Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek will announce his retirement this Thursday.
- Only Carl Yastrzemski (23 seasons), Ted Williams (19) and Jim Rice (16) had longer tenures with the Red Sox without playing for another team.
- Varitek played in 63 postseason games in his career, helping the Red Sox to the 2004 and 2007 World Series titles.
- Varitek leaves the Red Sox ninth in team history in games played (1,546), doubles (306) and extra-base hits (513). He is 10th in plate appearances (5,839) and RBIs (757).
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
February 3, 2012
Thank you for contacting me about H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). I appreciate your feedback on this important issue.
Introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, H.R. 3261 would authorize the Attorney General to seek injunctions against foreign websites that steal and sell American products. It is important that Congress strike a careful balance between two important goals: ensuring that the internet remain open and accessible and the protection of intellectual property. H.R. 3261 does not meet this test. I am pleased that Chairman Smith has indicated he will not ask the Judiciary Committee to consider his bill until a consensus can be reached on a better approach.
Please keep in touch. I look forward to seeing you in Vermont soon.
Member of Congress
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