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  • Democrat Rep. John Barrow cosponsors bill to end Chain Migration

    09/24/2014 8:13:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.) has cosponsored Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R-Ga.) Nuclear Family Priority Act, H.R.477, that would eliminate the extended family visa categories (e.g., married sons and daughters of citizens, etc.), thus ending "chain migration" as recommended by the bipartisan Barbara Jordan Commission in 1997. Current immigration law allows U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to sponsor non-nuclear, adult family members, creating an endless chain of mass legal immigration.
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  • Rep. Heath Shuler, a Blue Dog Dem., will not run for re-election

    Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) will not run for re-election this year, a source close to the Congressman told Roll Call. The Blue Dog Democrat had decided against a bid in a redrawn 11th district, which was made substantially more Republican than his current district during GOP-led redistricting.
  • US Congressional candidate offers solutions to economic woes

    09/15/2011 12:08:40 PM PDT · by DrDan4Congress · 4 replies · 1+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gary Shoemaker, Campaign Manager Dr. Dan Eichenbaum for Congress 2012 P.O. Box 75 Murphy, NC 28906 Phone: 866-898-7977 Email: Website: US congressional candidate addresses Caldwell County Republicans - offers solutions to economic woes Lenoir, N.C., September 15, 2011---2012 congressional candidate Dr. Dan Eichenbaum spoke before the Caldwell County Republican Party Tuesday evening at the Caldwell County Public Library in Lenoir. Standing before members, Eichenbaum said, "We are in the midst of a battle for the soul of our nation between Progressive Statists who deny the rights of the individual and those of us who...
  • Congressional Candidate Dan Eichenbaum Signs Term Limit Pledge

    09/15/2011 12:07:39 PM PDT · by DrDan4Congress · 5 replies · 1+ views
    For Immediate Release Contact: Kenneth J. Benway Alliance for Bonded Term Limits, Inc. P.O. Box 1750 Pinehurst, North Carolina 28370 Phone: 910.949.3856 Cell 910.322.8095 Congressional Candidate Dr. Dan Eichenbaum Bonds a Limited Term in Office Challenges Congressman Heath Shuler for North Carolina District 11 Seat in 2012 Pinehurst, N.C. – September 8th, 2011 -- The Alliance for Bonded Term Limits (ABTL) is pleased to announce that Congressional candidate Dr. Dan Eichenbaum, who is challenging three-term Congressman Heath Schuler in 2012, has executed a bonded term limit pledge. He is the first candidate in the United States to do...
  • Where Were You When They Raised The Debt Ceiling (Part Two)

    08/26/2011 1:37:20 PM PDT · by DrDan4Congress · 6 replies ^ | Fri, August 26, 2011 | Dr. Dan Eichenbaum
    In an earlier post on the debt ceiling, I asked if you could recall where you were when a “sentinel event” such as the bombing of Perl Harbor, assassination of JFK or the terrorist attacks of 9-11 occurred. These incidents had a profound effect on life in America, for both our national psyche and for each of us personally. On August 2, 2011, without any significant cuts in the level of federal spending, the Senate voted by a wide margin in favor of a bill already passed by the House to raise the debt ceiling. A modern day sentinel event...
  • Heath Shuler: Nancy Pelosi (**SNIFF**) ignoring Blue Dogs

    02/07/2011 7:40:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/07/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Heath Shuler: Nancy Pelosi ignoring Blue DogsBy JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 2/7/11 9:17 AM EST Centrist Democrats have had “no communication” with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi since the start of the 112th Congress, one of the leaders of the Blue Dog Coalition said Monday. Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), who challenged Pelosi for the leadership spot, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that “there’s been really no communication whatsoever” between his group and the California Democrat. “We still have not had the connection between the Blue Dog members and the leadership.” **SNIP** “We’re not about the ideologues of either political party. We’re...
  • Shuler to Challenge Pelosi For Minority Speaker

    11/14/2010 9:51:33 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 27 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/14/10 | Aurelius
    Democrat Heath Shuler has declared that he will indeed challenge out-going Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for Minority Speaker. Pelosi, who is blamed in part for the Democrats' massive election loss last Tuesday, has repeatedly said that she has the support of Democrats. Shuler clearly disagrees. In his decision to run, Shuler stated: "We've just come off the largest ... loss for the Democratic Party in almost a century. And to be able to put Speaker Pelosi as minority leader is truly ... unacceptable for our party." Whether Shuler will be able to win is up for speculation. Pelosi,...
  • Challenges Loom for House Democratic Leadership Post

