Congress

Will GOP Presidential Candidates Debate Speaker Ryan’s Bill To Open The Legal Immigration Floodgates?

We urge you to let the Republican presidential candidates know you oppose any move by Speaker Ryan to open the legal immigration floodgates. We also urge you to call your Representative and Senators, the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, tell them you oppose H.R. 3918. Send them the message that you want Congress to put American workers back to work before admitting even more foreign “guest workers” who will lower wages and continue the erosion of the quality of life for millions of native born American workers and their families.

Becky Gerritson: Exactly The Kind Of New Leader We Need In Congress

Becky Gerritson has issued a statement that should be a clarion call to every conservative thinking about running for Congress; "I am pleased that we will not have an unacceptable choice in Kevin McCarthy forced upon us.  My hope is that, in the days ahead, a true conservative will win out in the Speaker's race. However, that new Speaker will not have the support he or she needs to lead our Party forward- strong and unified- unless we bolster the ranks of true conservatives in Congress."

GOP Rep: Leadership has lost its fight

Barbara Boland, Washington Examiner

"Leadership has often said they are going to fight tooth and nail but then they lose their teeth, they lose their nails," Rep. Dave Brat, the freshman Republican from Virginia who defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the 2014 GOP primary, wrote in a Facebook post Friday.

Countdown to Armageddon: Less Than 35 Days To Stop Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal

We must put pressure on Congress to reject Obama's nuclear weapons deal with Iran and save our children from inheriting a dangerous nuclear-armed radical Muslim regime. If you'd like to see who your Senator supports (Iran or America), you can check on the Secure America Now Iran Deal Scorecard through this link.

Fitzgibbons: Email Privacy Act No Protection Against Judgeless Subpoenas

In a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees constitutional lawyer Mark J. Fitzgibbons explains why the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) and the ECPA Amendments Act (S. 356) come up way short on protecting privacy.  While purporting to require warrants to obtain emails, these bills exempt federal and state agencies that issue judge-less administrative subpoenas to obtain private emails and content from individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations, meaning an alphabet soup of agencies can simply write themselves a free pass to look at your email and other data.

GOP Agenda In Taters As Boehner Admits 'Stumbles'

Rick Moran, American Thinker

The fact that Boehner was blindsided on abortion & border security shows a man without a plan or even a clue. Unless both Boehner & McConnell show leadership & begin listening to their members, R's are in danger of being seen as unable to govern.

Is The GOP's 2014 Midterm Coalition Gone Forever?

The GOP's Capitol Hill leaders have scratched from the race with Obama so many times if they were horses they'd have been dog food years ago.

Boehner-McConnell Retreat In Amnesty Fight Alarms Conservatives

S. A. Miller, Washington Times

If GOP leaders weren't willing to use Congress’ power of the purse, the most potent weapon possessed by lawmakers to restrict a president, to stop an unconstitutional act, conservatives reasoned, would the GOP-controlled Congress ever go to the mat to fight Obama?

Raul Labrador Rips Senate GOP on Immigration

Scott Wong, The Hill

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) criticized Mitch McConnell Weds., arguing he needed to stand up to Obama on immigration. “It’s uncanny to me that our leadership is sending the message that we’ve already lost this battle,” Labrador said at a conservative lawmakers event.

Defiant O Pushes Lib Agenda He Knows Will Go Nowhere

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Obama's State of the Union speech was a throwback, a rehash of liberal ideas and dreams over the last 40 years that have no chance of passage and will never even see the light of day in comm. hearings on the Hill. Then why propose them? 

Today Is A Good Day To Recall The November Mandate Voters Gave The GOP

Obama’s State of the Union address is a good time to remind your Member of Congress that he or she was elected to protect and defend the Constitution from the tidal wave of Obama's encroachments that threaten the basic God-given freedom from government that individuals are guaranteed. 

Obama Tries to Steal GOP's Thunder

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Obama, no longer handcuffed by worries about vulnerable red-state Democratic senators, has been putting Republicans on their back foot.

Petition to Speaker Paul Ryan: Stop Obama's Liberal Transformation of America

Do Your Job and Stop Obama's Policies or GO HOME!

To: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and All Members of the House Republican Conference and Senate Republican Conference

House to Vote on Abortion Ban After 20 Weeks on Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Steven Ertelt, Life News

House Repubs. will hold a vote on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade late this month on a marquee bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because unborn children feel intense pain in abortions.

Alabama Rep. Martha Roby’s Fake Bill To Defund Amnesty

No one has actually seen an Obama “executive order” on amnesty and the implementation of his policies allowing illegal immigrants to stay and work in the U.S. are being implemented throughout the federal government – not just the Department of Homeland Security.

Thank Repubs. For A Safer Social Security Retirement Fund

Romina Boccia, Daily Signal

The new rule strengthens the integrity of Social Security’s separate trust funds by putting a procedural barrier in place to prevent lawmakers from raiding retirement funds to shore up the bleeding disability trust fund. 

Levin's Not Buying Labrador's Excuse For Boehner Vote

Mark Levin, Facebook

Labrador wrote, "[Boehner] assured me that he wants to change the way the House is run. He asked for my help moving the House in a more conservative direction & promised that this would be a model for how he’ll conduct himself in the 114th Congress."

Myth vs Fact: Speaker's Election

Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

If 29 members vote for someone other than Boehner, the process goes to a 2nd ballot & a brokered conference meeting. That is where conservatives' leverage begins to negotiate concessions from the inevitable litany of people who will toss their hat into the ring.

The Republicans Who'll Vote Against Boehner

Scott Wong, The Hill

John Boehner is slated to win another two years as Speaker on Tues. when House lawmakers cast their first vote of a new Congress entirely controlled by Repubs. But don’t expect the public roll call on the House floor to be drama free.

Insanity of the GOP: Doing the Same Thing Over & Over

Erick Erickson, Red State

It'd be absolutely insane for Repubs., who campaigned on fixing Wash., to re-install its leadership that the public & its own base dislikes. It's time for the GOP to actually get different results & vote for a new Speaker.