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  • Justin Amash only R to vote against H.R.3697 - Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act

    09/20/2017 8:26:18 AM PDT · by Excellence · 18 replies
    Congress.gov ^ | 9-18-2017 | Congress.gov
    Justin Amash has something of a record of voting for illegal aliens and against the Republican base. But this is about MS 13 and other gangs. Is he really that blind, tone deaf, and stupid?
  • Rep. Justin Amash Only Republican to Vote Against Kate’s Law

    06/30/2017 5:03:54 PM PDT · by Lera · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jun 2017 | Sean Moran
    Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) was the only Republican to vote against Kate’s Law, a law that would impose harsher penalties on deported aliens who try to return to the United States. Kate’s Law passed through the House 257 to 167, 24 Democrats voted for the bill. Congressman Amash was the only Republican to vote against Kate’s Law. Kate’s Law was named after Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman murdered by an illegal immigrant who remained in the United States despite multiple deportations. The Michigan lawmaker also voted against H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, a bill that would...
  • Amash: We Need 'Change In Direction From This Speaker' Or A New Speaker

    04/11/2017 2:46:13 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/10/17
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Monday suggested that House Speaker Paul Ryan may need to be replaced to deal with the dysfunction in Washington. "We need either a change in direction from this speaker, or we need a new speaker," Amash said during a town hall on Monday in response to a question about gridlock in Washington, according to CNN.
  • Rep. Justin Amash Hammers Trump's 'Unlawful' Immigration Ban (Freedom Caucus)

    03/30/2017 8:31:36 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 183 replies
    mlive.com ^ | January 29, 2017
    "Unlawful" and "extreme" is how West Michigan Rep. Justin Amash described President Donald Trump's executive order to ban refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. "It's not lawful to ban immigrants on the basis of nationality," Amash said in the statement. Trump's order blocks citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya from entering the country for at least 90 days. It also bans refugees from anywhere in the world for 120 days -- and from Syria indefinitely. "Ultimately, the executive order appears to be more about politics than safety," Amash said. "If the concern is radicalism and...
  • GOP lawmaker on Trump's Lewis tweets: 'Dude, just stop'

    01/15/2017 4:49:23 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2017 | BROOKE SEIPEL
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) knocked President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday for his response to backlash over attacking Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). "Dude, just stop," Amash tweeted, linking to a tweet from Trump. Trump suggested Saturday that he and Lewis work together to focus on the nation's inner cities after a number of Democratic and Republican lawmakers slammed him for saying Lewis was "all talk" and "no action."
  • Rep. Justin Amash Is Wrong on Transgender ‘Discrimination’ Policy

    06/07/2016 9:17:11 AM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/6/2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Two weeks ago 42 Republicans voted to endorse President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. They did it by voting for the Maloney amendment, which affirmed Obama’s 2014 executive order barring “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in the private employment policies of federal contractors. Over the weekend, Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., posted a characteristically thoughtful Facebook post defending his vote for the Maloney amendment. The overarching policy concern is whether the government should elevate “sexual orientation and gender identity” for special legal privileges, especially in terms of laws barring “discrimination.”
  • GOP beginning to face Trump reality

    02/24/2016 6:00:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2016 | Cristina Marcos & Jordain Carney
    Republicans in Washington are coming to grips with the increasing likelihood that Donald Trumpwill be their presidential nominee. It's a scenario few would have taken seriously last summer, when Trump jumped into the race against what Republicans believed was their strongest presidential field in decades. But the real estate mogul has nearly vanquished them all, winning three out of the first four contests by double-digit margins while leaving his closest remaining rivals -- Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) -- in the dust. With surveys putting him ahead in most of the states set to vote in next...
  • Rep. Justin Amash says police arresting Eric Garner used 'clearly excessive force'

    12/06/2014 12:55:59 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 56 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | December 04, 2014 | Andrew Krietz
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The action taken by a New York City police officer against Eric Garner is "clear," writes U.S. Rep. Justin Amash on Wednesday. Clearly excessive force against #EricGarner. I pray that peace and justice will prevail. The incident was captured on video, showing Garner talking with police as they suspected him of selling tax-free cigarettes. The 43-year-old man then is overcome by officers who take him down to the sidewalk. Garner cried out, "I can't breathe," several times before becoming motionless.
  • Justin Amash Quells an Establishment Revolt: The tea-party incumbent wins handily

    08/06/2014 7:24:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/06/2014 | Joel Gehrke
    A libertarian, tea-party congressman just rolled to reelection in a congressional district that is home to some of the wealthiest people in the business wing of the Republican party. Representative Justin Amash (R., Mich.) was outspent by his opponent, Brian Ellis, who had the support of the Chamber of Commerce and other House Republicans, but it was never even a tight race. “It’s been a pretty significant lead for the congressman throughout,” a Republican consultant and pollster in Michigan unaffiliated with either campaign told National Review Online Monday. As of this writing, Amash enjoys a comfortable double-digit lead, garnering 57...
  • Will Michigan GOP reps. buck Amash?

