Congress

What’s Obama’s Strategy As U.S. Inches Into Another Iraq War?

It appears that Obama is pursuing a two part strategy that involves much more than air drops of humanitarian relief, but no one really knows how deeply into the Middle East's savage religious war Obama plans to take us.

Vets. Admin. Lied Repeatedly to Congress

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) misled Congress on the number of veteran deaths in its health care system, adding to a growing list of untruths that VA has told congressmen trying to investigate the scandal-plagued dept. The House Comm. on Veterans Affairs is the latest victim of VA’s dishonesty.

New Low: Majority Don’t Like Their Congressman

Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement, Washington Post

Just over half the public, 51%, say they disapprove of the job that their own Representative is doing in a new poll, rising above the 50% threshold for the first time in the quarter-century of Post-ABC polling on this question. Just 41% approve. That's a new low.

Voters Want A Republican House & Senate

Katie Frates, Daily Caller

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid may be in trouble. NBC/WSJ/Marist has published a new poll, conducted July 28-31, that shows a plurality of registered voters want a Republican majority in both the House and Senate.

WH Adviser: Cruz 'Has the Power' in the House

Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer fueled speculation that Repubs. would bring impeachment charges against Obama, saying the House-controlled GOP listens mainly to Sen. Ted Cruz, not Speaker John Boehner.

Obama Preps Next Border Action

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Obama is expected to take executive action to help illegals stay in the US while Congress is away on a 5-week recess. Obama and his allies believe his authority to act without legislative approval has been strengthened by congressional gridlock over comprehensive reform.

Sessions: Congress Must Oppose Both Border Bills

Sen. Jeff Sessions Website

"The separate House measure on executive actions fails to place effective restrictions on the President’s ability to grant unlawful amnesty and work permits. For Congress to successfully stand against the President’s nullification plans, it must adopt the language proposed by Senator Cruz.”

Report Proposes Solutions to Ensure Targeting Never Happens Again

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Staff

House Oversight and Gov't Reform Comm. Chairman Darrell Issa released a report titled, “Making Sure Targeting Never Happens: Getting Politics Out of the IRS and Other Solutions." The report proposes a number of reforms to the IRS that would protect Americans from being targeting by the IRS.

Have You Called Congress About The Illegal Alien Invasion?

How Congress chooses to act in the coming hours and days will determine whether the President succeeds in his plan to nullify the immigration laws of the United States, said Sen. Jeff Sessions. Conservatives must be unrelenting in their demand that Congress, specifically House Republicans, get serious about stopping the invasion of our southern border.

TEA Party Takes 2 of 3 GOP Races for US House in Georgia

John Gizzi, NewsMax

In two of three runoffs for the Republican nomination for Congress in open U.S. House districts, tea party-backed candidates emerged triumphant and are now considered certain to win in November.

House Guts IRS Budget, Blocks Bonuses

Tristyn Bloom, Daily Caller

The House voted to block performance bonuses for senior IRS execs. “Giving out bonuses is ludicrous and amounts to a slap in the face to the American public,” said Rep. Paul Gosar. “They should not be given performance awards in the wake of one of the largest scandals in recent history.”

House Passes Internet Access Tax Ban Amid States' Rights Battle

Josh Peterson, Watchdog.org

A debate over states’ rights ensued in the U.S. House as it looked to permanently ban state and local gov'ts from taxing Internet access. 

Alabama and North Carolina Vote in Run-Offs Today

ABC News Radio Staff

No incumbents face the chopping block Tues. night, but there is one race where an incumbent’s backing could determine the race. All three look like they will go to the GOP, so in two of Tues. night’s run-offs, the primary results could determine the winner in Nov. 

Why is USDA Buying Submachine Guns?

Bryant Osborn, DailyProgress.com

If Congress created these domestic armies, then they can disband them by reversing their idiotic 2002 amendment to the Inspector General Act.  Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) has a bill titled Regulatory Agency De-militarization Act that does just that. Let’s hope it passes, and soon.

Boehner to Obama: Good Chance for Amnesty Next Congress

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Speaker John Boehner reportedly told Obama that there would be a good chance of passing a comprehensive amnesty bill in the next Congress, which the GOP may control. 

Could Kevin McCarthy Be A Great Majority Leader?

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author & CHQ Chairman

The number one thing conservatives have lacked in my 53 years of being involved in the conservative movement at the national level is strong, articulate, effective leadership. Kevin McCarthy has the right instincts and the right tools, if he would turn them toward the right target, and stand and fight for the conservative principles that brought him into the Republican Party he could be a great House Majority Leader.

How About Term Limits For Speaker?

The House leadership appears to many Americans to be a closed elite cut-off from the conservative grassroots of the Republican Party and impervious to calls for opening the leadership to younger leaders more representative of the limited government constitutional conservative base of the GOP.

Forget McCarthy or Pete Sessions As Majority Leader

A brief review of their records shows, Kevin McCarthy and Pete Sessions long ago disqualified themselves for the leadership of a House Republican Conference that was elected on a platform of governing America according to conservative principles. House Republicans should avoid elevating someone who is as bad as or worse than Eric Cantor is on the conservative agenda to replace him in the number two spot in the House Republican leadership.

Cruz Stands Against Democrats at First Amendment Hearing

Proponents of Democratic Senator Tom Udall's S.J. Res 19 say it would just "repeal Citizens United" or "regulate big money in politics." That is nonsense, says Senator Ted Cruz. Nothing in the amendment is limited to corporations, or to nefarious billionaires. It gives Congress power to regulate—and ban—speech by everybody.