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Sam Brownback links [(The Christian Post) Religious, Humanitarian Aid Leaders Urge Nation to Stand Up, Speak Out to Save Darfur:][1] On the day that marked the first anniversary of when President Bush declared the crimes in Darfur as genocide, leaders of religious and humanitarian aid groups came together on a strong call to stop the violence. ... With 400,000 people killed, 3.5 million suffering in hunger and 2.5 million displaced, U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) encouraged the crowd of participating groups, including Bread for Life, Open Doors, World Relief and the American Jewish World Service, to make every effort in pushing the issue forward. "Your thoughts and your prayers and your actions are all necessary," he said. [(USA Today) Roberts picks up Democratic support in Senate:][2] White House chief of staff Andy Card is soliciting suggestions for the O'Connor seat. Conservatives such as Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas want a justice who mirrors their views. [(Family.org) Plan B Drug Causing Capitol Hill Battle:][3] The Food and Drug Administration is postponing a decision on allowing over-the-counter sales of the morning-after-pill. That's incited a firestorm among liberals on Capitol Hill. Washington Senator Patty Murray is offering a series of amendments to an Appropriations Bill to scuttle funding for any FDA rulemaking on the Plan B morning after pill. But, Kansas Senator Sam Brownback says Murray has little chance. "It ultimately will not pass through. The White House will be opposed to this and so, in the final bill negotiations, I believe we will be able to get it out."Pat Roberts links [(New York Times) Republicans Join in Call for Release of Report on C.I.A.:][4] Senior Republican members of Congress have joined Democrats in asking Porter J. Goss, the C.I.A. director, to declassify and make public an internal agency report that criticizes his predecessor, George J. Tenet, and others for lapses on terrorism in advance of the Sept. 11 attacks. ... A spokeswoman for Senator Pat Roberts, the Kansas Republican who is chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he had told Mr. Goss in making his request that "there is material in the report that the public should know."[(Reuters) US won't cut farm subsidies unless others do-Portman:][5] The United States will demand other countries make steep cuts in their farm subsidies and tariffs before considering any change to its own programs, the chief U.S. negotiator said on Wednesday as lawmakers mulled how world trade talks could reshape the U.S. farm safety net. ... The intensified farm negotiations come at a time when many U.S. farmers have grown skeptical of trade deals, Sen. Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican, told Portman. "There's a yellow light warning in farm country. We're suffering from trade fatigue. They're a little suspect, a little weary of this animal we call free trade," he said.How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][6] [1]: http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1866/section/religious.humanitarian.aid.leaders.urge.nation.to.stand.up.speak.out.to.save.darfur/1.htm [2]: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-09-21-court-vacancy_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA [3]: http://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0037998.cfm [4]: http://www.wnymedia.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=188&Itemid=35 [5]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/21/AR2005092101466.html [6]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed

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