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  • New ObamaCare repeal bill on life support

    04/27/2017 6:26:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | Apr. 27, 2017 | Scott Wong
    The tide is quickly turning against the new ObamaCare repeal legislation. At least 21 Republicans have said they would vote no on the revised GOP healthcare bill negotiated by centrist Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) and conservative Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Those "no" votes include Reps. Patrick Meehan (Pa.), Ryan Costello (Pa.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.) and John Katko (N.Y.), all centrists who had reservations about the previous ObamaCare repeal bill that was pulled from a floor vote last month because of a lack of GOP support.
  • Understanding Why President Trump Has Not Received Legislative Action From Congress…

    04/27/2017 5:13:13 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 60 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 27, 2017 | Sundance
    Perhaps it is valuable to reset the larger frames of reference and provide clarity. Many, heck, most people think when they vote for a federal politician -a representative- they are voting for a person who will go to Washington DC and write or enact legislation. This is the old-fashioned “schoolhouse rock” perspective based on decades past. Sundance is talking to those of us that read on Treehouse but I thought it was excellent information on how bills are made, written, sold, and passed...and why President Trump hasn't had any bills to sign as yet... There is not a single congress...
  • House Democrats threaten shutdown over Obamacare repeal vote

    04/27/2017 1:30:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/27/2017 | By HEATHER CAYGLE and ELANA SCHOR
    House Democrats are threatening to oppose a short-term funding extension if Republicans plow ahead with a vote to repeal Obamacare this week, renewing talk of a government shutdown if lawmakers can’t reach an agreement by Friday. “If Republicans pursue this partisan path of forcing Americans to pay more for less and destabilizing our county's health care system — without even knowing how much their bill will cost — Republicans should be prepared to pass a one-week [funding extension] on their own," House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland said in a statement. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered the news...
  • No Congress Did Not Repeal Internet Privacy

    04/27/2017 10:17:02 AM PDT · by 54fighting
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 4/27/17 | Andrew Armstrong
    Millennials live on the Internet. We were born and raised surfing the web, using Snapchat and Instagram and, of course, playing games online. It is almost a birthright. Keeping the Internet free and clear of oppressive federal government red-tape and regulations is critical to keep innovation and growth in this space. Some on the left see the web as the “wild west” that needs the guiding hand of government. A former commissioner of the Federal Elections Commission has repeatedly argued for federal control over the web. Ann Ravel, and others like her, want websites like the Drudge Report, YouTube and...
  • Senate sounds ready to gut new House health-care bill — if it passes the House at all

    04/27/2017 8:48:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2017 | AllahPundit
    Doesn’t really matter. This is a game of hot potato at this point. The Freedom Caucus took the blame, fairly or not, for tanking the original House health-care bill last month. Now they’ve hatched an amendment that makes the bill more palatable to conservatives, letting states waive the federal mandates for Essential Health Benefits and community rating subject to certain conditions, but which does little to make it more appealing to Republican moderates. The stuff that would make it more palatable to them, like rolling back planned cuts to Medicaid, isn’t in the new version and would only spook...
  • Survey: President Trump More Popular than Congress

    04/27/2017 7:31:57 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 26, 2017 | Penny Starr
    Despite continuous stories in the media reporting that President Donald Trump has the lowest favorable rating in his first 100 days of any president in modern history, Congress’s approval is worse. A new Gallup poll shows Trump’s favorable rating stands at 40 percent, one percentage point above 39 percent for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s favorable rating is eight percentage points lower than Ryan’s at 31 percent. But the honor for having the lowest rating goes to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), which stands at 27 percent.
  • Congress Tries To Solve Obama’s Nuclear Waste Problem

    04/27/2017 1:46:47 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 26 April 2017 | Andrew Follett
    Lawmakers faced off in a Wednesday hearing on proposed legislation to approve a nuclear waste storage facility in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Many lawmakers at the hearing were concerned about the federal government defaulting on its legal obligations to dispose of used nuclear fuel. Even House Democrats acknowledged the sheer scale of this problem. “Courts have determined that DOE has breached contractual obligations under this statute,” New York Democrat Paul Tonko, ranking member of the subcommittee, said in the hearing. “DOE estimated that if it could begin to accept waste in the next 10 years, liabilities would total $29 billion dollars.”...
  • Democrat Latino, Black, Asian American Legislators Vow to Fight ‘Together’ Against Trump

    04/26/2017 11:53:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 26, 2017 | by PATRICIA GUADALUPE
    Latino, African American and Asian American Democratic members of Congress said on Wednesday they plan to "fight together" against Trump administration policies that impact their communities. The chairs of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) — collectively known as the Tri-Caucus — met Wednesday on Capitol Hill with the five Democratic senators of color as part of a strategy to bring Democratic minority legislators together as a bloc. They said this was an effective way to push back against any Trump administration policies or GOP proposals they consider detrimental to...
  • Fact Check: Does Amended GOP Healthcare Bill Exempt Congress From Controversial Changes?

