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Farm Bill Vote May Be Delayed
Democratic and Republican aides signaled Tuesday evening that final passage of the farm bill could be delayed until next week, as the House Rules Committee sifts through more than 200 amendments and leadership on both sides of the aisle wonder whether there are even enough votes to pass it.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
The Wichita Eagle
Scrap-metal dealers hold the answer to copper theft in Wichita. Let the scrap dealers and the insurance companies work together on a solution each can live with.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Upside in budget conference delay?
For years, House Republicans have clamored for a budget from the Senate. Now that they've got one, they're not sure what to do next.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
GOP to constituents: Questions on ObamaCare? Call Obama
Republican lawmakers say they anticipate a flood of questions in the coming months from constituents on the implementation of ObamaCare, which will pose a dilemma for the GOP.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
The Garden City Telegram
Man working to form third party in Kansas
A Manhattan man who has been both a Democrat and a Republican is working to form a third political party in Kansas to provide moderates a platform in the political process.
Man working for third political party in Kansas
A Manhattan man says he wants moderates of both the Democratic and Republican parties to form a new political party in Kansas.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Congress Won't De-Fund PRISM-Style Snooping
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GOP blocks NSA, sexual assault amendments
House members won't be voting on National Security Agency surveillance - or a high-profile amendment on military sexual assaults - after Republicans on the Rules Committee blocked several amendments from floor consideration late last night.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Lawmakers Work to Support General Aviation in U.S.
Lawmakers and industry groups are working to reverse a downward trend in one of the few manufacturing segments that the United States still dominates: general aviation.
Huelskamp Moves to Protect Conservative Christian Soldier
A Midwestern lawmaker is calling on his colleagues in Congress to offer cover to an Army soldier under fire for his conservative political views and religious faith, and accusing the Obama administration of "creating a tyrannical culture of political correctness in the military."
Mon Jun 10, 2013
The Washington Post
U.S. Senate Votes to Scale Back Federal Safety Net for Farmers
The U.S. Senate passed a $955 billion update of U.S. agriculture policy, sending it to the House of Representatives, where disagreements over food stamps and farmer subsidies may complicate passage.
BEAUPREZ: How the EPA connives with Greens on policy
To paraphrase William Shakespeare , there's something rotten in Washington, and the odor is emanating not just from the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department .
The Wichita Eagle
Huelskamp steps up for NBAF
When last year's redistricting landed Manhattan in the 1st Congressional District, many Kansans wondered whether fiscal hawk Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, would advocate for the federal funding needed to build the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in the city.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Huelskamp: Government Surveillance Like 'Big Brother'
Rep. Tim Huelskamp tells Newsmax that revelations about the government's surveillance operations are "astonishing" - and calls the federal government "Big Brother."
For a Fiscal Conservative, Spending at Home Passes the Test
Despite his reputation as a tea party conservative, Huelskamp voted for an appropriations measure that includes $404 million for construction of a lab in his home district.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Congressman Confident In NBAF Funding
Contrary to other media reports in the last day, funding for the National Bio and Agri Defense facility to be located in Manhattan is alive and well.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
The Wichita Eagle
So they said
Mark Hutton , R-Wichita, unsuccessfully arguing on the House floor Thursday for a tax bill he helped craft "#ksleg spent $45,000 today in 11 minutes doing nothing; the average salary for a Kansas teacher." - Jason Perkey of the Kansas Democratic Party, tweeting on Wednesday "I work my full-time job as secretary of state of Kansas, but you know the ... (more)
Thu May 30, 2013
For promoters and foes, immigration bill's larger impact may be felt at the polls
If you ask around Washington D.C., the Republican Party could have a no-brainer opportunity to claw its way back toward a triumphant and diverse majority -- or it could be on the verge of legislating itself out of existence.
Immigration and the blame game
During to the 2012 presidential campaign, Republicans made this argument to Latino voters when talking about immigration reform: It was President Obama's fault why any reform wasn't signed into law during the president's first term.
Whiteys on Parade
Let's face it. Just on the facts, Phyllis Schlafly is not incorrect to say that Mitt Romney lost because the white vote was down from 2008.