    11/13/2010 11:52:36 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 51 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 11/13/2010 | FoxNews
    Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, facing a growing rebellion against her bid to become minority leader, is likely to be challenged for the post by a moderate Democrat. North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler, who has been sending signals since last month that he would run against the San Francisco liberal if she didn't step aside, is expected to launch his leadership bid on Sunday when he appears on CNN's "State of the Union." He's also appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday.
  • Heath Shuler and the Goblet of Fire

    11/11/2010 12:21:40 PM PST · by Charlie Fairbanks · 7 replies
    The Republican Mandate ^ | November 11, 2010 | Tim Howes
    In the strange case of Heath Shuler, the Democrats took a page out of the GOP book and ran a proud evangelical Christian, who has been able to obscure his left-leaning tendencies by connecting with voters through faith. Shuler won't win the race for Minority Leader, and importantly, no one should be fooled. The fact that he will run and lose does not mean that there is a strong conservative or moderate wing of the Democratic Party.
  • Democrat Shuler Wants to Run for House Speaker(Think somebody will tell him his own job is gone?)

    10/28/2010 1:58:25 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/28/10
    You can put this in the wishful thinking department. North Carolina Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler says he wants to run for House speaker, Politico reports. Given that Republicans are expected to easily take back control of the House next week, Shuler might want to start thinking about 2012 if he’s lucky enough to hold his seat Tuesday. He’s hoping to take over from current speaker Nancy Pelosi. “If there is no viable alternative, I will be running for speaker of the House,” Shuler said during a radio debate with Republican Jeff Miller, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported. “I can do as...
  • DCCC Going On Air For Shuler, Doubling Down For Spratt

    10/19/2010 11:05:14 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 2 replies
    Hotline On Call - National Journal ^ | 10/19/2010 | Jeremy P. Jacobs
    The Democratic Congressional Committee has reserved ad buys in Rep. Heath Shuler's (D-N.C.) district for the first time, another sign that the DCCC is having to spend money on incumbents who were previously believed to be safe. The ad reservations, confirmed by multiple sources tracking ad buys, show that the DCCC is continuing to reevaluate where to spend its resources in the final weeks of the campaign. In addition to Shuler, the DCCC has also increased its ad reservations for House Budget Committee Chair John Spratt (D-S.C.) and Rep. Mike McIntyre's (D-N.C.), both of whom who hold solidly Republican seats...
  • Clinton to Headline Shuler Rally

    10/18/2010 10:22:58 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 4 replies · 1+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | October 16, 2010 | Kathleen Hunter
    President Bill Clinton will campaign in western North Carolina next week for embattled Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler. Clinton will headline a Thursday rally for Shuler in downtown Asheville. The former president has been traveling the country campaigning and fundraising on behalf of vulnerable Democrats. Shuler, a sophomore lawmaker and former professional football player, faces a challenge from Republican Jeff Miller in the GOP-leaning 11th district. -- Kathleen Hunter
  • Miller responds Thursday to Shuler's attack ad

    09/17/2010 12:56:18 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 14 replies
    Blue Ridge Now ^ | September 16, 2010 | Leigh Kelley
    Republican congressional candidate Jeff Miller called on Congressman Heath Shuler to stop running a television ad that says Miller would privatize Social Security, saying the ad is false and scares senior citizens. [...] He told the group and members of several local media outlets who were present that when he saw the television ad for the first time on Wednesday, he couldn't believe it. "I'll never forget reading a story in the Citizen-Times written about Shuler not telling the truth when (reporter) John Boyle called him out and said he (Shuler) flat-out lied about a business deal with the TVA...
  • NC-11: If Blue Dog Shuler Is in Trouble, the Democratic Majority Is in Trouble (poll, 45-44)

    08/03/2010 11:14:01 AM PDT · by saganite · 19 replies · 8+ views
    firedog lake ^ | Tuesday August 3 | Jon Walker
    According to a new SurveyUSA poll of North Carolina’s 11th district for the Civitas Institute, Rep. Heath Shuler is effectively tied with his Republican opponent, Jeff Miller. While the district is Republican leaning, the race so far has been ranked “Likely Democratic” by the Cook Political Report. Shuler first won in 2006 and was re-elected in 2008, both times by substantial margins. If Shuler is in real danger of losing his seat, this means Democrats are in real danger of losing their majority in the House. The 11th District is the kind of seat Republicans need to win to overcome...
  • Civitas Poll: Shuler and Miller in Dead Heat for District 11 Congressional Seat

