Capitol Hill Updates

  • Yesterday, the Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives passed yet another bipartisan  jobs bill by a whopping margin of 405-16, with only the most socialist Democrats refusing to vote for it.  Barack Obama  --  who by next year's election will have been campaigning for 19 straight months since he announced he would run for reelection on April 4th  --  is still robotically crying "Pass my jobs bill." Instead of blaming Republicans, Obama needs to harass his Democrat-controlled Senate to pass at least some of the 16 jobs bills  -- ...
  • We recently read that the Obama administration is planning an unconstitutional housing refinancing bail-out scheme.  The policies which Obama will install by fiat are policies which were rejected on a bipartisan basis by the United States Congress.  Because he could not get his way with the Republicans and the Democrats in Congress, Obama is unilaterally, by executive action, ramming through his refinancing scheme down the throats of responsible Americans. In Nevada, where the president gave a speech on yet another bail-out scheme  --  and a state which Obama must win...
  • "It's completely preposterous at a time when 14 million Americans are looking for a job in this country for the President to be riding around on a bus saying we should raise taxes — on the very folks who create jobs. Think about that: We’ve got 14 million people out of work, and two self-identified conservatives for every liberal in this country, and the President’s out there doing his best Howard Dean impersonation. He’s completely out of touch. Let’s forget about tax hikes. Let’s drop the talking points about millionaires and billionaires. And let’s work together on bipartisan jobs...
  • As the Chairman of the House of Representatives' 180-member strong conservative Republican Study Committee, Congressman Jim Jordan, stated today, it has been 902 days since the United States Senate has produced a budget.  This "Do-Nothing Senate" has rejected jobs bill after jobs bill sent over to the Democrats who control the Senate from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives which passed these jobs bills overwhelmingly.   Thankfully for American workers  --  with pressure from the American people and the Republicans in the House and the Senate  --...
  • With a huge bipartisan majority in the United States House of Representatives tonight, the "Protect Life Act", H.R. 358, passed by a margin of 251-172.  Led by the Co-Chairman of the bipartisan House Pro-life Caucus, Democrat Congressman Dan Lipinski from Illinois, 14 other Democrats voted for the pro-life legislation to ensure no taxpayer dollars are used to fund abortions. The 15 pro-life Democrats are:  Jason Altmire (PA); Sanford Bishop (GA); Dan Boren (OK); Jerry Costello (IL); Mark Critz (PA); Henry Cueller (TX); Joe Donnelly (IN); Tim Holden (PA); Dan Lipinski (IL);...
  • Congressman Randy Hultgren, a Republican from Illinois, is one of the Tea Party freshmen class of 2010.  This father of 4 home-schooled children has become a champion of the rapidly-growing home school movement.  Incredibly, in the congressional district of the former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, the Democrat who replaced the speaker, Congressman Bill Foster, actually voted for Barrack Obama's first trillion "stimulus" bill which was an abject failure.  Then, Randy Hultgren ran for Congress last year and ended Foster's short congressional career after Foster naively...
  • The Leader of the Senate Republicans, Senator Mitch McConnell, KY, came out on Wednesday and told Barack Obama to "end his charade."  Since Obama's speech before a Joint Session of Congress  --  which was a bust a few weeks ago  --  Barack Obama is trying to get Congress to pass what he calls a "jobs" bill, but what is really his second major "stimulus" bill.  The first Obama "stimulus" bill, which cost Americans one trillion dollars, was an abject failure. Senate Leader McConnell said:  "For the past three weeks, President Obama has been racing around the...
  • The re-election campaign of the Blame-Everyone-Else-in-Chief, Barack Obama  --  who has blamed just about everyone else for the Obama Recession (or very close to a recession) which our nation is experiencing including two and a half years of blaming President George W. Bush  --  is now singling out the Majority Leader in the United States House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, R-VA for blame. Obama said in a speech at a community college:  "I'd like Mr Cantor to come down here to Dallas and explain what exactly in this jobs bill does he not believe in." Congressman...
  • Christian Coalition of America commends Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, Republican from Ohio, for condemning religious persecution in Iran.  Specifically, Speaker Boehner is denouncing Iran for issuing a death sentence against a Christian pastor, Yousef Nadarkhani, just because he is Christian.  Speaker Boehner says this about Pastor Nadarkhani's imminent execution:  "I urge Iran’s leaders to abandon this dark path, spare Yousef Nadarkhani’s life, and grant him a full and unconditional release." The rest of the press release from the Speaker's office is...
  • The chairman of the 180-member conservative Republican Study Committee in the House of Representatives, Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio, has a problem with spending by Democrats.  The bottom line is that the Democrats just do not want to cut spending but they do want to increase taxes on the American people.  Congressman Jordan also urges passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment. Here is a comment RSC Chairman Jordan made yesterday:  "The rest of the bill continues federal spending through November 18 at a rate that’s just $7 billion below current levels. For some perspective,...