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Honoring our Veteran Heroes

This Veterans Day, I ask you to pause and reflect to honor those who have worn our nation’s uniform to protect freedom and our American way of life.

We are so fortunate to live in a country where our rights are guaranteed and power belongs to the people, rather than to a dictator or monarch. We live in the freest nation on earth, and we owe that to the courageous men and women that answered the call to protect those freedoms; freedoms we often take for granted.

We recognize that without the bravery and sacrifice of our veterans, America as we know it could not exist. Many have paid the ultimate price on foreign soil to assure that our nation remains the torchlight of freedom throughout the world.

November is also a month to give thanks, so if you are a veteran, please know that we are forever grateful for your sacrifice, and I want to personally thank you for your service.

Additionally, if you know someone who has served in the Armed Forces, I encourage you to extend a personal greeting or a home-cooked meal to them to show your appreciation. At the least, I encourage you to join me in thanking them for their service.

We live in the greatest nation on earth and it remains so because of the incredible sacrifices made by our uniformed heroes.

God Bless Each of Them and God Bless America!
 
 
 
 

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JUST A REMINDER --

 
The GOP will NOT have a breakfast in November or December.
 
Mark your 2015 Calendar now - You Do NOT want to miss this -- 
 
Saturday, January 10, Kick Off Breakfast for 2015 City Elections
 
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Party Rules and the 2014 Platform

 

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The Listener

By Eric Allie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Time for a Panic Button

By Gary Varvel

 

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Voters reject Obama's illegal alien agenda

 

By Michelle Malkin

 

Enough is enough. An important bloc of voters made their voices heard on Tuesday. Their message: Quit rewarding people who violate our immigration laws. They chose a sovereign nation over an illegal alien sanctuary nation, and they told politicians in both parties loud and clear: Put Americans first.

Will D.C. listen?

These voters are tired of politicians creating magnets for illegal immigrants. They're tired of preferential treatment for defiant border-crossers, visa overstayers and deportation fugitives. They're tired of the heavy costs and consequences of the government's systemic refusal to protect its borders and fully implement interior enforcement.

Pay attention, both parties in the Beltway: These aren't voters in a red-state bastion. They're fed-up voters in bright blue Oregon -- a whopping 941,042 of them, to be exact -- who overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure to provide special driver's licenses "without requiring proof of legal presence in the United States."

When Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and radicals in the state legislature tried to push through illegal alien driver's cards against the will of the people, the people struck back and forced a full public vote and electoral accountability.

"Citizens expect our lawmakers to uphold our laws, not work at finding ways to circumvent them," said the group Protect Oregon Driver Licenses. "Oregon is the only state in the country that (gave citizens the) opportunity to vote on giving driver cards to those who cannot prove legal presence in the United States." If only every state had the power of initiative and referendum. Ten states, including California, Connecticut, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Vermont and Washington, plus the District of Columbia, "have had the law forced upon them with little or no recourse available to them."

Listen up, D.C.: The Oregon proposal went down in flames by more than a 2-to-1 margin. More voters weighed in on Measure 88 than any other single candidate or question on the ballot, including the campaigns for governor, U.S. senator and marijuana legalization.

Who supported Measure 88? Entitled ethnic lobbyists, immigration lawyers, American worker-betraying labor unions like the SEIU and UFCW, the ACLU, the militant Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, agricultural interests, NARAL, far-left church leaders, soft-on-illegal-immigration newspaper editorial boards, and some business-pandering Republicans.

Pro-amnesty actress and Barack Obama campaign finance bundler Eva Longoria's "Latino Victory Project" forked over $50,000 to the pro-Measure 88 PAC. The open-borders campaign raised a whopping $500,000-plus from its deep-pocketed Big Government/Big Business/Hollywood patrons.

Who opposed the referendum? Grassroots citizens and a majority of common-sense sheriffs in Oregon who were outspent 10-to-1.

The police, sheriffs and border patrol agents who opposed Measure 88 forcefully connected the dots between immigration enforcement and homeland security. As I've reported repeatedly over the years, driver's licenses are tickets into the American mainstream. They allow residents to establish an identity and foothold into their communities. They help you open bank accounts, enter secure facilities and, yes, board planes.

Remember:

--The 9/11 hijackers obtained some 364 separate pieces of identification, including driver's licenses, in order to conduct their murderous business. Hijackers Hani Hanjour and Khalid Almihdhar conspired with illegal alien day laborers at a Falls Church, Va., 7-Eleven to obtain government-issued photo IDs. Three other hijackers obtained IDs at an Arlington, Va., DMV.

--In Boston, suspected al-Qaida agent and illegal alien Nabil al-Marabh obtained a license permitting him to drive semi-trucks containing hazardous materials, including explosives and caustic materials.

