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  • Keeping the Export-Import Bank Honest

    11/16/2017 12:22:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 16, 2017 | Veronique de Rugy
    Last week, Boeing confirmed the purchase by China of 300 planes for the listed price of $37 billion. This deal occurred without any backing from the infamous Export-Import Bank of the United States -- an outfit that lowers the cost of borrowing for foreign companies when they buy some American goods, such as Boeing aircraft. This is interesting because anyone listening to many lawmakers and the special interests that used to benefit from the Ex-Im Bank (e.g., Boeing, General Electric and the National Associations of Manufacturers) wouldn't know that such trade is possible in an era when the agency has...
  • Business lobby pressures Graham, Scott on Ex-Im

    08/25/2017 9:53:53 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    Upstate Business Journal ^ | August 25, 2017 | Rudolph Bell
    We just haven’t gotten assurances if they had to cast the votes how they would vote.”–Ted Pitts, president of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce The business lobby has turned up the heat on U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina to reject President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to run the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The National Association of Manufacturers said on Aug. 22 that it had launched radio and online ads in South Carolina calling on the senators to oppose the White House pick, former New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett. A radio script released by NAM says...
  • Ex-NJ congressman Scott Garrett tapped for Export-Import Bank

    04/20/2017 6:32:57 AM PDT · by Freemeorkillme · 4 replies
    North Jersey dot com ^ | 4/14/2017 | Keldy Ortiz
    President Donald Trump on Friday picked former Republican Congressman Scott Garrett of Wantage to lead the U.S. Export-Import Bank, an institution Garrett has spoken out against. Garrett, who represented New Jersey's 5th District for seven terms, was defeated in November by Democrat Josh Gottheimer. During his time in Congress, at a town hall in Lafayette in May 2015, Garrett said he would favor doing away with the Export-Import Bank, which makes loans to companies doing business overseas. And at a congressional hearing in 2014, he said, "when you mix big corporations and taxpayer-backed guarantees, you get a little something that...
  • Ex-Clinton official got Boeing bucks while pushing Iran nuke pact – before $25B jet deal

    06/23/2016 2:48:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies ^ | 6/23/16 | Adam Shaw/AP
    A former top Clinton administration diplomat who used his political sway to garner support for the Iran nuclear deal apparently was being bankrolled the entire time by Boeing -- which is set to make billions off a jet deal with Tehran now that sanctions have been lifted. ADVERTISEMENT Thomas Pickering, who also served as co-chairman of the board examining the Benghazi attack response, publicly pushed for the nuclear deal before its approval last year. He did so by penning op-eds, writing to high-level officials and even testifying before Congress. With the deal in place, Boeing has since moved forward on...
  • Garrett: Boeing deal with Iran proves crony capitalism is alive and well (Press Release)

    06/23/2016 1:31:36 PM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 7 replies
    House.Gov ^ | Scott Garrett
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) released the following statement in response to reports that Boeing has reached a multibillion-dollar deal to sell commercial passenger planes to Iran. Boeing is one of the largest beneficiaries of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) bank which perpetuates corporate welfare to mega corporations by handing out taxpayer-backed loans. "This agreement between Boeing and the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism is extremely troubling and shows that crony capitalism remains alive and well in Washington. Not only has Boeing lobbied for years to keep the taxpayer-backed Export Import bank alive, it now has also used its...
  • Club for Growth Releases 2007 RePORK Card [Hunter 26%, Paul 29%, Tancredo 84%]

    08/09/2007 5:46:45 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 25 replies · 741+ views
    Washington - Even though the Democratic majority vowed to return Congress to a path of fiscal responsibility, the 2008 appropriations bills were stuffed with wasteful pork projects. While Representatives John Campbell, Jeff Flake, Jeb Hensarling, Scott Garrett, and David Obey (1 amendment) offered 50 amendments to strip outrageous pork projects from the appropriations bills, only one amendment, offered by Rep. Jeff Flake, passed. The Club for Growth has compiled a RePORK Card of all members' votes on all 50 anti-pork amendments (see below). "Taxpayers have a right to know which congressmen stand up for them and which stand up for...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Congressman Yucks It Up On House Floor Amid Naming Of Post Office For Fallen Soldier

