Connaughton Senate Hearing — Questions

The hearing is over and there were very few questions for any of the nominees.

Next up, waiting for the Senate Commerce Cmte. to schedule a business meeting to vote on recommending the nominees to the full Senate. This could happen before they recess for Aug. next Friday, Aug. 4, if they move quickly. Otherwise, it won’t be until early Sept. After that, the nomination will head to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote.

Categories: PWC Politics_, Congress_

Connaughton Senate Hearing — Opening Statement

Sean Connaughton began by thanking Sens. George Allen and John Warner as well as Reps. Tom Davis and Frank Wolf for their support. He went on to speak about the importance of shipping and transportation both in terms of commerce and national security. He ended his statement discussing his experience serving as both a mariner and an attorney in this field.

Categories: PWC Politics_, Congress_

Connaughton Senate Hearing — Introductions

Senate Commerce Cmte. Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) welcomed Sean Connaughton and the other four nominees on the hearing panel at 11 a.m.

Stevens asked Sean and the other nominees to introduce any of their family members present.

Sean was introduced by Sens. George Allen and John Warner and Rep. Tom Davis.

Sen. Warner went first, stating that he has known Sean for a number of years and has worked with him in his capacity as PWC Chairman. Warner’s full statement will be inserted into the hearing record as he had an Armed Services committee hearing to go chair.

Tom Davis went next and expounded upon Sean’s background — graduating from the Merchant Marine Academy and his record as PWC Chairman. Davis highlighted PWC’s AAA bond rating and innovations in information technology among other accomplishments achieved on Sean’s watch.

George Allen went last and stated that Sean has done a superb job as PWC Chairman, bringing in new high-paying jobs and investments. Allen stated that Sean is someone who sticks to his principles and is well-grounded, but is also able to work with everyone. Allen then went into some of Sean’s qualifications including being a member of the Naval reserves since 1986, serving in the Coast Guard, and graduating from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Allen wrapped up by saying that Sean is results-oriented and will be exceptional in this position.

Categories: PWC Politics_, Congress_

Connaughton Senate Hearing — Questions

The hearing is over and there were very few questions for any of the nominees.

Next up, waiting for the Senate Commerce Cmte. to schedule a business meeting to vote on recommending the nominees to the full Senate. This could happen before they recess for Aug. next Friday, Aug. 4, if they move quickly. Otherwise, it won’t be until early Sept. After that, the nomination will head to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote.

Categories: PWC Politics_, Congress_

Connaughton Senate Hearing — Opening Statement

Sean Connaughton began by thanking Sens. George Allen and John Warner as well as Reps. Tom Davis and Frank Wolf for their support. He went on to speak about the importance of shipping and transportation both in terms of commerce and national security. He ended his statement discussing his experience serving as both a mariner and an attorney in this field.

Categories: PWC Politics_, Congress_

Connaughton Senate Hearing — Introductions

Senate Commerce Cmte. Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) welcomed Sean Connaughton and the other four nominees on the hearing panel at 11 a.m.

Stevens asked Sean and the other nominees to introduce any of their family members present.

Sean was introduced by Sens. George Allen and John Warner and Rep. Tom Davis.

Sen. Warner went first, stating that he has known Sean for a number of years and has worked with him in his capacity as PWC Chairman. Warner’s full statement will be inserted into the hearing record as he had an Armed Services committee hearing to go chair.

Tom Davis went next and expounded upon Sean’s background — graduating from the Merchant Marine Academy and his record as PWC Chairman. Davis highlighted PWC’s AAA bond rating and innovations in information technology among other accomplishments achieved on Sean’s watch.

George Allen went last and stated that Sean has done a superb job as PWC Chairman, bringing in new high-paying jobs and investments. Allen stated that Sean is someone who sticks to his principles and is well-grounded, but is also able to work with everyone. Allen then went into some of Sean’s qualifications including being a member of the Naval reserves since 1986, serving in the Coast Guard, and graduating from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Allen wrapped up by saying that Sean is results-oriented and will be exceptional in this position.

Categories: PWC Politics_, Congress_

Connaughton Senate Hearing — Introductions

Senate Commerce Cmte. Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) welcomed Sean Connaughton and the other four nominees on the hearing panel at 11 a.m.

Stevens asked Sean and the other nominees to introduce any of their family members present.

Sean was introduced by Sens. George Allen and John Warner and Rep. Tom Davis.

Sen. Warner went first, stating that he has known Sean for a number of years and has worked with him in his capacity as PWC Chairman. Warner’s full statement will be inserted into the hearing record as he had an Armed Services committee hearing to go chair.

Tom Davis went next and expounded upon Sean’s background — graduating from the Merchant Marine Academy and his record as PWC Chairman. Davis highlighted PWC’s AAA bond rating and innovations in information technology among other accomplishments achieved on Sean’s watch.

George Allen went last and stated that Sean has done a superb job as PWC Chairman, bringing in new high-paying jobs and investments. Allen stated that Sean is someone who sticks to his principles and is well-grounded, but is also able to work with everyone. Allen then went into some of Sean’s qualifications including being a member of the Naval reserves since 1986, serving in the Coast Guard, and graduating from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Allen wrapped up by saying that Sean is results-oriented and will be exceptional in this position.

Categories: PWC Politics_, Congress_

Coffee Talk Thursday!!!

