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Troop Funding Bill: Will Blue Dog Democrats Roll Over Once Again?

June 02, 2008

The self-proclaimed “fiscal watchdogs” from the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition are signaling their intent to roll over for their Democratic leadership on the troop funding bill.  As with many other issues this Congress, the Blue Dogs seem to be backing down from their “principles” – this time by allowing the Democratic Leadership to increase spending by $52 billion without providing corresponding cuts in spending or tax increases requir Read More

Rep. John Carter: Support a sound energy policy

June 02, 2008

From the Austin American Statesman: Gas in Texas has passed the $3.70 mark and is expected to continue to rise. For years, Republicans have brought forth common-sense, environmentally responsible energy policies that would provide our country with its own secure oil and gas supply, but those policies have been blocked by Democrats in Congress, the Senate and the White House. Read More

As Gas Prices Soar, Congressional Democrats Are Feeling the Heat

June 01, 2008

With gas prices soaring to $3.98 per gallon over the weekend, according to AAA, the House returns officially from Memorial Day break tomorrow.  But, believe it or not, not a single piece of legislation to help lower gas prices is on the House schedule this week.  This is particularly amazing since then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) promised the American people a “commonsense plan” to lower gas prices way back in April 2006.  And it&rsq Read More

Boehner Repeats Call for Congressional Hearings on Milberg Weiss Scandal as Another Trial Lawyer is Sentenced to Jail

June 01, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after former powerhouse trial lawyer and major Democratic donor Melvyn Weiss was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in an illegal kickback scheme involving his law firm, formerly known as Milberg Weiss:   Read More

As House Republicans Tout Plan to Lower Gas Prices, Do-Nothing Democrats Do ... Nothing

May 29, 2008

On any given Friday in the summer, it’s not uncommon to see people leaving work early, picking up their children, and heading away for a weekend trip to the beach, the mountains, or to visit friends and family.  But on this Friday, more and more Americans will work a full day, go home with their families, and stay there.  That’s because too many families simply can’t afford to pay sky-high gas prices – which have risen to $3.96 today, according to AAA, the 23rd consecutive day that the price of gasoline has reached Read More

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