Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bill Maloney: 72 Hours until Tomblin decision

Maloney for West Virginia
MALONEY FOR WEST VIRGINIA
For immediate release: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Contact: campaign@maloneyforwv.com
(304) 376-5038


TOMBLIN COUNTDOWN: 72 HOURS FROM TONIGHT
Obama or West Virginia?
MORGANTOWN -- Tuesday night marks the party-imposed deadline for Earl Ray Tomblin's decision in the Presidential race. According to his party's delegate selection plan, he has until June 19 to announce his support for Barack Obama.

"In 72 hours from tonight, West Virginians will finally find out whether Earl Ray is going to stand with West Virginia or with Barack Obama," said gubernatorial candidate Bill Maloney. "West Virginia jobs are being destroyed thanks to Obama's War on Coal, but Earl Ray still won't admit that Obama is bad for our state."

"As far as I'm concerned, there's no question about where I stand," Maloney continued. "Barack Obama's extreme liberal policies are killing jobs and hurting families. I'm going to do my part by doing everything I can to make sure Obama is defeated in November. For the good of West Virginia, I hope Earl Ray will do the same."
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ABOUT BILL MALONEY
Bill Maloney was the 2011 Republican nominee for governor of West Virginia. A proven job creator, Maloney has built his own businesses and provided jobs to hundreds of West Virginia families. Maloney isn’t a career politician, and he will bring real-world experience and a fresh approach to Charleston. He believes in lower taxes, smaller government and more opportunity. Maloney’s 'can-do' attitude helped to save the lives of 33 trapped Chilean miners recently. Maloney and his wife Sharon live in Morgantown and attend Chestnut Ridge Church. They have two grown daughters and recently welcomed their first grandchild.

Follow Maloney for West Virginia online:
Facebook -- http://facebook.com/MaloneyforWV
Twitter -- http://twitter.com/MaloneyforWV
YouTube -- http://youtube.com/user/MaloneyforWV

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If the president alone was vested with the power of appointing all officers, and was left to select a council for himself, he would be liable to be deceived by flatterers and pretenders to patriotism.

Roger Sherman

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Press Release: Sen. Paul Introduces Legislation for Passenger Bill of Rights, Privatized Airport Screeners

Jun 15, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week Sen. Rand Paul introduced two pieces of legislation to streamline and rein in the Transportation Security Administration's screening processes and treatment of passengers.

The first piece of legislation, S.3302, establishes a "Bill of Rights" for air travelers, establishes protections for passengers, guidelines for screening procedures, and requires reforms to the air security bureaucracy. This Bill of Rights is listed at the bottom of this release. It also requires 90 percent of unclaimed change left at screening points to be returned to the U.S. Treasury through an incentive program to airports.

The second bill, S.3303, ends the TSA screening program and requires screening of passengers at airports to be conducted by private screeners only.

"Many of TSA's screening procedures simply defy common sense, such as 'enhanced pat-downs' of elderly passengers, young children, or those with disabilities. It seems that every day brings a new account of mistreatment by TSA agents during the screening process. While aviation security is undoubtedly important, we must be diligent in protecting the rights of all Americans, such as their freedom from being subjected to humiliating and intrusive searches by TSA agents, especially when there is no obvious cause," Sen. Paul said.

"It is important that the rules and boundaries of our airport screening process be transparent and easily available to travelers so that proper restraints are in place on screeners. Travelers should be empowered with the knowledge necessary to protect themselves from a violation of their rights and dignity," he continued.

Among the 17 minimum rights laid out in the passenger Bill of Rights:
  • A TSA screener "opt-out" for airports, allowing them access to the Screening Partnership Program (SPP) and private screeners;
  • A one-year deadline to implement a screening process for pre-cleared frequent-flyers at all airports with more than 250,000 annual flights;
  • Authority to permit travelers who fail to pass imaging or metal detector screening to choose to be re-screened rather than subjected to an automatic pat-down;
  • Expansion of canine screening at airports, a more effective and less invasive method of screening passengers for explosives, as well as a strong deterrent;
  • Eliminating unnecessary pat-downs for children 12 years of age or under;
  • Right of parents to stay with their children during the screening process;
  • Guaranteeing a traveler's right to request a pat-down using only the back of the hand;
  • Protection of a traveler's right to appropriately object to mistreatment by screeners;
  • Protection of a traveler's right to decline a backscatter X-ray scan, a screening method with potentially harmful health effects;
  • Protection of a traveler's right to contact an attorney if detained or removed from screening;
The bill would require these and other reforms be collected into a single Bill of Rights to be distributed by TSA at airports and placed on TSA's public website.
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Eric Hovde on the Size of Government



Isn't it time to send a little common sense to Washington? Vote for Eric Hovde and Wisconsin can continue to lead the way out of this fiscal crisis we face.

