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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:30 AM
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Rep Charles Gonzales has signed on a cosponsor of Fair Elections Now Act bringing total to 160
Charles A. Gonzalez is one of eight children of the late, and I must say, great Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez. Speaker Pelosi is said to have promised a vote on H.R. 1826 in the final session of the 11th Congress. We look forward to it.

H.R.1826
Title: Fair Elections Now Act
Sponsor: Rep Larson, John B. (introduced 3/31/2009) Cosponsors (160)
Related Bills: S.752
Latest Major Action: 7/30/2009 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee Hearings Held.

July cosponsors:

Rep Baca, Joe - 7/22/2010
Rep Giffords, Gabrielle - 7/30/2010
Rep Kratovil, Frank, Jr. - 7/30/2010
Rep Gonzalez, Charles A. - 8/10/2010
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:33 AM
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1. If I recall correctly Henry B. Gonzalez wanted to investigate Poppy's crooked ass dealings and
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 10:34 AM by Guy Whitey Corngood
possible impeach him. I didn't know his son was a member of congress.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:05 AM
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2. Molly Ivins wrote a column about Gonzales shortly after his death
The man never sold out to anyone, from his early service on the San Antonio City Council where he fought to desegregate public swimming pools to the great stand on the hate bills in the Senate, through the 37 years in Congress.

He was right about deregulating the S&Ls he was one of a handful who opposed that lobby-engineered disaster. He was right about Mexican banks not being strong enough for NAFTA.

He was right about Ronald Reagan's HUD secretary's misusing his office. Because Henry B. had long been a champion of public housing, he saw the department being twisted. It took Henry C. i.e., Cisneros several years to untwist it.

Henry B. told us how often PAC money turned our own representatives against us. He warned us about the concentration of power in ever-larger banks.

http://www.creators.com/opinion/molly-ivins/molly-ivins...
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:41 PM
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3. There's not too many like him left. nt
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