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Pleased to Announce the Following:

 

Justin Elpers - City Council Fifth Ward


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Anna Hargis - City Council Third Ward

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Jack Schriber for City Council At Large

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Friday, December 19, 10:00 
 
 
Central Library Downtown 
Browning Room 
 
 
Another great candidate is coming your way!
 
 

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JUST A REMINDER --

 
The GOP will NOT have a breakfast in November or December.
 
Mark your 2015 Calendar now - You Do NOT want to miss this -- 
 
Saturday, January 10, Kick Off Breakfast for 2015 City Elections
 
More details to follow................

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Party Rules and the 2014 Platform

 

Party Rules   CLICK HERE

 

2014 platform  CLICK HERE

 

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The Listener

By Eric Allie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Time for a Panic Button

By Gary Varvel

 

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Voters reject Obama's illegal alien agenda

 

By Michelle Malkin

 

Enough is enough. An important bloc of voters made their voices heard on Tuesday. Their message: Quit rewarding people who violate our immigration laws. They chose a sovereign nation over an illegal alien sanctuary nation, and they told politicians in both parties loud and clear: Put Americans first.

Will D.C. listen?

These voters are tired of politicians creating magnets for illegal immigrants. They're tired of preferential treatment for defiant border-crossers, visa overstayers and deportation fugitives. They're tired of the heavy costs and consequences of the government's systemic refusal to protect its borders and fully implement interior enforcement.

Pay attention, both parties in the Beltway: These aren't voters in a red-state bastion. They're fed-up voters in bright blue Oregon -- a whopping 941,042 of them, to be exact -- who overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure to provide special driver's licenses "without requiring proof of legal presence in the United States."

When Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and radicals in the state legislature tried to push through illegal alien driver's cards against the will of the people, the people struck back and forced a full public vote and electoral accountability.

"Citizens expect our lawmakers to uphold our laws, not work at finding ways to circumvent them," said the group Protect Oregon Driver Licenses. "Oregon is the only state in the country that (gave citizens the) opportunity to vote on giving driver cards to those who cannot prove legal presence in the United States." If only every state had the power of initiative and referendum. Ten states, including California, Connecticut, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Vermont and Washington, plus the District of Columbia, "have had the law forced upon them with little or no recourse available to them."

Listen up, D.C.: The Oregon proposal went down in flames by more than a 2-to-1 margin. More voters weighed in on Measure 88 than any other single candidate or question on the ballot, including the campaigns for governor, U.S. senator and marijuana legalization.

Who supported Measure 88? Entitled ethnic lobbyists, immigration lawyers, American worker-betraying labor unions like the SEIU and UFCW, the ACLU, the militant Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, agricultural interests, NARAL, far-left church leaders, soft-on-illegal-immigration newspaper editorial boards, and some business-pandering Republicans.

Pro-amnesty actress and Barack Obama campaign finance bundler Eva Longoria's "Latino Victory Project" forked over $50,000 to the pro-Measure 88 PAC. The open-borders campaign raised a whopping $500,000-plus from its deep-pocketed Big Government/Big Business/Hollywood patrons.

Who opposed the referendum? Grassroots citizens and a majority of common-sense sheriffs in Oregon who were outspent 10-to-1.

The police, sheriffs and border patrol agents who opposed Measure 88 forcefully connected the dots between immigration enforcement and homeland security. As I've reported repeatedly over the years, driver's licenses are tickets into the American mainstream. They allow residents to establish an identity and foothold into their communities. They help you open bank accounts, enter secure facilities and, yes, board planes.

Remember:

--The 9/11 hijackers obtained some 364 separate pieces of identification, including driver's licenses, in order to conduct their murderous business. Hijackers Hani Hanjour and Khalid Almihdhar conspired with illegal alien day laborers at a Falls Church, Va., 7-Eleven to obtain government-issued photo IDs. Three other hijackers obtained IDs at an Arlington, Va., DMV.

--In Boston, suspected al-Qaida agent and illegal alien Nabil al-Marabh obtained a license permitting him to drive semi-trucks containing hazardous materials, including explosives and caustic materials.

The anti-Measure 88 law enforcement officers were joined by Derek Hernandez, vice president of the Western Region National Border Patrol Council, and Maria Espinoza, national director of The Remembrance Project. Espinoza is a Mexican-American activist whose group "is dedicated to honoring and remembering Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens." As she pointed out to Oregonians, "Americans are neither allowed nor do they expect being able to provide unverifiable documentation when applying for licenses, jobs, voter registrations, loans or any of the many activities requiring proper identification. Why should illegal aliens be afforded this ill-begotten privilege?"

