In the final days of Obama’s presidency two rules slid under the radar that drive explosive local planning and building costs, transfer control of certain grant-related planning to the federal government, and render local officials helpless to combat them.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., was elected chairman of the House Freedom Caucus on Monday evening by the conservative group's 42 members. Meadows, who will enter his third term in January, will replace the retiring Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio next month. The Tar Heel State politician said he is "ready to get to work," according to a statement issued shortly after the election.
It’s revealing that Meadows didn’t issue an ultimatum to abandon the deal, insisting instead that Ryan merely vote no to signal his disapproval. That’s a minor demand; no doubt Boehner is fully encouraging Ryan to oppose the bill behind the scenes in the name of building a bit of goodwill with conservatives.
Any Republican that votes to bring the #ZombieBudget to the Floor deserves a Primary election challenge. We urge you to call your Representative, the House switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, tell him or her you demand a NO vote on the rule to bring the #ZombieBudget to the House floor and an end to the secret deals with Obama to increase spending and the debt ceiling and burden our children and grandchildren with billions of dollars of new Establishment Republican debt.
John Boehner wants to reauthorize the crony capitalist Export-Import Bank. He wants to pass a bloated transportation bill. He wants to fund Planned Parenthood. In short, Boehner wants to give a big wet kiss to Barack Obama’s agenda on the way out the door when no one can hold him accountable. The only way to stop this is to proceed to the motion to vacate the chair.
Mark Meadows — a soft-spoken, well-liked Republican congressman from North Carolina — foresees in this exclusive video interview for The Daily Caller that “there’s a real battle coming” this fall witin the Republican House conference.
House Republicans appear instead to be shifting their anger to the Senate and its majority leader, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has been unable to pass key GOP legislation sent from the House. House Republicans are urging McConnell to change the filibuster rules in the Senate so that legislation can pass with 51 votes instead of 60.
Despite the failure of efforts to depose Boehner in the past, there is something different this time around. One of the differences is that the new wave of Republicans elected in the 2014 elections need to make good on their promises to voters.
Our principled conservative friends at GOA have now joined other conservative organizations in urging their members to support the Meadows resolution saying “it’s imperative that you contact your member of Congress right now and tell him or her to vote YES on the Meadows measure (House Resolution 385).” To make it simple to let your Representative know that you want John Boehner removed as Speaker of the House, we urge you to sign our petition to second Rep. Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair. We will forward it to your Representative on your behalf.
The two men, in the different ways, have come to embody the deep disenchantment many Republicans feel about the leaders of their party.
The Republican establishment “leaders” who run Capitol Hill are notorious for not being able to walk and chew gum at the same time and appear to be genetically unable to deal with more than one major issue at a time. Please tell us which of these important issues Congress should deal with first; defunding Planned Parenthood, defeating the Obama – Corker Iran nuclear weapons deal, the Meadows resolution to oust Speaker Boehner or the need to pass appropriations to fund the federal government for the fiscal year starting October 1?
One thing you can do this week to change Washington is to go to your Representative’s town hall meeting if he or she is having one, and ask where your Representative stands on the Meadows motion to vacate the Chair and oust Speaker Boehner. If your Representative isn’t having a town hall we have made it simple to let your Representative know that you want John Boehner removed as Speaker of the House, just sign our petition to second Rep. Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair. We will forward it to your Representative on your behalf.
“They found out bad things would happen, that literally they would be calling the vote without knowing what would happen. Therefore, they did not call the vote and now they have this issue hanging over John Boehner’s head for the next five weeks.”
Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli, Chairman of Liberty Now PAC, issued a powerful appeal for Virginians to demand their Representatives in Congress support Rep. Mark Meadows' motion to vacate the Chair and oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House. To make it simple to let your Representative know that you want John Boehner removed as Speaker of the House, we urge you to sign our petition to second Rep. Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair. We will forward it to your Representative on your behalf no matter what state you live in.
Rep. Mark Meadows' resolution said Boehner had sought “to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 members of Congress” and had “caused the power of Congress to atrophy.”
Meadows said he’s not asking for co-sponsors and hadn’t spoken directly with Boehner before filing the bid to oust him.
To make it simple to let your Representative know that you want John Boehner removed as Speaker of the House, we urge you to sign our petition to second Rep. Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair. We will forward it to your Representative on your behalf. Conservatives who wish to join CHQ’s effort to help Rep. Meadows can also call their Representative at 1-866-220-0044 and demand that he or she support Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair.