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Madame Speaker, Meet General Petraeus (Townhall.com)

April 20, 2007

Earlier this year, top Democrats in both houses of Congress refused to attend a bipartisan briefing offered by General David Petraeus to discuss the challenges in Iraq. Next week they’ll have another chance when the General comes to Capitol Hill to brief lawmakers in the House and Senate on our progress in the Global War on Terror. Read More

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Affirmed (Human Events)

April 18, 2007

This week Americans were shocked over the methodical murder of 32 Virginia Tech students and faculty at the hands of a suicidal lunatic. These brutal murders are a tragic reminder that life is a precious and fragile gift. But another development this week provides a ray of hope: the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the 2003 ban on partial-birth abortions. Read More

Wanted: Common Sense in Ethics Rules (Roll Call)

April 16, 2007

Last month I asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to appoint a bipartisan working group to analyze House ethics rules and recommend fair, sensible and understandable changes to help Members faithfully comply with their obligations. I’m anxiously awaiting her response. Read More

Porky’s Revenge (National Review)

April 15, 2007

Last January, Democrats took the reins in Congress, portraying themselves as agents of change who would restore trust by ending pork-barrel politics in Washington. But now after three months of Democratic rule, it’s clear Democrats are exactly who we thought they were all along — the same old party of tax-and-spend government. And congressional pork is back, with a vengeance. Read More

Mr. President, Veto This Bill (Red State)

April 04, 2007

Democrats in Congress are evidently guided by a belief that skating on thin ice is better than skating on no ice at all. They insist on sending the White House a troop funding bill loaded with billions for completely unrelated pork barrel projects. American combat troops are now being used to grease the skids for spinach growers, citrus producers, tropical fish breeders, and the peanut industry. How proud my Democratic friends must be. Read More