As you may have read on the twitter feed of Vernon J. Nebraska’s Senior Senator is retiring & will no longer serve us in that capacity. ‘You don’t read Vernon J’s twitter feed’
Well now that we have that issue out of the way. We no longer have to Give Ben the Boot. I urge you to do your research & vote for the most qualified candidate that is out there. I know who I’ll be voting for, but to see the entire list of candidates currently running visit a multitude of websites. Wikipedia has a nice section of the 5 Republican Candidates who has declared. Jon Bruning, Deb Fischer, Pat Flynn(I’m running as his Vice -Senator), Don Stenberg, & Spencer Zimmerman. There have been no declared Democratic Candidates as of this posting.
That is the jest of it, now below here I will tell you how it is going down on my ballot. *warning biased info*
I am encouraged by the growing list of bipartisan Senators who are cosponsoring my 1099 repeal bill. I know that this is incredibly important to many small businesses in Nebraska and throughout the country, and it will be my first official act of the 112th Congress. I’ve invited all my colleagues to introduce this legislation with me, and so far, 29 have agreed to cosponsor.
Some of Nebraska’s own small business owners tell the story best. Jeff Scherer, who owns and operates Smeal Manufacturing in Snyder, understands the importance of repealing the 1099 mandate tacked onto the 2,000-page health care law. Unless repealed, Scherer estimates this provision will cost his business more than $23,000 in additional paperwork fees that could otherwise be used to reinvest in his company. Unfortunately, Scherer’s company is one of 40 million businesses across the country poised to be hit by this paperwork nightmare.
Bipartisan support for my legislation is already growing rapidly. By removing this nonsensical obstacle to economic growth, the new Congress has an opportunity to recommit our support for our nation’s job creators and help put Americans back to work.
Sen. Mike Johanns today introduced legislation that would prevent cap-and-trade from being added to a House-Senate Conference bill if previous action has not been taken in the Senate. This means that 67 Senators would have to vote to allow cap and trade to become law without having debated it in the Senate. Media reports indicate that some in the Majority are publicly contemplating trying to pass cap-and-trade by attaching it to a conference report during a lame duck session. This legislation would make such a move very difficult.
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights will hold a hearing entitled “Cell Phone Text Messaging Rate Increases and the State of Competition in the Wireless Market” on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.
Chairman Kohl will preside.
By order of the Chairman
Hearing before the
Senate Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
“Cell Phone Text Messaging Rate Increases and the State of Competition in the Wireless Market?”
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226
WASHINGTON – A Senate panel advanced a bill Thursday to curb the Justice Department’s power to replace federal prosecutors after seven forced resignations sparked accusations of political favoritism.
The Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 to send the measure to the Senate floor, where it is certain to face opposition from Republicans who oppose giving more appointment power to federal judges.
“I’m going to do everything I can to get it to the floor next week,” said Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record), D-Nev.
Congressional Daily Record for June 23, 2006
Senate: Five bills and Two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3556-3560 and S. Con. Res. 103-104
House: Eight public bills, H. R. 5669-5671, 5673-5677; and Seven resolutions. H. J. Res. 90; H. Con. Res. 432-434; and H. Res. 887-889 were introduced.
Congressional Daily Record for June 21, 2006
Senate: 10 bills and One resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3546-3555, and S. Res. 519
House: 13 public bills, H. R. 5655-5667; and Four resolutions, H. Con. Res. 431; and H. Res. 882-884 were introduced.