    05/07/2014 4:23:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | Cameron Joseph
    Retiring Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Dave Camp (R-Mich.) may back Rep. Justin Amash's (R-Mich.) primary opponent, and none of the rest of the Michigan delegation is supporting Amash, according to the Detroit News. Rogers, a longtime Amash foe, told the paper that he's "likely" to support businessman Brian Ellis, while Camp said he was also open to backing Ellis in the race.
  • Rep. Justin Amash slammed for abortion vote in GOP challenger's first $75K TV ad

    03/10/2014 1:20:05 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 21 replies
    Mlive ^ | 3-10-2014 | Andrew Krietz
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Businessman Brian Ellis unleashed his first television advertisement against U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, calling a single 2012 abortion vote "very wrong." The 30-second spot attacks Amash, R-Cascade Township, as being the only Michigan Republican voting against the 2012 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, which reportedly would have imprisoned doctors for performing abortions based solely on gender. The bill failed in the House with a vote of 246-168 in favor. It needed 276 yeas to pass. "Amash voted to allow gender selection abortions to continue," the ad states. "Right to Life called Amash's vote 'shameful' and 'pro-abortion.' They're right....
  • 'The establishment strikes back': Justin Amash asks supporters to join his 'rebel alliance'

    12/14/2013 8:26:54 AM PST · by kobald · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 10, 2013 | Ashe Schow
    Popular Congressman Justin Amash, R-Mich., is fighting back against his primary challenger Brian Ellis with a Star Wars-themed campaign event titled “The Establishment Strikes Back: Join the Rebel Alliance.” Amash, the two-term libertarian congressman who introduced the Amash Amendment to rein in the National Security Agency spy programs, will hold a “money bomb” event Dec. 16 to raise money for the congressman’s re-election campaign. Amash’s campaign had $164,000 cash on hand at the end of July, while his opponent has the ability to self-fund and is backed by Big Business. “The good news is that [Ellis] doesn't have grassroots support,...
  • Tech giants' demand for NSA reform 'a major game-changer', advocates say

    12/13/2013 8:04:39 AM PST · by kobald · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 9, 2013 | Paul Lewis
    Senior figures behind efforts to curtail the powers of American spy agencies have seized on the decision by the world’s largest tech companies to call for radical surveillance reform, saying the unexpected intervention is a potential “game-changer”. In an open letter published jointly on Monday, eight tech giants, including Apple, Google and Facebook, said disclosures by the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that basic rights and freedoms were being undermined. The companies – which also include Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, LinkedIn and Twitter, and have a combined value of $1.4tn – called for widespread changes that, if enacted, would...
  • Amash-backed bill aimed to end NSA spying programs garners even bipartisan support

    12/13/2013 6:26:49 AM PST · by kobald · 24 replies
    MLive (Michigan) ^ | December 3, 2013 | Andrew Krietz
    An even split of Democratic and Republican legislators back a bill supported by Rep. Justin Amash, aiming to end the country's domestic surveillance programs. The legislation, titled The USA Freedom Act, would, if signed into law, curb the National Security Agency's ability to conduct communications sweeps and close a "back door" to information by requiring a court order when performing searches of Americans in data already collected without warrants. The Hill reported during the weekend that the bill has at least 102 cosponsors, including 51 Democrats and 51 Republicans... According to The Hill, members of Congress are placing increased pressure...
  • Corker-Warner GSE Reform: The Obamacare For Housing Finance (Small Lenders Left Out In The Cold)

    11/25/2013 3:25:50 PM PST · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/25/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As we all are painfully aware, the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare) had a disastrous launch. Not to mention $940 million to CGI for a non-working website. Obamacare is so complex that it is likely unworkable … and unpopular once everyone gets a load of how their insurance premiums and deductibles have risen. obamacarecontractors Who in their right mind would design such a disaster? An overly complex mess that is unworkable. obamacare_chart_LGa The government, of course, and their cronies and apparatchiks. Like it or not, it is the insertion of government into the system that causes the problem. Just like...
  • GOP Establishment Donors Target Tea Party's Justin Amash in Michigan

    11/23/2013 8:35:26 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Nov 2013, 1:52 PM PDT | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) was endorsed by the conservative Club for Growth, which gives him a 100% lifetime voting scorecard rating, on October 8. However, seven Republican establishment donors who live in his western Michigan district recently endorsed his primary opponent, Brian Ellis, who claims Amash is not a "traditional conservative." First elected in 2010, Amash has ranked #1 on the fiscally conservative, pro-economic growth Club for Growth scorecards out of 435 members of the House of Representatives in both the 112th and current 113th Congress.The seven donors (J.C. Huizenga, Mark Bissel, Mike Jandernoa, Mark Murray, John Canepa, Marge Potter, and David...
  • "If Americans Could Read Classified Documents They'd Be Even More Against Syrian War"

    09/09/2013 7:05:56 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis ^ | 09/09/2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Here's a quartet of interesting tweets from House of Representative member Justin Amash Republican from Michigan. Tweet #1: If Americans could read classified docs, they'd be even more against Syria action. Obama admn's public statements are misleading at best. Tweet #2: Attended another classified briefing on Syria & reviewed add'l materials. Now more skeptical than ever. Can't believe Pres is pushing war. Tweet #3: Asked Obama admn officials to correct admn's public statements that are inconsistent w/ info presented at briefings. Public must have facts. Tweet #4: If you're voting yes on military action in Syria, might as well start...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 September 2013

    09/08/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Peter King, R-N.Y., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif.,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 August 2013

    08/04/2013 5:25:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 152 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 4th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Justin Amash, R-Mich.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas; and Sen. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.STATE OF THE UNION...
  • The NSA Fight

    07/26/2013 8:12:59 PM PDT · by Errant · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 26 July, 2013 | Jonathan Strong
    On Friday, July 19, on the House floor, Majority Leader Eric Cantor pulled Representative Justin Amash aside, ushering him into a meeting with whip Kevin McCarthy and three of Amash’s congressional allies. Cantor pressed Amash to withdraw his amendment to stop the National Security Agency from collecting logs of every American’s phone calls and said he would work to provide a vote on the issue in a future bill. But several of Cantor’s top aides, who were also present, gave what Amash thought was a more threatening overture: There’s bound to be a procedural technicality we can use to...