Capitol Hill Updates

  • Barack Obama, a probable one-term president, is doing everything he can to extend his socialist legacy by continuing to put on the federal judiciary some of the most radical left-wing  --  to be kind in some cases  --  judges on the federal bench in American history.  One of the left-wing idealogues who Obama is attempting to put on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals is someone named Caitlin J. Halligan.  Based on this extremist's actions and her statements, Halligan despises the rights given to Americans by the Second Amendment.  She has tried to...
  • As incredible as it may seem, the Democrats, led by their leader in the United States Senate  --  and goaded on by the most socialist and partisan president in American history  --   are absolutely intent on taxing the very small business owners who create at least 90% of the jobs in America.  The Democrats, since the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives, have been defeated time after time in trying to tax America's business owners.   Yet, Harry Reid is bringing up for a vote on the Senate floor yet another tax increase bill...
  • Costing the American people hundreds of billions of dollars over the years by their massive regulations and rule-making, the federal agencies and their bureaucrats will finally be reined in after Congress passes the law  --  up for a vote next week in the United States House of Representatives  --   called the "Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011", H.R. 10.  The bill number shows you how important the House Republican leadership believe this bill truly is.  Unfortunately, the most socialist president in American history will...
  • The president seems to have an obsession with punishing the job creators in America for some or various reasons.  Thankfully, the Republican Party in both the Senate and in the House of Representatives are not going to let him get away with taxing the most productive citizens  --  the job creators  --  in America. Indeed, the Republican Leader in the United States Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell said this yesterday regarding Barack Obama and his fellow left-wing Democrats in the Senate wanting to punish job creators in America with gigantic tax...
  • The Majority Whip in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, posted the floor schedule for this week including votes on bills forcing less regulations in government and a bill terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions. Note summaries of these 3 bills below the schedule for the House of Representatives this week directly below: The House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Immediately after One Minutes we will recess. At 4:00 p.m. we will begin debate on our four scheduled suspensions. ...
  • The conservative 180-member strong Republican Study Committee (RSC) in the United States House of Representatives, under the chairmanship of Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio, has introduced yet another Republican jobs-producing bill which will, unfortunately, undoubtedly be killed by the Democrats in the Senate after the bill passes the House of Representatives. Indeed, the Democrat-controlled Senate has refused to even allow a vote on over 20 jobs bills which have been passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.  The RSC-sponsored bill, the "Jobs Through Growth Act"...
  • Failed policy after failed policy continues to be introduced by the Democrats in Washington.  On the heels of Obamacare and the trillion dollar Obama "stimulus" bill, which has resulted in an almost unmovably high 9% unemployment rate during the past 3 years, their latest scheme is Senate bill S.1917 with 5 Senate co-sponsors.  S.1917 is authored by one of the Democrats' endangered species, Senator Bob Casey from Pennsylvania, and would just about kill job creation by small businesses in America.  Normally, small businesses have produced some 90% of the jobs in the America....
  • There are a few interesting pieces of legislation up for a vote next week in the United States House of Representatives including these bills: H.R. 3463 - To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions and by terminating the Election Assistance Commission (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Gregg Harper / House Administration Committee / Ways and Means Committee)H.R. 527 - Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Judiciary Committee / Small...
  • The chairman of the conservative, 180-member strong, Republican Study Committee in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Jim Jordan, R-OH, blasted the Democrats for torpedoing any possible "Super Committee" agreement to cut over one trillion dollars from the $15 trillion debt. Chairman Jordan said today, "Wednesday, the national debt topped $15 trillion for the first time in history. Our debt is now almost the same size as our entire economy. Greece and Italy were here not too long ago.   Two days later, 161 House Democrats voted against sending a balanced budget...
  • On Friday afternoon, the United States House of Representatives came about 30 votes short of the 2/3 majority needed to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the United States Constitution.  Unfortunately, the final vote was 261 ayes and 165 nays.  Voting aye were 236 Republicans and 25 Democrats.  Voting nay were 4 Republicans and 161 Democrats. Those Representatives who voted nay on the Balanced Budget Amendment vote today will receive a negative vote in the Christian Coalition of America's congressional scorecard. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Congressman John...