BUMPED AND UPDATED: Sen. Van Wanggaard Asks For Recount


Good for Sen. Van Wanggaard, we are headed for a recount.  I say "we" because the entire state of Wisconsin is being disenfranchised.  There are way too many reports of irregularities to consider this a valid election.  We must disband the GAB and elect an Attorney General who has a backbone.  Voter ID will help if we can ever get it out of the court system.  But, we need secure elections in Wisconsin or strife will continue to grow between the parties as each side will be able to claim voter fraud when they lose.
 
One thing that is undeniable, from this fiasco, is that we need better training for our election workers and uniform rules.  It is not fair to the rest of the state that certain liberal cities seem to expand their hours every election cycle. 

We continue to hear the same complaints, election after election, where school children are being used, absentee ballots being mishandled, and of out-right voter fraud, yet no one seems to be held accountable.  Wisconsin's elections look like a joke right now.  How is it that third world countries can have a re-vote, but Wisconsin can't? 

I am also hearing that our active duty military personnel are still having issues receiving their ballots in a timely manner.  This is an issue that has to be taken seriously.  No one deserves the right to vote more than our men and women in uniform.  We also need to move our primary to June or July; August is way too late.

UPDATE:

Just when you think Wisconsin's election system couldn't look any worse.  Did Several Racine Poll Workers Push for Recall of Wanggaard? | MacIver Institute

E-Update From the Desk of Governor Scott Walker

E-update From the Desk of Governor Scott Walker


One of the most important duties I have serving as your Governor is to provide you directly with updates related to the operation of our state government. I also frequently provide updates on Facebook (Governor Scott Walker) and Twitter (@govwalker). Please feel free to share this update with your family, friends, and others who may be interested in state government operations.


Booming Job Market Expected in Wisconsin


This week Manpower, a group that studies economic and employment trends, predicted a “booming job market” in Wisconsin for the third quarter of 2012. Their Wisconsin report read, in part:


Employers in Wisconsin expect to hire at a vigorous pace during the third quarter of 2012, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.


Based on Manpower’s survey 26% of Wisconsin employers plan to add jobs, while only an astonishing 5% planned to decrease the number of staff during the third quarter of 2012. Wisconsin’s economic outlook was better than the U.S. economy as a whole, where 21% of businesses expected to add to their payroll over the same time period.


You can view the entire report on Wisconsin by clicking here.


Coming Together

On Tuesday, we had a great Wisconsin cookout at the Executive Residence where about 100 lawmakers from both political parties came together to eat some hot brats and burgers as well as drink some cold Wisconsin beer. This social gathering was a great way to renew old friendships and start new ones with officials from both parties.
My wife, Tonette, came up with the idea for a brat summit to bring folks together and was instrumental in making it a success. Donations of food and beer were made from more than 20 different employers from across the state, which helped make it an authentic Wisconsin get-together.
While Tonette helped organize this great event, I worked the grill to serve all the legislators, their spouses, and their staff. The entire event was a nice way to start to come together to move Wisconsin forward.
Sharing some good food and a beer is a great way to come together for an afternoon. Working to help small businesses grow and add jobs will continue that cooperation long after the brats and burgers are gone.



U.S. Chamber of Commerce Jobs Summit


This week I joined a bipartisan group of governors, local policy makers and business leaders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Jobs Summit. We discussed policies that produce economic growth and examined how states across the country are increasing competitiveness.

