House passes DC school voucher bill. Rep. Pence gives great speech in support

Jennifer Cubachi 3/30/2011

Today, the House of Representatives voted 225-195 to allocate $20 million to the D.C. Opportunity Scholarships Program. The program was put to a halt in 2009. If the bill passes the senate, and is signed by the president, the program will reopen to new applicants.

Speaker Boehner was one of the principal […]

House blocks federal aid for Planned Parenthood

The Associated Press The Washington Post 2/18/2011

The 240-185 vote on Friday is a victory for anti-abortion forces led by Indiana GOP Rep. Mike Pence. He says taxpayer money should not go to groups that provide or promote abortion.

Democrats say Planned Parenthood provides contraception and other valuable family planning services, and that cutting off […]

Republicans Seek to Bury Regulation of Political Speech on Airwaves 2/12/2011

Seeking to hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Fairness Doctrine, two Republican lawmakers who are former broadcasters have reintroduced a bill that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating political speech on the airwaves.

Amid calls for the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine after the assassination attempt on […]

The RGA’s All-Out Sales Pitch for a Pence Gubernatorial Bid

Jim Geraghty National Review Online 1/27/2011

Well, this explains a bit: I’m told that Mike Pence was the first candidate recruitment call that Texas Gov. Rick Perry made as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, and that RGA Vice Chairman Bob McDonnell and Executive Director Phil Cox had a follow-up meeting with Pence yesterday in […]

‘Look! We’re sitting together!’

Mike Pence on the SOTU: ‘We Sat On the Republican Side’

Dana Loesch Big Government 1/26/2011

I felt the same as cartoonist Michael Ramirez (and likely many of you) when congress made a spectacle of themselves with their SOTU prom:

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I’ve spoken to several legislators who […]

Why Mike Pence catches conservatives’ eyes

George Will Washington Post 12/9/2010

On a midweek afternoon in February 2009, a month into the Obama presidency, Republican Rep. Mike Pence arrived at Columbus in his east-central Indiana district for a town hall meeting, the sort of event that usually attracted a few dozen constituents. Surprised to see the hallway outside the room crowded […]