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  • CLEAR Act Includes $30 Billion Mandatory Spending Increase, Entire Amount Open to Earmarks
    Dear Colleagues
    Jul 29, 2010 -
    Read the full Dear Colleague HERE. A hallmark of this Democrat controlled Congress has been the dramatic increase in spending, and they keep that tradition going strong with the CLEAR Act. The bill includes an over $30 billion increase in new, mandatory spending over the next 30 years for programs that are completely u... More
  • Will the Senate Once Again Leave House Dems High and Dry?
    Dear Colleagues
    Jul 29, 2010 -
    Although the House is expected to vote tomorrow on “oil spill” legislation (The CLEAR Act), things aren’t going as well over on the other side of the Capitol. According to The Hill: “Senate Democrats and Republicans appear on a collision course that would sink chances of passing oil-spill and energy legislation amid di... More
  • Basic Facts on the CLEAR Act (H.R. 3534)
    Dear Colleagues
    Jul 28, 2010 -
    Basic Facts on the CLEAR Act (H.R. 3534) The CLEAR Act is being sold as a response to the Gulf oil spill crisis, yet the bill itself stretches far beyond addressing this tragedy to include page after page of provisions that are unrelated to the oil spill, will kill American jobs, and are premature by acting before Cong... More
  • Vote NO on Amendment #2 to Supplemental
    Dear Colleagues
    Jul 1, 2010 -
    VOTE NO ON AMENDMENT #2 to SUPPLEMENTAL Amendment #2 Allows Interior Dept. to Divert Money Away from Border Patrol to Buy Up Private Land Democrats attach “extortion” provision to Troop Funding Bill Dear Colleague, Amendment #2 of the FY 2010 Supplemental Appropriations bill contains a provision allowing the Department... More
  • Tax Extenders & Cobell Indian Settlement
    Dear Colleagues
    May 24, 2010 -
    Read the full Dear Colleague HERE. May 24, 2010 Amendment to Tax Extenders Bill Aims to Improve Cobell Indian Settlement Agreement Reflects five improvements sought by Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (AK, CA, ID, MT, OR and WA) Dear Colleague: Today I filed an amendment with the Rules Committee to H.R. 4213, the... More
  • Bishop Amendment to HR 1612
    Dear Colleagues
    Mar 20, 2010 -
    March 20, 2010 Dear Colleague, Today, the House of Representatives will consider H.R. 1612, the Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009. One of the only two amendments made in order by the Rules Committee will be offered by Mr. Bishop of Utah, the Ranking Member of the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommit... More
  • MTR on HR 1612
    Dear Colleagues
    Mar 20, 2010 -
    VOTE YES ON THE MOTION TO RECOMMIT H.R. 1612, THE PUBLIC LANDS SERVICE CORPS ACT OF 2009 Dear Colleague, The Motion to Recommit would make four improvements to the Public Lands Service Corps program: PROTECTS YOUNG PEOPLE FROM SEX OFFENDERS - Prohibits sex offenders from participation in this program for youth (as youn... More
  • Demand the Department of Interior Open the OCS
    Dear Colleagues
    Mar 11, 2010 -
    Dear Colleague, I am asking you to join me in sending the attached letter to Secretary Salazar demanding that he roll back the “Obama Moratorium” on OCS development. On March 5, Secretary Salazar said that the Department will not be issuing an OCS lease plan until 2012 rather in July of this year. This means that the D... More
  • Support the Hastings of Washington Amendment to the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act
    Dear Colleagues
    Feb 23, 2010 -
    Support the Hastings of Washington Amendment to Require a Statewide Vote on Creating a Separate Native Government in Hawaii Dear Colleague: In 1959, a vote was taken in Hawaii on the question of becoming a state. Over 94 percent voted in favor of statehood. Hawaii voted overwhelmingly to join our union as one unified s... More
  • Fundamental Changes in Final Text of Native Hawaiian Bill
    Dear Colleagues
    Feb 23, 2010 -
    Read the full Dear Colleague HERE February 23, 2010 Fundamental Changes in Final Text of Native Hawaiian Bill Today, the House of Representatives will vote on the final rewritten text (Abercrombie substitute) of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009. This latest version, written in secret without Co... More
  • Native Hawaiian bill fundamentally changed from 110th version
    Dear Colleagues
    Feb 22, 2010 -
    February 22, 2010 House to vote on rewritten Native Hawaiian Recognition Bill Text is “fundamentally changed” from last Congress Dear Colleague: This week the Democrat Leadership is bringing H.R. 2314 to the Floor, a bill to extend tribal recognition to a Native Hawaiian “governing entity.” In the 110th Congress, a pre... More
  • Explanation of Hastings Substitute to Wild Horses Bill, Exact Text of Bill Passed in 110th Congress (HR 249)
    Dear Colleagues
    Jul 17, 2009 -
    Dear Colleague: You may recall that the House passed wild horses and burros legislation last Congress (HR 249 in the 110th). However, there is an enormous difference between this year’s bill and the bill from last Congress. Last year’s bill simply prohibited the commercial slaughter of wild horses and burros – it was o... More
  • ICYMI: House turns to wild horse conservation bill as GOP protests price tag
    Dear Colleagues
    Jun 17, 2009 -
    Read the full Dear Colleague HERE. Dear Colleague, I would like to draw your attention to an article in today’s Energy & Environment Daily regarding Wild Horses and Burros. Doc Hastings Ranking Member Committee on Natural Resources "There are serious issues facing our country right now and it's absurd that Democratic l... More
  • Vote Today to Restore Second Amendment Rights
    Dear Colleagues
    May 20, 2009 -
    Dear Colleague, Since January, House Republicans have simply asked the Democrat Majority for a chance to debate this amendment and vote to allow citizens to carry firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges in accordance with State law. Unfortunately, Democrat Leaders have spent the past five months using every leg... More
  • House Must Vote to Protect Second Amendment Rights on Omnibus Lands Bill
    Dear Colleagues
    Mar 24, 2009 -
    Dear Colleague: The House Rules Committee has blocked any amendment from being offered to the Omnibus Public Lands bill, including an amendment to protect Americans’ Second Amendment gun rights when on federal park lands and refuges. Last Thursday, a federal judge struck down existing federal regulations that expressly... More
  • ACLU, CEI and OTHERS OPPOSE H.R. 146, OMNIBUS PUBLIC LAND MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2009
    Dear Colleagues
    Mar 24, 2009 -
    H.R. 146 OPPOSED BY: ACLU, Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences, Competitive Enterprise Institute, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and National Center for Public Policy Research Dear Colleague, Below is a letter from an unusual collection of organizations, but they speak in one voice in opp... More
  • House Must Vote to Protect Second Amendment Rights on Public Lands
    Dear Colleagues
    Mar 24, 2009 -
    Dear Colleague: Last week, House and Senate leaders added the Altmire amendment to the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act to prevent the federal government from banning hunting and fishing on certain parts of federal land. At the time this amendment was added, the right of Americans to carry concealed firearms on park... More
  • In Today’s Economy, America Can’t Afford S. 22
    Dear Colleagues
    Mar 10, 2009 -
    In Today’s Economy, America Can’t Afford S. 22 Senate Lands Bill Costs $10 Billion, Pushes Energy Jobs for Americans Overseas Dear Colleague: With our nation’s economy struggling and hundreds of thousands of Americans losing their jobs, I urge you to oppose S. 22, the Senate’s Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 200... More
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