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It’s a new era of Republican leadership in the House. Speaker Boehner is out, Speaker Ryan (R-WI-1) is in, and just in time for the budget process. Under the influence of the House Freedom Caucus, Republicans finally have a chance to do something about the outrageous spending that is rapidly bankrupting our country. It would all be terribly exciting… except that none of that is actually happening.
Rep. Jeb Hensarling was first elected to Congress in 2002 to represent Texas’ 5th Congressional District. He holds a lifetime score of 91 percent on the FreedomWorks Congressional Scorecard, has won the annual FreedomFighter Award multiple times, and achieved a perfect score for three consecutive years.
FreedomWorks’ conservative grassroots activists sent nearly 300,000 messages to Senate Republicans urging them to oppose any Supreme Court nominee while President Barack Obama is in office. The messages were sent in less than 24 hours, between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.
After vetoing a stronger version of asset forfeiture legislation, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed a bill that would still make significant improvements to the state’s forfeiture laws. The legislation was passed unanimously by both houses of the state legislature.
Following the introduction of legislation by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to establish the National Commission on Security and Technology Challenges, FreedomWorks Legislative Affairs Manager Josh Withrow commented:
The Republican presidential candidates have debated nine times since August. Nine long debates, in which moderators spent much of their time focusing on personalities and pitting candidates against each other, rather than asking substantive policy questions.
If Donald Trump’s gravity-defying ascendancy has validated anything, it is that for middle America, jobs and economic security are still the dominant issue. Republicans have talked up tax reform, regulatory relief and fiscal restraint — and those are all critical to growth.