Capitol Hill Updates

  • The office of the Republican Leader of the United States Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, passed along a wonderful document from the Senate Republican Conference.  On Wednesday morning, the president actually declared that instead of giving Americans tax cuts, "there are a whole bunch of better ways to spend the money."   As everyone knows, President George W. Bush's tax cuts from 2001 and 2003 are all going to expire on December 31st of this year if the Democrat-controlled Congress does not act to extend them, or better yet, make them permanent. ...
  • Note the following press release from the office of the Republican Study Committee, a group of over 100 conservative Republicans in the United States House of Representatives which is chaired by Congressman Tom Price, a medical doctor from the state of Georgia.  Congressman Price wanted to correct the record after the president's speech on the economy which was "full of inaccuracies" in Cleveland, Ohio yesterday.   From: Straessle, Brian On Behalf Of RSC Press OfficeSent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 5:22 PMSubject: Price Factchecks President Obama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
  • The Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell from Kentucky came out with a statement yesterday urging the president to oppose his own tax hikes.  These tax hikes on the so-called "rich" will affect countless hundreds of thousands of small business owners, who provide a large majority of new jobs in America.  Here is the press release from Leader McConnell's office yesterday:  From: @mcconnell.senate.gov] Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 2:41 PMSubject: FYI: McConnell: The President Can Help the Economy Now-By Opposing His Own Tax Hike     For...
  • Yesterday, in Lexington, Kentucky, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader in the United States Senate, made some remarks about Iraq just before the president made his 16 minute speech last night on the major television networks.  It was interesting that he refused to acknowledge the huge success of President George W. Bush's surge of 20,000 troops which enabled him to pull out of Iraq all combat troops as of yesterday.  Republican Leader McConnell's full statement is below. For Immediate Release, August 31, 2010 Contacts: Don Stewart 202-224-2979...
  • Yesterday, Republican Minority Leader John Boehner from Ohio  --  who most political analysts predict will be next year's new Speaker of the House of Representatives after the expected Republican tsunami election in November  --  addressed the 92nd American Legion National Convention.  Below you will find his prepared remarks. As today marks the end of the US combat mission in Iraq, Leader Boehner stated: “This day belongs to our troops, whose courage and sacrifices have made the transition to a new mission in Iraq possible.” ---------- Thank you for that...
  • It seems that the Democrats refuse to take no from the American people as expressed through a number of no votes by the Republicans in the United States Senate.  So when the Senators get back from their 5 week plus vacation a week after Labor Day, the Senate Majority Leader  --  who will likely lose not only his majority leader position in the Senate, but his Nevada seat itself  --  will insist on yet another bound-to-fail "stimulus" bill.  Here is hoping that the Republicans remain united and firm, yet again, and defeat this boondoggle of a bill.  Note this...
  • Yesterday, the leader of the Senate Republicans, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, joined Senator Michael Enzi, Republican from Wyoming and eleven other Republican Senators on a letter regarding federal funding for abortions in the new high-risk established under the health care law. Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi falsely insisted that ObamaCare would not fund abortions with Americans' hard-earned tax dollars and now the truth has been revealed: under ObamaCare, abortions will indeed be funded with American tax dollars in the "high-risk pools" established under the ObamaCare law passed...
  • Note this press release from the office of Republican Congressman Tom Graves, who represents the 9th congressional district in Georgia. He has introduced a great piece of legislation which undoubtedly will be supported by a large majority of the American people, considering very large numbers of Americans opposed ObamaCare. His bill, H.R 5882, is legislation that deauthorizes funding to carry out ObamaCare, officially known as, the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010," Congressman Graves' outstanding bill will stop...
  • The Democrats in Congress just can't help themselves. The Democrat-controlled United States House of Representatives is following the lead of the Democrat-controlled United States Senate in foisting upon the beleaguered American taxpayers yet another huge big-spending bill, this time worth $34 BILLION for yet another extension of unemployment benefits, now approaching and exceeding over 2 years of benefits. And the Democrats refuse to pay for their socialist spending with either "revenue enhancements" or spending cuts or some other method of balancing the budget as every American family has...
  • The Democrats who control the United States House of Representatives are trying to keep up with their counterparts in the United States Senate as far as their tax and spend, regulate the economy policies go. Even when they try to pretend, for election purposes, that they care about creating jobs and helping American manufacturers they cannot help but pass legislation which will further stifle the American economy. Case in point is the legislation being voted on in the House of Representatives today called the "U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010." According to the Majority-side (...