Monday, July 28, 2014

Congress The Leader's Daily Schedule - 7/29/14

Majority Leader Eric Cantor
TUESDAY, JULY 29TH 
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 3896 - To amend the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act to provide a definition of recreational vessel (Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz / Education & the Workforce Committee)

2) H.R. 4626 - SAFE Act Confidentiality and Privilege Enhancement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito / Financial Services Committee)

3) H.R. 5062 - Examination and Supervisory Privilege Parity Act of 2014, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Perlmutter / Financial Services Committee)

4) H.R. 4809 - To reauthorize the Defense Production Act, to improve the Defense Production Act Committee, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Campbell / Financial Services Committee)

5) H.R. 4709 - Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Marino / Energy and Commerce Committee)
H.R. 4315 - 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Doc Hastings / Natural Resources Committee)
The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
Rep. Doc Hastings Manager's Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Peter DeFazio Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Holt / Huffman Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Sean Duffy Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Postponed Vote on Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 3230 - Veterans’ Access to Care through Choices, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 (Offered by Rep. Nick Rahall)
Special Order Speeches

COMMITTEE ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on “Iran Nuclear Negotiations: From Extension to Final Agreement?” (Tuesday, July 29th, at 10:00 a.m.)

Was Hugh Hallman Vetted By Arizona Republic Before Endorsement For State Treasurer?

AZ Republic: Hallman's temperament and attention to detail make him the best choice for the job.
For an attorney his attention to detail sucks or he would know better than to use rumors and innuendos to make false advertising claims about opponents.
Apparently AZ Republic didn’t have much of a vetting process. Hallman has told big time lies about his two opponents.
Lies about DeWitLies about PullenHallman  making an issue of DeWit  loaning his campaign money also shows he’s a hypocrite, HALLMAN, HUGH Original Amount of Loan: $50,000.00 on 5-27-14 it's OK for me but, not thee.Hallman lied about being endorsed for Mayor of Tempe by Tempe Police and FirefightersIn Hallman tenure as mayor Tempe increased water rates 10 percent Increased sales taxCheck out salaries of city council and part-time mayor during Hallman’s reign.Tempe raises property taxes under Hallman…In 2011, the Tempe City Council adopted a property-tax policy unlike any other in the Valley
According to the Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA), Tempe has one of the highest property taxes in all of Maricopa County and possibly Arizona.
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In FY 2010-11, Hugh Hallman pushed for a new variable property tax rate system.  You told the citizens of Tempe it would be a "fair tax" and not to worry because Tempe only needed a fixed and level amount of property taxes every year so the property tax rate would be adjusted up or down.  The total property tax rate in FY 2010-11 was $1.40 and has increased every year.  The total property tax rate in FY 2013-14 is $2.4882 - a 77.73% increase over FY 2010-11 and third highest in the Valley according to ATRA.  

Arizona Republic made a big mistake on endorsement of Hugh Hallman.

AZ State Treasurer Candidate Jeff DeWit Attorney Warn Stations About Airing Hugh Hallman's False Accusations

Republicans Don't Need Democrats in A Race,They Have Republicans to Lie About Them.

Hugh Hallman's lies about opponents..Has been called on lies by Jeff Dewit and Randy Pullen. Supposedly Hallman is an attorney and should be aware that he can be sued for libel and defamation.
Hallman is also a hypocrite making noise that Dewit has loaned his campaign money, when Hallman has loaned his campaign money also. HALLMAN, HUGH Original Amount of Loan: $50,000.00 on 5-27-14 it's OK for me but, not thee.

Have you heard what Sheriff Joe said? About Randy Pullen For AZ State Treasurer

Randy Pullen for Arizona Treasurer
Early voting begins in just a few days and it is important to get the message out regarding my candidacy for State Treasurer. That is why I wanted to share this personal message from Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
To Listen to what Joe says: Watch Video
Listen Now!

Please forward this to your friends to help us spread the word about Sheriff Joe's strong support and be sure to check the box for Randy Pullen on your early ballot!

If you'd like to make an immediate impact on our campaign, help us share this message by donating $25, $50, $100, or more today.

