Maybe Thune’s hinting that they’re only going to defund part of DHS in February, not the whole department. That makes sense politically, as “REPUBLICANS SHUT DOWN NAT'L SECURITY” headlines won’t fly for the GOP.
As usual, establishment politicians refused to let their ignorance restrain their power over Americans' lives and tax dollars.
Buried deep in the CRomnibus is a provision that bars federal agents from raiding medical marijuana retailers in the 32 states and the District of Columbia where the practice has been legalized. It also protects hemp farms in Colorado.
Give far-left Democrat Elizabeth Warren credit when credit is due; she is right about the cronyism in the hated CRomnibus spending bill. The Cromnibus removes an important barrier to future taxpayer bailouts of big banks.
Apparently Congressman Mullin and his crack team of future Chamber of Commerce lobbyists missed pages 128 and 129 and page 909 of the Rules Committee version of the hated CRomnibus spending bill.
The CRomnibus deal grants members of Congress a lucrative new perk: the ability for each member to spend $1000 of our tax dollars per month on a luxury car allowance..
Fact: The Cruz-Lee point of order bought Reid 10 hours worth of floor time on Sat. There's no way Reid would've let over 24 important nominees just die for the sake of going home Tues. instead of Weds. or Thurs. Stop blaming Cruz.
The majority of GOP in Congress aren't committed to either fighting for liberty or economic conservatism. Some GOP power players would prefer to see a Dem in a House or Senate seat rather than a renegade Repub. But this is our party. We must fight back.
Instead of focusing on O’s unlawful amnesty, some in the GOP went so far as to accuse Cruz and Lee of helping Reid confirm Obama's radical nominees. What Cruz & Lee did was stand up for those who are tired of the status quo.
Ted Cruz's attempt to force a vote on defunding O's exec. amnesty was the right move, says former OH state Treasurer & Sect. of State Ken Blackwell. "Cruz was right on target with his advancement of a strategy that would've stopped Obama's unconstitutional power grab in its track."
What really infuriates namby-pamby GOP senators is that Cruz forced them to take a public stand on the O's unilateral amnesty. They know that the GOP base is mad as hell over the amnesty, and they don't feel the need to answer to mere hoi polloi.
Although the estab. talking points blame Ted Cruz & Mike Lee for Reid’s “opportunity” to get these nominations approved, it was always Reid’s plan to get as many through the system before control of the Sen. is turned over to the R's.
Sen. Ted Cruz blasted both political parties for quickly passing a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill that didn’t address GOP objections to Obama’s immigration move, and didn’t give anyone enough time to understand what was in the bill.
Cruz defended his efforts to delay the vote on the CRomnibus. “Leadership was angry. They didn't want to fight this fight now. Mike Lee & I thought it was important to get a vote now, to get the D's on record, & we hoped every Repub. on record against exec. amnesty."
It sure seems this entire rules process led by GOP Rep. Pete Sessions is rigged to allow only the amendments the leadership wants.
Tea party activists attacked a campaign finance rider in the $1.1 trillion CRomnibus that they view as a sneaky power grab by estab. R's designed to undermine outside conservative groups. Ken Cuccinelli says 'the new limits only increase political speech for party insiders.'