Capitol Hill Updates

  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches (15 per side) Complete Consideration of H.R. 1734 - Civilian Property Realignment Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Denham / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee / Oversight and Government Reform Committee / Rules Committee) Postponed Amendment Vote: Rep. Gerald Connolly Amendment H.R. 3581 - Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of...
  • Chairman Price’s Policy Points Tracking the legislative operations of the 112th Congress  The Week of Monday, February 6, 2012 A View of the House Floor This week, the House of Representatives will consider: ·         A bill to reduce the inventory of federal property (H.R. 1734) ·         A bill to authorize the President to propose a rescission of all or any dollar amount of funding to an enacted bill (H.R. 3521) ·         A bill to require “fair...
  • If the CLASS Act is a microcosm of the gimmicks and dishonesty involved in creating ObamaCare, one recently imposed regulation is the clearest expression yet of how government-run health care will trample on Americans’ constitutional rights. Most people commonly associate the First Amendment with freedom of speech, but its first words are actually to guarantee us freedom of religion. Yet, under an ideological new rule handed down by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, many organizations affiliated with the Catholic Church will be required to provide free contraceptives, sterilization,...
  • The Co-Chairman of the Prayer Caucus in the United States House of Representatives,  J. Randy Forbes, announced today two great victories which protect America’s religious heritage.  They are as follows: "WWII Memorial Prayer Act, H.R. 2070 In recent years there has been some controversy regarding the omission of the phrase “so help us God” in an inscription excerpting President Roosevelt's address to Congress following the attacks on Pearl Harbor..." The bill, H.R. 2070, to remedy this was passed by a whopping margin of 386-26. The second bill mentioned in Congressman...
  • The son of presidential candidate Ron Paul, a United States Senator from the state of Kentucky, Republican Rand Paul, has an outstanding amendment which will bar revolving-door corruption in federal loans; a practice which has been rampant during the Obama administration.  The Paul Amendment which will be attached to the “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act” would bring an end to the revolving door between federal employees and companies lobbying for federal funding of loans. Senator Rand Paul had this to say on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding his legislation: “This...
  • It is beyond comprehension that Barack Obama is presiding over a federal government whose budget is over a trillion dollars for the 4th year in a row, i.e. during each of Obama’s 4 years in office.  The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday announced that it projects an annual deficit in excess of $1 trillion for the fourth consecutive year alongside weak economic growth and high unemployment.  On the other hand, it is interesting to note that one of the Republican presidential candidates has promised, that if elected president, he would cut one trillion dollars from the federal...
  • After illegally putting unconfirmed appointees into office when there was no recess by the United States Senate and ignoring the United States Constitution, Barack Obama is continuing to govern by executive order when he cannot get his way in the United States Congress.  The Republican-controlled House of Representatives is finally beginning to fight back.  Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, Republican from Kansas will be introducing a concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that any Executive Order that would require federal spending has no binding effect until it is...
  • Barack Obama has been in campaign mode since he received a severe rebuke and rejection of his policies by the American people in the 2010 elections.  Unfortunately, Obama used his “State of the Union” annual speech to spew forth partisan political hackery Tuesday tonight in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives. Governor Mitch Daniels, Republican from Indiana, gave the Republican Address to the Nation in response.  Governor Daniels said:  “The President did not cause the economic and fiscal crises that continue in America tonight.  But he was elected...
  • Yesterday marked the 39th anniversary of the most infamous Supreme Court decision in American history, the Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973 which has resulted in the deaths of some 50 million  --  and counting  --  innocent unborn children.  Today, close of hundred thousand marchers  --  mostly young people  --  marched in the annual March for Life organized by Nellie Gray.  Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH, led the large number of Members of Congress, from both parties, in giving a speech before the marchers began their march...
  • 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...