Sunday, June 11, 2006

Marshall financial contributors Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton
Marshall goes negative early

(Warner Robins, GA) – On Thursday night Governor Sonny Perdue endorsed Congressman Mac Collins (Ret. R-GA) in Perry, Georgia. Governor Perdue said of Collins’ opponent Democratic Congressman Jim Marshall, “(Marshall is) surrounded by a cast of liberal people that do not represent the interests of Georgians”. Perdue said Mac Collins’ persistence and fiscal conservatism make him the best choice in the race.

Doug Moore, Jim Marshall’s congressional spokesman, questioned Mac Collins statement that if reelected Jim Marshall would once again vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Moore said, “You can’t believe anything Mac Collins says about what Jim Marshall did or did not do”. However the Congressional Record supports Mac Collins statements on Jim Marshall’s voting record. Jim Marshall can try to hide from his past but he can not hide from the record.

Marshall’s Top Ten
How Jim Marshall votes according to the Congressional Record.
Marshall can’t run from the record.

Pelosi:

(1) Jim Marshall has voted twice for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. (4-Jan-2005, http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2005/roll002.xml , 7-JAN-2003, http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2003/roll002.xml )

Terrorism:

(2) Jim Marshall voted against sanctioning the terrorist organization Hamas. Hamas has killed hundreds of innocent civilians since its inception. H.R. 4681 - The Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act banned U.S. assistance to the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority, denied visas to its leaders and cut off diplomatic contact with Hamas, which the U.S. has branded a terrorist organization.


Taxes:


(3) Rep. Marshall opposed the permanent repeal of the estate tax as set in the Bush 2001 tax cut package. (Vote 288, 6/18/03, Vote 102, 4/13/05)

(4) Voted against the creation of two tax-free medical savings accounts to cover health care expenses including prescription drugs. (Vote 328, 6/26/03) Individuals would be able to contribute up to $2,000 a year, and families could contribute up to $4,000 a year.

Energy:

(5) Rep. Marshall opposed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that focuses on reducing demand for foreign fuel supplies and lowering gas prices through conservation, increased domestic production and processing, and new research into various alternative fuels, like clean coal technology, that are both good for the environment and readily available. (Vote 132, 4/21/05)


(6) Five times in three years Jim Marshall has voted against drilling for oil in the ANWR. Oil reserves in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) are estimated to be about 10 billion barrels and access to that oil would boost domestic production by almost 20 percent. Drilling in ANWR would provide 1 million barrels of oil a day for the next 30 years and would create more than 1 million jobs across the nation. (House Resources Committee) (Vote 122, 4/20/05) (Vote 241, 6/15/04) Vote 630, 11/18/03) (Vote 135, 4/10/03)


(7) Looking to thwart American energy independence, Rep. Marshall voted against a bill aimed at expanding domestic oil capacity – it eased the building and expansion of refineries. (Vote 246, 6/16/04)

Immigration:

(8) Jim Marshall voted against an amendment emphasizing that none of the funds provided to the Food Stamp program can be used in contravention of existing immigration law in regard to applicants and their sponsors. (Vote 367, 7/13/04) Marshall also voted against adding $1 million for enforcement of part of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. (Vote 341, 7/8/04) This part of the bill forbids localities from preventing their police officers from reporting immigration information to the federal government. The offset would come from Department of Justice salaries and expenses. In addition Marshall voted against forbidding homeland security funds to local and state governments, which restrict citizenship and immigration information to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs. (Vote 270, 6/18/04) Not surprisingly Marshall also voted against prohibiting funding to local and state governments, which restrict citizenship and immigration status information to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs. (Vote 309, 6/24/03)

Welfare:

(9) Jim Marshall voted to make religious organizations receiving federal Community Service Block Grant funds to conduct religious activities separately and make it voluntary for program participants. (Vote 16, 2/4/04)

(10) Rep. Marshall attempted to weaken welfare reauthorization by maintaining the 30 hours per week work requirement for assistance. (Vote 28, 2/13/2003)