    08/02/2010 10:35:48 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 7 replies · 4+ views
    NC Civitas Institute ^ | August 2, 2010 | Katie Trout
    Raleigh, N.C. - The race for North Carolina’s 11th district Congressional seat is a dead heat (45 percent-44 percent) between Democratic incumbent Heath Shuler and Republican candidate Jeff Miller as the unaffiliated vote looks to become the deciding factor according to a new SurveyUSA poll released today by the Civitas Institute. According to the poll of 400 registered voters in that district, when asked who they would vote for if the election for United States House of Representatives were today, 45 percent of voters said they would vote for Shuler. Forty-four percent said they would vote for Miller, and 11...
  • 2010 Race of the Day: Cap-and-Traitor Heath Shuler

    07/22/2010 4:25:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall ^ | 07/22/2010 | Brian Walsh
    The 11th Congressional District of North Carolina is one of the most closely contested districts in the state, and one could wind up in the Republican column come November. After voting in favor of the job-killing cap and trade bill, incumbent Democrat Heath Shuler will have a tough time proving to his constituents that he has stuck to his “conservative Democrat” title and not conformed to the job-crushing, tax increasing liberal agenda. His Republican competition, Jeff Miller, has not only won numerous awards for his service to the community, but his ideals are more in line with what constituents expect...
  • Internal Poll: Shuler 46, Miller 34

    06/16/2010 10:51:06 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 19 replies · 627+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | June 16, 2010 | John McArdle
    Here's new evidence that North Carolina's 11th district may develop into a "sleeper" race this fall. Rep. Heath Shuler, a Blue Dog Democrat, is polling under 50 percent in his conservative western North Carolina district and leading his relatively unknown GOP challenger by just 12 points, according polling conducted for the campaign of businessman Jeff Miller. The survey showed Shuler at 46 percent with Miller at 34 percent and 18 percent undecided. The poll of 300 likely general election voters was conducted for Miller's campaign June 1-3 by Public Opinion Strategies and had a 5.6-point margin of error. Miller, who...
  • The Great Tea-Bait: Heath Shuler did not hear the "N-word" on March 20.

    04/14/2010 1:29:20 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies · 1,702+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/14/10 | By JAMES TARANTO
    It may be the most celebrated missing recording since Watergate: the nonexistent or unaccounted-for video of the tea-party protesters at the Capitol who three black congressmen claim yelled racial slurs at them on March 20, the eve of ObamaCare's enactment.... First, there turns out to have been at least one report of a corroborating witness to the alleged slurs. Washington notes that in its March 23 edition, the Hendersonville (N.C.) Times-News published this interview with Heath Shuler, the local congressman, a Democrat who voted against ObamaCare: Shuler was walking with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, an African-American, toward the Capitol building when...
  • Shuler says he will vote no on health care reform

    03/19/2010 3:25:51 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 86 replies · 3,625+ views
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  • Watch the NC 11th Dist. GOP Debate Streaming Live Tonight @ 7PM

    12/07/2009 4:02:25 PM PST · by MitchellC · 14 replies · 497+ views
    For the nomination to challenge Heath Shuler, featuring a whole buncha candidates I've never heard of: Live Stream featuring Twitter 'chat.' Details at Thunder Pig Blog: 'Watch NC 11 Congressional Debate Live; Hosted by WCU Young Americans for Liberty'
  • Republican Mayor Ready to Take On Shuler (NC)

    10/13/2009 3:39:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 1,101+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | October 12, 2009 | John McArdle
    The mayor of Hendersonville, N.C., says he is ready to challenge Rep. Health Shuler in 2010. Republican Greg Newman told local news outlets of his decision on Monday. Newman has been mayor of Hendersonville since 2005. In 2008,Shuler won a second term in the House by beating Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower by 26 points in a race that national Republicans did not target. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., carried the district by 5 points in the presidential race, Questions about a real estate development could make Shuler more of a target in 2010. CQ Politics currently rates the general election...
  • US Rep. Shuler to introduce immigration measure

    07/23/2009 2:22:37 PM PDT · by Dubya · 32 replies · 1,291+ views
    A P ^ | A P
    U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler is introducing a bill that will require employers to verify the work authorization status of employees through a nationwide database.
  • Vulnerable Dems Post Cap and Trade

