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Sep 24, 2010 Blog

Washington, Sep 24, 2010 - Over the past decade, while America has struggled with intractable conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, ominous long-term changes in the international landscape have evolved into an ugly new reality. Once we have freed ourselves from the mayhem of Iraq and Afghanistan, we may be shocked to find that our attention has been needed elsewhere.

Jul 2, 2010 Blog

Washington, Jul 2, 2010 - The 4th of July is more than a celebration of the courage of our forefathers to stand up against tyranny and declare themselves independent to live their own lives under a government of their own choosing.

Jul 1, 2010 Blog

Washington, Jul 1, 2010 - If the Obama administration really wants to help American workers as a whole, it must enforce our immigration laws and make sure that all our workers are legal workers. 

Jun 8, 2010 Blog

Washington, Jun 8, 2010 - Since the signing of the tough new immigration enforcement law in Arizona, which I support, the issue of illegal immigration has once again jettisoned to the forefront of national political discussion.

May 28, 2010 Blog

Washington, May 28, 2010 - During this Memorial Day weekend, between the barbeques and trips to the beach, it is important for Americans to pause to give thanks to the brave men and women who have given their lives for their country. We all need to remember that every right we hold dear and every freedom we cherish was paid for by the sacrifice of patriots. 

Mar 24, 2010 Blog

Washington, Mar 24, 2010 - Today, I proudly honored an American patriot for his service and sacrifice to this country. Major Charles Robert Soltes of Irvine, California, the son of Col. Soltes (Retired), had a distinguished career in the United States Army, as well as in the city of Irvine.

Mar 19, 2010 Blog

Washington, Mar 19, 2010 - As the vote on health insurance reform approaches, I have become increasingly troubled by all the things this bill fails to do. Despite claims to the contrary, the Democrat’s bill fails to decrease health care costs, and instead increases costs in the form of higher premiums and exorbitant new taxes on families and businesses. 

Feb 17, 2010 Blog

Washington, Feb 17, 2010 - One year ago today the President signed into law the $787 billion, “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” aka the “stimulus package.” We were told the stimulus was needed to jumpstart the economy and address the dramatic job losses sweeping the nation due to the economic downturn.

Jan 13, 2010 Blog

Washington, Jan 13, 2010 - My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti, as they confront the devastation of the recent 7.0 magnitude earthquake and ensuing destruction.

Dec 7, 2009 Blog

Washington, Dec 7, 2009 - On Dec. 7, 1941, Imperial Japan launched a surprise attack on our Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, killing 2,400 people and wounding over 1,000. The next day, the United States officially entered World War II.