Congressional Briefing

Roberts, Pelosi named in interrogation briefings

Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(Washington Post) Hill briefed on waterboarding in 2002:][2] Yet long before "waterboarding" entered the public discourse, the CIA gave key legislative overseers about 30 private briefings, some of which included descriptions of that technique and other harsh ...

Despite Huckabee’s surge, Brownback is content with his McCain endorsement

Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1][(New York Sun) Brownback has no regrets in passing up Huckabee:][2] Despite Mike Huckabee's surge in the polls, a fellow social conservative, Senator Brownback of Kansas, says he has no regrets about throwing his support behind Senator McCain of Arizona, who has ...

Olathe businessman to challenge Roberts

Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(AP) Orman of Olathe takes step toward U.S. Senate race against Pat Roberts:][2] Greg Orman, a 39-year-old Olathe businessman, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, a step toward taking on Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts next year. A ...

Moran says the federal government has failed on immigration reform

Rep. Jerry Moran (R) ![][1][(Dodge City Globe) Moran says federal government failed on immigration reform:][2] Congress is struggling to pass immigration reform because President Bush and some lawmakers want to provide an eventual path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, while other ...

Is Boyda’s re-election tied to Clinton’s fortunes?

Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) ![][1][(The New York Times) Vulnerable Dems see fates tied to Clinton:][2] Nancy Boyda, a Democrat who ran for Congress in this district last year, owed her upset victory partly to the popularity of the Democratic woman at the top of the ticket: Kathleen Sebelius, who won ...

Is Boyda’s re-election tied to Clinton’s fortunes?

Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) ![][1][(The New York Times) Vulnerable Dems see fates tied to Clinton:][2] Nancy Boyda, a Democrat who ran for Congress in this district last year, owed her upset victory partly to the popularity of the Democratic woman at the top of the ticket: Kathleen Sebelius, who won ...

Boyda tries to provide Medicare answers

Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) ![][1][(Joplin Globe) Boyda fields Medicare questions in southeast Kansas:][2] Marjorie Fields, Galena, was among the 50 or so older Kansas residents who traveled to the Columbus Community Center on Wednesday for a Medicare enrollment forum with U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, ...

Roberts committee hears update on bio-defense lab competition

Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(Topeka Capital-Journal) NBADF competition update is featured during a Roberts advisory meeting:][2] Kansas State University is a potential site for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility but is facing stiff competition from Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and ...

Moore studying issues around bankruptcy legislation

Rep. Dennis Moore (D) ![][1][(Kansas City Kansan) Moore urged to support bankruptcy legislation:][2] An industry trade association is urging U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore (D - 3rd District) to support legislation the group says will limit the consequences of an increase in bankruptcy filings. The ...

Moore, Boyda want stronger safety measures for toys

Rep. Dennis Moore (D) ![][1][(KMBC) Moore, Cleaver want stronger safety commission:][2] With the arrival of the holiday and toy-buying season, two local congressmen said it's time the government's Consumer Product Safety Commission start living up to its name. Reps. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., and ...

Brownback, Kennedy work together on a bill

Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1][(National Catholic Register) Kennedy, Brownback team up on bill:][2] What do pro-abortion Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., and pro-life Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., have in common? They both oppose a practice that Brownback calls "one of the dirty little secrets going on ...

Farm Bill drama has Kansas players

Rep. Jerry Moran (R) ![][1][(High Plains Journal) Moran introduces legislation to extend current Farm Bill:][2] Congressman Jerry Moran Thursday introduced a one-year extension to the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, commonly known as the 2002 Farm Bill. Moran's legislation comes ...

Moran criticizes Sunflower decision

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Jerry Moran (R) ![][1][(Salina Journal) Moran says Bremby created 'new standard':][2] Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said he played no role in the state's denial of Sunflower Electric's plan to expand a coal-fired electricity ...

Pro-life group questions Tiahrt on SCHIP vote

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R) ![][1][(Wichita Eagle Blog, by Randy Scholfield) Pro-life group airs SCHIP ads on 12 lawmakers:][2] Catholics United, a pro-life faith group based in Washington, D.C., is targeting Rep. Todd Tiahrt, ...

Brownback pens op-ed in favor of coal plant

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1][(Sam Brownback commentary in Wichita Eagle) PLANT DENIAL NOT IN STATE'S BEST INTERESTS:][2] Dictators control many energy-producing regions, oil prices hover at nearly $100 a barrel, and volatile ...

Boyda praises National Bible Week in House speech

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Nancy Boyda (D)**VIDEO: Rep. Nancy Boyda talks about National Bible Week - praises Bible as civic guide. (She appears about three minutes into the video.) ** National Bible week runs Nov. 18-25.[(Topeka Capital-Journal) ...

Brownback endorses McCain

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1][(AP) Brownback to Endorse McCain:][2] Sam Brownback, a Kansas conservative and favorite of evangelical Christians, will endorse his former Republican presidential rival John McCain, GOP officials ...

Brownback back in Kansas, talks about future of farms

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1][(Wichita Eagle) Brownback talks to area farmers about ag issues:][2] In a stop billed more as an opportunity to listen than to talk, Sen. Sam Brownback visited with Sedgwick County farmers on ...

Brownback says waterboarding concerns shouldn’t derail Mukasey for A.G.

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1][(FoxNews.com) Michael Mukasey Responses to Senate Questions on Waterboarding Don't Satisfy Democrats:][2] Michael Mukasey offered his response Tuesday to a set of 495 questions posed by the Senate ...

Brownback-Giuliani meeting stirs debate

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1][(The Hill) Anti-abortion group defends Brownback-Giuliani talks:][2] The National Right to Life Committee, the nation's leading anti-abortion rights advocacy group, has come to the defense of Sen. ...