Senator Jon Kyl
- Homepage: http://kyl.senate.gov/
February 2006: "Jon Kyl was elected to the U.S. Senate from Arizona in 1994 and re-elected in 2000, after having served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the Senate’s Finance Committee, where he chairs the Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, and on the Judiciary Committee, where he chairs the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security. As chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, he is one of six members of the Senate Republican Leadership....
Before his public service, Kyl practiced law at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon in Phoenix. In 1985 he served as chairman of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.
Born in Oakland, Nebraska, Kyl received both his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Arizona. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was editor-in-chief of the Arizona Law Review...http://kyl.senate.gov/constit_center/about.cfm
July 2011: 'Senator Jon Kyl, Republican of Arizona, said that in budget negotiations the White House had pushed harder for “repeal of LIFO” than for any other tax proposal. Mr. Kyl was the Senate Republican delegate in talks led by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/us/politics/13tax.html
January 2011: 'Arizona’s United States senators, John McCain and Jon Kyl, both Republicans, moved quickly to defend their home state, denouncing before national audiences the man accused in the shooting, and, in Mr. Kyl’s case, suggesting that Sheriff Dupnik, a Democrat who was elected to office, had overreached. “I didn’t really think that that had any part in a law enforcement briefing last night,” Mr. Kyl said Sunday on “Face the Nation” on CBS.'http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/10/us/10arizona.html
December 2008: "While Neteller was prosecuted under the old Wire Act, some lawmakers were working to expand the government's legal arsenal. In 2006, Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) spearheaded the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), aimed at stopping money transfers to Internet gambling shops."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/30/AR2008113002006.html
August 2007: "The GOP leadership consists of McConnell, Assistant Minority Leader Trent Lott of Mississippi, Conference Chairman Jon Kyl of Arizona, Policy Committee Chair Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, and Senatorial Committee Chair John Ensign of Nevada."http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/08/28/craig.arrest/index.html
June 2007: Members of the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s largest journalism-advocacy organization, used the power of the blogosphere to find out whose legislative stiletto was buried in the back of open government. We called every senator, one by one, until at last — when it became clear he could hide no longer — Sen. Jon Kyl (R.-Ariz.), came blinking and grimacing into the sunlight and admitted that it was he who placed a secret hold . . . on a bill that addresses secrecy in government.http://www.projo.com/opinion/contributors/content/CT_davis11_06-11-07_ON5S5B0.21e770f.html
June 2007: But prolonging debate provides opponents of the measure more opportunity to win changes that could shatter the bipartisan coalition behind it. Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona, a chief Republican architect of the bill, warned of looming “killer amendments” on issues like guest workers and family migration that, if adopted, would lead him to oppose the bill.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/05/washington/05immig.html
December 2006: The first challenge to Hettinga came in late 2001, when Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) proposed a measure that would have forced Hettinga to pay in to the pool that Shamrock was governed by.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/09/AR2006120900925.html
February 2006: Some supporters of the NSA effort advocate a broader approach. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) urged the administration to consider expanding the program to allow eavesdropping without warrants for communications inside the United States.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/07/AR2006020701745.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Executive (past or present) Committee on the Present Danger Organization Feb 6, 2007 Organization Executive (past or present) Member of (past or present) Republican Party (U.S.) / Republican National Committee Organization Feb 8, 2006 Opponent (past or present) Sarah Farms Organization Dec 10, 2006 Member of (past or present) US House of Representatives Organization Feb 8, 2006 Member of (past or present) US Senate Organization Student/Trainee (past or present) University of Arizona, The (UA) Organization Feb 8, 2006
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 12, 2011 Rush to Defend Tax Rule on Inventory and Profits
QUOTE: the LIFO proposal — supported by the president’s deficit-reduction commission — would simplify the tax code and establish a standard method of calculating the cost of items that a company sells....at first glance the LIFO proposal looked like “an easy source of revenue.” But, he said, “it taxes illusory income, phantom profits that result from inflation.”
New York Times Apr 20, 2011 The New Anti-Abortion Math
QUOTE: Terrible sex education programs and a lack of access to contraceptives leads to a huge number of births to poor women… The Texas baby boom… marches off to underfunded schools... One of the first things the cash-strapped Legislature tried to cut was family planning.
New York Times Jan 09, 2011 Shooting Casts a Harsh Spotlight on Arizona’s Unique Politics
QUOTE: While the individual components of Arizona are shared by other states, the mix of the state’s border proximity, rapid growth and dire fiscal circumstances have combined in the last few years into a riveting and sometimes chilling theater of fiscal, political and cultural tensions.
New York Times Aug 24, 2009 Holder to Appoint Prosecutor to Investigate CIA Terror Interrogations
QUOTE: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has decided to appoint a prosecutor to examine nearly a dozen cases in which CIA interrogators and contractors may have violated anti-torture laws and other statutes when they allegedly threatened terrorism suspects...
Washington Post Dec 12, 2008 Auto Bailout Talks Collapse as Senate Deadlocks Over Wages: Without a Deal, Carmakers Face Bankruptcy Threat
QUOTE: The legislation would have provided emergency loans to General Motors and Chrysler, which have said they face imminent collapse without federal help. The high-stakes talks broke down over when the wages of union workers would be slashed to the same level as those paid to nonunion workers at U.S. plants of foreign automakers...
