Capitol Hill Updates

  • The Republican Leader in the United States Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell, appointed the Senate Republican Whip, Senator Jon Kyl, as the Senate Republican appointee to come up with deficit spending solutions in meetings with Vice President Joe Biden beginning on May 5th.  Directly below is the press release from Republican Senate Leader McConnell's office announcing this appointment: McConnell Taps Republican Whip Kyl for Deficit Meetings with Vice President ‘A serious and credible path forward to reduce spending is the only thing, in my judgment, that will get Republican votes in the...
  • The chairman of the nearly 180-member conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC) in the United States House of Representatives, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, said that although he was disappointed that the RSC budget did not pass the House last week  --  a budget which would have cut some $9 trillion from the president's budget  --  he fully supports House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" budget.  Here is today's RSC press release: --- From the Chairman It has been said a million times, but it bears repeating still: America’s enormous...
  • The House of Representatives Majority Whip, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Republican from California, is blasting the Obama administration in the press release below for not being serious about the national debt nor offering up a credible budget.  Here is Majority Whip McCarthy's press release: - - - McCarthy: We Must Address Our Out-Of-Control Spending and Debt Washington, D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) issued the following statement regarding today’s Standard and Poor’s statement: “Today’s announcement from S&P should be a wake-up call to those who believe we can...
  • Note the House Republican Study Committee summary below of the history-making events which occurred in the Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives this week, including the passage by a margin of 235-193 of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-WI which cut some 6.2 TRILLION dollars from the president's first budget for 2012 introduced a couple months ago.  The president was forced to submit a second budget for 2012 this week in order to try to catch up with the House Republicans, a budget which includes massive tax increases on many Americans and very little...
  • The Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee (RPC), the fourth highest leadership position in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Tom Price, a medical doctor from Georgia, blasted the president's deceitful remarks in his speech yesterday regarding his second 2012 Budget introduced within a 3-month period. As the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin  --  who courageously introduced a very responsible budget last week cutting $6.2 trillion from Obama's budget  --  said yesterday, the "Campaigner in Chief" is now...
  • The leader of the Senate Republicans, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, came out with a statement today about the president's speech tonight on his latest version of his 2012 budget.  Republican Leader McConnell is urging him to offer an action plan, not just a vision. --- 'The truth is, the President is only entering this debate at all because he can no longer ignore the growing bipartisan calls for action. If he were serious, he’d be talking about a detailed roadmap for action, not just grabbing headlines by announcing another speech.’ Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican...
  • It is amazing that the Democrats, especially the president, seek to gain from the pain of the American people.  The Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives today passed another continuing resolution to keep the federal government open for another week.  Just before the vote, Barack Obama issued a statement that he would veto the bill if somehow the Democrat-controlled Senate  --  for the first time this year, and indeed for the first time since 2 years ago  --  managed to pass the budget resolution. Under the leadership of Republican Speaker of the House...
  • The Republicans in the United States House of Representatives are slowly, but surely, fulfilling their campaign promises which they made to supporters in the pro-life, pro-family, and Tea Party movements (most of whom arepro-life.) The item below from the Office of the Speaker of the House, Congressman John Boehner, Republican from Ohio, best exemplifies the fulfilling of their campaign promises,  along with a very early vote this year to repeal the infamous and abominable ObamaCare, the president's socialized medicine scheme which is beginning to ruin the economic system of this country...
  • What makes sense to the overwhelming majority of the American people is "extreme" to Senate Democrat Leaders such as Senator Chuck Schumer.  The Democrat leaders  --  prompted by their political operatives' talking points  --  are basically saying that the desire of millions of Tea Party activists and their supporters to cut the gargantuan spending going on in Washington D.C. is "extreme" and those Republicans who advocate such cuts are "extremists."  The American people know better.  Note the following from the Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's...
  • The most dangerous-to-the-health of the United States of America piece of legislation ever passed by the United States Congress  --   the socialized medicine scheme called ObamaCare  --   was passed a year ago this week. It has done exactly the opposite of what the president and his ObamaCare supporters in Congress promised when they crammed this increasingly unpopular law down the throats of the American people.  ObamaCare has severely limited physician choice for Americans.  ObamaCare has greatly increased cost of premiums.  ObamaCare has limited...