Capitol Hill Updates

  • The leader of the Republicans in the Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, and Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, the probable Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee next year have recently introduced legislation called the Tax Hike Prevention Act. Note the email below from the Office of the Senate Republican Leader's office regarding his bill and even support by a number of Senate Democrats and Independent Joe Lieberman for extension of President George W. Bush's tax cuts (all of them). ---------- The Tax Hike Prevention Act   Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • The liberal Democrats in the United States Senate led by Senator Harry Reid  --  who is losing to Sharron Angle in the polls in Nevada  --  suffered a 2nd major defeat within the past two days.  Tuesday, the Democrats suffered a huge defeat when their attempt to overturn the 1993 law (interpreted by Bill Clinton as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell") failed.   Today's Democrat defeat was an attempt by the liberals to pass a bill which they called the "Disclose Act"  which  --   if it had passed  --  would have enabled the Democrats to...
  • Today, the Republicans introduced a document pretty similar to what the party introduced in 1994 before that tsunami election putthe Republicans in control of the United States House of Representatives for the first time in about 50 years.  In 1994, the document was called Contract with America.  The Republican governing agenda which was introduced today is called "A Pledge to America."  The House Republican leaders today said that their new governing agenda is built on the priorities of the American people such as getting rid of the socialized medicine scheme passed by the...
  • Roberta Combs, President of the Christian Coalition of America in a press release today criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's plan to end the filibuster by Republicans of a very cynical defense authorization bill.  The Republicans -- and hopefully some moderate Democrat Senators will join them -- are trying to stop the Democrats from overturning the 1993 law which states that open homosexuals are not eligible to serve in the military.  This law was passed by an overwhelmingly Democrat-controlled Congress and signed into law by Bill Clinton. In this defense authorization...
  • The liberals in the Congress have done much over the past years to put roadblocks in to the paths of the United States military leaders as they seek to win victories in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, left-wingers such as the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, from Nevada and Senator Carl Levin from Michigan, who is the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, have announced their intentions of instituting radical social policies upon our American military. Americans need to call their 2 Senators immediately to demand that they reject taxpayer funding of abortions in United States...
  •   Bill O'Reilly on his show last night said that lots of families are getting huge increases in their health care premiums because of the mandates forced on insurance companies and the American people by ObamaCare.  Indeed, his family's insurance premiums he said are increasing by $2,100.  Thankfully, the American people are fighting back, not only at the ballot box, but in the courts.  At least 20 states have lawsuits against ObamaCare.  In fact, today in Florida, Attorney General Bill McCollum and his state's lawsuit has the opening statements in a trial against...
  • The office of the Republican Leader of the United States Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, passed along a wonderful document from the Senate Republican Conference.  On Wednesday morning, the president actually declared that instead of giving Americans tax cuts, "there are a whole bunch of better ways to spend the money."   As everyone knows, President George W. Bush's tax cuts from 2001 and 2003 are all going to expire on December 31st of this year if the Democrat-controlled Congress does not act to extend them, or better yet, make them permanent. ...
  • Note the following press release from the office of the Republican Study Committee, a group of over 100 conservative Republicans in the United States House of Representatives which is chaired by Congressman Tom Price, a medical doctor from the state of Georgia.  Congressman Price wanted to correct the record after the president's speech on the economy which was "full of inaccuracies" in Cleveland, Ohio yesterday.   From: Straessle, Brian On Behalf Of RSC Press OfficeSent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 5:22 PMSubject: Price Factchecks President Obama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
  • The Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell from Kentucky came out with a statement yesterday urging the president to oppose his own tax hikes.  These tax hikes on the so-called "rich" will affect countless hundreds of thousands of small business owners, who provide a large majority of new jobs in America.  Here is the press release from Leader McConnell's office yesterday:  From: @mcconnell.senate.gov] Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 2:41 PMSubject: FYI: McConnell: The President Can Help the Economy Now-By Opposing His Own Tax Hike     For...
  • Yesterday, in Lexington, Kentucky, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader in the United States Senate, made some remarks about Iraq just before the president made his 16 minute speech last night on the major television networks.  It was interesting that he refused to acknowledge the huge success of President George W. Bush's surge of 20,000 troops which enabled him to pull out of Iraq all combat troops as of yesterday.  Republican Leader McConnell's full statement is below. For Immediate Release, August 31, 2010 Contacts: Don Stewart 202-224-2979...