Welcome to Coffee Talk. I’m Linda Richman. Well today is the day!!! Chairman Sean goes before the U.S. Senate!!! I’m so excited!!! Yesterday, I got to see Maurice Benard testify before Congress and today Sean Connaughton. Wow!!! I’m so verklempt just thinking about this!!!

I’ll give you a topic — The Partridge Family was neither a partridge nor a family. DISCUSS!!!

Okay, I’m better now. Well, Virtucon contributor Hirons has posed this set of questions that deserve discussion and thought:

If Maureen (Caddigan) wins nomination and the Special – does she run for re-election for a full term in ’07? If (Corey) Stewart wins does (Marty) Nohe challenge in ’07? If Dem wins in Special do Nohe and/or Stewart run for chairman in ’07?

That’s all for this week’s Coffee Talk. I’d like to thank our sponsor below. Until next time, I’m Linda Richman!!!

Categories: Coffee Talk_, 2006 Elections_, PWC Politics_

Jim Moran officially gets his “Looney Left” membership card – UPDATED

U.S. Rep. Jim Moran officially received his “Looney Left” membership card yesterday when he signed on to H.R.5875, a bill to repeal the “Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002″ (Public Law 107-243).

What does that mean? Repealing the authorization to use military force would make it illegal for our troops to remain in Iraq. In other words, this bill would require immediate withdrawl (some might call that “cut and run.”)

By signing on as a cosposor of this radical bill, Moran joins other notable favs of the Democrat Nutroots including Dennis Kucinich, Cynthia McKinney, Pete Stark and Maxine Waters among others.

UPDATE: Looks like Moran is in the Mouseketeer Club for good, seeing that he has signed on to Dennis “Mr. Spock” Kucinich’s bill introduced yesterday:

H.RES.950 Calling for the abolition of all nuclear weapons.

Will Moran next be seen wearing tie dyed shirts, sandals and a “peace” medallion around his neck?

Categories: NOVA Politics_, War on Terror_

Coffee Talk Thursday!!!

Welcome to Coffee Talk. I’m Linda Richman. Well today is the day!!! Chairman Sean goes before the U.S. Senate!!! I’m so excited!!! Yesterday, I got to see Maurice Benard testify before Congress and today Sean Connaughton. Wow!!! I’m so verklempt just thinking about this!!!

I’ll give you a topic — The Partridge Family was neither a partridge nor a family. DISCUSS!!!

Okay, I’m better now. Well, Virtucon contributor Hirons has posed this set of questions that deserve discussion and thought:

If Maureen (Caddigan) wins nomination and the Special – does she run for re-election for a full term in ’07? If (Corey) Stewart wins does (Marty) Nohe challenge in ’07? If Dem wins in Special do Nohe and/or Stewart run for chairman in ’07?

That’s all for this week’s Coffee Talk. I’d like to thank our sponsor below. Until next time, I’m Linda Richman!!!

Categories: Coffee Talk_, 2006 Elections_, PWC Politics_

Jim Moran officially gets his "Looney Left" membership card – UPDATED

U.S. Rep. Jim Moran officially received his “Looney Left” membership card yesterday when he signed on to H.R.5875, a bill to repeal the “Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002″ (Public Law 107-243).

What does that mean? Repealing the authorization to use military force would make it illegal for our troops to remain in Iraq. In other words, this bill would require immediate withdrawl (some might call that “cut and run.”)

By signing on as a cosposor of this radical bill, Moran joins other notable favs of the Democrat Nutroots including Dennis Kucinich, Cynthia McKinney, Pete Stark and Maxine Waters among others.

UPDATE: Looks like Moran is in the Mouseketeer Club for good, seeing that he has signed on to Dennis “Mr. Spock” Kucinich’s bill introduced yesterday:

H.RES.950 Calling for the abolition of all nuclear weapons.

Will Moran next be seen wearing tie dyed shirts, sandals and a “peace” medallion around his neck?

Categories: NOVA Politics_, War on Terror_

Taking A Pass

I spoke with Supervisor Marty Nohe (R-Coles) earlier today and he confirmed for me that he will not be a candidate in the upcoming special election for PWC Chairman. I will let him speak as to his reasons himself if and when he chooses. I fully understand and respect his decision and think even higher of him for it (and I thought very high of him before this.)

What I can confirm from our discussion is that Ben Tribbet’s statement on NLS:

Moderate Connaughton forces have rallied behind Maureen Caddigan, who has cleared the field to take on Corey Stewart in a showdown for Prince William Chairman.

is a completely inaccurate portrayal of events.

Categories: PWC Politics_

Taking A Pass

I spoke with Supervisor Marty Nohe (R-Coles) earlier today and he confirmed for me that he will not be a candidate in the upcoming special election for PWC Chairman. I will let him speak as to his reasons himself if and when he chooses. I fully understand and respect his decision and think even higher of him for it (and I thought very high of him before this.)

What I can confirm from our discussion is that Ben Tribbet’s statement on NLS:

Moderate Connaughton forces have rallied behind Maureen Caddigan, who has cleared the field to take on Corey Stewart in a showdown for Prince William Chairman.

is a completely inaccurate portrayal of events.

Categories: PWC Politics_

Don’t Take Their Word For It…

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell has an excellent idea in having the General Assembly generate their own revenue estimates rather than relying upon those provided by the Governor’s office. Former Gov. Marky Mark’s $130 million accounting error that could have decimated funding for education is testimony enough for that.

Categories: Virginia Politics_, General Assembly_, 2008 Elections_