dollars in lost income.

“They cost small businesses the access to credit they need to expand and hire—and in many cases, caused them to close.

“They cost workers the retirement accounts they were counting on to carry them through their golden years. And students the college saving that would help launch their careers.
They cost homeowners the value of their most important financial asset as neighborhoods have been decimated by foreclosures.

“They cost our schoolteachers, our police officers, and our communities. And they cost workers like Devin, students like Rob, and small business owners like Jude.

“Mr. President, we owe it to people like them across the country to reform this system that puts Wall Street before Main Street.

“We owe it to them to put families back in control of their finances.

“We owe it to them to make sure the rules protect families sitting around the dinner table balancing their checkbooks and finding ways to save for the future—not those sitting around the boardroom table finding ways to increase profits at the expense of hard working Americans.

“And to do that, we need to pass this strong Wall Street reform legislation.

“M. President, it is important for families to understand what this bill does—and what exactly opponents of this legislation are fighting against.

“This bill contains explicit language guaranteeing that taxpayers will never again be responsible for bailing out Wall Street.

“It creates a brand new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that will protect consumers from big-bank rip-offs, end unfair fees, curb out-of-control credit card and mortgage rates, and be a new ‘cop on the beat’ to safeguard consumers and protect families.

“It puts in place new protections for small businesses from unfair transaction fees imposed by credit card companies.

“It enforces limitations on excessive compensation for Wall Street executives.

“And it offers new tools to promote financial literacy and make sure families have the knowledge to protect themselves and take personal responsibility for their finances.

“I’ve heard so many stories from people across Washington state who have scrimped and saved, who made the best with what they had, but were still devastated through no fault of their own.

“People who played by the rules but who are now paying the price for those on Wall Street who didn’t.

“These are the people we need to stand up for—the people whose Main Street values I fight for every day.

“So M. President, with all of the new protections and reforms that this bill contains for families and small businesses—I have to ask—Who are the opponents of this bill fighting for? Who are they standing up to protect?

“You know, I grew up working at my Dad’s five and dime store on Main Street in Bothell, Washington. And like so many people across our country, Main Street is where I got my values.

“I was taught that the product of your work wasn’t just about the dollars in the till at the end of the day.

“I learned that a good transaction was one that was good for your business AND the customer.

“That strong customer service and lasting relationships often made your business stronger.

“That personal responsibility meant owning up to your mistakes and making them right.

“And that one business relied on the others on the same street.

“I was taught that customers were not prey and businesses were not predators. And that an honest business was a successful one.

“M. President, it’s time for us to bring those Main Street values back to our financial system.

“To bring back an approach that puts Main Street and families over Wall Street and profits.

“That protects consumers, holds big banks accountable for their actions, and makes sure people like Devin, Rob, and Jude are never again forced to bear the burden for the big banks’ mistakes.

“So I urge my colleagues to stand with me against the status quo, and for this strong Wall Street Reform bill that families and small businesses in Washington state and across the country desperately need.

“Thank you—I yield the floor.”

As usual, this diatribe contains the usual rhetoric, lies and backroom deals.  This exemplifies why she must be defeted in November.  When the full impact of this Bill is realized by the American voters, repeal of this bill will also become another one of our battlecrys for the GOP.  WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!  THIS MADNESS MUST STOP IN NOVEMBER!

Senator Cantwell:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) praised the Senate passage of the unpressidented financial regulatory reform legislation.  For the first time ever,  it requires oversight and transparency in the over-the-counter derivatives markets that were reported to do so much damage to the U.S. economy. Cantwell cast a pivotal vote in a 60-38 roll-call that ended debate, then voted for final passage, which passed by a vote of 60-39. This vote sends the measure to President Obama for his signature. Just before the final vote, Cantwell spoke on the Senate floor, saying that for the first time ever, the previously dark, unregulated swap markets would now be regulated and brought into the light of day.

Her full remarks follow:

“I thank the Chair (Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, D-CT) for yielding time and I want to thank him for his diligence, particularly in the area of the derivatives market and the fact that this legislation will be the first time, the first time, the over-the-counter derivatives market in this country will be regulated. The fact that Congress made a mistake and said ‘hands off’ to derivatives in 2000, and then an $80 trillion market exploded into what is today a $600 trillion dollar dark market.  The Chairman has now made sure that for the first time, over-the- counter derivatives will be regulated.

“That means for the first time over-the-counter derivatives will have to be exchange traded, which means there will be transparency.

