Capitol Hill Updates

  • On Tuesday night, the United States House of Representatives almost unanimously voted to reaffirm "In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States of America.  By a margin of 396-9  --  with two unbelievable abstensions  --  "In God We Trust" was reaffirmed as America's national motto.   As if there is any danger of the apparently scary prospect of "In God We Trust" being inscribed on all the nation's federal buildings, here is what the only Republican who voted no to the resolution  --  Congressman Justin Amash from Michigan's 3rd...
  • Fox News announced on Monday that the United Nations cultural agency UNESCO granted full membership to Palestinians despite threat of defunding by United States of America.  This is such an outrageous act that it cannot be ignored by Congress.  Indeed, Christian Coalition of America told the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-FL, that it would support her outstanding bill called the "United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act of 2011," H.R.2829 or "U.N. Reform Act of 2011" for short. There are 138 co-sponsors thus...
  • Congressman Todd Akin, R-MO, is a long-time champion of family values, a former Army officer, and father of 6 children, including two who have attended the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.  Representative Akin, the chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, is fighting Barack Obama's left-wing agenda which is being imposed on the courageous members of America's military.    The latest outrage by the Obama administration with regards to the weakening of the United States military by this administration is to...
  • 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...