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Bob Latta statement on the Fort Hood shootings

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement in the wake of yesterday’s shooting at Fort Hood.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and friends, and all of our armed forces in the wake of this tragic event at Ft. Hood. Our nation asks much of its armed forces and now more than ever they need our support as the details of this senseless act of violence come to light.”

Marcy is demanding answers on the ethics leak - according to the Hill

Marcy is demanding "a full accounting" of the leak showing she was brought before the ethics committee about her connections with the disgraced PMA Group. Why not?

LATTA TRICARE LANGUAGE INCLUDED IN FINAL PASSAGE OF NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) announced that on Wednesday, October 28th, President Barack Obama signed the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law which included TRICARE legislation Congressman Latta authored.

Congressman Latta’s TRICARE language was amended into the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 during debate in the House and Senate.

EDITORIAL The House Ethics Committee at Work

A computer gaffe has revealed some of the secretive workings of the House ethics committee, including preliminary inquiries into complaints against 19 members and some of their staff. The accidental disclosure, made by a staffer who was later fired, sent a bipartisan jolt through Congress, which is already wary about new and long overdue mandates for greater ethical transparency.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/31/opinion/31sat3.html

EDITORIAL: Old-school corruption

Before taking control of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history." However, with dozens of mostly Democratic lawmakers and various staff under investigation by the House's twin ethics bodies, the majority clearly values political power over clean government.

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/nov/02/old-school-corruption/?feat=...

Hoyer: Democrats meeting pledge to ‘drain swamp’ on ethics

The dozens of investigations of lawmakers revealed last week by an accidental ethics committee leak show that Democrats are living up to their pledge to make Congress more ethical, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday.

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/66071-hoyer-democrats-meeting-pledge-t...

Kaptur speaks some more to Columbus Dispatch (well spokesperson)

According to Columbus Dispatch, Marcy's spokesperson says "Kaptur was attempting to help Toledo-area companies"

Hmm, then why do you need donations?

Note Xunlight came up again in this article. If you investigate the times of the donations, who they donated to, then when they get federal money, the timing is quite interesting.

But let's not forget, this "helping them" reasoning has been used more than once.
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Rep. Kaptur's Earmarks Part of Ethics Probe

More on PMA investigation involving Kaptur and PMA group

Here is a news round-up from the past 24 hrs:

Ethics Inquiries Into Lawmakers Surface via Security Breach
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/30/us/politics/30ethics.html

House Ethics Panel Probes Earmarks by 7 Lawmakers
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125687195676817779.html

Ethics list heavy on defense spenders
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1009/28930.html

Rep. Kaptur's earmarks part of ethics probe
http://dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/10/31/kaptur.AR...

What the House ethics papers say about the PMA probe

Washington Post: Kaptur is 1 of 7 being investigated by ethics committee

Washington Post is reporting Marcy Kaptur is one of the seven being investigated for her ties to the PMA Group in the PMA Scandal. To see the full history, please check out the link to the right.
http://swampbubbles.com/person-or-thing-interest/pma-scandal
According to the Post, Kaptur was interviewed last week about her activities.

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Latta on HR 3962

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrat Leadership unveiled H.R. 3962.

“After weeks of discussion behind closed doors with no Republican input, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrat Leadership have finally unveiled their health care reform bill to the American people.

LATTA CALLS FOR HEARING ON SMALL BUSINESS LENDING

LATTA CALLS FOR HEARING ON SMALL BUSINESS LENDING

Letter to House Financial Services and Small Business Committees Asks for Hearings to Examine the State of Lending to Small Businesses

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) sent a letter to House of Representatives Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) and House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) requesting a joint committee hearing on the state of lending to small businesses in the United States.

Earmark Probe Focusing on Former Aide to Visclosky

A federal investigation into defense contracts awarded through congressional earmarks is increasingly focused on a former top aide to Rep. Peter J. Visclosky (D-Ind.) who worked with the congressman on funding requests from clients of a powerful lobbying firm, according to two sources familiar with the probe.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/16/AR200910...

LATTA STATEMENT ON FY 2010 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS BILL CONFERENCE REPORT

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill Conference Report. The Conference Report included language that Congressman Latta previously worked to get amended into the bill to prevent spring-open assisted knives from being classified as switchblades under a proposed regulation from the Department of Homeland Security.

Kapturs 3.5 billion kickback to vote for cap and trade not in Senate bill

Is Marcy's pet in trouble?
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WASHINGTON — A proposal to establish a federal power marketing agency in the Great Lakes, and possibly use its proceeds to fund improvements or expansion of the St. Lawrence Seaway, is not included in the latest climate change bill floated in the Senate, suggesting the issue will fall to a House-Senate conference committee next year.

Kaptur 3 movie screenings 0 real town halls

Marcy makes it to another movie screening of Capitalism, but we are still waiting for a town hall. This puts her at least 3 screenings (NY, Detroit, D.C.) and 0 town halls.
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Prior to his film’s screening at the AFI Theatre in Silver Spring Monday night, Moore sat down with POLITICO. He told us, “I’ve had more requests from members of Congress to get a copy of the film. … If millions of people in this country go to see this movie, [Congress] wants to know what [the public’s] really looking at, especially if it affects them.”

Does this make you shudder?

What is more disturbing about this statement Michael Moore said in an interview with LatinoReview.com?
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I really hope that this movie just inspires and stimulates people to do any number of things that they can do, starting with don't leave your home because they can't produce the mortgage. I'm going to have a thing on my website with Marcy Kaptur, and by the way, that Congresswoman from Toledo, Ohio, when Obama's eight years are up can we just make her the first female president in the United States.

http://www.latinoreview.com/news/big-q-a-with-michael-moore-on-capitalis...

United States Owes Poland An Apology! Congresswoman Kaptur

Kaptur talks about her new friend's video (so does her friend)

Kaptur celebrates "Capitalism"

The "Capitalism" movie afterparty that Marcy attended as a guest of Michael Moore raised the eyebrows and even temper of some of the participants. NBC New York reports the irony of holding the afterparty in the "Esquire's swanky Soho show house"

The Wall Street Journal noted the irony of the NY premier at the Lincoln Center.

Watchdog group does not include Kaptur on "Murtha Method" list

Marcy Kaptur was excluded from the Center for Public Integrity's list of the most corrupt using Murtha' method of having former staffers request earmarks for clients. I asked CPI why this was the case and they confirmed that it was because they were specifically looking for former staffers requeswting and getting earmarks.

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