A study was unveiled at the Summit, which finds that states that boost exports, foster innovation, provide businesses with certainty and reasonable taxes, insist on excellence in education, and prioritize infrastructure are leading on job creation and economic growth. The study, Enterprising States, was commissioned by the National Chamber Foundation and prepared by The Praxis Strategy Group. The Enterprising States study reported that we in Wisconsin launched several initiatives specifically focused on job creation, with a goal of creating 250,000 new jobs by 2015. Our “Wisconsin Working” plan, designed after gathering input from workforce and business stakeholders, is leading efforts to bring the state’s colleges, government departments, and businesses together to reform and expand workforce training in the state. Also our “Wisconsin Workers Win” program will help individuals receiving unemployment take advantage of on-the-job workforce training, helping connect companies to workers who are looking to build new job skills.

It was wonderful to get a chance to talk about how we are transforming Wisconsin from the job loss in the past to the job growth we see today. I was honored to be on a bipartisan panel of governors talking about ways to further improve the economy in our states and our country.

Other governors participating in the Jobs Summit included Dave Heineman (R-Nebraska), Gary Herbert (R-Utah), and Jack Markell (D-Delaware).


Just Ask the Governor: Part XIII


Each e-update I will answer a question submitted by a recipient of the previous e-update or from someone who contacts my office directly.


Question: I’ve had several people tell me that we’re not really out of debt, that the $150 mil. surplus is a lie. What is the truth?


Answer: The latest revenue projections have shown increased tax collections due to job creation and growth in personal income. As a result, the state will finish the biennium with a $154 million surplus.

At the close of fiscal year 2011 the state put more than $14 million into the budget stabilization fund. This was only the second time in the last decade that taxpayer resources were deposited into this fund. According to current projections, we will put an additional $45.4 million into the budget stabilization fund at the end of fiscal year 2012.
This is great news! For the first time in history Wisconsin is projected to deposit taxpayer resources into the state’s rainy day fund in consecutive years.

You can review a complete breakdown of the most recent revenue projections by clicking here.


It has been a pleasure communicating with you. It is an honor to serve as your Governor and represent the residents of Wisconsin.

Sincerely,


Governor Scott Walker

Bill Maloney: Two great governors next week

Maloney for West Virginia

Friday, June 15

Dear Damon,

Next week is shaping up to be one of the most exciting weeks of the campaign so far! On Tuesday, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana will be coming to Morgantown. Then on Wednesday, Governor Rick Perry of Texas will be coming to Charleston! These two great governors have helped lead the nation in job creation and government reform. I can't wait for them to visit West Virginia!

I hope you can join us either Tuesday or Wednesday.

If you would like to attend the event with Governor Jindal on Tuesday in Morgantown, please click this link to RSVP.

To join us on Wednesday in Charleston with Governor Perry, please click this link.

If you have any questions about the events, you can call Ashlee at 304-709-6460. You can also email RSVP@MaloneyforWV.com for questions or more information.

I hope to see you next week, and as always, thanks for your support!

Sincerely,

Bill Maloney

P.S. - If you can't come to these events, but would like to help the campaign, please click here to make a contribution. Thank you!


ABOUT BILL MALONEY

Bill Maloney is a conservative Republican candidate for governor of West Virginia. He founded his first business in Morgantown in 1984, and grew the two-man shop to a business of 150 employees. A proven job creator, Maloney has helped build businesses that have provided jobs to hundreds of West Virginia families. He's never held public office. Maloney has a degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University. Bill and his wife Sharon live in Morgantown and attend Chestnut Ridge Church. They have two grown daughters and recently welcomed their first grandchild.

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Follow Maloney for West Virginia online:
Facebook -- http://facebook.com/MaloneyforWV
Twitter -- http://twitter.com/MaloneyforWV
YouTube -- http://youtube.com/user/MaloneyforWV

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My Vote Will Be For Eric Hovde

Wisconsin is in the position to have two business men represent our state in the Senate. This is an opportunity, I believe, we cannot pass up. Eric Hovde, like Ron Johnson before him, is a successful business man. He is also running a versatile campaign, very much similar to Ron Johnson's, and I would argue that when it comes to social media, significantly better.  Hovde is pro-life believing life should be protected from conception to natural death.  He wants an audit of the federal reserve and would bring to the Senate much needed private sector experience.

The greatest national security threat facing our republic is the debt crisis.  I believe that we need Hovde in the Senate fighting for a strong dollar policy and a streamlining of the federal government, which not only needs to be done for fiscal reasons, but would help bring the government back in line with our founding fathers' vision of a limited federal government.  For too long Washington has been run by career politicians and lawyers who have no practical experience running a business or trying to make a profit under ever increasing regulations and taxes.

