Wednesday, November 30, 2005

What about Tom Tancredo?

So what has Tom Tancredo been up to since he got to Congress? I went through my archives to come up with a quick recap. Enjoy!

Lawmakers Back End of Public Schools
The Denver Post, 23 February 1999

The vice chairman of the Colorado Senate's education committee, John Andrews, has signed a pledge calling for elimination of all public schools. So too has US Representative Tom Tancredo, also of Colorado, who sits on the House Education Committee in Washington. [more]

CSAP politicians' tool to scrap public education
Douglas County News-Press, 04 April, 2001

If your child was a little frustrated while taking the Colorado Student Assessment Program test, don't be surprised. After two years of resistance, our governor took the test and couldn't finish the math section on the high school level, and Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., was seeking the shredder. [more]

Tancredo reneges on term vow
The Denver Post, 26 September, 2002

Rep. Tom Tancredo, who once led the term-limits movement in Colorado, renounced his pledge to remain in the House for only three terms... [more]

Violation of trust by Tom Tancredo cannot be overstated
Douglas County News-Press, 02 October, 2002

Last time I expressed confusion over how an obviously smart guy like Tom Tancredo could get himself wrapped around the immigration axle so badly that members of his own party were distancing themselves from him... [more]

Protesters target Tancredo
Rocky Mountain News, 1 November, 2002

Rep. Tom Tancredo, a staunch opponent of Denver Mayor Wellington Webb's immigration policies, bolted from a news conference Thursday as chanting, sign-waving counterprotesters surrounded him. [more]

GOP Targets Pro-borders Tancredo
NewsMax.com, 19 November, 2002

Rep. Tom Tancredo, the nation's most outspoken opponent of the invasion of illegal aliens, is being targeted for defeat - not by the Democrats, but by the GOP establishment. [more]

Tancredo doesn't see Jericho in desert wall
Rocky Mountain News, 22 February, 2003

...The Littleton Republican, assisted by ranchers, locals and a retired Border Patrol agent, came to gather more evidence to advance his congressional agenda to militarize the border if necessary to make it secure...A Border Patrol agent explains that he and his colleagues would prefer a lower fence to a solid barrier, so they could see threats coming. Along the wall's joints are hundreds of square gaps. Someone could jam a shotgun through one of them, wait for a patrol vehicle to come alongside and blast away, said the agent, who declined to give his name...Tancredo hears the agent out, but waves him off, convinced of the wall's superiority...[more]

U.S. bombs Mujahedin; backers hide
The Hill, 23 April, 2003

Congressional supporters [including Tom Tancredo] of an Iraq-based terrorist organization kept a low profile this week after confirmation that U.S.-led coalition forces attacked their bases during the final days of the war. [more]

Congressman seeks to end E-RATE program
American School & University, 1 May, 2003

U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) has proposed legislation (H.R. 1252) that would terminate the E-rate program that provides $2.25 billion a year in subsidies for technology upgrades in schools and libraries. [more]

Tom Delay PAC contributions to 108TH Congress
Campaign for America's Future, 4 October, 2004.

Rep. Tom Tancredo received $28,439 from indicted Texas Congressman Tom Delay's Political Action Committee ARMPAC. [more]

Math Says Homeland Security Committee Most Partisan
Georgia Institute of Technology, 16 May, 2005

The Select Committee on Homeland Security of the 107th Congress was one of the most partisan in the U.S. House of Representatives. No, that’s not the latest finding of a Washington think-tank, it’s the results of a new analysis from mathematicians at Georgia Tech... Among the most partisan Republicans were Thomas Tancredo from Colorado... [more]

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