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zepickens 03/06/2009 11:13am

I think José Serrano has contracted Bloomberg Fever…

zepickens 01/29/2009 8:22am

Yeah, when I interned on Capitol Hill in a Republican office, I was right across the hall from Obey…I wanted to switch sides. I’ve got a lot of respect for that man.

zepickens 01/21/2009 9:24am

http://digg.com/dialogg/John_Boehner_1

Ask GOP House Leader if he will support this bill! Vote up my question—username zepickens.

zepickens 01/15/2009 5:23am
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/memo-to-obama-moving-forw_b_157563.html

zepickens 12/17/2008 5:10am

Initial thoughts, OurPresidency is structurally flawed by trying to limit the scope of the page to ‘human development’ issues. ‘OurPresident’ is going to have to tackle a lot and we need a forum for ALL.

zepickens 12/17/2008 5:06am

Obama’s answer on the marijuana question on Change.gov is a flat NO: http://change.gov/newsroom/entry/open_for_questions_response/

Question for OpenCongress: do you see any ways to marry the aspirations of this site with the perceived openness of the Obama Administration’s efforts like change.gov? I just got an email from Our Presidency ( http://www.ourpresidency.com )saying they need Congressional District administrators to organize forums to directly communicate with Change.gov.

Has OpenCongress thought about the advantages and disadvantages of finding a way to link up with Change.gov? Obama, more than any other president, has expressed a willingness to use the Internet to empower citizens. OpenCongress is also trying to do exactly that.

Thoughts?

zepickens 12/16/2008 1:22pm

I have to say, if I wasn’t from rustbelt Ohio, I wouldn’t support this bill. The combination of the knowledge of just how important these auto jobs are to my hometown and the fact that Obama (the president that would be in charge of distributing the loans) has supported it while encouraging auto companies to make major changes to their business model and the energy efficiency of their products leaves me more likely to support it DESPITE the ridiculous hemorrhaging of money in DC these days.

I’m glad to see Nydia Vasquez has supported it though. It’s going to be a tough fight in the Senate…


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zepickens’ Supported Bills

Bill Status Last Action
S.2321 E-Government Reauthorization Act of 2007 (110th congress) Introduced Sep 16, 2008
H.R.7321 Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act (110th congress) House Passed Dec 11, 2008
H.R.36 Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2009 (111th congress) House Passed Jan 08, 2009
H.R.35 Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2009 (111th congress) House Passed May 19, 2009
H.R.104 To establish a national commission on presidential war powers and civil liberties. (111th congress) Introduced Jun 12, 2009
S.160 District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009 (111th congress) Senate Passed Mar 02, 2009
H.R.1409 Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 (111th congress) Introduced Apr 29, 2009
S.482 Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act (111th congress) Introduced Feb 26, 2009

zepickens’ Opposed Bills

Bill Status Last Action
S.3111 Life at Conception Act (110th congress) Introduced Jun 11, 2008
H.R.414 Camera Phone Predator Alert Act (111th congress) Introduced Jan 14, 2009
S.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (111th congress) Introduced Jan 07, 2009
H.J.Res.5 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President. (111th congress) Introduced Feb 09, 2009