Congressman Jeb Hensarling on the Scandals at the IRS and DOJ
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Congressman Jeb Hensarling to discuss the TEA Party targeting at the IRS, what it says about this administration, and spying at the DOJ.
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Today, House Conservatives Will Prove They Are the Problem
Yesterday, the White House announced it would stop White House tours in response to sequestration. Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas responded by offering an amendment to the pending continuing resolution that would prohibit federal dollars spent to cover the costs of President Obama’s golf games. Speaker John Boehner and the Republican Leaders ruled that Congressman Gohmert’s amendment was not relevant to the continuing resolution and | Read More »
This Week in Washington – September 6, 2011
Both the House and the Senate return from the August recess today with much to do, including the Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations bills, consideration of patent reform and a bill to commemorate 9/11. The highlight of this week in Washington will be President Obama’s Thursday address (campaign speech?) to Congress. The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction will meet for the first time on Thursday morning. Conservatives | Read More »
Congressmen Bill Cassidy, Steve King and Jeb Hensarling on Cut, Cap and Balance and the Gang of Six
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Congressmen Bill Cassidy, Steve King and Jeb Hensarling to talk about the House passage of Cut, Cap and Balance, the Gang of Six plan in the Senate and more. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If | Read More »
The Dumb Things I Heard Last Night a/k/a Charles Krauthammer Disappointed Me Last Night
There are a few dumb things I heard last night that need to be put down quickly. First and foremost was a silly discussion across several news networks that the race for GOP Conference Chair in the House between Jeb Hensarling and Michelle Bachmann was a race between the tea party and the establishment. To say that Michelle Bachmann is of the tea party and | Read More »
Quickly, I want to follow up on this earlier post to make sure the key nuggets get eyeballs. I think having Jeb Hensarling as Conference Chair and Michelle Bachmann as Vice Chair would be a powerful duo. Hensarling is a very substantive policy guy. Michelle Bachmann gave up campaigning for herself to go all over the country for Republicans this year. She deserves a seat | Read More »
This is Terrific News
I just heard that Jeb Hensarling is going to run for Conference Chair to replace Mike Pence. This is terrific news. Hensarling is one of the most substantive conservative policy guys I know in the House. Coincidentally, Jeb Hensarling is the first politician I ever gave money to. Seriously. The Club For Growth, in Jeb’s first run, sent out a mail piece with a list | Read More »
Taxpayers are Against Earmarks – Will Elites Listen?
Taxpayers are against earmarks because they waste money and corrupt the political process. It is that simple. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) authored an excellent Op Ed in Politico attacking earmarks. Cantor writes today that in March Republicans imposed an earmark moratorium for this Congress — a moratorium that expires on January 3, 2011. Cantor is showing some leadership by calling for the elimination | Read More »