Capitol Hill Updates

  • The chairman of the 180-member conservative Republican Study Committee in the House of Representatives, Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio, has a problem with spending by Democrats.  The bottom line is that the Democrats just do not want to cut spending but they do want to increase taxes on the American people.  Congressman Jordan also urges passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment. Here is a comment RSC Chairman Jordan made yesterday:  "The rest of the bill continues federal spending through November 18 at a rate that’s just $7 billion below current levels. For some perspective,...
  • The Obama administration recognized yesterday that it would not successfully defend its socialized medicine scheme, ObamaCare, in a hearing before the full membership of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is more conservative than the United States Supreme Court, and thus, it threw in the towel.  As a result, the nation's top court will undoubtedly hear the arguments this autumn from attorneys representing the 26 states who initiated a lawsuit against ObamaCare stating that it is unconstitutional.  The Supreme Court will probably schedule a hearing near the beginning of its...
  • The leader of the Republicans in the United States Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky blasted his Democrat counterparts yesterday over a near government shut-down crisis which should never have occurred in the first place. Senate Leader McConnell said on the Senate floor yesterday: “After tonight’s vote, I think the best path forward is clear: the quickest and surest way to get FEMA all the disaster funds it needs, and put an end to any talk of a government shutdown, is for the Senate to take up and pass the House-passed CR right away. “Unfortunately, my friends on the other side...
  • It is sort of comical, but tragic, how Barack Obama has basically confined himself on visits to nearly only those states for whose electoral votes he desperately needs for relection next year, still some 14 months away.  He is almost non-stop on Air Force One these days trying to get voters in those key battleground states to support his $1.5 TRILLION, with a "T", tax increases.  The American people are not buying Obama's "Stimulus 2" either, no matter how many visits to their states he makes.  Indeed, by overwhelming majorities, they want Obama's signature "achievement," his...
  • Christian Coalition of America supporters all over America celebrated "Constitution Day" this past Saturday.  The Obama administration's policies have made a mockery of the United States Constitution. The Chairman of the nearly 180 member conservative Republican Study Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Jim Jordan, R-OH, recently commented about "Constitution Day" and the Republicans' push this year for a Balanced Budget Amendment.  Congressman Jordan said:  "Constitution Day was this Saturday, and I encourage you to read how House Republicans are...
  • The Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressman Fred Upton, R-MI, and his subcommittees in the House of Representatives, have done yeomans work at providing oversight over the Obama administration since the Republicans took control of the House less than 9 months ago. The committee announced today that it will vote on legislation to provide American job creators relief from EPA’s burdensome regulations and strengthen pipeline safety. Subcommittees will hold hearings to examine drug shortages and to further investigate the Obama administration’s Solyndra scandal and the...
  • Ironically, the author of hope and change, Barack Obama, during his 2008 presidential campaign, promised that he would be a uniter, not a divider if Americans elected him president.  Instead, President Obama is arguably the most divisive leader in American history.  The best example of this was his Chicago-thuggish political speech on Monday night when he announced his $1.5 trillion tax increase scheme. The leader of the Republicans in the United States Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell, R-KY, said about Obama's latest scheme to create jobs:  "Here’s my question: how do you...
  • The leader of the Republicans in the United States Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell, R-KY  --  who Dick Morris predicts may have as many as 60 plus Republicans when the 113th Congress convenes on January 3, 2013, assuming Senator McConnell is elected Majority Leader  --  was on NBC's "Meet the Press" yesterday.  One of Senator McConnell's answers regarding possible tax increases being proposed by the president  --  which were actually announced today by Barack Obama  --  was, "Well, you know, we had that vote, David, [last year] when the Democrats...
  • The United States Constitution was signed at the Constitional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 224 years ago tomorrow on September 17, 1787.  Christian Coalition of America has, during the month of September, been urging Americans to celebrate Constitution Day in homes and other locations all across America tomorrow. In honor of Constitution Day being celebrated all over America tomorrow, the nearly 180-member Republican Study Committee (RSC) in the United States House of Representatives looked back at how House Republicans have placed a renewed focus on the United States...
  • American workers and businesses won a huge victory this afternoon in the United States House of Representatives  which is controlled by the Republicans since Tea Party supporters turned out in massive numbers last November and gave control of the House to the Republican Party.  The "Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act" passed by a margin of 238-186 with overwhelming Republican support and with the support of 8 Democrats. The legislation was introduced after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  --  controlled by anti-business left-wingers appointed by the...