    06/28/2009 3:25:24 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 9 replies · 821+ views
    Redstate ^ | 06/28/2009 | Erick Erickson
    Based on the votes for cap and trade, we should start focusing on these Democrats. I’d encourage you to each adopt one or more to follow
  • 'Blue Dog' Shuler Tops Pelosi's 'Enemies List'

    03/04/2009 5:51:25 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 51 replies · 1,569+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3/3/09 | Newsmax
    Former professional football player and Blue Dog Democrat Heath Shuler is at the top of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “enemies list,’’ according to Politico. Why? Shuler, D-N.C., has staked out a leadership position as a fiscal conservative who doesn’t ride with the pack on issues like the massive stimulus package, which he and five other conservative “Blue Dog” Democrats voted against. Shuler’s name tops a list of 10 alleged enemies of the speaker. ... Shuler, a second-term member, is clearly being noticed among Pelosi’s allies as a potential problem. He opposed Democratic leaders when he was a freshman, including on...
  • Democrat Blue Dogs Fewer in Number, But Stronger in Bite

    02/25/2009 8:29:21 PM PST · by mojitojoe · 14 replies · 493+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2/24/2009 | John Mercurio
    Who are the real Blue Dogs? The question irks leaders of the fiscally conservative coalition of House Democrats, which made solid gains in 2008 and now includes 49 members. Every one of them is sincerely committed to reducing the federal deficit, they say. Of the 49, however, only six of them voted against President Obama’s $789 billion economic stimulus package despite their stated, laser-like focus on balancing the budget. Obama’s plan, by his own acknowledgement, will increase the deficit in the short term by roughly $200 billion. (Another five Blue Dogs who had opposed Obama’s original plan switched to “yes”...
  • A Few Good Men: Dems who voted "No" or present

    02/14/2009 12:03:50 AM PST · by APStyle7 · 14 replies · 867+ views ^ | 2/13/2009 | HC
    More on this later, but wanted to get the name of the 7 dems who voted "no" on the embarrassing porkulus bill in the House. D's No! Bright (AL) Griffith (AL) Peterson (MN) Shuler (NC) DeFazio (OR) Minnick (ID) Taylor (MS) Present: Lipinski (IL) Flood the phones to Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins' offices!!!!
  • Pres. Obama Quotes Hadith [Who Would Ever Have Thought]

    02/13/2009 6:53:02 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies · 1,495+ views
    MuslimMediaNetwork ^ | February 13, 2009
    Pres. Obama Quotes Hadith February 12, 2009 Prepared remarks of President Barack Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Remarks of President Barack Obama National Prayer Breakfast As Prepared for Delivery Good morning. I want to thank the Co-Chairs of this breakfast, Representatives Heath Shuler and Vernon Ehlers. (snip) We know too that whatever our differences, there is one law that binds all great religions together. Jesus told us to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” The Torah commands, “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow.” In Islam, there...
  • Dems who voted "No" or present

    02/13/2009 12:27:43 PM PST · by APStyle7 · 79 replies · 3,103+ views ^ | 2/13/2009 | HC
    D's No! Bright (AL) Griffith (AL) Peterson (MN) Shuler (NC) DeFazio (OR) Minnick (ID) Taylor (MS) Present: Lipinski
  • Ex-NFL QB (Dem-Rep. Heath Shuler) to run for Senate? [NC_

    11/16/2008 4:37:47 PM PST · by jern · 73 replies · 2,188+ views
    Former Washington Redskins quarterback and all-time NFL Draft bust Heath Shuler may by eyeing a run at the Senate in 2010. The Times-News of Hendersonville reports that Shuler, who was recently elected to his second-term as a Democratic Congressman from North Carolina, could be looking to challenge incumbent Richard Burr in the state's next Senate election. If so, the campaign would be an all-football affair, as Burr played defensive back while attending Wake Forest in the 1970s. If history is any indication, Shuler's success in the House doesn't necessarily portend a similar outcome in the Senate. After all, it was...
  • N.C. congressman Shuler, TVA swap land

