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ALL-VOLUNTEER AMERICAN MILITARY – EXCEEDING THE STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE
Nov 3, 2006  - By now, many Americans are familiar with Senator John Kerry’s remarks about the education level of our soldiers.  His implication was that the men and women serving in our military are of “inferior” scholastic backgrounds and had no options available to them other than military service.&n... More

ECONOMIC UPDATE – “A RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL BOATS”
Oct 27, 2006  - After hearing many constituent concerns about our nation’s economy, I wanted to update you with some recent developments.  While some Americans remain pessimistic over the health of our economy, there is plenty of reason to cheer.  By passing much-needed tax cuts, the Republican-led... More

SENIOR SAFETY AND DIGNITY ACT – PROTECTING SENIORS IN NURSING HOMES
Oct 20, 2006  - Thankfully, this hurricane season has been relatively tame, especially compared to the wind-swept disasters of 2004 and 2005.  As all Americans saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, dozens of elderly seniors were not evacuated and were left to die in Louisiana nursing homes and long-... More

PROTECTING SOCIAL SECURITY TODAY AND STRENGTHENING IT FOR THE FUTURE
Oct 13, 2006  - Recently, I have been hearing from some of my constituents on Social Security issues so I thought I would take this opportunity to clarify a few points on my position. As you probably remember, there was a great deal of discussion in Congress last year over the problems facing Social S... More

WORKING TO CATCH TERRORISTS PLOTTING TO ATTACK THE UNITED STATES
Oct 6, 2006  - As you know, several news leaks over the past year revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been monitoring international communications of U.S. residents without a warrant.  However, you should know that this program does not allow the government to listen in on someone's ... More

PROSECUTING TERRORISTS FOR CRIMES AGAINST THE UNITED STATES
Sep 30, 2006  - After hearing the opinions of many constituents on terrorist military tribunals, I wanted to provide you with an update on this important matter.  On June 29, 2006, in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the existing military tribunals for trying detainees cap... More

PROTECTING CITIZENS’ RIGHT TO VOTE – REQUIRING ID AT THE POLL
Sep 22, 2006  - For decades people in the United States have had to show a photo ID when they pay with a check or credit card, drive, purchase alcohol or cigarettes, travel, and apply for Social Security  and Medicare.  Yet absent from this list is voting.  One of the most important things any... More

CONGRESSIONAL EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN ECONOMY ARE WORKING
Sep 15, 2006  - Many allege that our economy is off track, even though over the last few years, America has enjoyed a period of unprecedented economic growth, embracing new industries and proving that opportunity abounds now more than ever before.  It is almost a “Rodney Dangerfield economy” that gets no r... More

SEPTEMBER 11, 2006 – A DAY OF SORROW AND REMEMBRANCE
Sep 8, 2006  - Five years removed from the tragedy of September 11, 2001, our nation still feels the pain and sorrow from that fateful day.  Like no other event in recent history, September 11 brought America together in a time of grief and an outpouring of emotion.  Today, we remember the 3,000 i... More

SUPPORTING FLORIDA SPORTSMEN AND OUTDOORSMEN IN CONGRESS
Sep 1, 2006  - As a proud member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus in the House, I am a strong advocate for the hunting, fishing and conservation community.  Florida’s sportsmen make a tremendous economic contribution to our state.  They spent an astounding $4.6 billion in 2001 alone which su... More

 
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