Congressional Briefing

Does this Congress make me look fat?

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(McClatchy) Doctors: Congress to blame for obesity:][2] Arguing a salad shouldn't be more expensive than a Big Mac, America's doctors are blaming Congress for an epidemic of obesity in the country. ...

Brownback praises Giuliani, but no endorsement

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1][(AP) Brownback and Giuliani Discuss Abortion:][2] Sen. Sam Brownback pronounced himself "much more comfortable" with Rudy Giuliani's position on abortion after the one-time rivals for the ...

Boyda sponsors ‘Affordable Footware Act of 2007’

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) ![][1][(American Apparel & Footware Assn. commentary) USA : AAFA urges Congress to end the shoe tax:][2] Fashion fads come and go every year, but the shoe tax has persisted for more than 75 years. U.S. ...

Moore presses to expand visas for foreign workers

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Dennis Moore (D) ![][1][(Information Week) House Democrats Pushing To Revisit H-1B Visa, Green Card Reform This Year:][2] Pressure is mounting on Congress -- now from within -- to pass H-1B visa and green card reform this ...

Moore, Boyda seen as having the advantage in ’08

[Political prognosticator Charlie Cook][1] has released his list of "competitive" races in the U.S. House for 2008.On the list: Seats held by **Dennis Moore** and **Nancy Boyda,** both Kansas Democrats. That's probably not surprising, since Kansas is still seen as a strongly Republican ...

In new book, Valerie Plame goes after Pat Roberts

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(USA Today) Ex-CIA spy's account unveiled:][2] Senate Republicans "obscenely twisted" facts and testimony from other CIA officers to falsely accuse Valerie Plame Wilson of sending her husband on a ...

Should birth-control school in Maine get federal funding?

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(CNSNews.com) Funds for Schools that Give Birth Control to 11-Year-Olds?:][2] A middle school in Portland, Maine, has decided to provide birth control pills and patches to its students, ages 11 to 13, ...

Roberts, Tiahrt give opposing arguments on SCHIP

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:SCHIP[(Wichita Eagle commentary) Roberts: Do not believe myths about SCHIP][1]: Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., wants to bust myths being spread by some opponents of the bill reauthorizing the State Children's Health Insurance ...

Roberts continues to challenge Bush on SCHIP

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(New York Times) Bush Defends Veto of Health Care Bill:][2] President Bush today defended his veto of a popular children's insurance program but said he was willing to negotiate with Democrats if they ...

National GOP releases video for Roberts

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1]**The National Republican Senatorial Committee video for the Sen. Pat Roberts 2008 campaign:** [(AP) Farm Disaster Proposal Divides Senators:][2] Senators from the Plains states are trying to persuade ...

Roberts on listening tour of the state

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(Salina Journal) Bipartisan plan:][2] There have been recurring themes in Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts' two visits to Kansas since August, along with a general plea in the state and at visits around the ...

Pro-life group weighs in on Medicare bill

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(The Hill) Right to Life group seeks to bind lawmakers on Medicare:][2] In the past year, a prominent pro-life group has launched a lobbying campaign to shore up congressional support for a ...

Boyda hears complaints about ‘No Child Left Behind’

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) ![][1][(Topeka Capital-Journal) Educators voice concern with federal legislation:][2] Topeka educators pleaded for relief Monday from a law they said has stifled creativity and set schools up to fail. In ...

Tiahrt: Time to reach across the aisle

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R) ![][1][(Amarillo.com) Editorial: Fight the good - not bad - fight:][2] U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., actually agreed recently on something: Politicians in both ...

Dipping into the Congressional Record

Time for another dip into the Congressional Record, to see what our representatives have said on the floor of the House and the Senate since the beginning of September:**Rep. Dennis Moore (D)** was busiest talking about Kansans - offering remarks praising Eudora's 150th birthday, a Kansas City ...

Moran pens op-ed in favor of Holcomb coal plants

As controversy continues over proposed coal-fired power plants near Holcomb, **Rep. Jerry Moran** has stepped into the fray.On Sunday, he authored an [op-ed in the Wichita Eagle,][1] saying the plants are needed - and saying any environmental harm caused by them can and will be mitigated.He ...

Roberts urges Bush to back down from veto threat

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(New York Times) Senate Passes Children's Health Plan:][2] The Senate gave final approval on Thursday to a health insurance bill for 10 million children, clearing the measure for President Bush, who ...

How they voted on the children’s health insurance bill

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:SCHIP[(Wichita Eagle) Children's health bill at risk of Bush veto:][1] A bipartisan bill to expand a popular children's health program won a crucial battle in Congress on Tuesday, but supporters may have lost the larger war. In ...

Is Roberts bucking Bush on health insurance bill?

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(Huffington Post commentary) Irresponsible Democrats:][2] In his Saturday radio address, The Washington Post reports that _President Bush again called Democrats "irresponsible" for pushing an ...

Brownback, Roberts oppose gas tax increase

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Etc.[(Wichita Eagle) Raising gas tax could pay for bridges:][1] You could pay more for gasoline under a plan Congress is considering to raise millions of federal dollars to help replace deteriorating bridges. The plan, proposed ...