That's My Congress Profiles of United States Senators in the 112th Congress

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Recent news from Capitol Hill on the activities of the U.S. Senate:

A Warning About Big Brother On The Phone
Last week, Congressman Dennis Kucinich gave a warning to his colleagues in the House of Representatives. Big Brother is listening. Kucinich was talking about the passage of H.R. 5949, a bill that extends the FISA Amendments Act for 5 more years, without any reform. Kucinich said, "Think of what it's like to make a phone call, any one of us right now. We make a phone call--even from this Capitol - to call a friend overseas, start talking about matters relating to what's happening in America, what's happening in the... [more]

Ron Paul Speaks Out Against Renewal Of FISA Amendments Act
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 5949, a bill extending the FISA Amendments Act for 5 more years - months beyond the end of what is presumed will be the second term of Barack Obama in the White House. Before the vote on the bill, former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, who is retiring from Congress at the end of his current term, stood up to speak out against its passage. His comments were as follows: more]

Is Scott Brown Really So Bipartisan? In Voting, Yes.
In a previous post, That's My Congress took a look at Senate cosponsorship records of the 112th Congress. We found that Republican Senator Scott Brown was rather strongly inclined to sign on in support the legislation of Democrats (a full 61.7% of his cosponsorships), while Democratic Senator John Kerry was only mildly... [more]

Is Scott Brown Really So Bipartisan? In Cosponsorships, Yes.
In this past weekend's Boston Globe, columnist Glen Johnson quotes Senator Scott Brown's claim to bipartisanship:
"The problem with Washington is that people down there are constantly battling. That's not how I operate.... I'll work with anyone to get things done. That is the type of senator I've been: open to good ideas, no matter who brings them forward."
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Congress Preparing To Extend Electronic Spy Dragnet For Five More Years
It's not an official piece of legislation registered with the Library of Congress yet, but this week, in a secret meeting, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence approved the advancement of a bill that, if signed into law, will extend the FISA Amendments Act by five years. The legislation will be named The... [more]

XL Pipeline Push For 2 Months Unemployment A Terrible Exchange
The XL pipeline is a proposed project to lay a giant tube across the middle of the United States like a belt, a conduit for thick crude oil extracted from the Alberta tar sands flowing south across the Ogllala Aquifer all the way down to Texas, where the oil can be refined in order to be sold for burning. Current environmental protections clearly forbid such a project, but corporations from the fossil fuels industry have been pushing the Obama White House to create special waivers of those protections... [more]

They Voted To Throw Americans In Prison Without Charge: Target These Senators In 2012
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate had one final opportunity to defeat the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1540). The NDAA grants the federal government the power to seize Americans and throw them into prison without trial for as long as it likes, on the mere accusation that the Americans imprisoned are somehow associated with a terrorist organization. The accusation does not need to be substantiated with evidence. So, in essence the NDAA gives the federal government the power to imprison... [more]

Indefinite Imprisonment Roll Call of Shame: Only Sanders, 6 Democrats and 6 GOP Stand Up
Today, both the Republican and Democratic political parties lost the right to claim that they stand for freedom, justice and the American way. arbitrary imprisonment without criminal chargeIn the U.S. Senate this afternoon, there came to the floor a terrible bill for a final vote. This bill, H.R. 1540,... [more]

Pete DeFazio Takes On Wasteful Military Spending
Republicans like to talk in general terms about cutting government waste, but it's a congressional Democrat, Pete DeFazio, who has the guts to get specific. DeFazio is going after the single biggest source of wasteful spending in the federal government: The U.S. military. "This year," DeFazio explained on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday, "the Pentagon will spend $670 billion, about $2 million... [more]

Americans Elect Mischaracterizes Bernie Sanders on Priorities and on Same-Sex Marriage
Americans Elect doesn't call it a ratings system or a "National Match" anymore, but the information that constituted its ratings for hundreds of possible presidential candidates is still there. That rating information is still being used to characterize presidential candidates as the initial vote to pick its presidential nominee creeps ever closer, now just 124 days away. And that information is still plagued with error:

Progressive Rankings and Contact Information for Members of the Senate in the 112th Congress
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Follow the links below to find your Senators' profiles, containing contact information, news on their legislative behavior, and links to uncover campaign contribution secrets:

