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  • 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
    dailycaller.com ^ | 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 · 55 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
    nj.com (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 (IsraelNN.com) 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.
  • Top 10 Up-and-Coming House Conservatives

    10/07/2005 7:27:27 AM PDT · by Gipper08 · 27 replies · 982+ views
    human events ^ | 10-07-05
    1. Rep. Mike Pence (R.-Ind.) Age: 46 Third term. Won 67% of vote in ’04. ACU rating: 99% Conservative Credentials: As chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, he consistently preaches fiscal discipline, even if it means getting an occasional slap from GOP leaders. 2. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R.-N.C.) Age: 29 First term. Won 64% of vote in ’04. ACU rating: N/A Conservative Credentials: He’s the youngest member of the U.S. House and unabashedly conservative. He’s also unafraid to challenge President Bush, as he did on Social Security reform and government spending. 3. Rep. Scott Garrett (R.-N.J.) Age: 46 Second...
  • Garrett one of only 11 congressmen voting against Katrina aid bill

    09/12/2005 11:39:54 AM PDT · by Irontank · 25 replies · 676+ views
    Mercury News ^ | September 9, 2005
    New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett said Thursday he voted against sending $51.8 billion in emergency relief to the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina because the bill contained no accountability measures. "I wanted to make sure that the people in the affected areas get every bit of assistance they absolutely need," Garrett said in a telephone interview from his office here. "We do that by making sure there's accountability through FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency)." "Writing them a blank check and not being able to have oversight does not achieve that," said Garrett, R-Wantage. Garrett was one of only 11...
  • Garrett is no 'yes man' on Capitol Hill

    04/11/2005 9:09:18 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 10 replies · 390+ views
    Bergen Record ^ | 4-11-2005 | Bob Ivry
    If you're Rep. Scott Garrett and the president of the United States calls you up and asks you, as a fellow Republican, to vote "yes" on the Medicare prescription drug benefit, you thank him for his interest. Then you vote "no." That's because if you're Scott Garrett, you hate to spend a dime of taxpayer money. You simply cannot vote for a program that costs $400 billion over 10 years. Then, after you win reelection in your North Jersey congressional district, you find out the administration was wrong about the cost. It's not $400 billion. It's more like $720 billion....
  • Congressman Garrett suggests jailing Kofi

    12/07/2004 3:19:59 PM PST · by Dashing Dasher · 37 replies · 1,042+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12-07-04 | Dashing Dasher
    Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 1:47 p.m. EST Annan Refuses to Stop 'Carrying On' at U.N.; Congressman Suggests Jail Scandal-plagued U.N. boss Kofi Annan today rejected the calls of U.S. lawmakers to resign and insisted he would "carry on" as secretary-general for two more years. "I have quite a lot of work to do, and I'm carrying on with my work," Annan said. "We have a major agenda next year, and the year ahead, trying to reform this organization. So we'll carry on." Here's the first definition for the intransitive verb "carry on" in our dictionary, Miriam-Webster's Collegiate: "to behave or...
  • In the 5th, Garrett is winning the campaign [NJ-05]

    09/18/2002 1:23:14 PM PDT · by BlackRazor · 4 replies · 316+ views
    PoliticsNJ.com ^ | 9/18/02 | Brian P. Murphy
    <p>It wasn’t supposed to turn out this way.</p> <p>As a devout believer in the wisdom of conventional wisdom, I thought Scott Garrett’s victory in the 5th District GOP primary over Dave Russo and Gerry Cardinale all but guaranteed Democrat Anne Sumers a November victory.</p>
  • Republican poll shows Garrett leading Sumers by 15 points [NJ-05]

    10/22/2002 10:50:26 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 6 replies · 983+ views
    PoliticsNJ.com ^ | 10/22/02 | N/A
    <p>In the race for Rep. Marge Roukema's 5th district House seat, Republican E. Scott Garrett leads Democrat Anne Ricks Sumers by a 48%-33% margin, according to a poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for the National Republican Congressional Committee.</p> <p>The Sumers campaign disputes the NRCC numbers and released their own internal poll from last week, which shows the race in a statistical dead heat, Garrett 42%, Sumers 40%. The Democratic poll shows Sumers leading Garrett by eight points in the Bergen County portion of the district, and losing by 21 points in the other three counties.</p>
  • In 5th, first race in a long time [NJ-05]

    10/24/2002 5:30:39 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 8 replies · 1,244+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 10/24/02 | Shannon D. Harrington
    In 5th, first race in a long time Thursday, October 24, 2002 By SHANNON D. HARRINGTON Staff Writer For the first time in more than two decades, the election in northern New Jersey's Republican-dominated 5th Congressional District is a horse race. But competitive though the contest may be compared with past ones, Republican state Assemblyman Scott Garrett appears to have a clear edge over Democrat Anne Sumers in his bid to succeed 11-term GOP Rep. Marge S. Roukema. The Record Poll this week found the conservative Sussex County lawmaker was ahead of the Republican-turned-Democrat Sumers, 49 percent to 41 percent,...
  • Garrett defeats Sumers in battle for Roukema seat (“extreme” conservative wins by 20% in NJ!)