    06/21/2014 11:25:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 115 replies ^ | june 18, 2014 | betsy rothstein
    On Tuesday, The Daily Caller‘s Mirror blog reported that Alaskan Republican Rep. Don Young was clowning around on the House floor during the naming of a post office. He stuck his fingers in his ears and made funny faces, much like Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble on The Flintstones. Post office namings, as you might imagine, are not terribly exciting legislative moments in Washington. But this one actually meant something. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) sponsored the bill to honor a fallen solder.
  • [Rand] Paul Hosts Secret Anti-War Meeting

    09/10/2013 6:04:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/10/2013
    In a secret meeting on Tuesday morning, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hosted a bipartisan group of senators and House members in the Capitol’s basement. According to several participants, the lawmakers plotted ways to stop the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Since the diplomatic situation is fluid, there was no final consensus on how best to combat the administration, but potential legislative maneuvers, press appearances, and letters were discussed. Several undecided members asked questions. Aides say Paul planned the gathering over a week ago, and the list of attendees grew by the day. He is pleased, especially, by...
  • Federal Lawmakers Silent on Tainted HSBC Funds - Will Menendez, Garrett return "blood money"?

    07/27/2012 1:41:08 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock
    The Revered Review ^ | July 27, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Two New Jersey lawmakers tasked with federal oversight of the banking industry are keeping quiet about whether they will return “blood money” donated to their campaign war chests. HSBC executives already have appeared before the U.S. Senate for the bank’s global role in a drug-gang and terrorist money laundering scandal. However, The Revered Review is now pressing Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J) and Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J./5th District) about what they plan on doing with the tens of thousands of combined dollars that the scandal-plagued bank’s political action committee has given them... TRR analyzed Federal Election Commission records specific to the...
  • GOP wins N.J. congressional redistricting battle

    TRENTON — Eight months after losing one redistricting contest, Republicans have prevailed in another that will put U.S. Reps. Scott Garrett (R-5th Dist.) and Steve Rothman (D-9th Dist.) in one North Jersey district, to Garrett’s partisan advantage. Congressional redistricting tiebreaker John Farmer, Jr. this morning informed Republican and Democrat redistricting commissioners by phone that he will cast his vote with the Republicans’ proposal when they meet at the Statehouse at 10 a.m, according to one Democrat and one Republican source with knowledge of the commission's inner-workings.
  • Frankly, Scott has a better idea on highway funding

    09/29/2011 1:01:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies (Star-Ledger) ^ | September 29, 2011 | Paul Mulshine
    The other day our sister newspaper, the Gloucester County Times, reported on a raid at a fraternity house at Rowan University where — get ready for a shock — some college kids were drinking. About 100 of the kids were underage and will face charges. Believe it or not, that incident has its roots in the same problem that led to the controversy over the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere" in Alaska. That problem lies in the way the federal government distributes highway funding: poorly. It’s obvious in the case of the bridge that would have connected the city of Ketchikan,...
  • U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett easily wins re-election in N.J.'s 5th Congressional District

    11/02/2010 7:48:10 PM PDT · by Huck · 6 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 11/02/2010 | Jim Lockwood
    New Jersey’s most conservative member of Congress, Scott Garrett, handily won re-election to a fifth term by defeating Democrat Tod Theise and three other candidates in the 5th Congressional District. Garrett, of Sussex County, solidified his position in the House of Representatives and an increasingly right-leaning national GOP party by racking up another big win today, this time against Theise of Warren County. Theise, like predecessor Democrats who failed to dent Garrett’s armor, claimed he is too extreme and out-of-touch with his mainly moderate constituency. But voters in the district, which has long been a Republican stronghold, delivered to Garrett...
  • The Other Public Option (Is a Failure)

