Capitol Hill Updates

  • The following is from the office of the Leader of the Republicans in the United States Senate, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. Americans just cannot figure out the president or his party which controls both chambers in Congress. The last time they extended the unemployment benefits, the president insisted that it be paid for. Now, Obama insists that the $34 BILLION extension of unemployment benefits NOT be paid for. Talk about schizophrenia! Just recently in less than 9 months, Obama's and the Democrat-controlled Congress's annual deficit went above one TRILLION dollars, and we still...
  • The leader of the Republicans in the Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky was on CNN's "State of the Union" program yesterday discussing a number of issues being addressed or not being addressed in the Democrat-controlled 111th Congress. He talked about the spending spree of the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress and the need to cut spending among other serious problems facing America. ---------- WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on CNN's ‘State of the Union with Candy Crowley' this morning. The following are excerpts from the...
  • The leader of the Senate Republicans, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky spoke to the Young Republican Leadership yesterday morning. Here are excerpts from his remarks. ---------- Excerpts Of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's Remarks To The Young Republican Leadership Conference WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will deliver remarks to the Young Republican Leadership Conference on July 15th at 11:30 AM on the Democrat agenda in Washington and Republican efforts to counter it. The following are excerpts from his speech... "Let me start by asking...
  • This email from the Office of the Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell, shows a skirmish between a left-wing Senator from North Carolina and Senator McConnell. The Senate Republican Leader is fully justified in holding up all votes on Obama's nominees, until one of the most radical appointees in history, Don Berwick -- who was actually given a recess appointment for a year and a half, without a Senate vote on his extremely controversial nomination -- comes before the Senate to answer questions about his radical positions on socialized medicine. ---------- Moments ago Sen. Hagan (D-...
  • The probable new House Majority Leader next year, the House Republican Whip, Congressman Eric Cantor from Virginia, issued the following statement yesterday blasting the Obama administration for its federal funding of abortion, after promising "pro-life" Democrats who eventually voted for ObamaCare, that his health care reform bill would not fund abortions with Americans' hard-earned tax dollars, which has turned out to be a lie. ---------- Washington, D.C. - House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement regarding the discovery by the National Right to Life...
  • Three more United States Senators came out against the radical nominee for the United States Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, yesterday: Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-GA; John Cornyn, R-TX, and Roger Wicker, R-MS. They argue that Elena Kagan will not show judicial restraint if she becomes a Supreme Court justice. ---------- Chambliss Statement on Elena Kagan "Any judge who sits on the nation's highest court must understand that the correct venue for making policy is the legislative branch. After reviewing Solicitor General Kagan's record, I remain unconvinced that she will show this requisite...
  • Many "pro-life" Democrats were fooled into voting for ObamaCare -- which 60% of the American people still want to see repealed -- after they heard Obama's promises that abortion would not be funded with Americans' hard-earned tax dollars. As many of us predicted, this turned out to be not the truth. The votes of these "pro-life" Democrats actually provided the votes for ObamaCare to be passed -- expected to cost over a ten-year period some 2.6 trillion dollars. Note this email from the Office of the Republican Leader in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman John...
  • The latest two United States Senators announcing their intention to vote against the nomination of Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court are Senator John Thune from South Dakota and Senator David Vitter from Louisiana. It is hard to believe that there has ever been a more left-leaning Supreme Court nominee than Elena Kagan. ---------- Senator Thune: WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator John Thune today made the following statement regarding Elena Kagan's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court: "After meeting with Solicitor General Kagan and after careful deliberation, I cannot support her...
  • Note the following email from the Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell's office regarding the Obama administration's newest avowed socialist; a gentleman who was given a recess appointment by the president over the July 4th recess, of all the times for the president to go around the Congress. Obama's appointment of Donald Berwick as the new head of Medicaid and Medicare will lead to drastic rationing of health care for senior citizens and much higher premiums for middle class families. Obama did not want America to hear of Donald Berwick's radical ideas during a Senate committee...
  • Note in the email below from the Office of the Senate Republican Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, the latest in the growing list of United States Senators expressing their opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan. United States Senator Mike Johanns from Nebraska in his announcement lists almost countless reasons why Elena Kagan is unqualified to serve as a United States Supreme Court Justice. ---------- WASHINGTON- Sen. Mike Johanns today made the following statement announcing his opposition to Elena Kagan to be the next Supreme Court Justice: "After...