Congress

Tea Party class reassesses its record

Scott Wong, The Hill

Tea Party conservatives from the 2010 class recognize they have done little to dismantle the two-term president’s legacy, and they are expressing some misgivings about their record. “The former leadership did a masterful job of cutting the class apart and attempting to make us ineffective,” Huelskamp told The Hill. “We were the majority-makers, and few us of had any say under Speaker Boehner. ... They co-opted the class pretty early.”

How the Republican Congress Expanded Guest-Worker Immigration

Elaina Plott, National Review

Even without support from many of the measure’s most avid backers, however, the omnibus passed, and the H-2B expansion along with it — leaving a bad taste in the mouths of immigration hawks who are vowing to learn from the loss.

It’s the Primaries, Stupid: Have You Filed For Office Yet?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The filing deadlines in six states (Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Texas, Ohio, North Carolina) have already passed and the deadline for Mississippi is tomorrow, January 8, but that leaves 43 states and the other U.S. jurisdictions where conservatives can and should file for office – any office.

Three Days to Save America: Keep the “Strengthen Employment and Seasonal Opportunities Now Act” out of the CR

We have 3 days to stop Washington’s inside elite from the destroying the quality of life for millions of America’s working families; it is time to tell Republicans in Congress that we demand an end to the “show votes” and that instead of giving Obama and Big Business a blank check they must represent the best interests of America’s citizen workforce, not foreign “guest workers.” Please join us in demanding an end to this dangerous folly by signing our open letter to House and Senate Republican leaders.

Four Days to Save America: Demand Your Rep. Sign Ken Buck’s Defund Letter

As the clock ticks down to the final vote a group of conservative House members, led by CHQ endorsed Representative Ken Buck of Colorado, have stepped forward to demand that the House “leadership” take a comprehensive approach to defunding Obama’s agenda by using its Article I constitutional power to serve as the basis for funding priorities in appropriations bills. Please sign our open letter to Congress demanding that Republicans defund Obama's dangerous and unconstitutional agenda.

5 Days to Save America: Will Your Representative and Senators Have Jim Bridenstine’s Integrity?

Republican leaders claim defeating Obama's agenda is too complicated for them to handle, but Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma has a simple solution: “It is sad that both parties in Congress are complicit in continuing to fund Planned Parenthood through last minute, massive spending bills like CRs (continuing resolutions) or omnibus bills.  I have not and will not vote for any spending bill that sends one cent to Planned Parenthood.”

9 Days to Save America: Sen. Sessions Says GOP Congress has “the overwhelming power” to Stop Obama

As Senator Jeff Sessions pointed out unless GOP leaders in Congress—the party controls both chambers, the House and the Senate—do something to pull back on Obama’s “blank checks” for potentially-ISIS-connected Syrian refugees and other potential terrorists, there’s no way to stop Obama from bringing them in. Please join us by signing our open letter to House and Senate Republican leaders demanding they use their "overwhelming power" to stop Obama’s dangerous policies and unconstitutional actions.

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