Washington Post Dec 01, 2008 Prohibition vs. Regulation Debated As U.S. Bettors Use Foreign Sites
QUOTE: Even as bettors around the world gamble millions of dollars online, confusion reigns about the legal status of those bets and the companies that handle them. According to the Justice Department, Neteller was "a colossal criminal enterprise masquerading as a legitimate business," violating a 47-year-old law aimed at organized-crime bookies. Prosecutors contend the law applies to any and all betting on the Internet, as well as the electronic money transfers enabling those bets.
Washington Post Aug 28, 2007 Craig: I did nothing 'inappropriate' in the airport bathroom
QUOTE: On Tuesday, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee, asking that the senator's conduct be investigated. The group, which largely targets Republicans, asked the committee to probe whether Craig "violated the Senate Rules of Conduct by engaging in disorderly conduct," a statement said.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jul 02, 2007 Survey Finds Action on Information Requests Can Take Years
QUOTE: The Freedom of Information Act requires a federal agency to provide an initial response to a request within 20 days and to provide the documents in a timely manner. But the oldest pending request uncovered in a new survey of 87 agencies and departments has been awaiting a response for 20 years…
New York Times Jun 11, 2007 Charles Davis: Holding back the public’s right to information
QUOTE: CONGRESS, apparently content to explore ever new depths in public disapproval, is on the verge of having a single member derail the most meaningful reform in years of the federal Freedom of Information Act .... Sen. Jon Kyl (R.-Ariz.), came blinking and grimacing into the sunlight and admitted that it was he who placed a secret hold...on a bill that addresses secrecy in government.
Jun 08, 2007 A 'Failure of Leadership': Congress flounders on immigration reform, prompting an angry outcry from business and workers
QUOTE: On June 8, in the wake of the Senate's failure to push forward an immigration reform bill, union groups, high-tech companies, restaurant owners, and contractors all raised their voices in protest.
BusinessWeek Jun 04, 2007 A Point System for Immigrants Incites Passions
QUOTE: The point system, one of the most significant features of the Senate immigration bill, will be at the heart of the debate as Congress resumes work on the legislation after a weeklong recess. It has already stirred passions because it would profoundly change the criteria for picking future immigrants.
New York Times May 07, 2007 Border crackdown jams US federal courts: Fingerprinting of immigration detainees and prosecution of repeat border-crossers are driving the heavier caseloads.
QUOTE: The added caseload has challenged a justice system already under strain. The US Attorney's office in Arizona, for example, was essentially under a hiring freeze for the past two years and only now is receiving enough funds to fully staff its offices – and pursue some of these immigration-related cases. The Federal Public Defenders offices are also inundated with clients to represent.
Christian Science Monitor Dec 10, 2006 Dairy Industry Crushed Innovator Who Bested Price-Control System (Harvesting Cash The Milk Lobby Strikes Back)
QUOTE: A maverick dairyman named Hein Hettinga started bottling his own milk and selling it for as much as 20 cents a gallon less than the competition, exercising his right to work outside the rigid system that has controlled U.S. milk production for almost 70 years....Last March, Congress passed a law reshaping the Western milk market and essentially ending Hettinga's experiment -- all without a single congressional hearing.
Washington Post Jun 09, 2006 Senate Plan to Repeal Inheritance Tax Fails: Frist Promises Future Votes on Issue
QUOTE: The Senate rejected a plan yesterday to permanently repeal the federal tax on inherited estates..."The 'death tax' is an unfair burden inflicted upon America's small businesses, farmers, and families during a time of grieving and pain," said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist...
Washington Post May 03, 2006 Hill Impasse Spurs State Action on Immigration
QUOTE: For the most part, the new state measures are designed to get tough on illegal immigrants, on employers who give them jobs and on state officials who give them benefits...At the same time, though, some states are moving in the other direction -- making life easier for immigrants, legal or otherwise.
Washington Post Feb 09, 2006 Patriot Act e-mail spying approved (Police Blotter)
QUOTE: The Justice Department asks a judge to approve Patriot Act e-mail monitoring without any evidence of criminal behavior .... E-mail surveillance approved.
News.com Feb 08, 2006 Limiting NSA Spying Is Inconsistent With Rationale, Critics Say
QUOTE: ...contradictions in the administration's defense of the spying program, under which the National Security Agency intercepts some calls to and from the United States and contacts overseas. Many national security law experts said yesterday that the distinction makes little sense legally, because the administration concluded that President Bush has the constitutional authority to order wiretaps on U.S. citizens and residents without court approval.
Washington Post Dec 24, 2005 Detainees Face Limited Access to Courts: But Bill Awaiting Bush Signature Would Shield Terror Suspects from U.S. Abuse
QUOTE: The defense authorization bill approved by Congress this week includes landmark protections for military detainees suspected of terrorist activities from abuse or mistreatment at the hands of their U.S. captors. But the measure awaiting President Bush's signature also would limit the access of detainees held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to federal courts.
Washington Post Dec 19, 2005 Once-Lone Foe of Patriot Act Has Company
QUOTE: WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 - When Congress passed the antiterrorism bill known as the USA Patriot Act in the fall of 2001, greatly expanding the government's investigative powers, a single senator, Russell D. Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin, voted against it....Today, more than 40 Democrats and four Republicans stand with Mr. Feingold as he helps lead a filibuster blocking the act's renewal.
New York Times Dec 15, 2005 The Get-Out-of-Torture-Free Card: Why is Congress banning torture but allowing the use of torture testimony?
QUOTE: Congress deserves a pat on the back today for facing down the Bush administration and passing John McCain's unconditional ban on torture, right? Not exactly. Alongside McCain's legislation sits another amendment that undercuts the ban by allowing for the legal use of testimony obtained by torture.
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