    Read what happened when a different Public Option was voted in... The Other Public Option Comments from Congressman Scott Garrett The Other Public Option September 24, 2009 In 1993, Congressional Democrats worked with newly sworn-in President Bill Clinton to create the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, a student loan public option meant to compete with private student loan issuers. “We are not taking a free enterprise system and federalizing it,” then-Deputy Education Secretary Madeleine Kunin said. “We are…improving the entrepreneurial and competitive possibilities.” Sound familiar? Fast forward sixteen years and the new Congressional majority is again working with...
  • U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett's conservative beliefs grounded in N.J. upbringing, study of history

    07/12/2009 5:26:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies · 385+ views
    star ledger ^ | July 06, 2009 | Bob Braun
    It's a familiar sight. Touring teenagers perched on the Capitol steps, listening with varying levels of attention to their representative welcoming them to where laws and history are made. But Scott Garrett uses the occasion his own way. "I explain something they won't hear anywhere else,'' says Garrett, a four-term Republican congressman from New Jersey's 5th District. "They won't read it in textbooks." So he describes the rise of the Supreme Court from a relatively weak office to a third, co-equal branch of government. Part of why it happened, he says, was the erection 75 years ago of the neoclassical...
  • U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett's conservative beliefs grounded in N.J. upbringing, study of history

    07/07/2009 5:37:48 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 10 replies · 490+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | 7/6/09 | Bob Braun
    It's a familiar sight. Touring teenagers perched on the Capitol steps, listening with varying levels of attention to their representative welcoming them to where laws and history are made. But Scott Garrett uses the occasion his own way. "I explain something they won't hear anywhere else,'' says Garrett, a four-term Republican congressman from New Jersey's 5th District. "They won't read it in textbooks." So he describes the rise of the Supreme Court from a relatively weak office to a third, co-equal branch of government. Part of why it happened, he says, was the erection 75 years ago of the neoclassical...
  • Garrett leaves Dems blue [conservative landslide where you LEAST expected it]

    11/06/2008 7:37:50 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 51 replies · 2,670+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 11/6/2008 | Jim Lockwood, Star-Ledger Staff
    Garrett leaves Dems blue He pulls shocker: An easy GOP win Thursday, November 06, 2008By Jim Lockwood, Star-Ledger Staff This time, U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, (R-5th Dist.) surprised even himself. As the reddest of Republicans in one of the bluest of states, Garrett, 49, of Wantage, Sussex County, has made a political career out of defying conventional wisdom and confounding critics and opponents. Known as the most-conservative congressman in New Jersey -- and the Northeast -- Garrett defeated three prior Democrats by double-digit margins, but this year faced his toughest race against Democrat Dennis Shulman, 58, a psychologist and rabbi...
  • Republican Congressman: Time To Stand Up for Sderot

    02/18/2008 5:54:26 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 21 replies · 90+ views
    Arutz sheva ^ | 14:46 PM 12 Adar 5768, February 18, '08
    14:46 PM 12 Adar 5768, February 18, '08 Republican Congressman: Time To Stand Up for Sderot ( New Jersey Republican Scott Garrett, in an opinion article in the left-wing Forward newspaper in New York, wrote that "it is time to stand up for the people of Sderot." He asserted, "Enough is enough. It's time for the global community to stand up to Palestinian extremists and fight to protect the innocent Israelis in harm’s way." The Congressman noted that an average of 12 rockets and mortar shells a day have been fired on the western Negev since January. Last week, he...
  • Reflections on the UN Peacekeepers

    10/09/2006 5:20:25 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 154+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/09/06 | Purple Mountains
    Practically everywhere you look in the operations of the United Nations, you find incredible graft, corruption and disgusting criminal behavior. The time has come to withdraw all support from this organization and let it fall apart – starved of funds. We can find some other use for the buildings and grounds while leaders from the important countries of the world meet to plan a successor organization. Let the United Nations follow the League of Nations into the dustbin of history, as we try again to find a way to resolve the world’s problems peacefully.
  • March for Life Rally C-SPAN at noon

    01/23/2006 8:03:14 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 37 replies · 1,217+ views
    March for Life National Mall Washington, District of Columbia (United States) Gray, Nellie, President, March for Life Pence, Mike, U.S. Representative, R-IN 33rd Annual March for Life on the National Mall. President Bush is expected to speak via audio connection.