Capitol Hill Updates

  • 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...
  • Tea Party supporters, grass-roots conservatives and many Americans who receive Social Security benefits  --  and indeed, most Members of the United States House of Representatives  --  are outraged that the Democrat-controlled Senate left for a 30-day vacation after approving only a 60-day extension of the Social Security tax cuts for 160 million Americans.  Unfortunately, some misguided Republican Senators voted with all of the Democrats in the United States Senate (except two) for this abominable bill. On the other hand, the Republican-controlled House of...
  • Unlike the Democrat-controlled United States Senate  --  which if you turn on C-Span, you will see an empty chamber for days on end with the Senate clerk droning on with roll call after countless roll calls  --  the Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives is doing what the American people sent them to Washington to do.  And that is to cut the gargantuan federal government back to size; cut taxes and regulations, eliminate the $15 trillion federal debt, and pass legislation which will provide a business atmosphere in America...
  • Last night, the Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed yet another bi-partisan job-creating bill.  The "Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act," H.R. 3630, was passed by a margin of 234 to 193.  The bill includes a Social Security tax cut extension for the year 2012 for all middle-class families amounting to an average of around $1,000.   Also included in this legislation is a job-producing provision  -- opposed by most Democrats in Congress, but supported by their union supporters --  which will force the...
  • The Chairman of the 180 member-strong Republican Study Committee (RSC) in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio, and his conservative committee, have introduced a bill entitled "Jobs Through Growth Act," H.R.3400.   The RSC legislation will allow families, individual and small businesses, who pay the personal income tax, to scrap the current code for one that is simpler, flatter and fairer.  This will make filing income taxes much easier  --  and will save American tax-filers tens and tens of billions of dollars in accountant/tax...
  • Even some Democrats in the United States House of Representatives recognize that approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico  --  proposed by the House Republicans  --  is a good thing.  Indeed, the Keystone pipeline, being blocked by the president until at least after the beginning of the year 2013  --  will produce tens of thousands of almost immediate new jobs in the United States. Barack Obama's union supporters are some of the most enthusiastic supporters of the Keystone project.  Note this paragraph...
  • The office of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Congressman John Boehner, R-OH, sent out a press release on Friday praising the "Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act" introduced by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. This Republican bill contrasts with the Democrat-controlled United States Senate which has, incredibly, introduced legislation containing a gigantic tax increase on small business owners.  Of course, the Republicans in the Senate have repeatedly and resoundingly rejected Barack Obama's and...
  • The Democrat-controlled United States Senate voted on Thursday to break the Republican filibuster of the nomination of Richard Cordray, one of the most radical federal government regulation supporters that Barack Obama could possibly have put up as his Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP). Thankfully, 45 Republican Senators had signed a commitment to maintain the filibuster of this radical bureaucrat.  The GOP Senators said, in this letter of commitment to oppose Richard Cordray, that they will oppose any nominee to direct the CFPB until the agency is reformed...