The anti-Measure 88 law enforcement officers were joined by Derek Hernandez, vice president of the Western Region National Border Patrol Council, and Maria Espinoza, national director of The Remembrance Project. Espinoza is a Mexican-American activist whose group "is dedicated to honoring and remembering Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens." As she pointed out to Oregonians, "Americans are neither allowed nor do they expect being able to provide unverifiable documentation when applying for licenses, jobs, voter registrations, loans or any of the many activities requiring proper identification. Why should illegal aliens be afforded this ill-begotten privilege?"

Pro-Measure 88 advocates disingenuously argued that the law was "pro-public safety" because it would allow Oregon to know who is living in the state. But Espinoza correctly notes that Mexican government offices embedded in the U.S. continue to issue shady "matricula consular" identification cards "without proof of identity, in their efforts to achieve quasi-legal status for Mexican illegal aliens in the United States."

As President Obama and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce conspire in Beltway backrooms to provide tens of millions of work permits for illegal aliens through administrative fiat, the new GOP majority on Capitol Hill better heed the defeat of Measure 88.

Cynthia Kendoll, president of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, spoke for law-abiding voters across the country who are "sick and tired of big business, special interest groups and unions controlling our government." They're tired of government-manufactured chaos, government-sponsored double standards and government-imposed benefits for millions of law-breakers who supply cheap labor and cheap votes to bipartisan special interests. Illegal alien driver's licenses are a catalyst for politically driven amnesty, Mexico's poverty exportation plan and corporate wage suppression.

American voters of all backgrounds, political affiliations and incomes don't want any part of that racket. Enough.

Michelle Malkin is the author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies" (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.

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 Larry Bucshon

 

Dr. Bucshon Comments on Ebola Outbreak

 

“We are thankful for the selfless acts of Americans who have answered the call to help their fellow citizens and people around the world. Our thoughts are with the healthcare workers who have contracted Ebola and we pray for a healthy recovery.

 

“As we work to get a firm handle on the Ebola outbreak, it is acutely critical that we do everything in our power to control and contain this disease.  Enhancing airport screenings is not a sufficient response. I believe a temporary ban on travel into the United States for individuals who have traveled from or live in affected West African countries is a prudent and proper response.  

 

“While the first cases were transports into the United States, we have subsequently seen the virus spread within the hospital setting.  Therefore, we must implement more specific, diligent training and treatment protocols to protect our healthcare workers and communities and prevent any further spread of Ebola within the United States.

 

“We need to work together on decisive actions and should avoid attempts to turn this challenge into a political issue. The United States has the best healthcare system in the world and we are uniquely positioned to lead in eradicating Ebola.” 

 

BACKGROUND:  

 

Travel Ban:

 

U.S. military personnel are now authorized to quarantine soldiers assisting in the Ebola mission.  According to CNN, “U.S. military commanders are being given the authority to quarantine troops for 21 days at a Defense Department facility where they will be monitored for signs of the disease and treated if they do contract the virus, a Defense Department memo explained.” (CNN; 10/15/2014)

 

On Wednesday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) and Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Ranking Member John Thune (R-South Dakota) called for a travel ban and sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson requesting a specific plan to address the Ebola outbreak.

House Action:

On his blog, Speaker of the House John Boehner outlined actions taken by the House and its committees to assist and assess the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak. That information can be found here - http://www.speaker.gov/ebola.

 

Funding:

 

Some, like the NIH director, have made political claims regarding funding for Ebola research.  Contrary to these claims, “the Republican-led House of Representatives has acted decisively and consistently when it comes to efforts to combat the deadly disease, even providing more funding than requested for the agencies on the front lines of the fight against Ebola. (Speaker’s Blog; 10/16/2014)

 

  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) funding: For FY 2014, CDC received $6.9 billion. The House actually authorized more funding than the White House requested and this figure is an 8% increase from 2013.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding: For FY 2014, NIH received $30.14 billion. The appropriated funding for NIH has nearly doubled since 2000.

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Midterm Results Provide a Fresh Start


Americans decisively voted to move our country in a new direction by repudiating President Obama’s failed policies. I returned to the Senate to tackle the big issues we face and pass along a stronger America to the next generation.  
 
 
To my great frustration, Harry Reid effectively shut down the Senate during the last four years, stifling debate and blocking proposals that did not fit his narrow political agenda. 
 
 
This change in leadership provides a fresh start and an opportunity to move forward much-needed measures to strengthen our economy and spur job creation.
 

 

 
 

 
Anonymous Attacks on Israeli PM Disgraceful
 
An anonymous Obama Administration official recently directed vulgar insults at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a media interview. 
 
 
A verbal assault on an important friend in the Middle East damages our efforts in a critical region at a critical time. 

As a former ambassador, I have managed disagreements between allies. Frank exchanges can become fraught, but they should not erupt publicly, and they should never descend to the personal. In less than a month, the results of long negotiations with Iran over its dangerous nuclear program likely will be announced.


At that time, the United States and Israel must stand together, as sustainable support for any agreement will require a united front. A strong response to failed negotiations or faulty results also will require a consensus between our countries. 

 

An enormous amount is at stake for both the United States and Israel. Now is not the time for snarky name calling between allies, and anonymity only makes it worse.    

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Senate Update

 

Senate Update

 

Nov. 7, 2014

 

  • Honoring Hoosier Veterans
  • Promoting Job Growth

Honoring Hoosier Veterans

 

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One of our greatest callings as Americans is to support those who have fought to protect our country’s freedom. Veterans Day, on Nov. 11, provides the opportunity to honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to serve their fellow Americans.

 

In Indiana, the commitment to serving our country is ingrained in our Hoosier roots. Our state has the sixth-largest National Guard and Reserve in the U.S., and according to the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs, there are nearly 550,000 veterans in Indiana.

 

During the 2014 legislative session, the General Assembly passed legislation to honor the sacrifices made by military men and women and support them as they adjust to life back home:

 

  • Senate Enrolled Act 180 – Established the Veterans Disability Clinic Fund;
  • Senate Enrolled Act 331 – Created the Second Service for Veterans Program, which aims to attract veterans to the teaching profession;
  • Senate Enrolled Act 352 – Provided veterans' families more access to Indiana’s Military Family Relief Fund;
  • Senate Enrolled Act 354 – Established the Hoosier Women Veterans Program, which provides information and services to Indiana’s female veterans; and
  • House Enrolled Act 1242 Made it illegal for an employer to refuse to hire an applicant because of their status as a U.S. military veteran, National Guard member or reservist.

May we never take our freedom – and the incredible sacrifices required to secure it – for granted. When you see a veteran, take the time to thank them for their service. 


Promoting Job Growth

 

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Indiana’s tax climate is eighth-best in the nation, according to rankings recently released by the non-partisan Tax Foundation.

 

The Tax Foundation’s 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index noted Indiana’s commitment to phasing down its corporate income tax from 7 percent to 4.9 percent by the year 2021, and our efforts to reduce individual income taxes from 3.4 percent to 3.23 percent by 2017.

 

Indiana’s fiscal policies have helped boost the economy and attract employers to our state:

  • 46 companies from Illinois have relocated all or some of their operations to Indiana;
  • 25,000 manufacturing jobs have been added over the past year, making Indiana the leader in the nation for manufacturing job growth; and
  • The unemployment rate fell in September to 5.7 percent, marking the ninth-consecutive month Indiana's rate has been below the national average.

 

As your State Senator, I will continue to build upon these pro-growth policies in the upcoming legislative session.

 

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Fellow Republicans:

 

Welcome to the VCRP

We believe in sensible taxes, smaller and less intrusive government, personal responsibility and accountability, Constitutional government, liberty, and respect for life. Following the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, we strive to promote these common sense values in government and in our community.  Reforming Government to Serve the People. The American people believe Washington is broken and for good reason. Short-term politics overshadow the long-term interests of the nation. Our national legislature uses a budget process devised long before the Internet and seems unable to deal in realistic ways with the most pressing problems of families, businesses, and communities. Members of Congress have been indicted for violating the public trust. Public disgust with Washington is entirely warranted.

Republicans will uphold and defend our party’s core principles: Constrain the federal government to its legitimate constitutional functions. Let it empower people, while limiting its reach into their lives. Spend only what is necessary, and tax only to raise revenue for essential government functions. Unleash the power of enterprise, innovation, civic energy, and the American spirit and never pretend that government is a substitute for family or community.

The other party wants more government control over people’s lives and earnings; Republicans do not. The other party wants to continue pork barrel politics; we are disgusted by it, no matter who practices it. The other party wants to ignore fiscal problems while squandering billions on ineffective programs; we are determined to end that waste. The entrenched culture of official Washington an intrusive tax-and-spend liberalism remains a formidable foe, but we will confront and ultimately defeat it.

The long term solution for many of Washington’s problems is structural. Congress must respect the limits imposed upon it by the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

We look to the model of Republican welfare reform, which, since its enactment in 1996, has accomplished a major transfer of resources and responsibility from the federal government back to the states with an accompanying improvement in the program itself. Applying that approach to other programs will steer Congress back into line with the Constitution, reversing both its intrusion into state matters and its neglect of its central duties.

To aid in the fulfillment of those duties, we propose a National Sunset Commission to review all federal programs and recommend which of them should be terminated due to redundancy, waste, or intrusion into the American family. The Congress would then be required by law to schedule one yea or nay vote on the entire sunset list with no amendments.

Additionally, as important as returning power to the states is returning power to the people. As the Declaration of Independence states, our rights are endowed to us by our Creator and are inalienable: rights to life, liberty, and property. Government does not confer these rights but is instituted by men to protect the rights that man has already been granted. The Republican Party strongly affirms these rights and demands that government respect them.

 

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