Come What May
There is still a chance, though increasingly slim, that the House GOP will be able to blow up the health care bill on a motion to recommit. There are going to be recriminations after this is over, but I’m going to try not to pile on. I had my say when the Senate GOP botched it. What was done was done.But whether this legislation actually | Read More »
House Republicans Approve Earmark Ban
This is a step in the right direction at curbing spending. You have to start somewhere and pork-barrel spending is a good place to start. While the numbers involved aren’t huge, in relation to total spending, at the very least it means that the GOP is listening and starting to take heed. Usually, one isn’t apt to take a lone stance against accepting earmarks, because | Read More »
Having Sat on His Hands Refusing to Help the GOP In Its Suicide Bid, But Remaining a Loyal Lieutenant, Mike Pence is Finally Free to Do What He’s Always Wanted
Mike Pence refused to endorse Dede Scozzafava. Being, however, the Chairman of the House Republican Conference, it really would have been bad form of him to go all in with Hoffman. Being in that position demands some party loyalty. So behind the scenes Pence has made clear he was unhappy with this whole sordid mess and has refused to cooperate or fund the madness.Today he | Read More »
Clarifying Cantor’s Position
Apparently some folks have encountered an intern in Eric Cantor’s office who is doing the man no favors articulating his position on Joe Wilson.Eric Cantor was the first member of Leadership to stand with Rep. Wilson. On Sunday, he said that Rep. Wilson has already apologized, that the President accepted, and it was time to move on.Second, earlier today, at the House GOP Conference meeting | Read More »
House Republicans Launch An Excellent New Transparency Website
Cheers to John Boehner, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the House Republican Conference for implementing an excellent idea. On Thursday, they launched a new website dedicated to government transparency. It is not really a partisan site nor is it an attack site, which may give it more credibility and attract more independent users. It’s a comprehensive research database that tracks government spending, authorization requests, and government | Read More »
DCCC to Republicans: Stop ‘Playing Politics’ with the Troops
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Friday it will launch a series of district-specific radio ads targeting vulnerable Republicans who voted against President Obama’s controversial war supplemental package. As a matter of national security in years past Republicans have shown tremendous support for similar measures, however last week they voted en bloc against the $106 billion appropriations bill. The Democratic Leadership and the DCCC would | Read More »
Our goal is to retire Nancy Pelosi by electing Republicans who represent your values in government.
Three votes on the stimulus and budget…three times House Republicans stood unified in opposition to wasting taxpayer money on trillion dollar boondoggles. Yet each time these disastrous bills passed the House. Even with such a unified caucus, House Republicans cannot control the agenda in Congress. Our goal is to retire Nancy Pelosi by electing Republicans who represent your values in government. A Republican Majority will | Read More »
Mike Pence at CPAC
One of the best decisions made this year by House Republicans was putting Mike Pence in charge of the House Republican Conference. Yesterday at CPAC, he proved it. Pence was dynamic, powerful, focused, and absolutely willing to call out other Republicans who totally failed the party and the conservative movement. His theme, from stage, was set early: How we, as conservatives, respond to these challenges | Read More »
You only get to see the bill if you want to vote for it
Well this is a new one on me. According to Congressional Quarterly this morning, House Republicans led by Jack Kingston (R-GA), took to the House floor to demand to see Porkulus. Despite a unanimous vote of the House of Representatives to not vote on the bill until people had 48 hours to see it, the Democrats sought to back track and vote on Porkulus sight | Read More »
Supposedly, House Republicans are “modern day Hoovers” (one wonders just how long Colbert King had to stay up at night to think that one up). Never mind the fact that the actual Herbert Hoover–not the caricature that people like King come up with–instituted protectionist measures like the Smoot-Hawley Tariff that are much like the “Buy American” measures the Obama Administration is trying to get passed | Read More »
Jeff Flake Headed to Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Conservative activists have been pushing hard for Jeff Flake to get on the Appropriations Committee. Sources on the Hill tell me this afternoon that at Jeff Flake’s request he will be put on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, not Appropriations. To be clear though, I’m told Flake realized last month that he did not have the votes on the Steering Committee for Appropriations and | Read More »
BREAKING: Don Young Withdraws
I reported this morning John Boehner told Don Young ($-AK) that Young would be opposed as ranking member on the Natural Resources Committee. House sources tell me Don Young has decided to withdraw from consideration for the position. This is great news.
John Boehner Stands Up to Don Young
This is some big news being leaked to RedState by a source on Capitol Hill. In a meeting yesterday afternoon, John Boehner informed Rep. Don Young that Boehner would not support Young’s candidacy to remain Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Committee. It is very unlikely the Steering Committee will support Young either, which means he is toast. This is a great, great sign | Read More »
My letter to my Congressman: Be a Maverick!
Just sent this in via www.house.gov, which is very slow tonite. Dr. Weldon voted for the bill Monday, saying it was a poor bill but he felt pressured to do something. Please vote no on this bailout. I agree with you that it is a poor bill. But “doing something to just do something” is no reason to support it. As a doctor, you know | Read More »
Pelosi Play’s Lucy to the Bailout Bill’s Charlie Brown!
A curious narrative about the so-called bipartisan compromise bailout bill started to form after Speaker Pelosi made her wildly partisan speech seen here and here and the subsequent failure of said bill. That narrative is, and as the day unfolded more and more evidence supports, the fact that the Democrat leadership didn’t fully support the passage of this bill and in fact, may have been | Read More »