“It’s the first time over-the-counter derivatives will have to be cleared, which means a third party will have to validate whether there is real money behind these transactions.

“And it is the first time the CFTC will be allowed to say that they will be able to enforce aggregate position limits across all exchanges, which means you can’t hide this dark market derivative money on some exchange that isn’t properly regulated or try to make the market across all exchanges. And it is the first time that things like the London Loophole will be closed so that you can’t have markets and exchanges that aren’t regulated.

“So, to the American people, to know that something as dangerous as credit default swaps brought down our economy, that now, for the first time, we will have regulation of these over-the-counter derivatives, I thank the Chairman for his efforts in that area.  A $600 trillion market, which is greater than 10 times the size of world GDP, is a danger to our economy if it is not regulated.

“Thank God we’re going to be regulating it for the first time. And I would encourage all my colleagues on the other side of the aisle who, at one point in time, said that these are too complicated to understand, understand that they brought down our economy, and understand that we are going to, for the first time, regulate over the counter derivatives.

“I thank the Chair for his leadership.”

Cantwell announced her support for the final version of the financial regulatory reform bill on July 1 because of tough new regulations of derivatives added in final House-Senate negotiations. Cantwell had opposed passage of the Senate version of the bill, citing loopholes in the derivatives title.  Throughout the debate, she tirelessly fought to require transparency in the $600 trillion derivatives market. Cantwell authored an amendment, included in House-Senate conference, to impose tough penalties for evading the clearing and exchange trading requirements for derivatives. Upon completion of the conference version of the bill, Cantwell received written assurance from Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, that the bill “explicitly requires that swap dealers, major swap participants and financial entities use a clearinghouse for standardized or ‘clearable’ derivatives transactions.” The bill includes a narrowly-crafted exemption that will allow only legitimate commercial end-users – farmers, airlines, and manufacturers – to continue to hedge business risks without being subject to the clearing and exchange trading requirements. Gensler agreed with Cantwell’s interpretation of the bill: that it imposes strong oversight over the vast majority of derivatives trading. Cantwell said she is disappointed the bill does not reinstate the Glass Steagall separation of commercial and investment banking but believes the bill’s unprecedented regulation of the derivatives market squarely addresses the underlying cause of the financial crisis.

HERE IS THE ROLL CALL ON THIS VOTE:

