After adding more than $6 trillion to the national debt, the president now says he won’t work in a bipartisan way to address our spending problem and strengthen our economy.
But while the White House is stiff-arming Congress and the American people over needed spending cuts and reforms, there’s somebody out there that the Obama administration is eager to work with …
… click here to watch our new video, “Negotiations,” and find out who.
Attaching deficit reduction measures to a debt limit increase is a common-sense policy that presidents of both parties have used for decades. “...
Amendment defunds and delays Obamacare, protects the nation’s credit rating
Washington, D.C. – Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise today issued the following statement regarding his amendment to the CR.
“This amendment reflects the hard work of many of us in the RSC who have fought to delay and defund Obamacare while ensuring that other government operations are funded and protecting the full faith and credit of the United States. I’m proud to continue that fight in the Rules Committee tonight,” Scalise said. “For weeks, productive conversations have been...
Here are a few things to keep in mind – and to keep handy – for when President Obama speaks with business executives at the Business Roundtable later this morning.
First up – this graphic, a reminder of how every major effort to deal with the deficit over the last 30 years has been tied to debt limit legislation:
The Associated Press says the president will be “cautioning Republicans not to precipitate a government shutdown or an unprecedented debt default” – which is odd since the White House hasn’t taken its threat to shut down the government off the table. And the president...
‘The truth is, for most Americans, the past few years have felt like anything but a recovery. It’s been a story of lost jobs and underemployment, and the loss of dignity that comes with both. It’s been a period of stagnant wages, and an increasing disparity between rich and poor. And then there are all the young people who’ve been stunned to realize, after graduating from college, that there just aren’t any jobs out there. So now is not the time for victory laps. Because if this is his idea of success, I’d hate to see what failure looks like.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate...
WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference with Republican leaders on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) reiterated that, for decades, presidents of both parties have worked with Congress on debt limit legislation that includes spending cuts, and this year should be no different. Boehner also highlighted House Republicans’ continuing effort to protect all Americans from the president’s train wreck of a health care law. Following are Boehner’s remarks:
“You know, the president thinks that American families and small businesses are doing just fine in this economy....
In Obama’s Economy, Income Inequality Is Wide, Labor Participation Is Low And Jobs Are Part-Time & Temporary
Income Inequality ‘Widest It's Been Since The Roaring '20s’
“The gulf between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America is the widest it's been since the Roaring '20s. … In 2012, the incomes of the top 1 percent rose nearly 20 percent compared with a 1 percent increase for the remaining 99 percent.” (“Wealth Gap Widens: Richest 1 Percent Earn Biggest Share Of Income Since 1920s,” AP, 9/10/13)
Labor Force Participation Rate ‘Shrunk To A Level Not Seen In...
Americans “continue to adamantly oppose” the president’s health care law, according to several surveys showing disapproval at a “record high.” With ObamaCare’s implementation set to begin in just two weeks, families and small business owners are right to be concerned. Here’s a look at why Americans fear this train wreck of a law, and why House Republicans will vote to defund it, giving the Senate and president the opportunity to protect all Americans from its disastrous consequences:
A Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey finds that the majority of Americans (52...
New Government Reports Show That The Controversial Democrat Health Law Will Lead To Even Higher Costs & Higher Premiums
Health Costs To Rise By $621 Billion
OBAMA PROMISE: “…my proposal would bring down the cost of health care…” (President Obama, Remarks, 3/3/10)
REALITY: “By 2022 the Affordable Care Act is projected to … increase cumulative health spending by $621 billion.” (“National Health Expenditure Projections,” CMS, P.1, 9/18/13)
Premium Increases ‘To Accelerate’
OBAMA PROMISE: “This law will lower premiums.” (President Obama,...
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
One Minute Speeches
H.Res. 352 - A resolution providing for the consideration of the Joint Resolution (H.J.Res 59.) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes (Special Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Cole / Rules Committee)
H.R. 3102 - Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate)(Sponsored by...
In the year since the Benghazi terrorist attack took the lives of four Americans, House Republicans have continually pressed the Obama administration for answers regarding events preceding the attack, the administration’s response, and what has been done to protect the lives of Americans going forward. Those efforts will continue with three House committee hearings this week. Here’s more:
The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing Wednesday, September 18th at 10 am ET titled: “Benghazi: Where is the State Department Accountability?” The committee notes that four...