Congressional Briefing

Roberts helped preserve drug company advertising

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(Wall Street Journal) Media Industry Helped Drug Firms Fight Ad Restraints:][2] When the Democratic-led Congress started debating a big Food and Drug Administration bill earlier this year, ...

Roberts asks IRS to help families in mortgage crunch

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(WebCPA) Grassley, Colleagues Urge IRS Help on Loan Forgiveness:][2] Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member of the Committee on Finance, along with two committee members, is urging the Treasury ...

Roberts says his support for Bush is firm

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(49abcnews.com) President has support from Sen. Pat Roberts:][2] Republican Senator Pat Roberts was at Fort Riley Thursday. While many Republicans are distancing themselves from President Bush's war ...

Roberts says he’ll oppose home health cuts

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(Press Release) National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Members Take Their Case to Capitol Hill:][2] Home care professionals gathered on Capitol Hill on September 10 and 11 for "March ...

Brownback, Roberts join criticism of MoveOn.org ad

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Iraq[(National Review Online commentary) Thirty-one Senators to Harry Reid:][1] A bipartisan group of 31 senators have written to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) calling on him to repudiate the ad today by Moveon.org ...

TNR: Kansas now ‘competitive’ for Democrats

[The New Republic][1], a Democratic-leaning journal, offers an analysis of Kansas politics, saying that while Kansas isn't turning into a Democratic state, the state is "competitive" in ways that it wasn't just a few years ago, when Thomas Frank wrote his "What's The Matter With Kansas?" book ...

Slattery pondering run against Roberts

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(KC Star) Ex-Kansas Rep. Slattery considers 2008 run for Senate:][2] Former six-term Kansas congressman Jim Slattery is considering a run for U.S. Senate next year against incumbent Republican Pat ...

Roberts on panel that will judge Craig’s conduct

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(AP) Nothing in Code Matches Craig Conduct"][2] Asked to investigate Sen. Larry Craig's conduct in an airport men's room and the aftermath, the Senate's ethics committee must judge him on an ...

Boyda targeted in advertising campaign

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) ![][1][(FireDogLake.com commentary) Targeting Democratic Freshmen By Frightening Senior Citizens:][2] Two local papers in Rep. Jerry McNerney's district yesterday carried full-page ads calling on voters to ...

On recess, Kansas delegation visits home

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(Hays Daily News) Sen. Roberts talks politics:][2] It will be Hillary Clinton on the ballot in '08, students in the junior government class at Ness City High School learned Thursday. "On the ...

Roberts sees disapproval slide

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(Wichita Eagle commentary) Absence not making hearts grow fonder of Brownback:][2] Kansans pay attention to whether their senators are paying attention to them. ... Meanwhile, Sen. Pat Roberts, who's ...

Roberts on listening tour of the state

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(Garden City Telegram) Farm Bill, war, No Child topics of tour:][2] U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, who's been making his way across the state gaining public input and listening to concerns, found himself in ...

Boyda: Kansas ‘well-positioned’ under new energy bill

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Nancy Boyda (D) ![][1][(Harris News Service) Boyda seeks aid for energy programs:][2] Preparing Kansas workers for jobs in their state's burgeoning renewable energy industry was a goal of 2nd District Congresswoman Nancy ...

Brownback, Roberts targeted in ‘no surrender’ TV ads

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Iraq[(Arkansas Democrat Gazette) 'Don't surrender' in Iraq, vets urge Pryor in TV ad:][1] A veterans group on Thursday unveiled a television ad that will urge seven senators, including Arkansas' Mark Pryor, not to "surrender" ...

Moran discouraged by anti-Cuba vote

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Jerry Moran (R) ![][1][(The Hill) Dem leaders struggle for votes to change Cuba policies:][2] When Democrats gained control of Congress, hopes were high that Cuba travel and trade restrictions would be eased by a party ...

Moran: KU money shows benefit of earmarks

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Jerry Moran (R) ![][1][(Kansas City Kansan) Moran says federal earmarks can help local communities:][2] U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) said the $300,000 earmark he secured for the University of Kansas Medical Center is a ...

How vulnerable are Moore and Boyda in ’08?

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Dennis Moore (D) ![][1][(StayRed Kansas commentary) Cook Political Report Released - Moore, Boyda In Trouble][2] Earlier this week, famous political progrnosticator, Charlie Cook, released his quarterly House ratings, ...

Roberts wants more family and medical leave for injured soldiers

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Sen. Pat Roberts (R)![][1][(Manhattan Mercury) Amendment to boost military leave, care:][2] The U.S. Senate recently approved an amendment that would expand family and medical leave for soldiers injured in combat and their ...

Tiahrt: Anger with Bush ‘has sidetracked Congress’

Here are today's headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R) ![][1][(Wichita Eagle commentary) Congress focused too much on Bush, Tiahrt said:][2] "The level of anger with the president has sidetracked Congress," Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, told The Eagle editorial ...

Looking into the Congressional Record

Not much in the way of headlines today about the Kansas Congressional delegation, so we'll take another of our periodic peeks into the Congressional Record. Here are some highlights since the beginning of July...Sen. Sam Brownback (R) ![][1]**On July 9, Brownback urged the Senate to deny a ...