Senator Party Affiliation State July 15 vote May 20 vote
WYDEN, Ron D OR Y Y
WHITEHOUSE, Sheldon D RI Y Y
WEBB, Jim D VA Y Y
WARNER, Mark R. D VA Y Y
UDALL, Tom D NM Y Y
UDALL, Mark D CO Y Y
TESTER, Jon D MT Y Y
STABENOW, Debbie D MI Y Y
SPECTER, Arlen D PA Y Y
SNOWE, Olympia J. R ME Y Y
SHAHEEN, Jeanne D NH Y Y
SCHUMER, Charles E. D NY Y Y
SANDERS, Bernard I VT Y Y
ROCKEFELLER IV, John D. D WV Y Y
REID, Harry D NV Y Y
REED, Jack D RI Y Y
PRYOR, Mark L. D AR Y Y
NELSON, Bill D FL Y Y
NELSON, Ben D NE Y Y
MURRAY, Patty D WA Y Y
MIKULSKI, Barbara A. D MD Y Y
MERKLEY, Jeff D OR Y Y
MENENDEZ, Robert D NJ Y Y
McCASKILL, Claire D MO Y Y
LINCOLN, Blanche L. D AR Y Y
LIEBERMAN, Joseph I. I CT Y Y
LEVIN, Carl D MI Y Y
LEAHY, Patrick J. D VT Y Y
LAUTENBERG, Frank R. D NJ Y Y
LANDRIEU, Mary L. D LA Y Y
KOHL, Herb D WI Y Y
KLOBUCHAR, Amy D MN Y Y
KERRY, John F. D MA Y Y
KAUFMAN, Edward E. D DE Y Y
JOHNSON, Tim D SD Y Y
INOUYE, Daniel K. D HI Y Y
HARKIN, Tom D IA Y Y
HAGAN, Kay R. D NC Y Y
GILLIBRAND, Kirsten E. D NY Y Y
FRANKEN, Al D MN Y Y
FEINSTEIN, Dianne D CA Y Y
DURBIN, Richard J. D IL Y Y
DORGAN, Byron L. D ND Y Y
DODD, Christopher J. D CT Y Y
CONRAD, Kent D ND Y Y
COLLINS, Susan M.**** R ME Y Y
CASEY, Jr., Robert P. D PA Y Y
CARPER, Thomas R. D DE Y Y
CARDIN, Benjamin L. D MD Y Y
CANTWELL, Maria D WA Y N
BURRIS, Roland W. D IL Y Y
BROWN, Sherrod D OH Y Y
BROWN, Scott********* R MA Y Y
BOXER, Barbara D CA Y Y
BINGAMAN, Jeff D NM Y Y
BENNET, Michael F. D CO Y Y
BEGICH, Mark D AK Y Y
BAYH, Evan D IN Y Y
BAUCUS, Max D MT Y Y
AKAKA, Daniel K. D HI Y Y
WICKER, Roger F. R MS N N
VOINOVICH, George V. R OH N N
VITTER, David R LA N N
THUNE, John R SD N N
SHELBY, Richard C. R AL N N
SESSIONS, Jeff R AL N N
ROBERTS, Pat R KS N N
RISCH, James E. R ID N N
MURKOWSKI, Lisa R AK N N
McCONNELL, Mitch R KY N N
McCAIN, John R AZ N N
LUGAR, Richard G. R IN N N
LeMIEUX, George S. R FL N N
KYL, Jon R AZ N N
JOHANNS, Mike R NE N N
ISAKSON, Johnny R GA N N
INHOFE, James M. R OK N N
HUTCHISON, Kay Bailey R TX N N
HATCH, Orrin G. R UT N N
GREGG, Judd R NH N N
GRASSLEY, Chuck R IA N N
GRAHAM, Lindsey R SC N N
FEINGOLD, Russell D. D WI N N
ENZI, Michael B. R WY N N
ENSIGN, John R NV N N
DeMINT, Jim R SC N N
CRAPO, Mike R ID N N
CORNYN, John R TX N N
CORKER, Bob R TN N N
COCHRAN, Thad R MS N N
COBURN, Tom R OK N N
CHAMBLISS, Saxby R GA N N
BURR, Richard R NC N N
BUNNING, Jim R KY N N
BROWNBACK, Sam R KS N N
BOND, Christopher S. R MO N N
BENNETT, Robert F. R UT N N
BARRASSO, John R WY N N
ALEXANDER, Lamar R TN N N

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(UPDATED 080211) MURKOWSKI RESOLUTION SJ RES 26, CALLING FOR EPA TO NOT ENACT CARBON TAXING FAILS IN SENATE VOTE – PATTY MURRAY AND MARIA CANTWELL VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE EPA JOB KILLING AGENDA

STRANGLE HOLD ON THE CITIZENS OF THE USA. CLICK THE PIC TO READ THE SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 26

Had this Resolution passed SJR 26, the EPA would have been effectively hobbled and unable to enact draconian, economy busting regulations that will drive up the cost of virtually everything and severely restricting our civil rights.  BUT IT FAILED. The below listed Senators, voted IN FAVOR of making the EPA an agency with more power than the Congress.  This is a violation of the Constitution as it pertains to enumerated powers.   These people voted to make you subservient to this rouge agency of which YOU have no control of.  Without a doubt, this single act by the Socialist/Marxist Dems that has given this unprecedented power to a rouge agency that is filled with their brethren, if brought to fruition, will cause the fall of the America we patriots all love.  We must redouble our efforts and make sure that these traitors are dethroned come November and whenever each of their seats comes up for re-election. Obama has succeeded in walking the Dems off the cliff to oblivion.. Remember, these people VOTED IN FAVOR of your oppression by the EPA!!!  Don’t forget that fact!!!

The 53-47 roll call Thursday by which the Senate rejected a resolution to stop the Obama administration from imposing regulations on greenhouse gases.

A “yes” vote is a vote to advance the measure to a final vote.

A “no” vote is a vote to stop the measure from going forward.

Voting yes were 6 Democrats and 41 Republicans.

Voting no were 51 Democrats, 0 Republicans and 2 independents.

ALABAMA

Sessions (R), Yes; Shelby (R), Yes.

ALASKA

Begich (D), No; Murkowski (R), Yes.

ARIZONA

Kyl (R), Yes; McCain (R), Yes.

ARKANSAS

Lincoln (D), Yes; Pryor (D), Yes.

CALIFORNIA

Boxer (D), No; Feinstein (D), No.

COLORADO

Bennet (D), No; Udall (D), No.

CONNECTICUT

Dodd (D), No; Lieberman (I), No.

DELAWARE

Carper (D), No; Kaufman (D), No.

