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It's Time to Put Children First (Townhall.com)

October 16, 2007

Last week, the House of Representatives considered several resolutions to congratulate sports teams and one measure hailing Brett Favre, the soon-to-be Hall of Fame quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. This week we’ve already named three post offices. Yet, what has not occurred is a single meeting among a bipartisan group of Members in the House and Senate to discuss completing work on critical legislation to renew the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and sending the President a bill he can sign into law. Read More

Pork Barrel Stonewall (Wall Street Journal)

September 26, 2007

House Republicans have launched a renewed effort to change the way Congress spends taxpayers' money. Our goal: Stop Congress from tucking members' pet spending projects into bills without public scrutiny and debate.Pork-barrel earmarks were an important factor in the loss of the GOP majority last November. Years of irresponsible earmarks, slipped into bills behind closed doors without public debate or scrutiny, eroded Republicans' reputation as the party of fiscal responsibility and trustworthy custodians of taxpayer funds. Read More

Listen to the General; History will remember how we performed this week (National Review)

September 09, 2007

On January 19 of this year, just days before President Bush delivered his State of the Union address, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) delivered what they dubbed as their own “address on the state of our union” at the National Press Club. In it, Senator Reid expressed hope that the president, the Congress, and the nation would “listen to the generals” in determining what steps to take next in Iraq. Read More

Republicans Will Hold Democrats Accountable for Stolen Illegal Immigration Vote (Human Events)

September 04, 2007

 As Congress returns this week, Republicans are ready to pick up where we left off when August recess began last month. From fighting for lower taxes to insisting on more restrained federal spending to giving our troops the support they need to wage and win the War on Terrorism, we’re ready to continue working on the most important priorities facing the American people. Read More

Congressional One-Trick Ponies (Washington Times)

September 03, 2007

President Reagan famously joked that the federal government's view of the economy can be summed-up like this: "If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Just eight months into the year, it's apparent that this is no longer just a quip. Rather, it has become the Democrats' blueprint for their new congressional majority — and as Congress returns to Washington, we'll see their tax-and-spend plans on full display once again. Read More