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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

Articles by Jacqueline Klimas

**FILE** Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul. (Associated Press)

Ron Paul: CIA spying is a result of a distrustful, big government

Former Rep. Ron Paul said Wednesday night that it's “ironic” for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, to be upset that the CIA is spying on Congress after defending the widespread spying on the American people just months before. Published March 13, 2014

Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat, disputed dubbing the measure a "jobs bill," and said the money should instead be used for job training and summer jobs.

Rep. Lee: Paul Ryan out of touch with urban Americans

Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat, blasted Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday for comments he made about the work ethic of inner city men that many labeled as racist and out of touch. Published March 13, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. makes a cutting gesture across his neck, referencing House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who caused an uproar last week when he made the same gesture to order microphones cut as the top Democrat on his panel was trying to speak about the Internal Revenue Service scandal over targeting of conservative political groups,  Tuesday, March 11, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Reid said that he thought the accusations of IRS misdeeds deserved answers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reid blames Koch brothers for stalling Ukraine aid

Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, blamed the Koch brothers for influencing GOP lawmakers to delay Ukraine legislation, continuing his crusade against the billionaire brothers, The Hill reported Thursday. Published March 13, 2014

**FILE** Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, speaks to reporters in Chattanooga on Feb. 15, 2014. (Associated Press)

Sen. Bob Corker: Take time to do Ukraine package right

Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, said Thursday that it's important to take enough time to pass an appropriately strict sanctions and aid package for Ukraine rather than rushing through a sub-par piece of legislation. Published March 13, 2014

Alex Sink delivers her concession speech, after being defeated by David Jolly for Florida's 13th Congressional District, at her watch party at the Hilton Carillon in St. Petersburg Tuesday evening (03/11/14). In background is Sink's daughter Lexi Crawford. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Dirk Shadd)

DCCC chair hopes Alex Sink will run again in November

Rep. Steve Israel, New York Democrat, said Wednesday that he hopes Alex Sink, the Democrat who lost the special election in Florida's 13th district to David Jolly, will run again in November. Published March 12, 2014

Sen. Bob Casey, Pennsylvania Democrat. (Associated Press)

Sen. Bob Casey: Syrians need military aid

Sen. Bob Casey, Pennsylvania Democrat, said Wednesday that he applauded the Obama administration's efforts to give aid to Syrian refugees, but that more needs to be done to end the three-year civil war. Published March 12, 2014

**FILE** Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat (Associated Press)

Rep. Adam Schiff: CIA spying is unconstitutional

Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat, said Wednesday that Sen. Dianne Feinstein is correct in calling the CIA's spying on senators unconstitutional if what she claims is true. Published March 12, 2014

Climate change not a top concern of Americans, poll shows

Though climate change is a priority for senators, who spent close to 15 hours discussing it on the Senate floor earlier this week, it's not a top concern for constituents, a poll released Wednesday found. Published March 12, 2014

**FILE** Rep. Jared Polis, Colorado Democrat, addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 4, 2012. (Associated Press)

Colorado lawmaker touts need for stoned-driving laws

Rep. Jared Polis, Colorado Democrat, said Tuesday that the federal government needs to ensure states that legalized medicinal or recreational marijuana have laws to prevent driving while high. Published March 11, 2014

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., talks with Senators during a meeting of the Senate Climate Action Task Force prior to taking to the Senate Floor all night to urge action on climate change on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Washington, from left, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D, Vt., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D- Conn., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Ukraine sanctions package expected in Senate next week

Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, said Tuesday that a full sanctions and aid package for Ukraine may not be finished until next week, when the Senate is expected to be on vacation. Published March 11, 2014

** FILE ** Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat. (Associated Press)

Sen. Claire McCaskill to tackle sex assault at college next

Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, said Tuesday that she will now work to eliminate sex assault on college campuses following the "major, sweeping reforms" to the military sex assault system that passed the Senate on Monday. Published March 11, 2014