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  • Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone

    04/11/2014 5:16:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A letter distributed Friday by the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) to the districts of 27 House Democrats calls for union members to make sure their representative "feels the power and the fury of LIUNA this November." Their crime: signing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry last month urging him to reject Keystone, which would carry oil sands from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
  • Judiciary chairman: Al Qaeda threat no reason to change gun laws

    06/13/2011 1:57:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2011 | Mike Lillis
    A top Republican has rejected the notion that Congress should re-examine the nation's gun laws after al Qaeda urged Muslims to attack America by exploiting loose firearm rules. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said tightening gun laws to address the threat would be to surrender to terrorists at the expense of Americans' rights. “We’ve seen time and again that terrorists will use anything, including our own rights and freedoms, to plot attacks against innocent Americans,” Smith said in an email. “But simply because terrorists abuse our liberties doesn’t mean that we should limit the...
  • Quigley Statement on Chicago Gun Ban Decision, National Threat of Gun Show Loophole

    06/28/2010 11:41:53 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 37 replies
    Chicago Press Release | June 28, 2010
    CHICAGO (CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM) — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the City of Chicago’s handgun ban. Earlier this year, Quigley spearheaded the effort of 55 Members of Congress in filing a “friend of the court” amicus brief, urging the Court to allow Chicago’s handgun ban to stand. Quigley also supports the right of state and local governments to maintain sensible restrictions on gun possession and use. “I am disappointed and disheartened by the Supreme Court’s decision today. When illegal guns flood our streets, precious lives are lost and communities are...
  • Congressman Quigley Salutes LGBT Veterans at Daley Plaza Event

    08/07/2009 12:17:13 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 6 replies · 581+ views
    Congressman Mike Quigley website ^ | August 5, 2009 | Mike Quigley
    CHICAGO – Today, Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) saluted veterans from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities at “With Liberty and Justice For All” - the nation’s only municipally-sponsored, military salute to LGBT veterans. As one of his first acts in Congress, Quigley issued a statement calling for the repeal of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. An emerging national advocate for the LGBT community, Quigley has cosponsored over a dozen bills that work toward equality during his first 100 days in office. During his remarks and presentation, Congressman Quigley recalled his recent trip to Iraq and...
  • Lazy [Chicago] Lakefront Ignores Another Election (The Terror of Tiny Town)

    03/05/2009 9:01:16 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies · 496+ views
    Chicago Business News-Crain's ^ | 3/4/2009 | Greg Hinz
    As a 30-year resident of Chicago's beautiful North Side lakefront, I take some personal pride in my neighbor Mike Quigley's big win Tuesday in the cattle-call race for Congress in the 5th District. Mr. Quigley still has to get by GOP and Green Party foes in the April general election. But that's likely, and as a member of the House, his mix of liberal social views and a zeal for political reform is in the best lakefront political tradition. But the irony is, while representing lakefront views, Mr. Quigley got virtually no election-day help from those who take the 135,...