President Obama hailed “a historic step forward” in the relationship between the United States and Cuba as he formally announced the reopening of embassies in their respective capitals later this month after 54 years....Read More
SUPREME COURT RULES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LEGAL
The Supreme Court delivered a 5 to 4 ruling saying the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry no matter where they live and that states may no longer reserve the right only for heterosexual couples....Read More
SUPREME COURT SAVES OBAMACARE
The Supreme Court upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act and agreed with the Obama administration that government subsidies that make health insurance affordable for millions of Americans should be available to all....Read More
FAST TRACK BILL HEADS TO WHITE HOUSE
President Obama scored a victory for his trade agenda, after weeks of uncertainty, when the Senate voted to give him expanded powers to negotiate international deals....Read More
Congress will return on July 7th and both chambers will continue work on spending measures.
Next week, my conservative colleagues and I will vote to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) in Obamacare, often called the “Death Panel,” and to preserve Medicare for America’s seniors.
I have always supported free trade, but I have been extra cautious about supporting the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill because Barack Obama is the most untrustworthy President in American history.
BILL TO STOP "WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES" PROPOSED RULE
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX) spoke in support of H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Act of 2015. The bill, which would force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to stop moving forward with the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule, passed the House by a vote of 261-155.
CAPITO APPLAUDS COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF KEY APPROPRIATIONS BILLS
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement regarding the committee’s approval of the FY2016 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill and the FY2016 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill this week.
Through a series of recent cases—including the infamous Citizens United decision—the Supreme Court has allowed wealthy, well-connected campaign donors and special interests to unleash a deluge of cash in an effort to sway federal, state, and local elections across our nation.
“I expect the Supreme Court to say that the president must enforce the law Congress has passed, rather than the law the president wishes Congress has passed. If it does, it will help rein in this out-of-control White House. It will tell the Obama administration that it must obey the law – and that the president cannot keep making up the rules as he goes along.” -- Sen. John Barrasso (WY)
DC STATEHOOD Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE) has reintroduced his D.C. statehood bill. Some argue D.C. residents, like all Americans, deserve representation. Others counter this is merely a political move so the Democrats can gain two seats in the Senate.
Do you think Washington D.C. should become the 51st State?
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Walz Calls for Renewal of Ex-Im Bank, Critical for Business & Jobs
Congress has adjourned for their 4th of July Recess. Here is a look at their productivity to date.