Thank You,

Randy Pullen

Arizonans To Protest APS’ Shady Campaigning In Front Of Corporate Headquarters


Protests, New Documents, New Details About APS’ Attempted Acquisition Of Arizona Corporation Commission
(PHOENIX) On Tuesday July 29 at 10am Arizonans from across the state will join TUSK (Tell Utilities Solar Won’t be Killed) in a protest in front of the APS corporate headquarters at 5th Street and Van Buren. Citizens will be calling on APS to come clean about funding outside groups to attack pro-solar candidates, and to get its preferred candidates, Tom Forese and Doug Little, elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission. TUSK is also asking APS to come clean about spending money in races for the Arizona Legislature and the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.
So far, APS has dodged questions about its political spending despite repeated requests from the public. In 2013, they were ultimately revealed to have lied about millions in political spending.
The outcome of these elections greatly impacts utility monopoly APS as the company sought solar taxes through the Corporation Commission and supports an Arizona Department of Revenue imposed property tax on leased rooftop solar systems. The Commission also decides on rate increases requested by APS.
In fact, the Arizona Department of Revenue has declined to provide details of a retirement party recently held for its deputy director. The party was held at the Arizona Center and attended by APS employees.
The rally will be emceed by KFYI radio host Jim Sharpe. It will also feature Mr. APS and his faithful lap dog, both of which are featured in a new television commercial that started airing statewide on Sunday. Here is a link.
WHO: TUSK (Tell Utilities Solar won’t be Killed)
What: Protest outside APS headquarters
When: July 29 at 10am
Where: Northwest Corner of 5th Street and Van Buren
Why: To Protest APS’ shady tactics

To learn more about T.U.S.K. visit www.dontkillsolar.com.
T.U.S.K. believes that rooftop solar is similar to a charter school—it provides a competitive alternative to the monopoly. Monopoly utilities aren’t known for reducing costs or for driving business innovation, but the solar industry is. Solar companies have a track record of aggressive cost reduction. The more people use rooftop solar, the less power they need to buy from the utilities. Energy independence means smaller profits for the utilities, so they are doing everything they can to stop the spread of independent solar.                                                                         
Paid for by TUSK (Tell Utilities Solar won’t be Killed.) Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s campaign committee.

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Americna Freedom By Barbara Has NOT received monies to post this inforrman, it is a courtsey post.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Congress-The Leader's Daily Schedule - 7/28/14

Majority Leader Eric Cantor
MONDAY, JULY 28TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

Smith for Arizona Governor Press Update

Scott Smith for Governor 2014
Believe it or not, there's less than a until early ballots go out to voters across Arizona! Mayor Scott Smith has had an awesome last week, from his profile piece in the Arizona Republic to his radio appearances across Arizona to earning the support of two Maricopa County Supervisors. Don't believe those dark money polls being pushed by Doug Ducey's allies...the only independent poll in this race has Mayor Smith, Christine Jones and Doug Ducey all within 5 points of each other with over 35% of voters remaining undecided. And if a combined $4.5 million in paid media alone can't help Ducey and Jones pull away...

Smith Statements/Videos:

Top Tweets of the Week:
Top Stories of the Week:
Quote of the Week:
"But Smith cautioned his colleagues of the costs and logistics of such plans. Gov. Jan Brewer, also a Republican, has taken every step she could to stop illegal immigration, but that it is the federal government's duty to secure the border, he said. Nobody here is talking reality," Smith said  – Associated Press, July 23, 2014


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Scott Smith for Governor
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Congress 24 Bills On Week of July 28 2014 Agenda

THE LEADER'S WEEKLY SCHEDULE
WEEK OF JULY 28TH

MONDAY, JULY 28TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 935 - Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Gibbs / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

2) H.R. 4156 - Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

3) H.R. 4838 - To redesignate the railroad station located at 2955 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "30th Street Station", as the "William H. Gray III 30th Street Station" (Sponsored by Rep. Chaka Fattah / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

4) H.R. 3202 - The Essential Transportation Worker Identification Credential Assessment Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee / Homeland Security Committee)

5) H.R. 3846 - The United States Customs and Border Protection Authorization Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Candice Miller / Homeland Security Committee)

