Says “the case for defunding this heartless organization has never been stronger”
Washington, DC– Today Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a nurse for more than 40 years and member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, released the following statement in response to the release of a second undercover video showing the President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Director’s Council, Dr. Mary Gatter, haggling over the price of aborted babies’ tissue and organs:
“Once again we are at a loss for words by the brazen manner in which Planned Parenthood employees...
Senator Ernst Leads Bipartisan Group of 49 Fellow Senators Raising Concerns with Planned Parenthood Practices, Urging HHS Secretary to Comply with Investigations, Conduct Assessment to Facilitate Congressional Review
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) led a bipartisan group of 49 of her fellow senators today in a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell following the release of footage by the Center for Medical Progress depicting senior Planned Parenthood Federation of America executives discussing in gruesome detail...
WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference this morning, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) discussed the latest House action to address the people’s priorities, and reiterated his pledge to fight a bad deal with Iran that puts our national security, and that of our allies, at risk. Following are Boehner’s remarks:
“Here in the House, the people’s priorities continue to be our priorities. We’ve enacted the first real entitlement reform in nearly two decades; we’ve passed initiatives to fight human trafficking; improve veterans’ care; and most recently to promote free...
“Look, what the American people know and what the family of victims of violent crime know is that this administration has consistently and steadfastly placed the goal of amnesty above the goal of public safety time and time again that’s been the fact…If this administration spent one tenth of the effort on enforcement in protecting people from crimes and punishing people who are criminals, who violate our immigration laws rather than on amnesty, we’d be a lot safer today. Many of the people that have been injured, robbed, or killed by illegal immigrants would be alive today. That’s just...
Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on remarks made by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that sanctions will be “impossible” to re-impose and that purchasing conventional arms would not violate the nuclear agreement:
“Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif revealed exactly how his country plans to ‘adhere’ to the nuclear agreement, and it is exactly what we feared. Though the Obama Administration has argued repeatedly that if Iran violated the deal, sanctions can be snapped back, Iran remains certain that the scale...
“The one-sided relationship between Planned Parenthood’s ever-growing bank account and American taxpayers must be severed”
Washington, DC– This week, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a nurse for more than 40 years and member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, introduced H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015. The legislation has the support of 80 original cosponsors and would place an immediate moratorium on all federal funding of Planned Parenthood for the span of one year while Congress conducts a full investigation into the organization’s activities....
Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Announce Hearing as Part of 60-Day Congressional Review
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking Member, announced that on Tuesday, July 28 at 10 a.m., Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew, and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will testify before the Committee on the recently completed Iran nuclear agreement.
The hearing will be the latest in a series of Committee hearings to examine...
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22ND On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15-2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
One Minute Speeches
H.R. 1734 - Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. David McKinley / Energy and Commerce Committee)
The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
Rep. John Shimkus Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Frank Pallone Amendment (10 minutes of debate)Rep. Kathy...
It’s gotten so bad, we needed a chart. As several in the media have pointed out, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s “self-inflicted wound” continues to undermine her ability to appear truthful or transparent, and she “has only herself to blame” for all the questions surrounding her unprecedented email arrangement with herself.
And so, as the Obama State Department joins her in stonewalling (and thus prolonging) the Benghazi Select Committee’s investigation into the 2012 terrorist attack that killed four Americans, keep this reference guide handy.
As President Obama visits the Veterans of Foreign Wars today, it should be very clear that his Administration has repeatedly let veterans down. Despite Congress passing a major reform bill to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) last year and the ousting of the former VA chief after calls from Congress for accountability, the VA has nonetheless slow walked reform.
In fact, it took well over two years after the government accountability office reported a backlog in disability claims and over a year after news of the wait time scandal broke for the first criminal charges to finally be...