FLORIDA

LeMieux (R), Yes; Nelson (D), No.

GEORGIA

Chambliss (R), Yes; Isakson (R), Yes.

HAWAII

Akaka (D), No; Inouye (D), No.

IDAHO

Crapo (R), Yes; Risch (R), Yes.

ILLINOIS

Burris (D), No; Durbin (D), No.

INDIANA

Bayh (D), Yes; Lugar (R), Yes.

IOWA

Grassley (R), Yes; Harkin (D), No.

KANSAS

Brownback (R), Yes; Roberts (R), Yes.

KENTUCKY

Bunning (R), Yes; McConnell (R), Yes.

LOUISIANA

Landrieu (D), Yes; Vitter (R), Yes.

MAINE

Collins (R), Yes; Snowe (R), Yes.

MARYLAND

Cardin (D), No; Mikulski (D), No.

MASSACHUSETTS

Brown (R), Yes; Kerry (D), No.

MICHIGAN

Levin (D), No; Stabenow (D), No.

MINNESOTA

Franken (D), No; Klobuchar (D), No.

MISSISSIPPI

Cochran (R), Yes; Wicker (R), Yes.

MISSOURI

Bond (R), Yes; McCaskill (D), No.

MONTANA

Baucus (D), No; Tester (D), No.

NEBRASKA

Johanns (R), Yes; Nelson (D), Yes.

NEVADA

Ensign (R), Yes; Reid (D), No.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Gregg (R), Yes; Shaheen (D), No.

NEW JERSEY

Lautenberg (D), No; Menendez (D), No.

NEW MEXICO

Bingaman (D), No; Udall (D), No.

NEW YORK

Gillibrand (D), No; Schumer (D), No.

NORTH CAROLINA

Burr (R), Yes; Hagan (D), No.

NORTH DAKOTA

Conrad (D), No; Dorgan (D), No.

OHIO

Brown (D), No; Voinovich (R), Yes.

OKLAHOMA

Coburn (R), Yes; Inhofe (R), Yes.

OREGON

Merkley (D), No; Wyden (D), No.

PENNSYLVANIA

Casey (D), No; Specter (D), No.

RHODE ISLAND

Reed (D), No; Whitehouse (D), No.

SOUTH CAROLINA

DeMint (R), Yes; Graham (R), Yes.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Johnson (D), No; Thune (R), Yes.

TENNESSEE

Alexander (R), Yes; Corker (R), Yes.

TEXAS

Cornyn (R), Yes; Hutchison (R), Yes.

UTAH

Bennett (R), Yes; Hatch (R), Yes.

VERMONT

Leahy (D), No; Sanders (I), No.

VIRGINIA

Warner (D), No; Webb (D), No.

WASHINGTON

Cantwell (D), No; Murray (D), No.

 

MARIA CANTWELL MUST GO IN 2012!

PATTY MURRAY MUST GO IN NOVEMBER!!

 


WEST VIRGINIA

Byrd (D), No; Rockefeller (D), Yes.

WISCONSIN

Feingold (D), No; Kohl (D), No.

WYOMING

Barrasso (R), Yes; Enzi (R), Yes.

DINO ROSSI FOR SENATE - DINO YES, PATTY NO

UPDATE 092010

The EPA is killing coal mining jobs and Patty Murray voted in favor of this.  How long before the EPA “regulates” you out of your job, thanks to Patty Murray….Click here for details…

UPDATE 080211

EPA raises risk of blackouts

 

http://detnews.com/article/20110731/OPINION03/107310303/EPA-raises-risk-of-blackouts#ixzz1TsnwUttH

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(UPDATED 062811) OBAMA-CARE IS KILLING HOSPITALS AND PUTTING THE REST ON LIFE SUPPORT

INJURED OR SICK? NEED SURGERY? TOUGH LUCK!! NO SURGERY FOR YOU!!!! SAYS THE FED "SURGERY NAZI"

This is something that I would like to rub the liberal/Marxist noses in to the max.  How the hell is everyone going to have health care insurance if there are no providers, either Doctors or hospitals?!?!?  How that hope and change working for you know?!?!?  This story explains it all very well.  I for one will always make sure these idiots are reminded about their stupidity or just down right un-American perspectives.  We Conservatives must never back down and never let them off the hook for putting the nation in this mess.  Click the pic for the story.

UPDATED 062811

This is exactly what we said would happen, is happening.  Low reimbursement rate patients turned away.  Click here for the story.

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