Capitol Hill Updates

  • Barack Obama, rejecting the advice of his union supporters, said in effect that he was not interested in creating 20,000 (almost immediate) jobs when he rejected the building of the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico this afternoon.  Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH, accused Obama of “selling out American jobs for politics.”  The Chairman of the 180-member strong conservative Republican Study Committee in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio, said:  “The law clearly says the President can only block this...
  • Recently Congresswoman Diane Black, R-TN, introduced a resolution (H.Res. 509) disapproving of Barack Obama’s appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) while the United States Senate was not in recess. The Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Tom Price, a physician from Georgia, who has co-sponsored Congresswoman Black’s resolution said this about her legislation:  “I am proud to stand with many of my colleagues in supporting a resolution of disapproval...
  • Incredibly, in just one term, Barack Obama has increased the national debt by a rate which is over double that of President George W. Bush.   Obama is projected to increase the federal debt by 23.5% which is more than President Bush’s increase in the debt over his 8 years in office.  Now, Obama is demanding that Congress further increase the national debt by a whopping $1.2 TRILLION.   The federal debt in currently over $15.2 trillion.  When Obama is finished with his anticipated one term after his abominable and wasteful spending  --  ObamaCare,...
  • The Obama administration seems determined to stifle job growth in America.  On the other hand, the Republicans in the United States House of Representatives have passed nearly 30 pieces of major legislation to create jobs in America.  Virtually all of them have been stopped from even getting an up-or-down vote in the United States Senate. The latest effort by the House Republicans is a bill called the “Plan for America’s Job Creators.”  The Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee (RPC), Congressman Tom Price, a physician from Georgia, says this about the newest job-...
  • Obama’s debt is too big!  Obama’s economy is too small! That is the criticism leveled against the Obama administration and congressional Democrats by the Chairman of the 180-member strong conservative Republican Study Committee in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Jim Jordan, R-OH, yesterday. Astoundingly, America’s national debt is now bigger than America’s national economy.  As Congressman Jordan said in a press release yesterday:  “Having a national debt larger than our economy basically means two things. The debt is too big, and our economy is too...
  • One would think that a president who is in the deepest trouble with his disastrous economy  --   since Jimmy Carter ran for reelection and was trounced by Governor Ronald Reagan in 1980  --  would do anything possible to create jobs.  Yet, Barack Obama refuses to approve the Keystone XL pipeline construction project which will provide tens of thousands of jobs and relatively inexpensive oil supplies from Canada’s oil fields to America.  The Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Tom Price, a...
  • Just when you think America's arguably worst president in history, Barack Obama, could not top himself in his meglomaniacal arrogance, he somehow does indeed top himself.  Earlier today, leaders of the Republicans in Congress blasted Obama's decision to illegally grant a "recess" appointment to Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) when the United States Congress was not in recess. Yet, a few hours later, this most arrogant of presidents illegally made 3 more "recess" appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which has done more job...
  • The Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, blasted Barack Obama's clearly unconstitutional appointment of Richard Cordray as the head of one of the worst agencies ever conceived by a Democrat-controlled Congress:  the so-called and hilariously-named "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau" (CFPB.)Never before has an American president unlawfully appointed an individual  --  who has been clearly voted down by the United States Senate  --   to head an agency when Congress is NOT in recess.  Obama...
  • Congressman Tom Price, a medical doctor from Georgia, and the Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee in the United States House of Representatives, accused Barack Obama and the top Democrat in the United States Senate, Harry Reid, of punting the ball down the field with regards to Americans getting their payroll taxes cut for one year.   Instead Obama and Reid forced 160 million Americans to accept only a 2-month payroll tax cut extension.  Almost as bad, small businesses will now have to spend countless tens of millions in added costs because of the Obama/Reid 2-month...
  • Let's see now: a 365-day extension of the Social Security tax cuts for 160,000,000 Americans passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives which is paid for versus a 60-day extension of Social Security tax cuts passed by the Democrat-controlled Senate which is not paid for.  The hysterical and liberal  --  but, I repeat myself  --  mainstream news media are falling all over themselves to blame the Republicans for this impasse.  However, the American people, when they see the Republican bill vs. the Democrat bill, there is no doubt which bill they...