Thursday, August 18, 2005

Ryun Hosts Fort Riley Housing Forum

On Wednesday, Congressman Ryun hosted a housing forum in Manhattan with the Federal Home Loan Bank to bring interested parties together as they seek to address the needs caused by the return of thousands of troops and their families to the Fort Riley community.

Click Here for the Manhattan Mercury Story

At the event, the Federal Home Loan Bank announced $25 million in low interest loans that will be available for housing in the area.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Second District Meeting

On Saturday, over 100 Republicans from the Second District gathered in Topeka to hear from Congressman Ryun and Attorney General Phill Kline, Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh and House Speaker Doug Mays. It was the second event in three days where Ryun spoke and encouraged unity heading into the 2006 elections. Second District Chairman Joe Patton encouraged Republicans to work together to win races next year.

Those in attendance were also able to sit in on breakout sessions regarding taxes, Social Security and more.

The attendance and enthusiasm is a good sign for the party 15 months before the election.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Tax Reform

Greece could become the next in a line of European countries to introduce a flat income tax proposal. While Congressman Ryun has not endorsed a particular tax reform initiative here, he believes that tax reform would be good for the economy - flatter and fairer is better.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Ryun at Republican Roundtable

Over 60 Republican Party faithful gathered at the monthly Republican Roundtable meeting in Topeka yesterday. Present at the event were Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, Second District Repubilcan Chairman Joe Patton, Representative Lana Gordon and Shawnee County Chairman David Kensinger. Ryun told the crowd to start preparing now for the 2006 election cycle. He reminded them that Republicans are the party of ideas with a real message and a vision for America's future.

This stands in stark contrast to how DNC Chairman Howard Dean admitted earlier this week that the Democrats have no agenda for America in a speech in his home state of Vermont. "We need a message. It has to be clear," he said.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Ryun and Red Dog



Click here for Journal World coverage of Jim at the Red Dog Days workout. In addition to speaking, Ryun participated in the workout. He and his wife Anne were doing sit-ups and running stadium stairs with the group.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Howard Dean Targetting Kansas

"That's the genius of Dean's 50 state strategy as Chairman. There are organizers working in Kansas, getting paid with DNC money through the State party. It's all
about infrastructure."

This is what liberal Lawrence blogger Josh wrote in a recent comment on his blog. This is what Democrats are counting on in 2006 to win the Kansas governor's race, the 3rd CD as well as taking shots at Republican candidates on every level.

Headed by the ultimate liberal, Howard Dean and using millions of dollars through unregulated 527 organizations like MoveOn.org and ACT that are funded by liberal elite billionaires, the Democrats are going to try an all out assault on Republicans in 2006. They are going to target Republicans nationwide, including Kansas.

This is not a moderate Democrat Party, the people funding these efforts are to the left of the left. They are currently laying the groundwork for an unprecedented voter turnout effort in Kansas. They want to elect Democrats in Congress who will go to Washington and provide a vote to make Nancy Pelosi, the ultra-liberal House Minority Leader from San Francisco, the next Speaker of the House.

Tonight, Congressman Ryun will be attending a Kansas Republican Party event to help raise money to combat the infrastructure investment Democrats are making in Kansas.

{Update 8:30pm} here you go josh - a link

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Adult Stem Cell Breakthrough

Swedish researchers have created new functioning brain cells from stem cells drawn from the brains of living adults, sparking hope that effective treatments for devastating illnesses like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's could be at hand, media reported. Click Here to Read More

This is another in the long line of advances from adult stem cells without the destruction of human embryos.

Protecting Private Property

Alabama becomes the first state to ban eminent domain takings allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Kelo case. Congressman Ryun is supporting measures in the House to stop federal funds from being used on projects where Kelo was used.

Ryun District Work

Congressman Ryun is currently travelling throughout Southeast Kansas on his official district tour. Here's the Pittsburg Morning Sun Article

Monday, August 01, 2005

Ryun Returns Home with Accomplishments

Congressman Ryun begins the August district work period with an armload of accomplishments from last week.

For the first time in more than 20 years, the United States has a national energy policy aimed at reducing our dependence on foreign oil and the development of alternative sources of fuel.

Thanks to Congressman Ryun and Senators Roberts and Brownback, the Second District of Kansas will receive nearly $61 million in special transportation projects.

The Big Red 1 is officially coming home in the next 12-15 months.

Congressman Ryun will be travelling throughout the Second District in August. Look for him in Southeast Kansas this week.