Pro-Measure 88 advocates disingenuously argued that the law was "pro-public safety" because it would allow Oregon to know who is living in the state. But Espinoza correctly notes that Mexican government offices embedded in the U.S. continue to issue shady "matricula consular" identification cards "without proof of identity, in their efforts to achieve quasi-legal status for Mexican illegal aliens in the United States."

As President Obama and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce conspire in Beltway backrooms to provide tens of millions of work permits for illegal aliens through administrative fiat, the new GOP majority on Capitol Hill better heed the defeat of Measure 88.

Cynthia Kendoll, president of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, spoke for law-abiding voters across the country who are "sick and tired of big business, special interest groups and unions controlling our government." They're tired of government-manufactured chaos, government-sponsored double standards and government-imposed benefits for millions of law-breakers who supply cheap labor and cheap votes to bipartisan special interests. Illegal alien driver's licenses are a catalyst for politically driven amnesty, Mexico's poverty exportation plan and corporate wage suppression.

American voters of all backgrounds, political affiliations and incomes don't want any part of that racket. Enough.

Michelle Malkin is the author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies" (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.

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The following provides a quick link to events in Indiana, the link will take you to the IN.gov Calendar.

Click Here The default setting is June, you will have to click through to the correct month.

 

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The following link provides quick info on the status all bills being considered by the State Legislature.

 

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To see who are your elected County,City,State and Federal officials--- click on the link below. Takes a little while to load be patient.

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 Larry Bucshon

 

Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on Omnibus Appropriations Bill

 

Congressman Larry Bucshon, a physician from Southern Indiana who was recently selected to serve as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for the 114th Congress, released the following statement after the House passed the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2015. 
 
Dr. Bucshon stated: 
 
“Effective government means taking advantage of what is possible and achieving significant conservative policy wins where the opportunity exists, especially in divided government. This bipartisan legislation avoids an irresponsible government shutdown and prevents us from losing ground on hard fought conservative policies debated and passed on the House floor and supported by the American people.”
 
“While this bill is not perfect, we negotiated a big win for sound, conservative policy. All government functions are funded for a year, with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security, which we temporarily fund until February when a Republican controlled House and Senate will be in the best position to directly challenge the President’s unilateral actions on immigration. Challenging the President now with a Harry Reid controlled Senate will not be successful and will jeopardize all of our conservative policy wins. 
 
“This bill helps protect Hoosier farmers and our energy industry from reckless regulations, significantly cuts the EPA, gives schools who are struggling to implement the Administration’s school lunch standards more flexibility, prevents funding for more ObamaCare waste, and supports efforts to defeat and destroy ISIL. Overall, we protect taxpayers and ensure their hard-earned dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. I look forward to achieving more significant gains and returning to the regular appropriations process next year under a Republican-controlled Congress.” 
 
HIGHLIGHTS:  
 
Agriculture: 
 
Prevents the Army Corps of Engineers from regulating farm ponds and irrigation ditches under the Clean Water Act, protecting many Hoosier farmers
Exempts livestock producers from burdensome EPA greenhouse gas regulations, and relieves livestock operations from EPA permitting requirements
Amends Dodd-Frank swaps push out requirements to protect farmers and other commodity producers from having to put down excessive collateral to get a loan, expand their business, and hedge production
Restricts the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) from implementing certain regulations that would allow harmful government interference in the private market for the livestock and poultry industry
Ebola: 
 
Includes $5.4 billion to help fight and eradicate Ebola in the United States and abroad
Education:
 
Increases special education grants to states by $25 million
Increases the maximum Pell Grant award to $5,830 
Energy: 
 
Strategically targets funds to ensure a balanced investment in fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy to help secure American energy independence and lower energy prices for families and businesses 
No funding for the Green Climate Fund
Requires the Administration to report to Congress on federal agency obligations and expenditures on climate change programs 
EPA: 
 
Slashes funding for the EPA for the fifth consecutive year, a 21 percent reduction since Republicans took control of the House
Reduces staffing at the agency to the lowest level since 1989, reduction of over 2,000 positions since Republicans took control of the House
Rejects a White House proposal for $66 million in new, expanded EPA regulatory programs
Fiscal Responsibility: 
 
Freezes funding for the House of Representatives, Member offices and Committees
Marks $176 billion in spending reduction since Republicans took control of the House, targets funds to most effective and important programs and cuts lower-priority programs
Blocks pay raise for the Vice President and senior political appointees
Foreign Affairs: 
 
Includes new reporting requirements to ensure the Secretary of State keeps Congress informed on Iranian nuclear regulations
No funds to Palestinian Authority unless they act to counter incitement of violence
Prohibits aid to Libya until the Secretary of State confirms Libyan cooperation in the Benghazi investigation
Guantanamo Detainees: 
 
