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Brownback on marriage; Roberts on Gitmo

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Sam Brownback links [(Washington Times) Senators champion healthy marriages:][1] Supporters of a multimillion-dollar "healthy marriage" program are stepping up their efforts to get it into this year's must-pass budget bill. ... "The healthy marriage initiative represents a bold departure from this pattern of failed policy," said the letter, which was signed by Republican Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina, Jim Talent of Missouri, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Mel Martinez of Florida and David Vitter of Louisiana. The $300 million-a-year marriage program is in the House budget bill as part of a full renewal of welfare reform. Pat Roberts links [(KC Star) Gitmo is focus of tough PR fight:][2] Without offering details, Hood said that even after being held more than three years, detainees still provide useful intelligence. Sen. Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican who is chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has oversight of GTMO, agreed. "These folks, because of their family and tribal backgrounds, they may not know who did a bombing, but they know what the connections are, know their families, know where to go for information," Roberts said. "It's a network type of thing. Kind of like the Mafia."How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][3] [1]: http://washingtontimes.com/national/20051210-103628-3488r.htm [2]: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/13379513.htm [3]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed

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