Senator Mark Begich (D-AK). Phone: 202-224-3004 or Contact online
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Phone: 202-224-6665 or Contact online
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). Phone: 202-224-4124 or Contact online
Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL). Phone: 202-224-5744 or Contact online
Senator John Boozman (R-AR). Phone: 202-224-4843 or Contact online
Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR). Phone: 202-224-2353 or Contact online
Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Phone: 202-224-4521 or Contact online
Senator John McCain (R-AZ). Phone: 202-224-2235 or Contact online
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Phone: 202-224-3553 or Contact online
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Phone: 202-224-3841 or Contact online
Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). Phone: 202-224-5852 or Contact online
Senator Mark Udall (D-CO). Phone: 202-224-5941 or Contact online
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). Phone: 202-224-2823 or Contact online
Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT). Phone: 202-224-4041 or Contact online
Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE). Phone: 202-224-2441 or Contact online
Senator Chris Coons (D-DE). Phone: 202-224-5042 or Contact online
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL). Phone: 202-224-5274 or Contact online
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). Phone: 202-224-3041 or Contact online
Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA). Phone: 202-224-3643 or Contact online
Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA). Phone: 202-224-3521 or Contact online
Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI). Phone: 202-224-6361 or Contact online
Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI). Phone: 202-224-3934 or Contact online
Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA). Phone: 202-224-3744 or Contact online
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). Phone: 202-224-3254 or Contact online
Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID). Phone: 202-224-6142 or Contact online
Senator James Risch (R-ID). Phone: 202-224-2752 or Contact online
Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL). Phone: 202-224-2152 or Contact online
Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL). Phone: 202-224-2854 or Contact online
Senator Daniel Coats (R-IN). Phone: 202-224-5623 or Contact online
Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN). Phone: 202-224-4814 or Contact online
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS). Phone: 202-224-6521 or Contact online
Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS). Phone: 202-224-4774 or Contact online
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Phone: 202-224-2541 or Contact online
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). Phone: 202-224-4343 or Contact online
Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Phone: 202-224-5824 or Contact online
Senator David Vitter (R-LA). Phone: 202-224-4623 or Contact online
Senator Scott Brown (R-MA). Phone: 202-224-4543 or Contact online
Senator John Kerry (D-MA). Phone: 202-224-2742 or Contact online
Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD). Phone: 202-224-4524 or Contact online
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). Phone: 202-224-4654 or Contact online
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). Phone: 202-224-2523 or Contact online
Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME). Phone: 202-224-5344 or Contact online
Senator Carl Levin (D-MI). Phone: 202-224-6221 or Contact online
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). Phone: 202-224-4822 or Contact online
Senator Al Franken (D-MN). Phone: 202-224-5641 or Contact online
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). Phone: 202-224-3244 or Contact online
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). Phone: 202-224-5721 or Contact online
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). Phone: 202-224-6154 or Contact online
Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS). Phone: 202-224-5054 or Contact online
Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS). Phone: 202-224-6253 or Contact online
Senator Max Baucus (D-MT). Phone: 202-224-2651 or Contact online
Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). Phone: 202-224-2644 or Contact online
Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). Phone: 202-224-3154 or Contact online
Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC). Phone: 202-224-6342 or Contact online
Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND). Phone: 202-224-2043 or Contact online
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND). Phone: 202-224-2551 or Contact online
Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE). Phone: 202-224-4224 or Contact online
Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE). Phone: 202-224-6551 or Contact online
Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Phone: 202-224-3324 or Contact online
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). Phone: 202-224-2841 or Contact online
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). Phone: 202-224-3224 or Contact online
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Phone: 202-224-4744 or Contact online
Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). Phone: 202-224-5521 or Contact online
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM). Phone: 202-224-6621 or Contact online
Senator Dean Heller (R-NV). Phone: 202-224-6244 or Contact online
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV). Phone: 202-224-3542 or Contact online
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Phone: 202-224-4451 or Contact online
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). Phone: 202-224-6542 or Contact online
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Phone: 202-224-2315 or Contact online
Senator Robert Portman (R-OH). Phone: 202-224-3353 or Contact online
Senator Thomas Coburn (R-OK). Phone: 202-224-5754 or Contact online
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK). Phone: 202-224-4721 or Contact online
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR). Phone: 202-224-3753 or Contact online
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). Phone: 202-224-5244 or Contact online
Senator Robert Casey (D-PA). Phone: 202-224-4254 or Contact online
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA). Phone: 202-224-4254 or Contact online
Senator Jack Reed (D-RI). Phone: 202-224-4642 or Contact online
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). Phone: 202-224-2921 or Contact online
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC). Phone: 202-224-6121 or Contact online
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Phone: 202-224-5972 or Contact online
Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD). Phone: 202-224-5842 or Contact online
Senator John Thune (R-SD). Phone: 202-224-2321 or Contact online
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN). Phone: 202-224-4944 or Contact online
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN). Phone: 202-224-3344 or Contact online
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX). Phone: 202-224-2934 or Contact online
Senator Kay Hutchison (R-TX). Phone: 202-224-5922 or Contact online
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Phone: 202-224-5251 or Contact online
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Phone: 202-224-5444 or Contact online
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). Phone: 202-224-2023 or Contact online
Senator Jim Webb (D-VA). Phone: 202-224-4024 or Contact online
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Phone: 202-224-4242 or Contact online
Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT). Phone: 202-224-5141 or Contact online
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA). Phone: 202-224-3441 or Contact online
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). Phone: 202-224-2621 or Contact online
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). Phone: 202-224-5323 or Contact online
Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI). Phone: 202-224-5653 or Contact online
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). Phone: 202-224-3954 or Contact online
Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV). Phone: 202-224-6472 or Contact online
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY). Phone: 202-224-6441 or Contact online
Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY). Phone: 202-224-3424 or Contact online