Monday, December 31, 2012
"We have a spending problem in our country and we should be looking for areas to cut spending," Bachmann said ... "we should not increase government spending and add to the debt burden by giving members of Congress a pay raise."
In what will more than likely be the last legislative action Michele Bachmann will make as a representative of the Stillwater area, the Sixth District Congresswoman on Monday introduced legislation that would rescind the portion of President Barack Obama’s executive order that gives members of Congress a pay raise. “I am calling on my colleagues in the House and Senate to rescind President Obama’s executive order that gives members of Congress a pay raise,” Bachmann wrote in a statement. “This executive order was not requested by Congress and we should reject it. We have a spending problem in our country and we should be looking for areas to cut spending. At a time when families across the country are cutting back we should not increase …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Stewart C. Brooks served in the Vietnam War.
At a special ceremony Monday in Woodbury, U.S. Rep. Michel Bachmann honored a Vietnam War veteran with the Distinguished Flying Cross. Stewart C. Brooks, of Lakeland, was recognized for his heroism. Below is an account of his efforts provided by Bachmann’s office: For Heroism: while participating in aerial flight on 18 August 1969, as a UH-1 Helicopter Door Gunner with the 71st Aviation Company, 14th Aviation Battalion, 16th Aviation Group, 23d Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Four Brooks voluntarily participated in an ammunition resupply mission in the Song Chang Valley. He knowingly leaned out from the relative security of his gun well into effective enemy fire without gunship cover to ensure that they were …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann released a statement on the latest unemployment numbers today saying" President Obama’s tax and spend policies continue to explode the debt and cloud the country with uncertainty."
Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann released the following comments regarding the latest unemployment numbers reported today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Millions of Americans have left the workforce in the last four years, yet the unemployment rate today is virtually identical to what it was when President Obama took office. We are simply not creating jobs quickly enough. 7.7 percent unemployment means that millions of people are entering the holiday season without a paycheck. President Obama’s tax and spend policies continue to explode the debt and cloud the country with uncertainty. We are currently facing the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression, and it’s time for the President and Senate Democrats …
Friday, November 16, 2012
"Two months after the terrorist attacks in Benghazi with an Ambassador and three other Americans dead, we have little knowledge of what the President knew and what his actions were," Bachmann said. Americans "deserve answers.”
Friday, November 16, 2012
Minnesota’s Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement today regarding the Committee’s hearing with former CIA Director General David Petraeus. “Today’s hearing with General Petraeus further underscores the need for a thorough investigation of what happened during the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. From beginning to end, the American people are still without knowledge of what happened on that tragic day. The hearings that we have held to this point have not produced answers to the questions that the victims’ families and the American people deserve to have answered. “The various committees with proper oversight of these …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A breakdown of races in and around Twin Cities Patch, from the Presidential and Congressional races to the proposed Marriage Amendment and Voter I.D. Also: Links to races in your county or community.
Welcome to Patch's Statewide Election Hub for Minnesota, particularly the Twin Cities Area. We'll have a breakdown of each race that impacts residents statewide, as well as links to other Twin Cities Patch sites as they cover elections in communities around the metro area. √ = projected winner *All results are unofficial until canvased by the election board Percentage of precincts reporting: 2,057 of 4,102 (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 28.6 percent (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 281 of 291, about 97 percent Percentage of precincts reporting: 189 of 246 Percentage of precincts reporting: Percentage of precincts reporting: …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings punter and former Chief of Staff for Rep. Michele Bachmann exchanged barbs over the marriage amendment last night on Twitter.
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann chief of staff and Bachmann for President Campaign Chair Andy Parrish decided to take the "Chris Kluwe Challenge" and engage the Minnesota Vikings' punter on a virtual discussion about the so-called Gay Marriage amdenment issue. The back-and-forth began after Twitter user @joshuajhovey tweeted some foul language at Andy Parrish, deputy campaign manager for Minnesota for Marriage, an organization that supports the passage of the Marriage Amendment Act. The act would amend the state's constitution to read that marriage is between one man and one woman. After the foul tweet, Parrish called on Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe to respond. Kluwe has been an outspoken supporter of same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Despite her controversies, Patch's panel of Minnesota Republicans backs Michele Bachmann and likes her chances in the Sixth District.
Despite her penchant for controversial statements, Sixth District Rep. Michele Bachmann has the support of Minnesota Republicans. In our second "Red Twin Cities" survey, three out of four Republicans said Bachmann, who has been embroiled in public battles with fellow Rep. Keith Ellison and with media types in the past, has their support. And more than 90 percent of our respondents, a total of 54 Republicans from our "Red Twin Cities" panel, said her latest controversies will have no impact on her re-election hopes as she battles challenger Jim Graves of St. Cloud. "Her district already knows her," said one survey responder, "so her eccentricity is already baked in the cake." "The district is very Republican," said another. "She has a …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The congressman told MInnesota Public Radio, 'It's time for her to just stop it and hopefully apologize' for claiming federal officials have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Keith Ellison's demand for an apology comes after amid heightening tensions between the two Minnesota representative, with Bachmann adding Ellison to her list of federal officials responsible for "deep penetration" of the U.S. federal government by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Friday, July 20, 2012
On CNN, Ellison told Anderson Cooper what Bachmann said to Glenn Beck is untrue.
In the video clip at right, Michele Bachmann accuses Keith Ellison of "a long record" of association with the Muslim Brotherhood—a claim Ellison flatly denies in the video clip at left. A brewing conflict between the two members of Congress from neighboring Minnesota districts got personal Thursday, as Bachmann directly tied Ellison to her claims of "deep penetration" of the U.S. federal government by the Muslim Brotherhood. Here is an excerpt from a transcript of the Bachmann's interview with Glenn Beck: REP. BACHMANN: And they call for Jerusalem to become Egypt’s capital, not Israel’s capital. They call for the demise of Israel and the demise of the United States. They believe in civilization, jihad, which is to come into the United …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
In new letter to Bachmann, Ellison says she "rehashes ... anti-Muslim Web sites." She responds in statement: "I will not be silent."
Update (2 p.m. Wednesday): U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann fired back this afternoon in the ongoing war of words with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison over her charges of Muslim Brotherhood "penetration" into the federal government: “The letters my colleagues and I sent on June 13 to the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of State—and the follow up letter I wrote to Rep. Ellison on July 13—are unfortunately being distorted. “I encourage everyone, including media outlets, to read them in their entirety. The intention of the letters was to outline the serious national security concerns I had and ask for …