Prohibits funds from being used to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United States, specifically the federal prison facility in Terre Haute. Also prohibits funds for the construction, acquisition, or modification of a facility in the United States to hold detainees
Immigration: 
 
Temporarily funds the Department of Homeland Security, the department tasked with carrying out President Obama’s executive immigration action, until the end of February when Congress will be in the best position to directly challenge to the President’s unilateral actions on immigration
IRS: 
 
Cuts almost $346 million from the IRS and prohibits funds for improperly disclosing confidential taxpayer information, unnecessary conferences, and targeting groups based on their political ideology
Local governments: 
 
Includes $373 million in funding (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) to local governments to help offset losses in property taxes due to large areas of nontaxable federal lands benefiting multiple counties in Southern Indiana
Manufacturing: 
 
Prioritizes U.S. manufacturing and emerging technologies by including H.R. 2996, the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, which passed the House unanimously this year
Military/ Veterans: 
 
Funds a 1% pay raise for our troops and fully funds the cost-of-living allowance shortfall for military retirees
Provides significant funding to help end the VA’s disability compensation claims backlog by the end of 2015
Rescinds $41million dollars from the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance bonuses
ObamaCare: 
 
Prevents taxpayer bailout of ObamaCare’s risk corridor program, which subsidizes health insurer losses  
Cuts the unelected, Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which is tasked with making cuts to the Medicare program
Blocks the Prevention and Public Health Fund from being used as an ObamaCare “slush fund”
Includes no new or increased funding for ObamaCare
Ports/Waterways: 
 
Provides significant funding for Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund activities 
Pro-Life: 
 
Maintains all existing pro-life policy and anti-funding provisions
Requires ObamaCare plans to tell customers if they provide abortion services 
School lunch regulations: 
 
Peels back the Administrations’ restrictive school lunch regulations that have created hardship and uncertainty for school districts in the 8th District
Allows $21.3 billion in required mandatory funding for child nutrition programs. Of this amount, $25 million is directed to help schools purchase needed equipment to operate the program. This funding will provide for an estimated 7.7 billion school breakfasts, lunches and snacks for 31 million children who qualify for the program
Second Amendment: 
 
Maintains important protections of the Second Amendment
Prohibits the EPA from regulating the lead content in ammunition or fishing tackle
Prohibition on implementation of UN Arms Trade Treaty
More details about the bill can be found here - http://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=393925. 

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Midterm Results Provide a Fresh Start


Americans decisively voted to move our country in a new direction by repudiating President Obama’s failed policies. I returned to the Senate to tackle the big issues we face and pass along a stronger America to the next generation.  
 
 
To my great frustration, Harry Reid effectively shut down the Senate during the last four years, stifling debate and blocking proposals that did not fit his narrow political agenda. 
 
 
This change in leadership provides a fresh start and an opportunity to move forward much-needed measures to strengthen our economy and spur job creation.
 

 

 
 

 
Anonymous Attacks on Israeli PM Disgraceful
 
An anonymous Obama Administration official recently directed vulgar insults at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a media interview. 
 
 
A verbal assault on an important friend in the Middle East damages our efforts in a critical region at a critical time. 

As a former ambassador, I have managed disagreements between allies. Frank exchanges can become fraught, but they should not erupt publicly, and they should never descend to the personal. In less than a month, the results of long negotiations with Iran over its dangerous nuclear program likely will be announced.


At that time, the United States and Israel must stand together, as sustainable support for any agreement will require a united front. A strong response to failed negotiations or faulty results also will require a consensus between our countries. 

 

An enormous amount is at stake for both the United States and Israel. Now is not the time for snarky name calling between allies, and anonymity only makes it worse.    

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Senate Update

Dec. 5, 2014

 

  • 2015 Committee Assignments
  • Senate Page Program

2015 Committee Assignments

 

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Recently, I was appointed to serve on three Senate standing committees for the 119th General Assembly.

 

I have been named ranking member of the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services, and will serve on the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services and the Senate Committee on Public Policy. Additionally, I have been appointed chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Provider Services. 

Committee meetings are a vital part of the legislative process, allowing lawmakers to hear from supporters and opponents of proposed legislation. I look forward to serving on each of these important committees and studying issues affecting Hoosiers.

Committee hearings can be viewed online by visiting www.in.gov/legislative. Schedules and meeting agendas can also be found on this site.

 

The 2015 legislative session ceremonially began Tuesday, Nov. 18, with Organization Day. Legislators will reconvene Jan. 6, and by law must conclude by April 29.  