    11/06/2002 8:54:20 AM PST · by dead · 11 replies · 310+ views
    Record ^ | Wednesday, November 06, 2002 | SHANNON D. HARRINGTON
    Scott Garrett inherited the 5th Congressional District on Tuesday, defeating a Democrat who had declared herself the rightful heir to retiring Republican Marge S. Roukema. With 99 percent of districts reporting, Garrett, a Republican assemblyman from Sussex County, had 108,372 votes, or 59 percent, to Anne Sumers' 71,562, or 39 percent. Independent Michael J. Cino had 4,073 votes, or 2 percent. At the Sheraton Crossroads in Mahwah, Garrett surrounded himself with his wife, Mary Ellen, and daughters Jennifer and Brittany and spoke of his faith. "I want to begin this evening by giving thanks to God for the many blessings...
  • Analysts surprised by Garrett's margin of victory [pro-gun, pro-life candidate wins BIG in NJ]

    11/08/2002 11:13:29 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 15 replies · 261+ views
    Daily Record (Morris County, NJ) ^ | 11/08/02 | Steve Strunsky, Associated Press
    <p>BERGENFIELD - Scott Garrett, a conservative Republican, twice lost bitter primary bids to unseat moderate Rep. Marge Roukema before she decided to retire.</p> <p>So, what did Garrett's strong win Tuesday over a Democrat who styled herself as Rouke ma's heir reflect? Some analysts thought that the race might be close. Rouke ma did not endorse either can didate, but rather told voters to base their choice on the issues. As it turned out, Garrett, 43, of Wantage, received 116,280 votes on Tuesday, or 60 percent of those cast. Anne Sumers, 45, of Paramus, received 74,204 votes, or 38 percent. Indepen dent candidate Michael J. Cino got the remaining 2 percent.</p>
  • Garrett Receives 2003 'Hero of the Taxpayer' Award

    02/19/2004 3:04:05 PM PST · by jmc813 · 10 replies · 180+ views
    House Web Site ^ | 2-11-2004 | Press Release
    Americans For Tax Reform (ATR) today presented Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05), with its 2003 Hero of the Taxpayer award for his strong support of its pro-tax cut policy agenda in the first session of the 108th Congress. "I am honored to receive this award from ATR," said Garrett. "In a struggling economy, we need more than ever to fight for American families and workers on key issues like tax relief." Members of Congress who support ATR's position on at least 85 percent of key votes receive the Hero of the Taxpayer Award. For the first session of the 108th Congress,...
  • Garrett Responds to President's $2.4 Trillion FY 2005 Budget

    02/04/2004 8:32:08 AM PST · by Huck · 7 replies · 205+ views
    Rep. Scott Garrett's House web site ^ | 2/2/04 | Scott Garrett News Release
    February 2, 2004, Washington, D.C. - President George W. Bush submitted his $2.4 trillion budget request for Fiscal Year 2005 to Congress today. House Budget Committee member, Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05), today released the following statement: "Though the President shows restraint in his commitment to reduce the current deficit, spending is still too high and must be further reduced. I will continue to work with the President to cut unnecessary government spending, and encourage my colleagues in Congress to be wise with the people's money. "Government spending has increased at a rapid rate over the last decade. Too much has...
  • GOP congressman [Scott Garrett] takes firm stand D.C.

    12/29/2003 1:25:16 PM PST · by Ziva · 14 replies · 222+ views
    Home News Tribune | 12/29/03 | LEDYARD KING
    WASHINGTON -- For a low-key guy, Scott Garrett has made a lot of noise during his first year in Congress. Usually, freshmen House members lack the clout or the chutzpah to stand their ground against party elders. But from his vote in January not to extend unemployment benefits to his vote last month against a Medicare prescription-drug plan, the Sussex County Republican has quietly but firmly held to his conservative ideals. Unlike some members, Garrett said he's not in Washington to snare as much federal aid as he can for his northern New Jersey district, which includes all of Warren...
  • Sniper Suspect Shown in Campaign Ad

    10/31/2002 10:50:46 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 80 replies · 323+ views
    AP ^ | DAVID ESPO
    Sniper Suspect Shown in Campaign Ad By DAVID ESPO AP Special CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) -- John Allen Muhammad, accused in the sniper killings, has made his political debut. His image is appearing in a gun control commercial that an underdog Democrat hopes to ride to victory in New Jersey."Scott Garrett shouldn't be blamed for the sniper," says a commercial that Anne Sumers' campaign has begun airing in a district in the northern part of the state. "But Garrett's positions are the problem."The Garrett campaign sharply criticized the ad."I think it's sickening to see Anne Sumers exploiting the tragedy of the sniper...
  • <B>RINO Rep. Marge Roukema (NJ) May Endorse Democrat To Succeed Her<B>

    08/17/2002 6:02:16 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 30 replies · 361+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/17/2002 | Laurence Arnold
    N.J. Rep. Roukema Mum on SuccessorBy LAURENCE ARNOLD Associated Press Writer August 17, 2002, 1:08 PM EDT WASHINGTON -- Anne Sumers has nothing but praise for the woman she hopes to succeed in Congress, Rep. Marge Roukema of New Jersey. Sumers' deputy campaign manager interned in Roukema's office. Her honorary campaign chairman spent 24 years helping Roukema raise money. "Had Marge Roukema chosen to keep her seat, I'd be out there putting up signs for her," Sumers said. Roukema might normally endorse such a candidate, but this is no normal race. Roukema is a Republican, Sumers a Democrat. The Republican...
  • N.J. Rep. Roukema Mum on Successor

    08/17/2002 10:47:30 AM PDT · by GeneD · 2 replies · 236+ views
    wire.ap.org ^ | 8/17/02 | Lawrence Arnold
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anne Sumers has nothing but praise for the woman she hopes to succeed in Congress, Rep. Marge Roukema of New Jersey. Sumers' deputy campaign manager interned in Roukema's office. Her honorary campaign chairman spent 24 years helping Roukema raise money. ``Had Marge Roukema chosen to keep her seat, I'd be out there putting up signs for her,'' Sumers said. Roukema might normally endorse such a candidate, but this is no normal race. Roukema is a Republican, Sumers a Democrat. The Republican candidate, Scott Garrett, has been one of Roukema's leading critics for years. The contest leaves Roukema...