Americans are going to wake up Thursday morning with Puerto Rico well on its way to becoming the 51st state, and they're going to ask why weren't we informed?
Every leader in both chambers in both parties has a leadership PAC
Our PAC is not under investigation
Yet, I can see what has happened to others as controversy swirls. Friends can head for the hills
I suppose others might be more nervous
I have never been a fan of the BRAC process because of the impact it has on communities with military installations, and I question how much money has been saved over the years
These earmarks are authorized to be spent out of dedicated revenue - with highway trust fund money from gasoline taxes. That's one reason doing earmarks is such a good idea
I can't think of any place in Mississippi where such an example exists.
The regulations have prevented rural patients with no caregiver at home from getting specialized attention. Instead, they have been placed in nursing homes and other facilities not equipped to meet this unique need
We were available, but FEMA chose to send them to San Antonio or Utah or other far destinations
And while the U.S. can never be 100 percent safe from a future strike, our government is working around the clock on measures to protect the American people.
But my friends, these people in Egypt have stood by us in a tough, tough neighborhood.
The private sector can go forward, if it must, with destruction of embryos for questionable and ethically challenged science. But spend the people's money on proven blood cord, bone marrow, germ cell, and adult cell research.
Embryonic stem cell research is legal in America, and nothing in the administration's current policy affects that legality; 400 lines are currently being used to conduct embryonic stem cell research, both in the private sector and by the Federal Government.
It is false to suggest that medical breakthroughs come only through government research.
One of the first items of Congressional business in 2006 will be an effort to renew the USA Patriot Act.
Several other aerospace and defense firms have announced plans to build facilities in north Mississippi in recent weeks. They join an impressive group of high-tech companies already doing business in our region.
More Americans are working today than at any time in history.
Decisive action has been taken on the home front with passage of the USA Patriot Act, which has strengthened the hand of law enforcement agencies to stop terrorists before they can act.
Illegal immigration is not just a matter of interest in states along our border with Mexico. It is having an effect on local economies, schools, health care delivery, and public safety all across the country.
It is no coincidence that our country has not been attacked since 9-11. Our initiatives to protect the homeland and aggressively take the fight to the terrorists have been factors in that success.
Since 2001, the Patriot Act has provided the means to detect and disrupt terrorist threats against the U.S. Prior to enactment of the law, major legal barriers prevented intelligence, national defense, and law enforcement agencies from working together and sharing information.
Since other countries and terrorist organizations are working to secure information that could threaten national security, more funding is provided in the bill to increase counter-intelligence activities.
Talk about national interests: When we went in with Operation Iraqi Freedom, some of our allies, Turkey, for example, would not let us through. How much trouble did that cause us, because we were not able to go into Iraq through Turkey?
The choice is not between conducting the stem cell research or not conducting it. That is not the choice.