Capitol Hill Updates

  • Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed with bipartisan support the Require a PLAN Act (H.R. 444) on Wednesday, legislation introduced by Congressman Price that requires the White House to either produce a balanced budget or provide a supplemental budget plan by April 1, 2013 that identifies in what fiscal year their plan would achieve balance. “The American people are demanding that Congress and the President take action to address the growing debt crisis in this country so that we leave our...
  • Time for a serious deficit plan By Mitch McConnell President Barack Obama pledged to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. But because he focused on political gimmicks, rather than real reform, we’ve seen trillion-dollar deficits and nearly $6 trillion added to the debt instead. Based on what we heard from the president at a news conference Tuesday, his unserious attitude is likely to continue. That’s worrying. Unless we can get a handle on Washington’s overspending, and quickly, it will continue to undermine our economy and jeopardize our children’s futures. Sadly...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that they have selected U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the President’s State of the Union address on February 12, 2013.  Sen. Rubio, now in his third year in the U.S. Senate, has been a champion of growing the American middle class through limited government and free enterprise policies, making him a natural choice to outline why the Republican vision can help Americans rise above their current...
  • Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the House of Representatives began consideration of H.R. 444, the Require a PLAN Act, legislation requiring President Obama to produce a budget plan that actually achieves balance. Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06), the lead sponsor of the Require a PLAN Act, spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of this common sense legislation. Below is an excerpt of those remarks:   “Today we're talking about H.R. 444 – a bill that simply says to the president, ‘Mr. President, when you submit your budget, just let us know when...
  •   WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference with Republican leaders on Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) discussed President Obama and Senate Democrats’ failure to offer a serious budget or plan to replace the president’s sequester, and highlighted the action House Republicans are taking to hold them accountable. Following is the text of Speaker Boehner’s remarks: “You know, every month under President Obama kind of feels the same: high unemployment, rising prices, and more debt for our kids and our grandkids.  And if government spending were what the president...
  • “Now that Congress has acted on the tax issue, the President needs to lay out significant spending reforms—the other side of the ‘balance’ as he defines it. But every day spent talking about ‘corporate jets’ is a day wasted, and given that the President again missed the deadline to submit a budget this year, there’s not much time to spare. The clock is ticking. It’s time to get serious.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement today regarding the need for smarter spending reforms, not additional tax hikes, to solve our nation...
  • From the Chairman American families are still struggling due to President Obama’s failed economic policies.  The President believes that Washington can tax, borrow and spend its way to a better future, yet House conservatives know that just like American families and businesses who have had to tighten their budgets, Washington must also start living within its means.  The first step in creating a responsible budget is to present a budget.  Republicans in the House have passed a budget for the past two years, and will proudly do so again this year.  The Senate has...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming sequestration cuts:“President Obama first proposed the sequester and insisted it become law.  Republicans have twice voted to replace these arbitrary cuts with common-sense cuts and reforms that protect our national defense.  We believe there is a better way to reduce the deficit, but Americans do not support sacrificing real spending cuts for more tax hikes.  The president’s sequester should be replaced with spending cuts and reforms that will start us on the...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today on President Obama missing the legally-mandated deadline to submit his budget to Congress for the fourth time in five years. “For the fourth time in five years this White House has proven it does not take trillion-dollar deficits seriously enough to submit a budget on time.  In contrast, Republicans will meet our obligations and pass another budget in the coming weeks that addresses our spending problem, promotes robust job creation, and expands opportunity for all Americans.  The...
  • Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve Scalise issued the following statement on Friday after the Obama administration’s announcement discussing their ‘compromise’ on the unconstitutional mandate forcing coverage of abortifacients, contraceptives, and sterilizations. "President Obama’s so called ‘compromise’ to the HHS contraception mandate is an affront to the Constitution and all Americans who respect religious freedom,” said Scalise.  “Never in the history of our great nation has the government forced individuals and employers to purchase a private product that violates their...