    08/14/2008 7:42:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 195+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8/14/8 | Josh Flory
    U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., on panel that oversees federal agency - TVA has approved a water-access deal for a development group whose investors include U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., who sits on a committee that exercises oversight of the federal utility. On June 3, TVA CEO Tom Kilgore approved a transaction that provides 145 feet of water-access rights along the shoreline of Watts Bar Reservoir in Roane County to an entity called The Cove at Blackberry Ridge LLC. In exchange, The Cove agreed to relinquish 150 feet of water-access rights in Rhea County and also provide approximately $15,000 for...
  • NC House incumbents breeze to easy win in Tuesday's primary

    05/07/2008 12:08:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies · 70+ views
    AP, ^ | 05/07/2008 | Kevin Maurer
    RALEIGH, N.C. — All four members of North Carolina's House delegation challenged in Tuesday's primary breezed to easy victories.... Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower won a race between three Republicans in the 11th District, and will face Rep. Heath Shuler as the GOP tries to unseat the only freshman in the state's delegation to the U.S. House. Mumpower narrowly defeated former Henderson County GOP chairman Spence Campbell, 48 percent to 42 percent with all precincts reporting. Highlands attorney John Armor had 10 percent.
  • Shuler's remarks drawing criticism [including FR's Congressman Billybob]

    03/30/2008 5:42:17 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 16 replies · 703+ views
    Blue Ridge Now ^ | March 29, 2008 | James Shea
    Candidates for the Republican nomination in the 11th Congressional District slammed Rep. Heath Shuler for comments he made at a speech this week in Hendersonville. Shuler, D-Waynesville, spoke to the Rotary Club on Tuesday and claimed Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain was blocking his immigration bill from getting a vote on the House floor. Former Henderson County Republican Party Chairman Spence Campbell, who is seeking the right to face Shuler in the November general election, did not believe Shuler's version of the story. "Who is he kidding? His motivation in saying this is purely political and designed to try...
  • Heath Shuler Shows Why He Doesn't Belong in Congress

    03/28/2008 8:58:17 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 30 replies · 1,819+ views
    John Armor for Congress Press Release | March 28, 2008 | Armor for Congress
    NEWS RELEASE Heath Shuler Shows Why He Doesn't Belong in Congress BlueRidgeNow, the website of the Hendersonville Times-News, reported on March 26 on an appearance by Rep. Heath Shuler at a Rotary Club meeting in that city, but missed the deeper story that was present. According to the story, Heath Shuler blamed Senator John McCain, a Republican who is not serving in the House, as "blocking" Shuler's SAVE Act which would impose tighter controls on illegal immigration from getting a vote in the House. The Times-News had noted in an editorial on 20 March that "48 Democrats had co-sponsored the...
  • Shuler: McCain blocked immigration bill

    03/28/2008 6:51:22 AM PDT · by oldbill · 63 replies · 1,062+ views
    Times-News Online: ^ | March 26, 2008 | James Shea
    U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler says he believes Republican presidential candidate John McCain blocked his immigration bill from getting a vote on the U.S. House floor. McCain's staff denies it. The Waynesville Democrat spoke to the Rotary Club of Hendersonville on Tuesday. He said the Republican leadership tried to bring the Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act to the House floor. They used a provision of House rules called a discharge petition, in which a simple majority can bring to the floor a bill that is stuck in committee.
  • Republicans aim to split Democrats on immigration

    03/13/2008 7:00:37 AM PDT · by Delacon · 17 replies · 617+ views
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | Thursday, March 13, 2008 | Herman Wang
    WASHINGTON — House Republicans are attempting a procedural move to force a vote on an immigration bill that could divide Democrats in an election year.U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., is among several House Republicans who have signed a discharge petition to bring the Secure America with Verification and Enforcement Act up for a vote. The petition would bypass the usual process of getting bills through congressional committees.The bill, which many liberal Democrats oppose but moderates in the party support, would add 8,000 border patrol agents and increase deportations. It also would revamp a federally run electronic legal-verification program that...
  • Bi-partisan SAVE Act to drive illegal aliens home is introduced with 90 signers -- and much fanfare

    11/09/2007 12:22:46 PM PST · by E-Mat · 34 replies · 48+ views
    Numbers USA (e-mail alert) ^ | Friday 9NOV07 2:30 a.m. EST | Roy Beck
    ----- Forwarded by E-Mat on 11/09/07 11:48 AM ----- Roy Beck NumbersUSA <> 11/09/07 01:02 AM To E-Mat Subject SAVE Act is huge hit in 1st week   From:   Roy Beck, President, NumbersUSA Date:   Friday 9NOV07     2:30 a.m. EST Bi-partisan SAVE Act to drive illegal aliens home is introduced with 90 signers -- and much fanfare   MOMENTUM IS BUILDING, FRIENDS, I don't think we've ever seen an effort like this to stop illegal immigration -- 90 politicians putting Party politics aside to finally try to resolve a terrible problem. The tough SAVE Act (H.R. 4088)...
  • Rep. Shuler Introduces Bi-partisan SAVE (Secure America through Verification and Enforcement) Act

