In the everyday hustle and bustle of the 24 hour news cycle, we too often forget that the men and women who serve in Congress are not just politicians. The events of the past few days reminded us in heartbreaking fashion that those we elect to represent us were are someone’s mother, daughter, father or son long before they were become a Representative or Senator.
The sacrifices made by members of Congress to serve the people they represent are enormous. Those who step forward to run… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on January 10, 2011 at 4:08pm —
With a simple step yesterday, the new Republican majority in the U.S. House showed that things are no longer business as usual in Congress.
For the first time in the history of the institution, the Constitution was read aloud on the floor of the U.S. House. From the preamble to the Bill of Rights and through all of the amendments, our nation’s founding document was read aloud by members of Congress from both parties.
A hallmark of the Pelosi Congress was its effort to enact… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on January 7, 2011 at 4:30pm —
Over the past two years, Republicans and energized conservatives worked tirelessly to bring change to Washington, D.C. The American people rose up, made their voices heard at the ballot box, and declared that they wanted an end to the wasteful Washington spending that was a hallmark of the Pelosi Congress.
Today, the new Republican majority in the U.S. House takes the first steps to getting our nation’s fiscal house back in order. Today, the will of the people as expressed at the polls… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on January 6, 2011 at 2:15pm —
Last November, millions of Americans took to the polls to elect new leadership to Congress and preserve the ideals that have guided our nation since it's founding. Today, the wishes of the people became reality as Members of the 112th Congress were sworn into office and a new Republican majority took control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
And not a moment too soon. Just last week the national debt soared to more than $14 trillion, a $1 trillion increase in the past seven months… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on January 5, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Last year, millions of Americans raised their voices against the federal takeover of health care. Republican candidates for the U.S. House were among them, and the repeal of ObamaCare became a central part of House Republicans’ Pledge to America.
Next week, a vote to repeal ObamaCare will be a promise kept by the new Republican majority in Congress.
The Republican leadership of the U.S. House… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on January 4, 2011 at 2:30pm —
Before the new Republican majority in Congress is even sworn in to office next January, it is already delivering results for the American taxpayers. Continue
Bowing to pressure from Republican members of Congress, and finally recognizing the new reality that will see a Republican Speaker of the House next year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has pulled his massive 1,000 page, $1.1 trillion spending bill from consideration on the floor of the Senate.
The bill Harry Reid was…
Added by Jan Larimer on December 17, 2010 at 3:42pm —
When the media and punditry review the 2010 election cycle, the economy, jobs and debt are widely viewed as the principle ideological concerns that drove voters to the polls. But it was a massive demographic swing of female voters behind GOP candidates that powered the wave that put a new Republican majority in the U.S. House. Continue
The first swells could be seen in the 2009 special elections. In Virginia, despite considerable negative advertising from Democrats aimed at women,…
Added by Jan Larimer on December 17, 2010 at 3:18pm —
The Pelosi Congress just doesn’t get it. The American people are fed up with the wasteful Washington spending and the mountains of debt that the Democrat Congress have saddled the taxpayers with. The people are so fed up with it that they voted 63 Democrats in the U.S. House out of office and created a new Republican majority in Congress. Continue
Even after that historic loss at the polls, the Democrats continue to spend like there is no tomorrow. Senate Democrats, pushing to enact their…
Added by Jan Larimer on December 16, 2010 at 11:41am —
Democrats in the U.S. Senate are planning to leave the American people with one last parting gift before they gavel Congress to a close and a new Republican majority is seated in the U.S. House in January. Continue
Led by Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Democrats yesterday filed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill totaling at least 1,924 pages. The bill comes on the…
Added by Jan Larimer on December 15, 2010 at 11:11am —
A federal judge in Virginia today confirmed what millions of Americans have believed since ObamaCare was signed into law – the federal takeover of health care is unconstitutional. Continue
The heart of President Obama’s health reform law is a provision that forces citizens to buy health insurance whether they want to or not. U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson in…
Added by Jan Larimer on December 13, 2010 at 4:00pm —
A new poll from Bloomberg News
shows that more than 50 percent of Americans say they are worse off now than they were when President Obama first took office two years ago. About 66 percent say the nation is headed in the wrong direction and 50 percent identify unemployment as their top concern.