6) H.R. 3696 - The National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike McCaul / Homeland Security Committee)

7) H.R. 2952 - The Critical Infrastructure Research and Development Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick Meehan / Homeland Security Committee)

8) H.R. 3107 - The Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Yvette Clarke / Homeland Security Committee)

9) H.R. 3635 - Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Kerry Bentivolio / Oversight & Government Reform Committee)

10) H.R. 4919 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 715 Shawan Falls Drive in Dublin, Ohio, as the ‘‘Lance Corporal Wesley G. Davids and Captain Nicholas J. Rozanski Memorial Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick Tiberi / Oversight & Government Reform Committee)

11) S. 1799 - The Victims of Child Abuse Act (Sponsored by Sen. Chris Coons / Judiciary Committee)

12) H.J.Res. 105 - Conferring honorary citizenship on Bernardo de Galvez y Madrid, Viscount of Galveston and Count of Galvez (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Judiciary Committee)

13) H.R. 4250 - Sunscreen Innovation Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Whitfield / Energy and Commerce Committee)

14) H.R. 594 - Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Burgess / Energy and Commerce Committee)

15) H.R. 1771 - The North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2014, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)

16) H.R. 4490 - United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)
TUESDAY, JULY 29TH AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House will at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.
On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.
On Friday, no votes are expected in the House.
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 4994 - IMPACT Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Dave Camp / Ways & Means Committee)

2) H.R. 4709 - Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Marino / Energy and Commerce Committee)

3) H.R. 4626 - SAFE Act Confidentiality and Privilege Enhancement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito / Financial Services Committee)

4) H.R. 5062 - Examination and Supervisory Privilege Parity Act of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Perlmutter / Financial Services Committee)

5) H.R. 4809 - To reauthorize the Defense Production Act, to improve the Defense Production Act Committee, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Campbell / Financial Services Committee)

6) H.R. 3896 - To amend the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act to provide a definition of recreational vessel (Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz / Education & the Workforce Committee)
H.R. 4315 - 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Doc Hastings / Natural Resources Committee)
H.Res. 676 - Providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Sessions / Rules Committee / House Administration Committee)
Possible consideration of Supplemental Appropriations related to the situation along the Southern border.

COMMITTEE ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK
Oversight & Government Reform Committee Hearing on "IRS Abuses: Ensuring that Targeting Never Happens Again” (Wednesday, July 30th, at 9:30 a.m.)

Hugh Hallman AZ Candidate For State Treasurer Lies ABout Randy Pullen-Pullen Responds With Possible Libel Lawsuit-Atty Letter Here

Hugh Hallman AZ Candidate for State Treasurer Bald Face Lies About Opponent’s
If Hugh Hallman will blithely lie about his opponents, can you trust him to be the steward of the state’s finances?
I’m surprised that neither candidate has tracked down the rumors that Hugh has been resume padding in regard to his legal practice or misconstruing his endorsements from Police and Firefighters.

He started with Jeff DeWit who sent a cease and desist letter article Hugh Hallman AZ Candidate For State Treasurer Ads Lie About Jeff DeWit-Jeff Fights Back. WHEN YOUR MONEY IS ON THE LINE, INTEGRITY MATTERS. Jeff has loaned his campaign over $73,000.00.
Then he stepped on his open pants zipper when he decided to dredge up unsubstantiated rumors about Randy Pullen. Randy along with Jeff has come out swinging these boys aren’t going to be playing nice from now on.

This normally low profile State Treasurer’s race has just qualified for Mud Wrestling Mania.
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

VIA CERTIFIED MAIL
AND EMAIL

Hugh Hallman
2011 N. Campo Allegre Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85281-1107
hallmanlaw@pobox.com
info@hughhallman.com
FAX: 480-424-3920

Re: Libel; Defamation Per Se; Demand for Immediate Removal of Libelous and Slanderous Material

To Hugh Hallman:

