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Aug 4, 2008 Blog

Washington, Aug 4, 2008 - 

After nearly eight long months, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals finally released its decision in the Ramos and Compean case. Unfortunately, the Court upheld the major convictions against the border agents effectively leaving their lengthy, decade long prison terms in place.  

Jul 17, 2008 Blog

Washington, Jul 17, 2008 - A year ago today, on July 17, 2007, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings concerning the plight of Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean. At the conclusion of the hearing Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Cornyn (R-TX), called on President Bush to immediately commute the sentences of the two agents.

Jul 14, 2008 Blog

Huntington Beach, Jul 14, 2008 - Tony was the consummate professional whose positive spirit was felt by everyone he encountered. During a contentious time when the President and I were at odds over the unjust imprisonment of Border Agents Ramos and Compean, Tony Snow demonstrated a spirit of good will and cooperation that would have otherwise been impossible to achieve.

Jul 4, 2008 Blog


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Jun 30, 2008 Blog

Huntington Beach, Jun 30, 2008 - The week marks the 100 year anniversary of the Tunguska Event. On January 30, 1908, an asteroid or comet roughly the length of half a football field exploded over a remote region in Siberia.  The explosion flattened over 80 million trees and decimated over 2,000 square kilometers.

Jun 26, 2008 Blog

Washington, Jun 26, 2008 - "I'm glad to see the Supreme Court ruled on the side of honest, law-abiding citizens and their right to defend themselves instead of on the side of the criminals who would prefer to keep those citizens unarmed."

Here's a PDF document of the Supreme Court's opinion.

Jun 25, 2008 Blog

Washington, Jun 25, 2008 - Hello! 

Welcome to my new blog, and my new website. There’s a lot going on in Washington and back home in California and this is a great way for you to keep up to date with me. You’ll have access to videos, photos, my floor speeches and resources available to my constituents.