|Friday, July 12, 2013||
Will Harry Nuke The Senate?
Just when you think the atmosphere in Washington can't get any worse, Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid is threatening to procedurally blow up the Senate.
Reid has scheduled votes next week on a number of Barack Obama's most controversial nominees. Senate Republicans have been using prolonged debate, or the filibuster, to block these nominations. But now Sen. Reid is threatening to change the Senate's rules unless the GOP backs down.
|Thursday, July 11, 2013||
House Leaders Hold Firm
After a contentious two-hour meeting yesterday on immigration reform, the House GOP leadership, along with two key committee chairmen, released a joint statement outlining how the House plans to proceed. Here are excerpts of that statement:
|Wednesday, July 10, 2013||
Texas House Approves Abortion Regulation Bill
Congratulations to Texas conservatives for persevering in the face of demonstrations, death threats and left-wing media distortions. Last night the State House of Representatives passed a ban on late-term abortions.
|Tuesday, July 9, 2013||
Boehner Speaks About Immigration Reform
House Republicans are scheduled to meet tomorrow to discuss their strategy for dealing with immigration reform. Yesterday Speaker John Boehner addressed the issue during a press conference. Speaker Boehner reiterated his position that the Senate bill is going nowhere in the House and that border security is his first priority. Here are his remarks:
|Monday, July 8, 2013||
A New Watergate?
Last month State Department whistleblower Aurelia Fedenisn came forward with serious allegations of misconduct by top officials. If the charges are true, they could be a huge embarrassment for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama.
|Independence Day Message||
Celebrating Independence Day
Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays -- celebrating patriotism, our history and the tremendous courage, faith and sacrifices of our Founding Fathers. As the 237th birthday of America dawnstomorrow, millions will get together with friends and family for backyard barbeques, games and fireworks.
By all means, enjoy the day! But please take a moment to remind your children and grandchildren about America's exceptionalism and the significance of Independence Day.
|Wednesday, July 3, 2013||
Obama Bends For Big Business
Remember Nancy Pelosi's famous statement about Obamacare, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it"? It seems even the Obama White House is finding less and less to like about Obamacare as we learn more about what is in it.
|Tuesday, July 2, 2013||
The State Of Our Union
As the country prepares to celebrate Independence Day, I'd like to take a look at the state of our union as measured through a series of recent polls.
A Rasmussen poll released yesterday found that the public's approval of the Supreme Court has "fallen to the lowest level ever recorded." Only 28% of voters feel the court is doing a good job, while 30% say it is doing a poor job.
|Monday, July 1, 2013||
Tragedy In Arizona
Prescott, Arizona, is reeling from the news that 19 members of an elite firefighting unit were killed battling a blazing fire near the small town of Yarnell. "We're devastated. We just lost 19 of the finest people you'll ever meet," Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo said yesterday.
Our hearts go out to the families of these brave firefighters. It is a tragic reminder that on a daily basis first responders here at home are putting their lives on the line to help and protect us, just as our men and women in uniform do overseas.
|Friday, June 28, 2013||
Senate Passes Amnesty Bill
Yesterday the Senate passed its quasi-amnesty bill on a vote of 68-to-32. Fourteen Republicans joined all 54 Democrats in voting for the bill. They are: