Capitol Hill Updates

  • The contrast could not be more sharp.  Following Barack Obama's disgraceful attacks last week on Israel and his support for Palestinian policies which threaten to destroy Israel, Obama's opponents in the Republican Party have continued their long-time and very strong support for Israel, and most especially for its courageous Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. For example, the Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell from Kentucky had these remarks about Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu: “Israel is of course a great friend and an ally to the United States, and the Prime Minister...
  • After passing the worst piece of legislation in American history into law, ObamaCare, in the Democrat-controlled 111th Congress two years ago, the Obama administration is now granting thousands of waivers to its favorite supporters  --  many of them unions  --  to avoid having to abide by the onerous mandates of ObamaCare.  Indeed, it was reported just this week that the former Democrat Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, who almost single-handedly crammed ObamaCare down the throats of an unwilling American people, received a whopping 20% of the...
  • $3.93 per gallon of gasoline is not exactly a great way to begin the summer driving season beginning on Memorial Day.  If Democrats feel smug about the 6-cent decrease in the price of a gallon of gasoline recently, they shouldn't be.  If the price is above $2.50 per gallon by next year's election, Democrats will feel the price of gasoline at the polls.  It was a $1.83 per gallon when Barack Obama was inaugurated. The Republican Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, blasted the Democrats yesterday for their lack of a real plan to do something about the gargantuan price...
  • It was been 387 days since Barack Obama and the idealogues in his administration shut down off-shore drilling on a very wide-scale in the United States.  As a result, the cost of a gallon of gasoline has sky-rocketed under Obama's administration. The American people overwhelmingly elected Republicans last November to take control of the United States House of Representatives and to do something about the dismal economy and about rising gasoline prices.  Yesterday, the Republicans in the House responded and passed a bill entitled "Putting the Gulf Back to Work Act" which would end...
  • When the Democrats took control of Congress with overwhelming numbers and the White House in 2008, the price of gasoline was about 45% of the price that it is now.  Indeed, on Barack Obama's inauguration day, the price of a gallon of gasoline was only $1.86.  It is now a whopping $4.00 per gallon and in many places in America, gasoline costs $5.00 per gallon.  This is from an administration whose president said that gasoline prices must necessarily rise during his administration.  This is one of the very rare promises Barack Obama has kept. Obama's Energy Secretary...
  • Until the Tea Party and other pro-family supporters  --  who dumped six Democrat Senators from office last year  --  get rid of more pro-abortion Senators, mostly from the Democrat Party, there will be little chance of seeing commonsense legislation overwhelmingly supported by the American people passed such as H.R.3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" which passed the United States House of Representatives by the huge margin of 251-175 yesterday.  However, there are a group of pro-life Senators such as Republican Senators Orrin Hatch (UT), Tom Coburn (OK),...
  • The former Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee in the United States House of Representatives, the late Congressman Henry Hyde, Republican from Illinois  --  and the pro-life champion of Congress since the most infamous decision by a Supreme Court in American history, Roe v. Wade in 1973  --  introduced legislation shortly after this abominable decision to ameliorate what the court had done. The Hyde Amendment was passed on September 30, 1976 by the House of Representatives, by a margin of 207-167 which barred the use of certain federal funds to pay for abortions....
  • One of the most infamous pieces of legislation ever passed by any other Congress, ObamaCare, passed in March of this past year by the Democrat-controlled Congress --  which is still opposed by a large majority of the American people  --  is being dismantled by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives one part at a time. The Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, Congressman Tom Price, a medical doctor from Georgia, reports in the press release below the latest effort by the Republicans to satisfy the will of the American people to defund ObamaCare and...
  • The Chairman of the House of Representatives' Republican Policy Committee, Congressman Tom Price, a medical doctor from Georgia, said today that "The policies of this administration remain destructive to our economy and job growth." Chairman Price was referring to the fact that America's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by a paltry rate of 1.8% during the first quarter of 2011.  The unemployment rate is still hovering around the 9% level.  In other words, after a trillion dollars of stimulus which the Democrat Party forced upon the economy, and after a presidential promise that the...
  • When the Obama administration took over on January 20, 2009, the price of a gallon of gasoline was a high, but tolerable, $1.83 per gallon.  Now, the average price of a gallon of gasoline is flirting with an astounding $4.00 per gallon level, and in some states has already passed the $5.00 per gallon level.   The Chairman of the House of Representatives' Republican Policy Committee (RPC), Congressman Tom Price, a medical doctor from Georgia is saying enough is enough.  In his committee's press release below, Chairman Price says:  “Under their political economy,...