Congress.org Weekly Newsletter–Super (Uber) Tuesday Edition

Congress.org Weekly Newsletter–Super Tuesday Edition
Find Your Officials     Enter Your Zip code:     February 04, 2008
 This Week in Congress
 
 
Your Headlines, Your Issues, Your Opinions
 
February 5: Super Tuesday
 
Twenty-four states will hold primaries on February 5, with a large number of party delegates up for grabs for Democrats and Republicans. Populous states such as California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York could go a long way in determining which candidate will win their party’s nomination. For example, California has 170 and 370 Republican and Democratic delegates, respectively. Those totals represent 14% and 18% of the total needed to win each party’s nomination. Going into Tuesday, Hillary Clinton leads Barack Obama 232 delegates to 158. John McCain leads for the Republicans, with 97 delegates to 92 for Mitt Romney and 29 for Mike Huckabee.
 
Is there a primary in your state on Super Tuesday? If you’re eligible, be sure to get out and vote! Check out our Presidential Primary Page to see schedules and results.
 
Executive Order 13457
 
On Wednesday President Bush signed Executive Order 13457, entitled "Protecting American Taxpayers from Government Spending on Wasteful Earmarks." The act comes after the President announced in his State of the Union address that he would like to see earmarks cut in half for the 2009 fiscal year. The order is directed at earmarks that are included in report language, rather than those specifically voted on by Congress.
 
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Chertoff Requests Border Security, Immigration Funding
 
On Thursday Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said that he will ask for $12 billion to deal with securing the country’s borders, managing border security programs, and enforcing immigration laws. Part of immigration enforcement would include cracking down on businesses who hire illegal workers.
 
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Also Coming Up in Congress
 
Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday on oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Senate consideration of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Testimony by Robert Gates before House and Senate Armed Services Committees about the FY09 Defense Budget
Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman will testify before the House and Senate Energy committees about the FY09 Energy budget
 
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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