Capitol Hill Updates

  • Even some Democrats in the United States House of Representatives recognize that approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico  --  proposed by the House Republicans  --  is a good thing.  Indeed, the Keystone pipeline, being blocked by the president until at least after the beginning of the year 2013  --  will produce tens of thousands of almost immediate new jobs in the United States. Barack Obama's union supporters are some of the most enthusiastic supporters of the Keystone project.  Note this paragraph...
  • The office of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Congressman John Boehner, R-OH, sent out a press release on Friday praising the "Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act" introduced by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. This Republican bill contrasts with the Democrat-controlled United States Senate which has, incredibly, introduced legislation containing a gigantic tax increase on small business owners.  Of course, the Republicans in the Senate have repeatedly and resoundingly rejected Barack Obama's and...
  • The Democrat-controlled United States Senate voted on Thursday to break the Republican filibuster of the nomination of Richard Cordray, one of the most radical federal government regulation supporters that Barack Obama could possibly have put up as his Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP). Thankfully, 45 Republican Senators had signed a commitment to maintain the filibuster of this radical bureaucrat.  The GOP Senators said, in this letter of commitment to oppose Richard Cordray, that they will oppose any nominee to direct the CFPB until the agency is reformed...
  • The Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Tom Price, a physician from the state of Georgia, has introduced the "Pro-Growth Budgeting Act" which will force the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to begin analyzing the longer-term economic impact of major pieces of legislation which are estimated to have a budgetary impact of more than 25% of GDP.   Congressman Price said regarding his legislation:"The reforms outlined in the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act and the additional legislation introduced by House Budget Committee...
  • The United States House of Representatives will be voting today on the House floor for the "Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011" or REINs Act, H.R. 10. The low bill number, #10, shows the significance that the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives places on reducing regulations coming out of the federal government in Washington D.C.  Representative Geoff Davis' bill, H.R.10, has 204 co-sponsors.  Senator Rand Paul  --  like Davis a Republican from Kentucky  --  has introduced the same legislation in the United States...
  • Barack Obama, a probable one-term president, is doing everything he can to extend his socialist legacy by continuing to put on the federal judiciary some of the most radical left-wing  --  to be kind in some cases  --  judges on the federal bench in American history.  One of the left-wing idealogues who Obama is attempting to put on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals is someone named Caitlin J. Halligan.  Based on this extremist's actions and her statements, Halligan despises the rights given to Americans by the Second Amendment.  She has tried to...
  • As incredible as it may seem, the Democrats, led by their leader in the United States Senate  --  and goaded on by the most socialist and partisan president in American history  --   are absolutely intent on taxing the very small business owners who create at least 90% of the jobs in America.  The Democrats, since the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives, have been defeated time after time in trying to tax America's business owners.   Yet, Harry Reid is bringing up for a vote on the Senate floor yet another tax increase bill...
  • Costing the American people hundreds of billions of dollars over the years by their massive regulations and rule-making, the federal agencies and their bureaucrats will finally be reined in after Congress passes the law  --  up for a vote next week in the United States House of Representatives  --   called the "Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011", H.R. 10.  The bill number shows you how important the House Republican leadership believe this bill truly is.  Unfortunately, the most socialist president in American history will...
  • The president seems to have an obsession with punishing the job creators in America for some or various reasons.  Thankfully, the Republican Party in both the Senate and in the House of Representatives are not going to let him get away with taxing the most productive citizens  --  the job creators  --  in America. Indeed, the Republican Leader in the United States Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell said this yesterday regarding Barack Obama and his fellow left-wing Democrats in the Senate wanting to punish job creators in America with gigantic tax...
  • 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. ...