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  • House Republicans pushing gun control bill

    06/24/2016 10:16:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Greg Nash Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) is spearheading gun control legislation that would keep firearms out of the hands of suspected terrorists, but it is unclear whether Republican leadership will give the bill a vote. The Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act announced Friday will serve as a companion bill to the compromise gun legislation introduced by Susan Collins (R-Maine) in the Senate. The gun legislation would prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms. The bipartisan legislation appears to have Democratic support and is backed by a handful of Republicans, including Reps. Bob Dold (Ill.), Scott Rigell (Va.), Peter King (N.Y.) and...
  • Will Cantor's loss help unite conservatives for Comstock and Rigell?

    06/11/2014 6:18:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    These guys will just be moderates with no leader. There is no need to protest vote against them if Cantor isn't forming some RINO coalition with them. Boehner may look west for a new crew.

    10/01/2013 6:50:58 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 71 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 1, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    THE 12 HOUSE REPUBLICANS WHO ARE READY TO GIVE UP OBAMACARE FIGHT IN ORDER TO END GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNWhile some Republican members of the U.S. House are standing firm in the spending negotiations (or lack thereof) with Democrats, there are reportedly at least 12 GOP House members who are ready to fully fund Obamacare to end the partial government shutdown.
  • Who voted for the House short-term budget plan? (RINO Scott Rigell Va. voted NO)

    09/20/2013 9:34:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 9/20/13 | Ed O'Keefe
    The House passed a short-term spending plan Friday morning that would continue funding government operations through mid-December and withhold funding for President Obama’s signature health-care law, the opening act in what promises to be a several-act drama over how to pay for government operations and raise the federal debt limit. -snip- Which Republican voted against the budget plan?: Rep. Scott Rigell (Va.)
  • Congressman Rigell to Obama on Syria: Slow Down

    08/28/2013 9:06:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | August 28, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Reports show the United States is ready to use military force against Syrian President Assad's regime at any moment, but Rep. Scott Rigell has written a letter to President Obama asking for a slow down in the process and to include Congress before taking action. "We strongly urge you to consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Your responsibility to do so is prescribed in the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution of 1973," the letter states. "If you deem that military action in Syria is necessary, Congress can reconvene at...
  • One Congressman, Rand Paul, the GOP and What Ails American Politics

    04/04/2013 7:58:50 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | Ron Fournier
    “I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it,” Rep. Scott Rigell of Virginia griped over lunch last month at the GOP-run Capitol Hill Club. “All I did was agree to fly aboard Air Force One and talk to the president and for that I got …” “Hammered,” said Chris Connelly, chief of staff to the Republican lawmaker. “Hammered,” repeated Rigell. “Hammered by my own people.” Before we could finish our conversation about the dangers of moderation in modern-day politics, Rigell’s cell phone vibrated on the white-clothed table. “It’s Rand Paul,” he said, jumping up from his chair to take a...
  • Rand Paul backed group attacks Republicans

    04/03/2013 5:55:58 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 32 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul, the tea party favorite and possible 2016 presidential candidate, is raising money for a conservative gun rights group that’s targeting fellow Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. And when one congressman complained, the message from Paul’s camp was: too bad. The Kentucky Republican has lent his name to fundraising pitches for the National Association for Gun Rights, a group that says the National Rifle Association is too willing to compromise on gun rights. The group has blitzed the districts of Virginia Republicans Cantor and Rep. Scott Rigell with $50,000 worth of TV and radio ads accusing...
  • Washington Republicans Folding Under The Pressure to Bans Guns

    03/11/2013 12:32:44 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 14 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Mar. 11, 2013 | Ammoland Staff
    Colorado -–( You might think that with Republicans in control of the US House of Representatives there would be no way ANY gun control legislation could reach the floor. But sadly we are already beginning to see so-called “conservative champions” folding to pressure from the anti-gun media to sell-out gun owners. Former Vice Presidential candidate, Congressman Paul Ryan, has stated that he would support legislation that bans private sales at gun shows. In the House, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, along with the help of Rep. Scott Rigell (VA), Patrick Meehan (PA) and others, have stated openly that they will work...
  • Higher Tax, Pro-ObamaCare Democrat Joins 2nd CD Race

    01/23/2012 10:48:11 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    For Immediate Release Contact: Garren Shipley (540) 686-1138 Higher Tax, Pro-ObamaCare Democrat Joins 2nd CD Race -- Democrat Paul Hirschbiel is a staunch proponent of bigger government, higher taxes -- Apparently having learned nothing from major Democrat losses in 2009, 2010, and 2011, yet another big government, tax and spend Democrat has announced a run for political office. Democrat Paul Hirschbiel announced today that he's challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Rigell in the 2nd Congressional District. So what does Paul Hirschbiel stand for? Unfortunately for him, the same thing every other Democrat in Virginia stands for - higher taxes, bigger...
  • Congressman Takes Buffett Up On His Offer, Buffett Will Write The Treasury A $49,000 Check

    01/18/2012 2:10:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/18/2012 | Ben Walsh
    Warren Buffett has written his first check to the U.S. Treasury since announcing his pledge to match Republican donations to pay down the national debt a week ago. Carol Loomis, Fortune's senior editor-at-large and long-time friend of Buffett's, reports that the Omaha investor received a letter from Congressman Scott Rigell of Virginia (pictured below). In it, Rigell details the $49,000 he had donated to Treasury in total in 2011 and 2012 and asks Buffett to match both (full letter is below). Buffett agreed (full letter below). Lest we raise your hopes that the national debt is over as an issue,...
  • Scott Rigell's Hope for Virginia's 2nd Congressional District

    06/28/2010 5:17:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 28, 2010 | Bryan Walsh
    Virginia’s Second Congressional District is home to one of our country’s most vital national defense centers and the state’s biggest city, and is one of our best opportunities to elect a Republican to Congress in November. This coastal district encompasses Virginia’s Eastern Shore along with all of Virginia Beach and parts of Hampton and Norfolk, where the largest naval base in the world is located. The historically Republican-leaning district, where George W. Bush won easily during both of his campaigns, went narrowly for Obama in the 2008 election, handing him 51% of the vote. However, in 2009, the citizens of...
  • Republican in Virginia Primary Donated to Obama

    05/12/2010 9:31:10 AM PDT · by pissant · 87 replies · 1,895+ views
    Human Events ^ | 5/12/10 | Michelle Oddis
    Scott Rigell, running as the favorite of the GOP establishment in the Republican primary in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, donated $1,000 to Barack Obama, according to, a research group that tracks money in politics. “Rigell was one of the highest Obama donors in the zip code,” Scott Taylor told HUMAN EVENTS. Taylor, a former Navy SEAL and local business owner, is also running in the Republican primary. Taylor, whose campaign slogan is “Send a SEAL not a RINO,” said, Rigell "didn’t even vote in the Republican primary, and then gave $1,000 to Barack Obama on March 10,” 2008. “In...