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DEMS TRY TO BUST BUDGET BY $45.2 BILLION

June 19, 2006

While Republicans act to rein in reckless spending and demonstrate fiscal discipline, Democrats want to raid taxpayers’ wallets in their push for ever higher levels of profligate spending. Read More

Pelosi Plan the Wrong Direction for American Prosperity

June 19, 2006

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently said she wants to take her party in the same direction “we were going in during the 90s producing record surpluses.” As Pelosi no doubt knows, the economic prosperity of the late 1990s resulted from Republican pro-growth policies that coupled tax relief with spending restraint after the GOP assumed control of both houses of Congress in 1995. Read More

Democrats In Disarray With No Plan to Win Global War on Terror

June 18, 2006

Divided and confused by their failure to present a coherent plan for waging and winning the Global War on Terror, Capitol Hill Democrats decided to release an “agenda” last Friday that simply omits any mention of it altogether.  This omission is awfully similar to the strategy outlined by Democrats during last week’s House debate on combating terrorism: relent, retreat, and hope the problem just goes away.  Read More

A MAJORITY AGENDA THAT MATTERS: WHY STRENGTH AND PROSPERITY TRIUMPH OVER HESITATION AND BIG GOVERNMENT

June 18, 2006

Let me just say at the outset thank you for having me here and for the wonderful introduction.  Heritage has always been the leader in the fight for limited government and conservative principles, and it is a pleasure to be back.On several occasions in the past I’ve come to discuss my support for school choice, and I want to remind everyone that I’m as a strong a supporter as ever.  I was pleased to see House and Senate education leaders introduce the America’s Opportunity Scholarships for Kids Act yesterday, led by Sam Johnson in the House. Read More

Floor Statement on House Resolution 861

June 15, 2006

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives has engaged in an important debate on the war in Iraq and how best to combat terrorism in a post-9/11 world. There are major differences between those of us who support strong national security policies and understand what we have at stake and those who would prefer we retreat from the world stage and attempt to manage the threat of terrorism and the danger it poses. During the 1990s, the enemies of freedom used terror and violence in futile attempts to intimidate the United States and the cause of freedom. Read More

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