Tom Cole: The New John McCain of the House

    Dear residents of southwest Oklahoma, There is only one liberal left in your district (OK-4- PVI=R+18), and he happens to be your representative in Congress.  His name is Tom Cole.  Maybe you should elect someone next year who will represent the heartland and challenge the status quo instead of serving as a conduit for the left to attack conservatives. Tom Cole, like most of the | Read More »

    What New Conservative Members Need to Know About AIPAC

    Roll Call reports today that teams of AIPAC lobbyists are fanning out across the Capitol in an effort to block sequester cuts for Israeli foreign aid.  We’re talking about a $155 million cut from $3.1 billion, for goodness sakes. Nonetheless, here’s a novel idea that would kill two birds with one stone.  Egypt receives about $1.5 billion in foreign aid per year.  Additionally, Obama is | Read More »

    The CR Vote Tally: Courage in the Senate; Capitulation in the House

    The House voted overwhelmingly to pass the CR today which failed to cut one cent from Obamacare.  30 members signed the Bridenstine-Huelskamp letter asking leadership to defund Obamacare through the CR.  16 members voted against the rule to bring up the CR, some of which hadn’t signed the letter.  Only 14 members voted against the CR.  In other words, several members took the drastic step | Read More »

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    If you live in the real world, you will notice that the federal government has destroyed our free markets, limited our freedoms, and denigrated our right to religious liberty – all before Obamacare has fully taken effect.  The federal agencies continue to promulgate rules and regulations that drive up the cost of the most vital goods and services to the point that most of us | Read More »

    GOP House Passes Unconstitutional Democrat VAWA Bill

    Earlier today, the Republican-controlled House passed the Senate version of the unconstitutional Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  The Senate bill expands “coverage” to illegal aliens, men, homosexuals, transgendered individuals and prisoners.  It  also expands the law’s reach to give tribal Indian authorities jurisdiction over non-Indians accused of abusing Indian women. The final bill passed with the support of 87 Republicans.  Before voting on this bill, the | Read More »

    Defund Obamacare or Bust

    It’s really simple, folks.  Everything boils down to Obamacare. Do we really believe that Obamacare will make private health insurance unaffordable? Do we really believe Obamacare will bankrupt the nation and relegate the next generation of Americans to a dimmer future of less freedom and opportunity? Do we really believe Obamacare will create incorrigible dependency? Dow we really believe that Obamacare will lead to a | Read More »

    The Magical Word “Women”

    If we’ve come to the point where Republicans believe that dealing with domestic violence is within the purview of the federal government, we should just stick a fork in the party.  Yet, not only do Republicans in the House plan to reauthorize the wasteful and politically-motivated Violence Against Women Act, they plan to pass the Senate version (S.47), which contains egregious anomalies. The Senate bill | Read More »

    The Magical Word “Women”

    If we’ve come to the point where Republicans believe that dealing with domestic violence is within the purview of the federal government, we should just stick a fork in the party.  Yet, not only do Republicans in the House plan to reauthorize the wasteful and politically-motivated Violence Against Women Act, they plan to pass the Senate version (S.47), which contains egregious anomalies. The Senate bill | Read More »

    Cutting Spending – Washington Style

    Throughout the past few years, we’ve noted that there’s too much focus on the dollars and cents of the budget.  Even Obama and Democrats are talking about billions in spending cuts.  It’s beginning to sound like an Old McDonald song: “a few trillion here and a hundred billion there; here a trillion there a billion, everywhere a spending cut.”  However, once we cut through the | Read More »

    National Security Hangs in the Balance As The Pentagon Braces for Sequestration

    On Wednesday, the House passed the “No Budget, No Pay Bill” which will temporarily suspend the nation’s debt ceiling until May 19th. Included in the measure is a provision that would withhold congressional pay after April 15th and extend until Congress passes a budget. During a press conference, in the middle of the House vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Senate would take | Read More »

    A Retreat Emanating from the GOP Retreat?

    Republicans came into their annual retreat at Williamsburg, Virginia looking for a starting point in the upcoming debt and budget battles.  It appears that they have emerged from the retreat with a full blown plan. They will pass a bill this week that will suspend the debt ceiling law until May 18.  The debt limit increase will be tied to a requirement that the Senate | Read More »

    Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

    Here’s a not-so-bold prediction: Congress will vote to spend more money today than it will cut over 10 years from any grand deal. Later today, the House will consider the additional $50 billion in Sandy aid in two parts (they already passed another $9.7 billion two weeks ago). The House will first try to pass a bill (H.R. 152) to provide about $17 billion to | Read More »

    We Need an Activist House GOP

    In the field of politics, you either drive the narrative or become a victim of the narrative.  Unfortunately, for most of the 112th Congress, the GOP-controlled House abdicated their power and became a victim of the political narrative driven by Obama and the Democrat Senate. Over the past two years, the House has been in recess almost every other week.  Additionally, a large chunk of | Read More »

    Good Job by Freshmen on Flood Insurance Bill

    In one of the last votes of 2012, the Senate passed Obama’s bloated Sandy “relief” bill (H.R. 1) 62-32.  The $60.4 billion price tag makes this the most expensive disaster aid bill on record.  It’s full of special interest projects that have nothing to do with the emergency, as witnessed by the fact that 64% of the funds will not be spent until FY 2015.  | Read More »

    Boehner Retained as House Speaker

    Today in Washington Congressman Boehner was reelected Speaker of the House and it looks as if we may have two more years similar to the last couple.  But…the Republicans still have Congress, so things could be worse.  Unless of course you care to listen to president Obama’s adviser Jarrett’s comments from this past year: “There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be | Read More »