Capitol Hill Updates

  • The chutzpah of it is galling.  For the past several weeks Barack Obama has been telling the country that he has yet another jobs plan and the Republicans must work with the Democrats in Congress  --  in the spirit of comity  --  to get a jobs bill passed.  If it was so important to him  --  and the country has suffered greatly under Obama's average unemployment rate of some 9%  --  he could have called Congress back into session several weeks ago to pass a jobs bill. This afternoon, the president gave 15 minutes notice to Speaker of the...
  • Most Tea Party supporters are disappointed with Congress as are most Americans.  Congress has only a 13% approval rating.  However, the Tea Party supporters should give themselves a pat on the back because they are indeed affecting policy in Washington D.C.. As the Chairman of the House of Representatives' Republican Study Committee (RSC), Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio said yesterday:  "... the projected deficits for the next decade are now $3.2 trillion lower than they were at the start of this year."   Congressman Jordan properly gives credit to the Republicans...
  • In his first year as president, Barack Obama appointed Cass Sunstein, a radical leftist, to be his Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA.)  Appointing a bureaucrat like Sunstein to a position such as this is like having a fox guard the proverbial hen house. Indeed, the president of the United States Chamber of Congress, Thomas Donohue, has called the Obama administration's growth of costly regulations on health care, banking and the environment a "tsunami" of regulations.   The Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives,...
  • Today, from his wildly expensive tax-paid campaign bus tour of the Midwest, Barack Obama gravely announced that as soon as his 10-day Martha's Vineyard luxurious vacation was over  --  his third such vacation in this wealthy liberal enclave  --  he was going to introduce another job-producing scheme, and he threatened the Republicans that they better pass it. Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives have already passed two jobs-producing bills including the Ryan budget, legislation which would have resulted in $6 trillion in government spending,...
  • First, there was the failed and highly unpopular Obama stimulus bill in his first year.  Then came the far worse socialized medicine scheme last year called ObamaCare whose unpopularity continues to increase.  Next came the fiasco this year to raise Obama's debt ceiling after he increased government spending by $4 trillion  --  so far  --  a highly unpopular move with the American people.   One would think that the Obama White House would have had plenty of warning from the American people by now  --  most especially Obama's devastating...
  • The Republican Study Committee (RSC) in the United States House of Representatives has been chaired by some outstanding conservative leaders over the past several decades including Congressmen Bob Dornan (R-CA); Tom DeLay (R-TX); Dan Burton (R-IN), Tom Price (R-GA), Barbara Vukonovich (R-NV,) Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), and many others.  The RSC's current chairman, Congressman Jim Jordan, R-OH, is destined to become one of the great chairmen of the now nearly 180-member conservative committee.   Last month, Chairman Jordan and his committee gave a huge boost to Congressman Jason...
  • Many conservative critics and supporters of the Budget Control Act, which passed the United States House of Representatives on Monday by a margin of 269-161 and the United States Senate yesterday by a margin of 74-26, agree that the Tea Party now controls the agenda in Washington D.C.  As one who attended Glenn Beck's Tea Party event last August  --  along with over a half million other Tea Party supporters  --  when looking at the hundreds of thousands of families near the Lincoln Memorial on Washington D.C.'s Mall, I realized that those families represent the large...
  • Republicans in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives are apparently the only ones in Washington D.C. who want to make sure that senior citizens receive their Social Security checks and to make sure that American military personnel around the world are paid next week.  However, Barack Obama, has repeatedly refused to guarantee that seniors will receive their Social Security checks after his self-imposed debt ceiling deadline, August 2nd, has been breeched. Senator Pat Toomey, R-PA in the United States Senate and Congressman David Schweikert (...
  • This morning, every single Democrat Senator   --  Senators John Kerry and Gillibrand did not vote  --  refused to vote for the only bill which has been offered by any Senator to solve the debt ceiling crisis caused by the left-wing policies of those very same Democrats in Congress.  These Democrats unanimously voted to "table" the bill.  In other words, the Democrats in the United States Senate did not want to even debate for one minute the only bill which has passed overwhelmingly in the United States House of Representatives which would have solved the...
  • Grassroots organizations around the United States, including Christian Coalition of America, won a huge victory in the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday night when it passed the "Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011" by an overwhelmingly majority of 234-190.  It also was an astounding victory for the nearly 180-member conservative House Republican Study Committee, chaired by Congressman Jim Jordan, R-OH.  Finally, it was a tremendous victory for the bill's author, Jason Chaffetz, R-UT and the chief co-sponsor, Congressman Mark Mulvaney (R-SC.)   Here are the...