There is hardly a Wisconsin family that hasn't noticed their paycheck doesn't stretch quite as far as before.  That is because the federal reserve continues to print and devalue our dollar to cover for the reckless spending done by Barack Obama, George Bush, and Congress.  This is nothing more than outright theft of American wealth to benefit the pet projects of whatever political party is in office.  Hovde has correctly pointed out that Wall Street was bailed out by the same politicians they bought and paid for.  Meanwhile, Wisconsin families struggle to pay for their mortgage and put food on their tables; does this seem right to you?  The only way we break this habit is by sending someone with fresh ideas and private sector experience to advocate on our behalf.

That is why I am enthusiastically endorsing Eric Hovde for Senate.  If you are tired of seeing your children's future threatened by unimaginable national debt, please consider volunteering and donating to help elect a advocate for Wisconsin, not Wall Street.

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Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Bill Maloney: My Blueprint for a Brighter Future

Maloney for West Virginia

Thursday, June 14

Dear Damon,

During all the years I spent running a business, if there's one thing I learned it's that to get something done you need a good plan. We have a lot to do here in West Virginia: create jobs; cut spending; reform government; strengthen education and health care. We need a plan to get it done!

Today I'm unveiling my "Blueprint for a Brighter Future". It's an outline of the steps I'll take as your governor to solve the challenges we face and get West Virginia on the right track. It is based on the core principles of freedom and liberty on which our country was founded.

Please click here to go to my new website to read the "Blueprint for a Brighter Future."

Like any blueprint, it's a working document, and it's only going to get better with your help. I want to hear your ideas for how we can make our state a better place to live, work, and raise a family. That's why I'm beginning a series of town hall meetings around the state, starting tonight, to talk about my ideas with you. If you would like to join us tonight in Morgantown, please call 304-376-5038.

You can also share your ideas with me by emailing future@maloneyforwv.com.

Together, I know we can make a brighter future for West Virginia!

Sincerely,
BillSigLittle
Bill Maloney



ABOUT BILL MALONEY

Bill Maloney is a conservative Republican candidate for governor of West Virginia. He founded his first business in Morgantown in 1984, and grew the two-man shop to a business of 150 employees. A proven job creator, Maloney has helped build businesses that have provided jobs to hundreds of West Virginia families. He's never held public office. Maloney has a degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University. Bill and his wife Sharon live in Morgantown and attend Chestnut Ridge Church. They have two grown daughters and recently welcomed their first grandchild.

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Follow Maloney for West Virginia online:
Facebook -- http://facebook.com/MaloneyforWV
Twitter -- http://twitter.com/MaloneyforWV
YouTube -- http://youtube.com/user/MaloneyforWV

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.

Benjamin Franklin

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Maloney Press Releases: Zero Hour for Tomblin - June 19

Maloney for West Virginia
MALONEY FOR WEST VIRGINIA
For immediate release: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Contact: campaign@maloneyforwv.com
(304) 376-5038


TOMBLIN MUST DECIDE: OBAMA OR WEST VIRGINIA?
Zero Hour is June 19th
MORGANTOWN -- Zero hour is fast approaching for Earl Ray Tomblin. Tomblin must decide by June 19th whether or not to support Barack Obama. According to Democratic Party 2012 Delegate Selection Plan, Tomblin is an "Unpledged Delegate" (delegate selection plan; page 6) to the national convention by virtue of his being governor. On June 19th, the West Virginia Democratic Party Chair must certify the presidential preference of the state's unpledged delegates in writing to the national party.
"For months, West Virginians have tried to get a straight answer out of Earl Ray about his support for Barack Obama," said Bill Maloney. "Even as Obama's policies destroy West Virginia jobs, Earl Ray refuses to say if he'll be voting for Obama. Now he has to decide: Obama or West Virginia."
According to Section B. 1 b) (3) (delegate selection plan; page 6) of the Delegate Selection Plan, the presidential preference of the state's unpledged delegates must be submitted within 10 days of the completion of the state's delegation selection process, which ended with the party's state convention on June 9.
"I know that Barack Obama is bad for West Virginia," said Maloney. "I'm going to do everything I can to make sure he is defeated in November. Whether it's his War on Coal or Obamacare, Barack Obama is bad for West Virginia. The time is now. Earl Ray must declare his support for Obama or West Virginia. I know where I stand – with West Virginia, not with Obama."
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ABOUT BILL MALONEY
Bill Maloney was the 2011 Republican nominee for governor of West Virginia. A proven job creator, Maloney has built his own businesses and provided jobs to hundreds of West Virginia families. Maloney isn’t a career politician, and he will bring real-world experience and a fresh approach to Charleston. He believes in lower taxes, smaller government and more opportunity. Maloney’s 'can-do' attitude helped to save the lives of 33 trapped Chilean miners recently. Maloney and his wife Sharon live in Morgantown and attend Chestnut Ridge Church. They have two grown daughters and recently welcomed their first grandchild.

