Rep Kenny Marchant (TX 24) on Energy: Hear, Hear!
As a compassionate conservative, I can understand the impulse to flee steamy Washington DC in August. But the Congress should really do its job first. I am posting Rep Marchant’s letter in its entirety. Let’s Have a Vote on Real Energy Solutions As many of you have heard, the House Republican Caucus has taken over the empty House chamber in protest of Democratic House Speaker | Read More »
PA-10: Turning the Lights Back On
Promoted to the top by Erick. Chris Hackett is one of the few GOP challengers to an incumbent Democrat who has a heck of a good shot at picking off the Democrat. But he needs your help. Please, please, please consider contributing $10.00 or more to Chris’s campaign and help us take back PA-10. With Congressional Democrats going on vacation without passing an energy bill, | Read More »
The U.S. House Republicans’ “Speak-In”
It was as unexpected as it was unprecedented in U.S. House history. After already barely passing a resolution to give themselves a five week paid vacation, the Democrat Congress sneakily adjourned for the day in a craven attempt to escape Washington without a real vote to address America’s high gas prices and energy security. It also, they laughed, would silence Republican members from discussing America’s | Read More »
MI Morning Update
93 Days until Election Day August 3, 2008 MORNING UPDATE: SUNDAY’S TALK SHOW LINEUP…below. OUTRAGE…America should remember that House Democrats shut down debate on energy policy that would have helped lower gas prices and took a 5 week vacation instead. There IS a difference between Democrats and Republicans. Please check out the article below from The Hill newspaper, as well as this article from Politico. | Read More »
Another Pelosi/Ried Promise Broken
When opening the new Senate session on January 4, 2007, the new Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leader boldly proclaimed that “We are going to work longer hours, we are going to work full weeks, we are going to have votes on Mondays and Fridays.” In the people’s house, Nancy Pelosi made similar promises about the way business would be done under Democratic leadership. He | Read More »
MI Morning Update: House GOP stands up for consumers much to the dismay of Speaker Pelosi
94 Days Until Election Day August 2, 2008 QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Only God can decide if terrorist are right or wrong. It’s our job to arrange the meeting."U.S. Navy Seals T-shirt MORNING UPDATE: DEMOCRAT SPEAKER TURNS OFF THE LIGHTS…House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned the light offs – literally – on House members who wanted to vote on energy policy, including Congressman Tim Walberg. Walberg | Read More »
Well, This Had To Be Embarrassing
I guess episodes like this one can only help Republicans be the trusted party when it comes to dealing with higher gas prices. I frankly can’t recall a time when any House majority was made to look so unbelievably bad by the minority. The House Republican leadership showed a lot of quick thinking to not only paint the Democrats in a corner public relations-wise, but | Read More »
Breaking: Obama Ok With Offshore Drilling
While House Republicans call Democrats to come and at least vote on off-shore drilling (H/T), today Obama just threw his fellow Democrats under the bus…
President Bush should call the House into Special Session to deal with the Energy Crisis
This morning, our GOP House leadership delivered a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) asking her to call the House back into emergency session this month to deal with the country’s growing energy crisis. The letter said, in part: With American families and small businesses facing record high gasoline prices, Congress has adjourned to leave Washington for a five-week break. The message this sends to | Read More »
The People’s House
None of the majors are reporting this. Republicans have taken over the House floor and have filled the galleries and floor with staff and visitors all chanting and cheering for more American-made energy. Over 20 members of Congress have returned to the Floor after the chamber’s proceedings concluded to protest Democrat energy policies. Democrats left town for a five week vacation without voting on a | Read More »
Time For a Special Session
Dear Mr. President, Pursuant to Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States of America, you can compel the House of Representatives and Senate to convene in special session. You, Mr. President, can force the Democrats to either vote on energy legislation or not. Mr. President, members of your party are on the floor of the House of Representatives in the dark | Read More »
How is Energy Different from Guns?
Like most liberal Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a strong proponent of gun control. It’s odd then, to read that she’s amenable to scheduling a House vote on legislation to reform D.C’s strict and unconstitutional gun ban: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she personally opposes a bill loosening the District of Columbia’s gun laws, but that does not mean she will block it from coming | Read More »
The Nanny Congress and Tobacco
(cross-posted at Society for Independent Thinking) On Wednesday, a not-well-publicized vote went to Congress, to turn over the regulation of tobacco to the FDA. The bill, of course, puts more money into the FDA to combat smoking, in the latest federal attempt to keep adults from taking care of themselves as they see fit. John McCain approves of the measure. So does Barack Obama. And, | Read More »
A Mickey Mouse Congress or Just Their Vacation Destination?
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. Stop the presses! Literally! Something’s wrong in the editorial board room at the Ivory Tower. The crack team of Granholm-endorsing liberals may have been body snatched and replaced with pod people. Even more shocking, the pod people appear to have a slightly higher dose of common sense than the regulars in those soupy, vegetable brains of theirs. The | Read More »
I Really Like Tom Coburn
He is immensely good at getting people to take Harry Reid to the policy woodshed. For this alone, people who are fans of the Senate and its reputation can thank him.