    11/06/2007 5:30:52 PM PST · by E-Mat · 11 replies · 163+ views
    Numbers USA ^ | November 6, 2007 | Numbers USA
    Rep. Shuler Introduces Bi-partisan SAVE (Secure America through Verification and Enforcement) Act November 6, 2007: Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) introduced legislation today emphasizing the principles of Attrition Through Enforcement. The SAVE Act will broaden and enhance border security and interior enforcement. With a number of border security Democrats and Republicans already agreeing to co-sponsor, this bipartisan effort may be Congress’s best chance to achieve substantial immigration reform this Congress. (Additional information follows below chart) SAVE Act Cosponsors Democrats (44) Republicans (40) Rep. Shuler (N.C.)* Rep. Cramer (Ala.) Rep. Davis (Ala.) Rep. Berry (Ark.) Rep. Ross (Ark.) Rep. Harman (Calif.)...
  • Attrition Through Enforcement [SAVE (Secure America through Verification and Enforcement) Act]

    11/01/2007 11:32:06 AM PDT · by E-Mat · 16 replies · 593+ views
    Numbers USA ^ | October 30, 2007 | Numbers USA
    Rep. Shuler to Introduce Bi-partisan SAVE (Secure America through Verification and Enforcement) ActOctober 30, 2007: Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) is making final preparations on legislation emphasizing the principles of Attrition Through Enforcement. The SAVE Act will broaden and enhance border security and interior enforcement. With a number of border security Democrats and Republicans already agreeing to co-sponsor, this bipartisan effort may be Congress’s best chance to achieve substantial immigration reform this Congress. NumbersUSA Endorses Rep. Shuler's SAVE ActClick here to read the letter of endorsement The principle behind Attrition Through Enforcement is that living illegally in the United States...
  • Armor joins GOP field in congressional race (Freeper Congressman Billybob is running for Congress!)

    11/01/2007 8:55:18 AM PDT · by saganite · 47 replies · 129+ views ^ | 31 Oct 07 | James Shea
    The 11th Congressional District Republican field has gotten a bit more crowded. John Armor, a Highlands lawyer who challenged incumbent Charles Taylor in the 2006 Republican primary, says he is gearing up for another run, this time against two others, but so far not Taylor. "We are going to have a knock-down, drag-down fight all the way to the general election," Armor said. Former Henderson County Republican Party Chairman Spence Campbell and Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower are also seeking the Republican nomination. Former NFL player Heath Shuler, D-Waynesville, beat Taylor in 2006 and has already announced his intention to...
  • Rep. Shuler to Introduce Bi-partisan (Secure America through Verification and Enforcement) Act

    10/30/2007 5:31:35 PM PDT · by Man50D · 50 replies · 51+ views ^ | October 30, 2007
    October 30, 2007: Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) is making final preparations on legislation emphasizing the principles of Attrition Through Enforcement. The SAVE Act will broaden and enhance border security and interior enforcement. With a number of border security Democrats and Republicans already agreeing to co-sponsor, this bipartisan effort may be Congress’s best chance to achieve substantial immigration reform this Congress. The principle behind Attrition Through Enforcement is that living illegally in the United States will become more difficult and less satisfying over time when the government – at ALL LEVELS – enforces all of the laws already on the books....
  • New Dem bill removes job magnet for illegals

    10/29/2007 5:06:23 AM PDT · by radar101 · 37 replies · 123+ views
    NumbersUSA ^ | 29 OCT 2007 | Roy Beck
    DEAR OPPONENTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.... AND SUPPORTERS OF ATTRITION THROUGH ENFORCEMENT & SELF-DEPORTATION, Hard on the heels of your tremendous defeat of the DREAM Act amnesty in the Senate last week, we have our best chance yet in this Democratic-controlled Congress for improving enforcement against illegal immigration. (Some email services failed to deliver my analysis of our amnesty victory, and many of your computer's blocked the analysis from getting into your in-box, we are learning. You can read the analysis at: North Carolina Democratic Representative Heath Shuler will soon be introducing a great immigration enforcement bill: The SAVE ACT...
  • Shuler staff: Bumpy handoff to power