This firm represents Randy Pullen and demands that you immediately cease publication of your malicious and defamatory claim that “[Randy] Pullen left the State GOP $100,000 in debt.” Randy Pullen did not leave the State GOP in debt, much less “$100,000 in debt.” The attached FEC report, which is readily available online, shows that the Party had $86,325.80 in cash on hand and was only $17,689.81 in debt when Randy Pullen left the office of Chairman of the State GOP in January 2011. In other words, the Party had an excess of $68,635.99 in cash. Your claim, which you have now prominently and deliberately featured on radio, television, and the Internet, that “[Randy] Pullen left the State GOP $100,000 in debt” is maliciously and recklessly false. Mr. Pullen hereby demands that you cease publication of this statement immediately and redact it from your radio, television and Internet advertisements. Failure to do so within 24 hours of this letter will result in an action for defamation per se, libel per se, and injunctive relief being filed in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Sincerely,
Jack D. Wilenchik
encl: Arizona GOP January 2011 FEC report
http://www.scribd.com/doc/235249073/Hugh-Hallman-AZ-Candidate-for-State-Treasurer-Ads-Lie-About-Opponent-Randy-Pullen

Saturday, July 26, 2014

In Fond Memory of Don, My Father-in-Law by Lloyd Marcus

Lloyd & Mary Marcus cropped
Lloyd and Mary Marcus

Don, my father-in-law, recently passed away at 82. Back in the 70s upon learning that his number one (first) daughter Mary Ann was dating me, a black guy, Don said, “If I see that guy on my street, I will shoot him.” Well, Mary and I got married anyway. Neither her family or mine attended our humble wedding in a park.
After a year or two, Don saw that his daughter was happy. Over time Mary's parents grew to accept and respect me. One could not ask for more loving and supportive in-laws.
I have black friends who assume white people freely use the “n-word" when in all-white company. Mary told me such an ugly word would never be allowed to be used in their home when she was growing up.
Mary and her two sisters adored their dad. All three felt they had a special relationship with him. Don's daughters married men who love and respect them. They in-turn, treat their men well. Mary said in many ways, I remind her of her dad.
As you can imagine raising three headstrong, bold and confident daughters can be quite challenging for a father, especially in their rebellious teenage years. Don loved them, was there for them and survived all of their adolescent stuff.
In times of trouble the girls knew they could count on dad.
Early in our marriage, Mary and I were traveling to a Mary Kay Cosmetics sales meeting at which Mary was a finalist in a big regional sales competition. Our car broke down. Mary called her dad and he drove us to the meeting. Keep in mind, Don still was not too keen on having a black son-in-law. However, his daughter needed him and nothing was going to stop Don from coming to her rescue. We rode in silence all the way to the meeting. Mary won the top sales award.

Don was a hard-working man who not only provided and nurtured his family, but his extended family, and anyone else in need. Mary said as a child she remembers washing dishes for 11 people in their household. Don and my dad, who also took on a lot of responsibility at an early age, were from a generation in which families did what they had to do. If a family member needed assistance or a place to stay for a while, you took them in your home.
Mary parents were frugal, not cheap.
Don's memorial was held at the local fire hall in their West Virginia small town. His daughters wanted to make it a catered affair, but their mom insisted that it be covered dish in keeping with the way they did things. It was a lovely warm event.
As the minister eulogized Don, there were rumblings by the new babies of the family in the background; also typical of their family gatherings.
The eulogy revealed that a total of 17 needy or troubled kids passed through their safe haven household over the years. One kid stayed four years.
Mary's parents continued their tradition of stepping up in times of need well into their senior years. A troubled relative had triplets born prematurely. Don and Mary’s mom took on the task of feeding the tiny babies every two hours.
One of the triplets is married with her own baby. She, her husband and their baby attended Don's memorial.
The fire hall was filled with family and friends. I planned to keep a low profile and sat in the back. Mary's sisters insisted that I sit up front with them. The minister asked over the microphone if anyone was scheduled to sing. Spontaneously, Mary's sister asked if I would sing Amazing Grace.
She introduced me over the microphone, “We will have Amazing Grace sung by my brother-in-law, Lloyd.”
As I sang, Mary’s mom, Mary and her sisters wept.
I could not help but reflect on God's grace. The same guy that Don threatened to shoot had become a beloved and respected member of his family.
Don was a very good man. He is extremely missed. Mary has good days and sad days.
Lloyd Marcus, Unhyphenated American, Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee