Capitol Hill Updates

  • Many conservative critics and supporters of the Budget Control Act, which passed the United States House of Representatives on Monday by a margin of 269-161 and the United States Senate yesterday by a margin of 74-26, agree that the Tea Party now controls the agenda in Washington D.C.  As one who attended Glenn Beck's Tea Party event last August  --  along with over a half million other Tea Party supporters  --  when looking at the hundreds of thousands of families near the Lincoln Memorial on Washington D.C.'s Mall, I realized that those families represent the large...
  • Republicans in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives are apparently the only ones in Washington D.C. who want to make sure that senior citizens receive their Social Security checks and to make sure that American military personnel around the world are paid next week.  However, Barack Obama, has repeatedly refused to guarantee that seniors will receive their Social Security checks after his self-imposed debt ceiling deadline, August 2nd, has been breeched. Senator Pat Toomey, R-PA in the United States Senate and Congressman David Schweikert (...
  • This morning, every single Democrat Senator   --  Senators John Kerry and Gillibrand did not vote  --  refused to vote for the only bill which has been offered by any Senator to solve the debt ceiling crisis caused by the left-wing policies of those very same Democrats in Congress.  These Democrats unanimously voted to "table" the bill.  In other words, the Democrats in the United States Senate did not want to even debate for one minute the only bill which has passed overwhelmingly in the United States House of Representatives which would have solved the...
  • Grassroots organizations around the United States, including Christian Coalition of America, won a huge victory in the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday night when it passed the "Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011" by an overwhelmingly majority of 234-190.  It also was an astounding victory for the nearly 180-member conservative House Republican Study Committee, chaired by Congressman Jim Jordan, R-OH.  Finally, it was a tremendous victory for the bill's author, Jason Chaffetz, R-UT and the chief co-sponsor, Congressman Mark Mulvaney (R-SC.)   Here are the...
  • It is refreshing to find Members of Congress who are thinking outside the box  --  way outside the box  --  according to lots of people.  Republican Congressman Paul Broun, a medical doctor from Georgia, has a bill, H.R. 2409, to actually reduce the debt ceiling, as opposed to raising it yet again as Barack Obama wants to do.  The president wants to raise the debt ceiling to a whopping and economy-killing $18.6 trillion. Congressman Broun wrote in "The Washington Times" on July 13, 2011:  "As a wise person, would you invest in a business if its expenses...
  • Christian Coalition of America was one of the first organizations, this past May, to come out in favor of legislation, now called the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011, H.R. 2560, introduced by Congressmen Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Mick Mulvaney (R-SC).  Eight of the Republican presidential candidates have endorsed their bill.  The idea for such legislation was hatched earlier this year in the 180-member conservative House Republican Study Committee, chaired by Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH). The Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011 will be voted on the floor of the House of...
  • One of the biggest blunders in recent congressional history occurred on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. yesterday when the Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, came up with a scheme to solve the debt ceiling crisis which is called the "last choice option" (which is now being called the "McConnell Contingency Plan.") The McConnell Contingency Plan infuriated conservatives all over America last night and today, including the Tea Party movement, which gave the Republicans control of the House of Representatives and a pick-up of 6 new Senators.  The Cap, Cut and Balance Coalition...
  • After rejecting two invitations by the Senate Republican Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, to come to Capitol Hill to work on the debt ceiling crisis  --  and probably because of the invitations  --  it appears that Barack Obama is finally getting serious about doing something about the crushing debt in this nation. Today, Obama  --  in his usual partisan manner  --   invited the congressional leaders to the White House on Thursday and effectively demanded that the Republicans accept his tax increase proposals. The nearly 200-strong conservative...
  • Christian Coalition of America was one of the first national grassroots organizations to get involved with the debt ceiling crisis debate and in the effort to pass legislation  --  initiated by the House of Representatives' Republican Study Committee and the leader of Let Freedom Ring, Colin Hanna  --  called Cut, Cap and Balance.   Representative David Schweikert wrote in yesterday's "The Washington Times" that there are 14 trillion reasons why to pass the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" legislation.  The national debt limit is currently at $14.294 trillion and the...
  • The momentum to ensure that there will be no debt limit increase without legislation mirroring the so-called "Cut, Cap and Balance" legislation is increasing on Capitol Hill.  Last week, 11 United States Senators had signed onto the Cut-Cap-Balance Pledge effort and many of them spoke at a press conference with a number of Congressmen from the House of Representatives.  Three Republican presidential candidates have also signed on:  Congressman Ron Paul from Texas; Herman Cain from Georgia, and Senator Rick Santorum from Pennsylvania.  The Chairman of the House of...