Sellnow’s Journal: Perfect attendance counts for something (Rochester Post-Bulletin): U.S. Rep. John had a perfect voting attendance in 2011. He was one of only 12 members of the U.S. House who was present for all 948 votes last year… I'd like to commend Congressman Kline for his stellar attendance record. We send folks to Washington to represent us in Congress, so I think it's an abdication of that duty when they fail to vote… It's good that we have people like John Kline, who spent most of his adult life in the military, around to set a good example when it comes to discipline.
D.C. Has No Count of Jobs from Stimulus (Washington Times): Despite receiving more than $885 million in federal economic stimulus funds since 2009, the D.C. government — whose residents face one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation — cannot say how many jobs it actually created for those who live in the District.
Senate rejects GOP measure to build Keystone oil pipeline (CNN): The Senate today rejected a Republican-sponsored measure that would have bypassed the Obama administration’s current objections to the Keystone XL pipeline and allowed construction on the controversial project to move forward immediately. The project would reduce our dependence on hostile regions of the world and create tens of thousands of jobs.
Memorial Rifle Squads can keep using their guns (Kenyon Leader): Kenyon received a bit of the national spotlight recently through John Kline. The U.S. Congressman introduced bipartisan legislation that will enable the Army to loan or donate excess rifles to eligible organizations, including local chapters of the American Legion and VFW. He used pictures from his 2010 Memorial Day address and visit to Kenyon in his press release, citing the Kenyon Veterans Color Guard as an example.