Republican Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite received a death threat via voicemail Thursday at her district office in Brooksville, Fla., according to the Congresswomans office.Just wanna let you know that I have 27 people that are going to make sure this b**** does not live to see her next term. Good-bye, the caller said, according to a release from Brown-Waites office.Brown-Waite has alerted the Capitol Police and the Hernando County (Fla.) Sheriff, who are looking into the matter by subpoenaing phone records.No one should take these death threats lightly, Brown-Waite said in a statement. I will find the person who threatened to kill me and [ensure] that they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Members on both sides of the aisle have reported hostility since Sundays vote on health care reform.Brown-Waite voted no on the legislation.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.