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Dems Slow-Walk Troop Funding Over $108 Billion Global Bailout Scheme

June 03, 2009

Funding for troops protecting our nation in Iraq and Afghanistan has officially been placed on hold while Democratic leaders try to secure enough Democratic votes to attach to the legislation a $108 billion global bailout for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – a bailout that could line the pockets of terrorist regimes around the world, according to Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA).  In a letter to his colleagues earlier today, Rep. Read More

House Republicans Move to Defund ACORN

June 03, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and dozens of other House Republicans today became original cosponsors of the Taxpayer Protection and Anti-Fraud Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to prohibit organizations indicted for violations of state or federal election laws from receiving federal funds through programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Read More

Agriculture Groups Oppose Democrats' New National Energy Tax

June 03, 2009

House Democrats are continuing their reckless push to tax every American who has the audacity to flip on a light switch, drive a car, or work on a farm – regardless of the fact that it will punish the American family with up to $3,100 in new taxes each year.  Democrats seem intent on forcing their new national energy tax through the House of Representatives as quickly as possible to with little to no input from the American people.  Politico reported last night that “House Speaker Nancy Pelos Read More

Boehner Delivers Remarks at Dedication Ceremony for Statue of President Ronald Reagan

June 03, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) delivered the following remarks at the ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda today dedicating the new statue of President Ronald Reagan. Read More

Democrats' National Energy Tax Will Devastate Rural America, Family Farmers

June 02, 2009

The Democrats’ national energy tax – to be paid by anyone who drives a car, buys an American-made product, or has the audacity to flip on a light switch – would disproportionately target rural America by increasing the energy bills for every American family, hurting family farmers, and threatening small businesses.  The legislation recently passed by the Energy & Commerce Committee and making its way to the House floor – often called “cap-and-trade” by its supporters – purports to combat global warming by setting strict limits on Read More