 


Senate Page Program

 

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Do you know a student who may be interested in a firsthand experience with the Indiana Senate?

 

Each session, I invite local students in grades 6-12 to the Statehouse to participate in the Senate page program for a day. Students who page will tour our Statehouse, view debates and votes on the Senate floor, and spend time with me discussing the legislature’s work.

 

All pages will receive an excused absence from school.

 

There are a limited number of positions available, so applicants need to submit materials as soon as possible. 

Interested students can apply online by clicking here, or by emailing Senator.Becker@iga.in.gov, or by writing to Sen. Becker, c/o Indiana Senate, State of Indiana, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

For more information, visit www.IndianaSenateRepublicans.com/page-program.

 

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Fellow Republicans:

 

Welcome to the VCRP

We believe in sensible taxes, smaller and less intrusive government, personal responsibility and accountability, Constitutional government, liberty, and respect for life. Following the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, we strive to promote these common sense values in government and in our community.  Reforming Government to Serve the People. The American people believe Washington is broken and for good reason. Short-term politics overshadow the long-term interests of the nation. Our national legislature uses a budget process devised long before the Internet and seems unable to deal in realistic ways with the most pressing problems of families, businesses, and communities. Members of Congress have been indicted for violating the public trust. Public disgust with Washington is entirely warranted.

Republicans will uphold and defend our party’s core principles: Constrain the federal government to its legitimate constitutional functions. Let it empower people, while limiting its reach into their lives. Spend only what is necessary, and tax only to raise revenue for essential government functions. Unleash the power of enterprise, innovation, civic energy, and the American spirit and never pretend that government is a substitute for family or community.

The other party wants more government control over people’s lives and earnings; Republicans do not. The other party wants to continue pork barrel politics; we are disgusted by it, no matter who practices it. The other party wants to ignore fiscal problems while squandering billions on ineffective programs; we are determined to end that waste. The entrenched culture of official Washington an intrusive tax-and-spend liberalism remains a formidable foe, but we will confront and ultimately defeat it.

The long term solution for many of Washington’s problems is structural. Congress must respect the limits imposed upon it by the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

We look to the model of Republican welfare reform, which, since its enactment in 1996, has accomplished a major transfer of resources and responsibility from the federal government back to the states with an accompanying improvement in the program itself. Applying that approach to other programs will steer Congress back into line with the Constitution, reversing both its intrusion into state matters and its neglect of its central duties.

To aid in the fulfillment of those duties, we propose a National Sunset Commission to review all federal programs and recommend which of them should be terminated due to redundancy, waste, or intrusion into the American family. The Congress would then be required by law to schedule one yea or nay vote on the entire sunset list with no amendments.

Additionally, as important as returning power to the states is returning power to the people. As the Declaration of Independence states, our rights are endowed to us by our Creator and are inalienable: rights to life, liberty, and property. Government does not confer these rights but is instituted by men to protect the rights that man has already been granted. The Republican Party strongly affirms these rights and demands that government respect them.

 

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Vanderburgh GOP Club Member Levels.

We Need Your Help, Please Join. Lincoln Club - $5000 per year

6 Dinner Tickets, 6 VIP Pre-Reception Tickets for Lincoln Day Dinner 6 Dinner Tickets, 6 VIP Pre-Reception Tickets for Reagan Day Dinner Guest at Quarterly Chairman Luncheon Guest at Monthly GOP Breakfast

Money Saving Membership Card E-mails of upcoming events.

Reagan Club - $2500 per year

6 Dinner Tickets, 6 VIP Pre-Reception Tickets for Lincoln Day Dinner Guest at Quarterly Chairman Luncheon Guest at Monthly GOP Breakfast

Money Saving Membership Card E-mails of upcoming events

Chairman's Club - $1200 per year

6 Dinner Tickets, 6 VIP Pre-Reception Tickets for Lincoln Day Dinner Money Saving Membership Card E-mails of upcoming events

Junior Chairman's Club - $600 (for under 30 years old) per year

2 Dinner Tickets, 2 VIP Pre-Reception Tickets for Lincoln Day Dinner Money Saving Membership Card E-mails of upcoming events.

 

 

Please Contact Us For Details On Joining At: 815 John St., Ste. 110, Evansville, Indiana

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST Phone: 812-425-8207 Wayne Parke at wparke@wowway.com E. Lon Walters at LonW@elwalters.com Mary Jo Kaiser at beamerjo59@gmail.com

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Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST Phone: 812-425-8207 Wayne Parke at wparke@wowway.com E. Lon Walters at LonW@elwalters.com Mary Jo Kaiser at beamerjo59@gmail.com

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