Capitol Hill Updates

  • 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...
  • The Republican Study Committee (RSC) in the United States House of Representatives has about 180 conservative members.  When the Republican Party last gained controlled of the House of Representatives in 1994  --  after being in the wilderness since President Dwight Eisenhower's administration  --  there were only about half that number of members of the conservative RSC.  The committee is chaired by Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio.   Here is a quote from Chairman Jordan regarding the letter 72 RSC members sent to the so-called "Super Committee" which...
  • The Office of the House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Republican from California, sent out a shocking email alerting Americans that the national debt has now gone above an incredible $15 trillion.  Barack Obama is responsible for $4.4 trillion of that national debt piling up his gargantuan debt during his less than 3 years in office   The $15 trillion is now equal to America's gross domestic product (GDP).  The total public debt outstanding is at a ratio of 100% of GDP.  America is quickly becoming like Greece which effectively went bankrupt recently.  Last year...
  • Right before the vote on ObamaCare  --  the pro-abortion socialized medicine scheme which passed the Democrat-controlled 111th Congress early last year without the single vote of a Republican and opposed by a large majority of Americans  --  Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, before she was nominated by Barack Obama as his nominee to the nation's top court, wrote to the left-winger Harvard professor, Laurence Tribe, excited about the Democrats having the votes to pass ObamaCare. Kagan sent an email to Tribe when he was serviing in the Obama Justice Department...
  • Note the following information from the office of the Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican from Kentucky regarding what is happening in the United States Senate this week.  Note his statement in the press release below with his reaction to the decision by the United States Supreme Court to hear arguments next March regarding the socialized medicine scheme called ObamaCare:  - - - (Yesterday) the Senate resume(d) consideration of HR 2354, the Energy and Water appropriation bill which, if a consent agreement is reached, will also include Financial Services and State...