Capitol Hill Updates

  • The most dangerous-to-the-health of the United States of America piece of legislation ever passed by the United States Congress  --   the socialized medicine scheme called ObamaCare  --   was passed a year ago this week. It has done exactly the opposite of what the president and his ObamaCare supporters in Congress promised when they crammed this increasingly unpopular law down the throats of the American people.  ObamaCare has severely limited physician choice for Americans.  ObamaCare has greatly increased cost of premiums.  ObamaCare has limited...
  • The leader of the Republicans in the United States Senate, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, blasted ObamaCare in a press release on Thursday saying that it is worse than anyone expected.  As of today, over half of the states are suing over the constitutionality over ObamaCare.  Twenty-four other states have joined Florida's lawsuit and Virginia and Oklahoma have their separate lawsuits for a total of 27 states suing against ObamaCare. Judge Roy Vinson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida declared that the entire ObamaCare law is unconstitutional in the...
  • Without a doubt, the American people are not going to allow the radical Obama administration to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, which was passed with an incredibly high majority in Congress  --  about 85% in 1996  --  and which was signed into law by a liberal president, Bill Clinton. Today, a number of developments occurred in the House of Representatives regarding Obama's decision not to defend DOMA in the courts.  Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor came out with statements condemning Obama's decision. In addition,...
  • It is beyond comprehension how the Democrats  --  when they had huge majorities in both the House and the Senate and had a president in the White House last year  --  could not manage to come up with a budget for Fiscal Year 2011, which is already almost half-way finished.  The Democrats also were not able to do their duty  --  as they were supposed to by law  --  to pass the 13 appropriations bills which fund the government for this year.   So now, the Republicans have to do the Democrats' work for them and not only pass a budget for the...
  • The Republican Policy Committee in the United States House of Representatives chaired by Congressman Tom Price, a medical doctor from Georgia sent the following email today regarding the huge amount of waste in the federal government.  The Republican Policy Committee (RPC) reported that in just a short six years, Americans' hard-earned tax dollars which have been spent by the bloated federal government has risen from an already too high amount during the last administration, $2,655,000,000,000 (that is trillion with a "t"), to a gargantuan outlay of $3,730,000,000,000 (that's trillion...
  • Recent remarks by Senator Richard Lugar to the Alliance to Save Energy   I appreciate the opportunity to address this gathering of leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and advocates who are concerned about our energy future.  I want to thank Kateri Callahan and the staff of the Alliance to Save Energy for their ongoing partnership in helping to spread the message that saving energy means saving money. I also want to thank Bruce Ray from Johns Manville for his kind introduction.  In Washington, we often hear about jobs in the new energy economy.  Johns Manville in Richmond...
  • In one of Barack Obama's most cynical policy position changes since he became president  --  and there have been many  --  the decision made by Barack Obama today that he would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman is the most abominable.  Christian Coalition of America supporters fought hard to get that DOMA passed in 1996. The bill was passed by a vote of 85–14 in the United States Senate and a vote of 342–67 in the House of Representatives and was signed into law by a Democrat president, Bill...
  • Two years ago, Christian Coalition of America supporters encouraged their Members of Congress to vote against President Obama's so-called stimulus bill, which cost the American taxpayer almost one trillion dollars (including interest). The president and his supporters claimed that Congress needed to pass the stimulus bill or otherwise the unemployment rate would go above 8%.  Incredibly, after the stimulus bill was passed by an overwhelming Democrat-controlled Senate and House of Representatives, the unemployment rate has hovered between 9% and 10% most of the time. Obviously Obama's...
  • Note this from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's office yesterday.  It is astounding that after the historic 2010 election which swept the Democrats from control of the United States House of Representatives, that they still have not learned what the American people are trying to tell them:  REPEAL OBAMACARE!  Yet, every single Democrat and socialist in the United States Senate last evening voted against the Republicans' Repeal ObamaCare amendment, including the 23 Democrats up for reelection next year.   Meanwhile, every single Republican Senator voted to...
  • "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step," said Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu. Contrary to what the Democrats and their counterparts in the left-wing media are claiming  --  that yesterday's repeal of ObamaCare by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is an exercise in futility  --  the Republicans took their first major step in abolishing the most oppressive law in American history. The Democrat-controlled 111th Congress, against the will of the large majority of the American people, rammed through the most oppressive laws in the history of...