Follow Maloney for West Virginia online:
Facebook -- http://facebook.com/MaloneyforWV
Twitter -- http://twitter.com/MaloneyforWV
YouTube -- http://youtube.com/user/MaloneyforWV

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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PRESS RELEASE: Rep. Matt Shea Earns Overwhelming Support From Small Businesses



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 12, 2012

Contact: Matt Shea



Rep. Matt Shea Earns Overwhelming Support From Small Businesses


Representative Matt Shea earns overwhelming support from small businesses. His 100% voting record for small business is positive proof that his focus of allowing small businesses to create jobs by getting government out of the way remains his top priority.

“Your 100 percent voting record in favor of small business during your recent term of office shows you understand the importance of small business to our state’s economy and your willingness to fight to protect our free enterprise system. We appreciate your hard work in Olympia and are proud to stand with you in this election, just as you have stood with us fighting for small business in the Legislature.” – NFIB The Voice of Small Business

Shea has also earned the endorsements the Spokane Home Builders Association and Craig and Lisa Phillips, owners of American Behavioral Health Services of Spokane Valley, as well as the support of the Rental Housing Association PAC.

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that given your strong record of support for our industry, both the Spokane Home Builders Association and Political Action Committee (PAC) have endorsed your campaign for re-election. We firmly believe that your constituents are best served by retaining your strong voice in Olympia.” – Spokane Home Builders Association

Honored by their support, Rep. Shea will continue to work to defend small businesses and preserve the freedoms granted to us by the Constitution. He looks forward to welcoming even more support from the 4th district community and Washington State.




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Press Releases: Maloney Calls for Education Reform Now

Maloney for West Virginia
MALONEY FOR WEST VIRGINIA
For immediate release: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Contact: campaign@maloneyforwv.com
(304) 376-5038


MALONEY CALLS FOR EDUCATION REFORM NOW
"West Virginia needs leadership to fix our broken schools"
MORGANTOWN -- Gubernatorial candidate Bill Maloney today called for immediate reform of our state’s education system.
“Students in West Virginia deserve education reform now,” said Bill Maloney. “We need leadership in Charleston to demand accountability and results from our schools. Unfortunately for West Virginia students and their parents, we aren’t getting either one.

Maloney continued, "Worse still, too many resources are being consumed by the huge bureaucracy at the State Department of Education or squandered by directed spending on contracts with political insiders. These funds should be shifted to things that matter – teacher salaries and educational resources for students – and adding instructional days to ensure that our children have the skills they need to compete in the global marketplace.”
As highlighted by a guest commentary in Sunday’s Charleston Gazette-Mail by local attorney Charles McElwee, “West Virginia has a public school crisis” :
• West Virginia's average score was 273 in math for eighth-graders in 2011, with only one state having a lesser rank. (Source: The Nation's Report Card, NAEP.)
• West Virginia is 49th among states in preparing its students for science and engineering careers. (Source: Science and Engineering Readiness Index.)
• West Virginia ranks last among states in K-12 achievement, with a grade of F. (Source Education Week.)
Add these rankings to the fact that West Virginia ranks 50th among states in the percentage of the population with a college degree, 48th in the percentage with a high school diploma, and 45th in teacher salaries and it most certainly adds up to a “public school crisis.”
Despite these sobering statistics and an independent education audit that cost $750,000, Earl Ray Tomblin only passed one watered-down teacher evaluation bill just to stay compliant with the Federal No Child Left Behind law.
Bill Maloney added, “How much longer must we wait on education reform? Instead of holding campaign forums or naming donors to a task force, the Governor should be calling a special session to implement the reforms outlined in this year's education audit and get more dollars in the classroom. We need to “right-size” the Department of Education and invest the savings in teacher salaries and educational resources.”
Maloney concluded by saying, “We need leadership on education reform. Someone needs to be held accountable. Summer will be over before you know it. Let’s fix our schools and have them ready for when the students get back this fall. West Virginia’s children simply cannot wait while their needs are placed second to those of political insiders.”
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ABOUT BILL MALONEY
Bill Maloney was the 2011 Republican nominee for governor of West Virginia. A proven job creator, Maloney has built his own businesses and provided jobs to hundreds of West Virginia families. Maloney isn’t a career politician, and he will bring real-world experience and a fresh approach to Charleston. He believes in lower taxes, smaller government and more opportunity. Maloney’s 'can-do' attitude helped to save the lives of 33 trapped Chilean miners recently. Maloney and his wife Sharon live in Morgantown and attend Chestnut Ridge Church. They have two grown daughters and recently welcomed their first grandchild.

Follow Maloney for West Virginia online:
Facebook -- http://facebook.com/MaloneyforWV
Twitter -- http://twitter.com/MaloneyforWV
YouTube -- http://youtube.com/user/MaloneyforWV

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Monday, June 11, 2012

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RSC Update: Who Is the Republican Study Committee?


From the Chairman
Our staff recently filmed several members of the Republican Study Committee explaining who we are and why the RSC and its conservative mission are so important. You can see what we told them in the video below. Please take one minute to share our message with your friends and family. The more Americans are familiar with the conservatives working for them in Washington, D.C., the more we can achieve together.


You can also visit our website to learn more about the Republican Study Committee, what we do, and who we are.

God Bless,

Congressman Jim Jordan

Chairman, Republican Study Committee

 RSC Media Activity – RSC members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. Visit our Media Center for more.

· Reps. Phil Roe (TN-01), Tom Price (GA-06), Phil Gingrey (GA-11), & Larry Bucshon (IN-08) with Rep. Charles Boustany: IPAB Is Not the Way to Lower Medicare Costs; The Hill, June 5.

· Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49): Rep. Issa Talks on CNBC about Operation Fast & Furious; CNBC, June 6.

· Rep. Mike Pence (IN-06): Medical Device Tax Unfair To Indiana; Times-Union, June 6.

· Rep. Michael Burgess (TX-26): Medicare-less; Washington Times, June 6.

· Rep. Dan Benishek (MI-01): Whose Side Is Eric Holder On?; The Daily Caller, June 7.

· Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05): Time to Cut IMF's Credit, End Europe's Bailouts; Breitbart, June 10.

RSC Member Activity RSC members make it a priority to introduce productive, conservative solutions for America’s future.

· Rep. Jeff Flake (AZ-06) introduced H.R. 5894, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Education and Outreach Campaign Repeal Act of 2012, which would eliminate Section 4004 of ObamaCare, which provides for "education and outreach," or advertising campaigns, about the law.

· Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04) introduced H.R. 5912, legislation which would terminate taxpayer financing of party conventions.

· Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-06) introduced H.R. 4382, the Providing Leasing Certainty for American Energy Act of 2012, which would reform the leasing process for onshore oil and natural gas projects on federal land in order to eliminate unnecessary government delays and hurdles.

· Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) introduced H.R. 4381, the Planning for American Energy Act of 2012, which would require the Secretary of the Interior to establish an all-of-the-above energy program for federal lands.

· Rep. Cory Gardner (CO-04) introduced H.R. 4480, the Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012, which would link tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to increasing energy production on federal lands.

· Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05) introduced H.R. 4383, the Streamlining Permitting of American Energy Act of 2012, which would streamline government hurdles and regulations that block and delay development of our onshore renewable, oil, and natural gas resources.

· Rep. Sandy Adams (FL-24) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the growing threat of “SWAT-ting” and its costly ramifications.

· 49 House Republicans sent a letter to the Senate, urging them to oppose the confirmation of a pro-abortion judge to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

· Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) sent a letter to President Obama which underscores support for Speaker Boehner's recent comments on raising the nation's debt ceiling, in which he stated that spending cuts and reforms must be greater than the amount of the debt limit increase.