    04/26/2017 11:25:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/26/2017 | Guy Benson
    UPDATE - The House Freedom Caucus has announced its support for the amended legislation. Now the real action shifts to the moderates. The new changes give states the choice to seek additional flexibility (which must come with guarantees that they will either cover more people or reduce consumers' costs) that will result in a proliferation of new coverage options, many with lower price tags. But it will also mean that minimum coverage plans will be less comprehensive, and that some people will have to pay more, a concern addressed here. The GOP may be a long way from final passage of a...
  • Speaker Paul Ryan Will Fund Planned Parenthood but NOT the Trump Border Wall

    04/26/2017 8:46:05 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 109 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Republican leadership is looking to fund Planned Parenthood in their latest spending bill but not the Trump border wall. Could these lawmakers be any more out of touch with their base? CNS News reported: “ When Donald Trump stood in the lobby of Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 and announced he was running for president, he told all who listened to “mark” his words. “I would do various things very quickly,” Trump said. “I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare,” he said. “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border,” he said. “And I...
  • Here's one great Amendment proposal

    04/26/2017 5:46:18 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Vanity | 04/26/17 | e-mail to me
    Trump is asking everyone to forward this email to a minimum of 20 people, and to ask each of those to do likewise.c In three days, most people in the United States will have the message. This is an idea that should be passed around. The TRUMP Rule Let's see if congress understands what people pressure is all about. Salary of retired US Presidents .. . . . .. . . . . .. . $180,000 FOR LIFE. Salary of House/Senate members .. . . . .. . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE. This is stupid Salary of Speaker of...
  • Border Wall: President Trump just had his bluff called — again

    04/25/2017 2:38:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/25/2017 | Aaron Blake
    For the second time in two major legislative battles, the Trump White House has issued an ultimatum — only to back down. In the health care debate, the president was going to force a House vote on the package and dare skeptical Republicans to vote against replacing Obamacare, before abandoning that plan in the face of defeat. And now, in the government funding debate, he's backing off his previous demand that Congress approve funding for his border wall. As The Washington Post's Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and David Weigel report: But with a Friday deadline looming to pass a new...
  • Rep. Gohmert on First 100 Days: Trump’s Big Mistake Was Trusting Congress

    04/25/2017 10:50:01 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/25/2017 | Dan Riehl
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) covered several topics with Breitbart News Radio SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday, including the possibility of a government shutdown, the border wall, and how Trump has done in his first 100 days. Regarding the later, said Gohmert, “It goes back to the Animal House line, “Well, you messed up. You trusted us,” referring to Trump trusting in Congress. {..snip..}
  • Trump’s Border Wall Request Equals 0.035% of Federal Spending

    04/25/2017 10:29:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | 25 Apr 17 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Donald Trump’s request that Congress include $1.4 billion to fund the beginning of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border equals approximately 0.035 percent of what the federal government will spend in total this year, according to the latest estimate of fiscal year 2017 federal spending made by the Congressional Budget Office. It also equals less than the Department of Health and Human Services spends in just twelve hours and less than the Treasury collects in taxes in four hours. That is assuming that HHS spends money 24 hours a day and the Treasury collects it 24 hours a...
  • Americans’ Dissatisfaction With Speaker Paul Ryan, Congress Overall Is Growing, Poll Finds

    04/25/2017 9:00:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 24,2017 | By Rebecca Ballhaus
    Americans hold dim views of Congress and of House Speaker Paul Ryan, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds, with favorable opinions declining since February. Nearly three-quarters of Americans disapprove of Congress’s job performance, up 12 percentage points since February, the poll found. Just one-fifth said they approve of the job Congress is doing, a drop of 9 points. Mr. Ryan (R., Wis.) is one focus of growing dissatisfaction, with 40% saying they view the House speaker negatively, compared with 22% who had a positive view—an 18-point gap. In February, unfavorable opinions outweighed positive ones by just 1 point.
  • Michael Flynn likely broke law failing to disclose foreign payments, House Oversight leaders say

    04/25/2017 9:08:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/25/2017 | By Karoun Demirjian
    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law by failing to disclose foreign income he earned from Russia and Turkey, the heads of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday. Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said they believe Flynn neither received permission nor fully disclosed income he earned for a speaking engagement in Russia and lobbying activities on behalf of Turkey when he applied to reinstate his security clearance, after viewing two classified memos and Flynn’s disclosure form in a private briefing Tuesday morning. “Personally I see no evidence or no data to...
  • Trump denies changing position on border wall: 'It will get built'

    04/25/2017 7:28:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/25/2017 | BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    President Trump on Tuesday insisted he's fully committed to building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, one day after saying he was open to waiting until the fall to get funding for the wall. "Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL," Trump tweeted. "It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc." Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2017 Trump on...
  • Trump may drop request for border wall funding in spending bill

    04/25/2017 7:12:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2017 | Rick Moran
    Facing bi-partisan opposition to including funds to build a wall along the US southern border in the spending bill to keep the government operating past this weekend, President Trump told a group of conservative media representatives that he may drop his insistence for the wall funding if it will help pass the legislation. Bloomberg: "On funding the border wall, Trump said he could get it this week or the administration could come back to it in September," Trey Yingst, a White House correspondent for One America News, reported in a tweet. A White House official who asked for anonymity confirmed what...
  • Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

    04/23/2017 1:07:44 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | 4/23/2017 | AFP
    High-powered aides to Donald Trump pressed for funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on the president's 100th day in office.Building the wall was Trump's signature campaign promise, and the White House appeared determined to get Congress to approve a down payment as part of a bigger bill to keep the US government funded.White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said the administration is prepared to make concessions to Democrats on health care reform in order to get the wall money.But if the wall isn't funded, will...
  • Border Lawmakers Balk at Donald Trump’s Wall Request

    04/22/2017 8:24:08 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 72 replies
    wsj.com ^ | April 21, 2017
    Not a single member of Congress who represents the territory on the southwest border said they support President Donald Trump’s request for $1.4 billion to begin construction of his promised wall, according to a Wall Street Journal survey, testing the administration’s ability to reach a deal on government funding next week. Most lawmakers representing the region—both Democrats and Republicans—said they are opposed and many said they have unanswered questions. A few were noncommittal, but not a single member of the House or Senate representing the region expressed support for the funding request. That includes nine members of the House and...