One of the chief reasons for this lack of confidence is the lack of… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on December 9, 2010 at 3:28pm —
Continuing a trend that began shortly before Election Day, the Obama Administration has granted another batch of waivers from provisions of ObamaCare to private companies and employees unions. At least 222 companies and organizations
have now obtained waivers from provisions in the health care takeover dealing with annual medical spending limit requirements.
Throughout the debate over ObamaCare,… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on December 7, 2010 at 4:54pm —
As if losing their majority in the U.S. House in last month’s elections wasn’t enough, the Pelosi Congress now appears to have lost touch with reality.
In the same week that saw another ugly jobs report, Democrats in both the House and Senate voted for legislation that would raise taxes on job creators by hundreds of billions of dollars and pull money out of the economy that could be used by small business owners to invest and hire new employees.
According to the new… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on December 6, 2010 at 3:09pm —
The American people sent an unmistakable message to the Pelosi Congress in last month’s elections. They have had enough of the wasteful Washington spending that created more than $13 trillion in debt, and they want new leadership that treats the taxpayers with the respect they deserve.
Yesterday, the Democrats in the U.S. House provided even more evidence that they failed to hear the message delivered by the voters. Instead of taking action to cut government spending and tighten the… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on December 2, 2010 at 2:12pm —
The Pelosi Congress, continuing to play politics with our nation’s economic recovery, has set a vote for Thursday in the U.S. House to extend just a few of the Bush tax cuts set to expire at the end of December. Despite promises of good faith negotiations from the Obama White House, Nancy Pelosi and leading House Democrats continue to push to allow hundreds of billions of dollars of tax hikes to hit just as our economy struggles to turn the corner.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate have… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on December 1, 2010 at 6:33pm —
Years from now, it is likely that most people will view fewer new businesses and fewer new jobs as the chief legacy of the Pelosi Congress. The uncertainty surrounding the impending tax hike on January 1st and the new regulations and mandates under ObamaCare have made it nearly impossible for entrepreneurs to plan for the future.
The Wall Street Journal reports
that the number of companies… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on November 30, 2010 at 5:06pm —
With the clock ticking, the American people are now just 32 days from suffering a $3.9 trillion tax increase due to the refusal of congressional Democrats and the Obama White House to renew the Bush tax cuts for every American taxpayer.
According to research
from the Tax Foundation, the average middle class family in the United States will see a tax hike of $1,540 on January 1st if Congress fails to act… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on November 29, 2010 at 3:38pm —
As we gather tomorrow with friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast, we all have much for which we should be thankful.
First and foremost, we should remember and keep in our prayers the brave men and women who wear our country’s uniform. Many of them will spend their Thanksgiving Day standing a post far from home, away from their friends and families, so that we can live free in the greatest nation on Earth. We can never thank them enough.
As Americans, we should also… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on November 24, 2010 at 10:15am —
In just 38 days, if Congress continues to fail to act to renew the Bush tax cuts, each and every taxpaying American will see his or her taxes go up on New Year’s Day. Estimates show that allowing the tax cuts to expire on December 31st will result in a $3.9 trillion tax increase
Unemployment continues to linger at nearly 10 percent. In some states, the number of people out of work… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on November 23, 2010 at 3:19pm —
When Congress reconvenes after Thanksgiving, it will be clear that the governing philosophies of the two parties have rarely been so different.
Despite controlling majorities in both chambers of Congress, as well as the White House, Democrats for the past year refused to pass a full budget or forward twelve of the appropriations bills that fund the government to the president for his signature.
Because they failed in this most basic function of Congress, lawmakers are… Continue
Added by Jan Larimer on November 22, 2010 at 3:02pm —