Archive for Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Roberts to address Legislature on defense lab

Will speak Monday

January 30, 2007


— U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., will address a joint session of the Legislature on Monday about state attempts to land a new federal defense laboratory.

"Competition across the country for this facility is intense," Roberts said. "However, Kansas is well positioned and fits the Department ofHomeland Security criteria."

Eighteen sites in 14 states are vying for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. The two Kansas sites are Leavenworth and Manhattan.

Last week, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointed a task force to work on getting the lab to Kansas.

Roberts' address will be 10 a.m. Monday in the House chamber.


Scott Tichenor 11 years, 3 months ago

Pat Roberts, real hero of Kansas. Read this from Washington Post:

Cheney's Pressure

Jonathan S. Landay writes for McClatchy Newspapers: "Vice President Dick Cheney exerted 'constant' pressure on the Republican former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee to stall an investigation into the Bush administration's use of flawed intelligence on Iraq, the panel's Democratic chairman charged Thursday."

Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia "said that it was 'not hearsay' that Cheney, a leading proponent of invading Iraq, pushed Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., to drag out the probe of the administration's use of prewar intelligence.

"'It was just constant,' Rockefeller said of Cheney's alleged interference. He added that he knew that the vice president attended regular policy meetings in which he conveyed White House directions to Republican senators.

"Republicans 'just had to go along with the administration,' he said.

"In an e-mail response to Rockefeller's comments, Cheney's spokeswoman, Lea McBride, said: 'The vice president believes Senator Roberts was a good chairman of Intelligence Committee.' "


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