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GOP FISCAL DISCIPLINE, SURGING ECONOMY MAKING REAL PROGRESS IN DRIVING DOWN DEFICIT

June 12, 2006

It’s a simple fact: Keeping taxes low, coupled with fiscal restraint and economic growth, has spurred progress towards driving down the federal budget deficit.Today’s Wall Street Journal says it all: Read More

"Spring Cleaning" Report Complements Gop Efforts To Target Waste, Fraud, And Abuse

June 12, 2006

Republican-led House committees have exercised their congressional oversight responsibility to expose – and in many cases, eliminate – billions in waste, fraud, and abuse in federal programs. In conjunction with Speaker Dennis Hastert’s (R-IL) “Spring Cleaning” project, today Majority Leader John Boehner is releasing a report highlighting some of the best examples of committee oversight in the 109th Congress to date. Read More

DemsOn Fiscal Discipline: “I'm going to earmark the (Expletive) out of it”

June 11, 2006

While House Republicans are working to spend taxpayer dollars wisely by bringing greater transparency, disclosure, and accountability to government, Capitol Hill Democrats are advocating more spending with the use of earmarks - line-items sometimes inserted into bills at the last minute, with little or no scrutiny. According to the Arlington Sun-Gazette, Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) recently told a group of supporters: Read More

BUSH ECONOMIC BOOM: EVEN MORE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE FORECAST

June 08, 2006

Yesterday, the Bush Administration released its updated economic forecast that demonstrates the ongoing Bush Economic Boom will continue to foster a robust economy and sustained job creation. From today’s Wall Street Journal: Read More

TELECOM BILL PROMOTES INNOVATION, STRONGER ECONOMY, MORE AMERICAN JOBS

June 07, 2006

Today, the House is considering the Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act (H.R. 5252), bipartisan legislation that will deliver more choices and lower prices for consumers of cable TV and Internet services. Sponsored by Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX) and Rep. Read More

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