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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Mikulski Longest Serving Woman in Congress -
Maryland Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1976 and the Senate in 1986. Saturday, Senator Mikulski passed Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers (Mass.), who died in 1960, as the longest serving woman in congress. She was lauded on the floor of the Senate yesterday for her service. The Baltimore Sun has more here.


Obama in Oklahoma Today -
He will announce plans to fast track the portion of the Keystone XL pipeline that runs from Oklahoma to refineries in Texas. You can read more here.


Geb Bush Endorses Romney -
the former Governor of Florida endorsement is big for Mitt Romney. Bush is one who many Republican operatives would have preferred as a candidate in this election. The Washington Post has more here.


House Budget Committee Approves Ryan Budget -
by a 19-18 vote. It cuts spending by 5.3 Trillion over ten years. has more here.


Jobs Act Limps Toward Senate Approval -
the bill is a package of 6 proposals which would ease certain rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission, making it easier for small business to obtain capitol. The Jobs Bill passed the House on March 8 by a 390-23 vote. has more here.


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