House Floor Activity – The following key legislation came through the House of Representatives recently.

· On June 6, the House approved H.R. 5325, the Energy and Water Appropriations Act of 2013, which would provide a total of $32.09 billion in non-emergency, discretionary budget authority for the agencies and programs funded through the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill.

· On June 7, the House approved H.R. 436, the Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012, which combines four bipartisan bills that would remove harmful limitations put in place by the President’s government takeover of health care law.

· Also on June 7, the House approved H.R. 5855, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2013, which would provide $39.1 billion in discretionary budget authority for programs funded through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Fiscal Year 2013.

On June 8, the House approved H.R. 5882, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act of FY 2013, which would provide a total of $3.33 billion in discretionary budget authority for all non-Senate Legislative Branch activities.

 Outlook – A quick look at what’s on the horizon.

· This Thursday is Flag Day.

· The House will reconvene on Monday, June 18.

· This Sunday is Father’s Day.

· The Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision on ObamaCare by the end of June.

· The Senate is expected to spend the next several weeks debating the Food Welfare and Farm Bill.

RSC Reports

· RSC Updates are now online! Looking for one of our recently released charts and graphs? Click here.

· Stay up to date on budget and spending news with reports from the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force.

· Check out the RSC Sunset Caucus’ work to shrink the size of government and the Repeal Task Force’s work to eliminate bad laws and regulations.

· House rules now require sponsors of legislation to provide a Constitutional Authority Statement that explains how Congress has the constitutionally-derived authority to enact their proposals. Click here to see liberals’ highly questionable attempts.

· Read the RSC Money Monitor to track how bills passed by the House affect budget authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.


 House Republican Study Committee
Rep. Jim Jordan, Chairman

Paul Teller, Executive Director
Brad Watson, Policy Director

Joe Murray, Professional Policy Staff
Curtis Rhyne, Professional Policy Staff

Ja’Ron Smith, Professional Policy Staff

Derek Khanna, Professional Policy Staff

Brian Straessle, Communications Director

Michael Tate, Deputy Communications Director
Wesley Goodman, Director of Conservative Coalitions and State Outreach

Yong Choe, Director of Business Outreach and Member Services

Rick Eberstadt, Research Assistant

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Poll: Most Arabs want to live in Israel

Article courtesy of Israel Today magazine, www.israeltoday.co.il.

Thursday, June 07, 2012 | Ryan Jones
Poll: Most Arabs want to live in IsraelThe Palestinian Authority, the international media and even elected Israeli-Arab politicians all try to portray life for Arabs in Israel as oppressive and on-par with what black Africans experienced during the Apartheid in South Africa. But time and again, evidence on the ground simply does not support their theory.

Most telling is the publicly-voiced opinion of Israeli-Arabs themselves. In an annual poll conducted by Haifa University and published this week, it was again revealed that a clear majority (68.3%) of Arabs prefer living in Israel over any other country in the world. Seventy-one percent of Arab respondents merely said that Israel is a good place to live, while a full 60 percent described Israel as a "homeland."

Seemingly contradicting themselves, 80 percent of Arab respondents blamed the Jews for the "Nakba" or the "disaster" that was the modern rebirth of Israel, though 60 percent said they now accept Israel as a Jewish state and nearly as many have no problem that the nation's public institutions and characteristics are defined by Judaism.

But there was also cause for concern.

Nineteen percent of Arab respondents denied Israel's right to exist, up from just 11 percent in 2003. And while 57 percent said they would support a referendum defining Israel as a Jewish state, that number was 70 percent in the 2006 survey.

There has been a greater effort of late to radicalize the younger generation of Israeli Arabs. Many have brushed off any attempts to recruit them into radical ideologies, but a growing minority has been taken in by Palestinian nationalism.

Not a few Jewish politicians say the government is at least partially to blame, and that greater efforts must be made to integrate young Arabs into Israeli life.
"One of these days it will dawn on Israeli politicians that the foremost challenge the country faces, more serious than the peace process with its neighbors, is integrating its large Arab minority into the fabric of society," wrote former Defense Minister Moshe Arens in the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz in 2010.

* Photo: Rana Raslan, an Israeli Arab crowned Miss Israel in 1999, who once described herself as "totally Israeli"