The Rural Patriot

October 20, 2006

IAVA Ratings

The group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America recently released their ratings for congressional members:

Each IAVA Congressional Rating is based on a given legislator’s voting history on issues that affect US Troops, Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and military families.



October 4, 2006

WNY Legislators’ Reaction to Mark Foley Scandal

We all know about this, so let’s take it local. How do our WNY elected federal representatives feel about this?

If you are anywhere in the Buffalo TV market, you’ve no doubt seen Tom Reynolds (R-26) coverage on the newscasts. Because he is the Chairman of the NRCC, he can’t escape the media. (Why did he have to surround himself with a number of children during a press conference?) On the issue, “Reynolds says he believes Foley’s actions are unacceptable and believes he should be held accountable”. Much more can be written here regarding Reynolds’ involvement, but chances are you’re already informed of his statements that contradict Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert’s remarks. (You can read the Buffalo News, or read/watch video clips at WGRZ, WIVB, and WKBW if you missed any of the coverage.)


August 24, 2006

Latest Quinnipiac Poll Numbers

“From August 15 – 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,556 New York State registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. The survey includes 464 likely Democratic primary voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.6 percent, and 469 registered Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percent.”

Clinton vs Tasini 86% – 10%
Clinton vs McFarland 64% – 24%   June: 58% – 31%
Clinton vs Spencer 62% – 26%      June: 57% – 33%

Clinton Approval/Disapproval Rating:  58% – 34%
Schumer Approval/Disapproval Rating:  59% – 23%


July 22, 2006

Hillary Clinton/Charles Schumer Senate Votes (week ending 7/21/06)

Filed under: Charles Schumer,Congressional Votes,Hillary Clinton — theruralpatriot @ 1:01 am

The following list contains information related to Senate Votes for the month of July, 2006. Senators Clinton and Schumer voted YES on the following items:

7/20/06 Vote 212; H R 9: Passed, 98-0, with 2 not voting.

Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006

7/18/06 Vote 206; H R 810: Passed, 63-37.

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005

7/13/06 Vote 197; Rejected, 38-62

On the Motion: Motion to Waive CBA Re: Dodd Amdt. No. 4641; To fund urgent priorities for our Nation’s firefighters, law enforcement personnel, emergency medical personnel, and all Americans by reducing the tax breaks for individuals with annual incomes in excess of $1,000,000.

7/11/06 Vote 193; H R 5441: Rejected, 32-66, with 2 not voting.

Clinton Amdt No. 4563; To establish the Federal Emergency Management Agency as an independent agency, and for other purposes.

7/11/06 Vote 191; H R 5441: Agreed to, 68-32

Vitter Amdt. No. 4548, As Modified; To prohibit the United States Customs and Border Protection from preventing an individual not in the business of importing a prescription drug from importing an FDA-approved prescription drug.

For complete information on Senators Clinton and Schumer’s Senate votes held this month, click on their votes database link located under the Blogroll category at the right of this screen.

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