Congress

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.

Ben Carson to Pitch OCare Alternative to GOP Lawmakers

Sandy Fitzgerald, NewsMax

Dr. Ben Carson will talk about his ideas for healthcare reform during a members-only meeting of the Congressional Health Caucus, a group of Republicans that meets regularly to discuss healthcare policy.

Mont. US House Candidate Turiano Tea Party Claims False?

Charles S. Johnson, The Missouilan

The Montana Tea Party Coalition denies any affiliation with U.S. House candidate Drew Turiano, who calls himself a “tea party Republican who believes in their philosophy.” The coalition said that none had met Turiano or seen him at one of their events or meetings.

Obama Announces Less Immigration Enforcement: GOP Congress Yawns

Where is the Republican held House of Representatives on Obama’s plan to further ignore, lessen enforcement even more or whatever you call Obama’s willful refusal to faithfully execute the Nation's immigration laws? MIA or in the pocket of the cheap labor wing of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, that's where.

Establishment Republican Mike Simpson Facing Grassroots Challenge

The Club for Growth PAC has endorsed fiscal conservative Bryan Smith for the Idaho 2 seat in Congress and released an ad making the case that Big Government Republican Mike Simpson must be replaced.

Boehner: GOP Campaign Strategy Centers on Obamacare

Sean Lengell, Washington Examiner

Speaker John Boehner suggested the Republican Party's long-standing opposition to President Obama's health care law will again be a central campaign strategy during the fall's congressional elections.

House GOP Passes ‘Enforce the Law’ Act to Battle O’s Imperial Presidency

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Tired of watching helplessly from the sidelines as Obama decided how to enforce the laws they wrote, House R's pushed back, passing a bill they said would at least rope in the courts to serve as potential referees between the branches of gov't.

‘How Does Going From Being a Sen. to a Pres. Rewrite the Constitution?’

Jason Howerton, TheBlaze/AP

Ignoring BHO’s veto threat, the House voted for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits against the chief exec. for failure to enforce federal laws. Trey Gowdy read statements by Obama when he was a Sen. in which he warned of the encroachment of the exec. on other branches of gov't.

Most Oppose Becoming Too Involved in Ukraine

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

A new Pew Research poll found 56% of people say the U.S. should not get too involved after Russian forces took over the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine. Another 29% think the U.S. needs to take a firm stand.

Congress Draws Criticism Over NSA Oversight

Darren Samuelsohn, Politico

Cries of lax Capitol Hill oversight are piling up as Snowden-inspired stories continue to explode in the media, casting doubt on whether the legislative watchdogs can be trusted to oversee nat'l security agencies that they’ve long defended.

For Lawmakers, an O-Care Escape Option

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

Unlike those millions of Americans, Congress members and staff have a way to opt out of ObamaCare — retirement. 

Boehner Says GOP Will Lead, but Backs Away From Votes

Russell Berman, The Hill

John Boehner defended the House GOP’s go-slow approach on immigration, tax reform and replacing ObamaCare, saying the party wanted to avoid repeating mistakes Dems. made and had to face the “reality” of its limited power in DC. He attacked Obama and said R's would present an alternative vision.

Of Course Obama Should Be Impeached

David Catron, American Spectator

Do we have a Congress or a coffle of slaves?

Congress Is Giving Obama a Blank Check

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

“With almost $17.3 trillion in national debt, failing to put a debt limit in place to protect taxpayers from even more reckless spending by Congress is beyond irresponsible,” said Heritage’s Romina Boccia. That’s $140,000 per household.

Part Two of the Real Obama Economy: Obama’s Food Stamp Economy

How can you square an increase in government dependence, a shrinking labor force and endemic long term unemployment with an economic “recovery?" You can't unless you look at it in political, not economic terms.

Retirements Hurt Dems’ House Prospects

Alex Isenstadt and John Bresnahan, Politico

Since Dec., four Dem. incumbents (the newest: Jim Moran of VA) have announced they will not be seeking reelection to districts that contain large proportions of Repub. voters. Dems. freely admit that two seats, Jim Matheson's (UT) and Mike McIntyre's (NC), are almost certain to shift Repub.

Speaker Ryan: We Demand You Take The No Amnesty Pledge

To: All Republican Members of Congress and the House Republican Leadership

Dear Representative:

As a citizen of your District, and a voter, I am outraged that a supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens has been elected Speaker of the House.

W. House Press Room=3rd Legis. Chamber

Right Scoop Staff

George Will points out that Obama is using the White House press room to illegally rewrite laws, something that can only be done by Congress.