    01/04/2007 12:44:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies · 1,298+ views
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — At least they left the "W" keys. The transition of power between new U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-North Carolina, and the man he unseated, Charles Taylor, hit a road bump this week when Shuler’s staff complained that the office’s computers were stripped of their operating systems. "They’ve been just as difficult as they can be," Shuler’s chief of staff, Hayden Rogers, told the Citizen-Times. Rogers said it’s not just a question of Shuler, the former Tennessee and NFL quarterback, being inconvenienced by the outgoing eight-term Republican’s staff. He said constituents who had asked their congressman for help...
  • Democrats Revive Embryonic Stem Cell Bill

    11/29/2006 7:27:40 AM PST · by Dane · 45 replies · 854+ views
    AP, CBN ^ | November 29, 2006 | Laurie Kellman
    Democrats Revive Embryonic Stem Cell Bill WASHINGTON - The same embryonic stem cell bill that prompted President Bush's only veto is headed to his desk again, this time from Democrats who have it atop their agenda when they take control of Congress in January. It's uncertain whether supporters of the measure can muster enough votes to override another veto. The bill, which would expand federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, is supported by a majority of Americans as a way to speed the search for possible cures for dozens of diseases. It is staunchly opposed by Bush and others...
  • Shuler's(D) election means end of quest to finish 'Road to Nowhere'

    11/18/2006 5:43:33 PM PST · by Dane · 145 replies · 2,216+ views
    Fayetteville Observer, AP ^ | November 18, 2006
    Shuler's election means end of quest to finish 'Road to Nowhere' The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. After an election that removed its chief backer from the halls of Congress, the Road to Nowhere may once and for all be going nowhere. Heath Shuler, an incoming Democratic congressman who will represent far western North Carolina, opposes spending hundreds of millions of dollars to build the road through an undeveloped section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The road would be a replacement for a state highway flooded by construction of Fontana Dam in the 1940s. And that likely means the end...
  • Issues (Heath Shuler for Congress--where's the T word?)

    10/26/2006 7:03:41 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 10 replies · 545+ views
    HeathShulerforCongress ^ | Unknown | Heath Shuler
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  • Redskins fan cries: 'Stop Shuler!'

    09/08/2006 1:41:10 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 53 replies · 1,391+ views
    AP ^ | 09/08/06 | TIM WHITMIRE
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In the mountains of western North Carolina, former NFL quarterback Heath Shuler talks about illegal immigration and the Iraq war as he tries to oust Republican Rep. Charles Taylor in one of the more competitive House races. Thousands of miles away, in San Diego, Jason Woodmansee fears a crucial issue is being overlooked. "From an objective, quantitative viewpoint, Shuler was a terrible NFL quarterback," Woodmansee writes on his blog, "He completely failed at the one thing he was trained to do out of college, and yet was paid millions of dollars. The last thing we need...
  • Rethinking Red States (Can Democrats Compete in the South?)

    07/24/2006 9:36:25 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 68 replies · 1,785+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, July 24, 2006 | Shailagh Murray
    If you want to understand why Democrats are the minority party in Congress, look at four states: Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Kentucky. Before the 1994 elections, when Democrats still controlled both chambers, these Southern states had 24 Democratic House members and 14 Republicans. Among senators, there were five Republicans and three Democrats. Today, there are 24 GOP House members and 15 Democrats, and all eight senators are Republicans. Democrats acknowledge that their prospects for regaining control are dim until they start winning elections in this region. Several of this year's races are lab experiments in this effort, with Democrats...
  • Ex-Vols QB Shuler wins Democratic primary in N.C.

    05/04/2006 5:10:19 PM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 29 replies · 615+ views
    Shuler to oppose GOP incumbent Taylor in election Associated Press Former University of Tennessee and NFL quarterback Heath Shuler won a congressional Democratic primary Tuesday in North Carolina. Shuler notched 77 percent to beat Michael Morgan, with 62 percent of votes tallied. He'll face Republican incumbent Charles Taylor, representing the 11th District, who handled opponent John Armor by taking 81 percent of the votes tallied. Shuler is expected to give Taylor, a veteran representative criticized for his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, a strong run on the general ballot. Taylor, however, has survived a number of Democratic challenges during...