Tag Archives: Military Spending

GOP House Budget Rejects Amendment To Restore VA Funding

The 114th Congress gaveled into session with 58 new Members — 43 Republicans and 15 Democrats — all with the idea of representing their constituents. Sadly, thus far, we have seen that some believe their constituents are their respective Party Managers … be it, Corporate Republican, TaxedEnoughAlready Conservative or Democrat. For the Republicans, the Party […]


Can John Kline Dance and Still Carry a Football ?

“You need to have a reservoir of support, a foundation of members who value and understand what you’re bringing to the table for national security,” quoting Roger Zakheim, a former general counsel for the Armed Services Committee who now works for the law firm Covington & Burling LLP in an article entitled “Contractor Giving Soars […]


Yes, Virginia, It’s Cold But We Need More Submarines

Over at MNPACT is a must read commentary — Yes, Virginia, There Is Climate Change The short summary is “Global warming isn’t about hot and cold in isolated instances. It really is better defined as climate change.” While Congress debates whether to include House-proposed limits on EPA regulations that are opposed by the coal and […]


Kline Cheers Marching Band Saved From Sequester Cuts

As a fellow Marine, I enjoyed watching @USMC Mounted Color Guard in @rosebowlgame parade. #SemperFi pic.twitter.com/Aoea9uxASn — John Kline (@repjohnkline) January 1, 2014 Who doesn’t love a parade ? Well, we know that John Kline (R-MN-02) does … but what about the millions of Americans who have just lost their unemployment check ? John Kline […]

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WHY Kline Likes Budget Deal : More Defense, More Oil, More For-profit Student Loans

Michele Bachmann (R-MN-06), Steve King (R-IA-04), Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) and others sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-OH-07) as the Ryan-Murray budget guidelines were being finalized : What has become clear is that Democrats are not interested in solving the problems created by the sequester: they are only interested in using the threat of […]