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U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) have successfully passed an amendment to the continuing resolution which effectively transfers $55 million to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). This increased the total allocated costs for FSIS to $1,056,427,000 up from $1,001,427,000.
One would have hoped that after a couple of weeks the overblown brouhaha over the consequences of the sequestration cuts would have died down, but alas, there are those still insistent that the meager $85 billion in cuts will somehow result in a cataclysmic shock to the American economy.
FreedomWorks Welcomes Reps. Justin Amash, Mark Meadows and Matt Salmon to the New Fair Deal Writing Team
Washington, DC- FreedomWorks welcomed the addition of Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI), Mark Meadows (R-NC), and Matt Salmon (R-AZ) to the New Fair Deal writing team, a group of House Republicans who are taking a proactive approach to getting the debt under control and ending big government’s collusion with big business.
Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) linked to this instructional video produced by Texas State Rep.Lois Kolkhorst, the Republican chairwoman of the House Public Health Committee. In the video, Kolkhorst says Texas will benefit from exchange subsidies even though Texas has not created an Obamacare exchange.
Nagging Regulations and Costs - Obamacare On Its Third Anniversary
Obamacare turned three years old last week and the old nag is already showing signs it needs to be sent off to the glue factory. Even though the law is causing rapid and shocking price increases, the Obama administration is riding at a gallop to implement their plans, even if it means breaking the Obamacare law itself to do it.
It's Time For Government To Fold on Anti-Gambling Laws
Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom has introduced a bill that would legalize betting on presidential elections, a practice that is currently outlawed nationwide, including in states that allow other types of gambling. Naturally, this can be expected to raise hackles and invite questions over propriety and the dignity of the office, but why?
The RNC Diagnosis: Part 3 - Friends, Finance and Primaries
In developing the Growth and Opportunity Project's Autopsy of the 2012 election (pdf), the Republican National Committee correctly identified the reason for the party's loss, but failed to recommend a coherent strategy to reverse it.The report endorses primaries, campaign finance reform, and recommends various ways outside groups can get involved. Some of it's good, some of it's not so good, but in the end it's a half measure where a radical change is needed.
Corporate handouts are easily seen when it comes to national politics and legislation with huge subsidies going to large corporations such as Solyndra, General Electric and General Motors. In the case of General Motors the government actually nationalized it! But the handouts are more difficult to see at the local level.
Republican Senators that Have NOT Cosponsored Audit the Fed
Senator Rand Paul has reintroduced legislation to audit the Federal Reserve in the Senate. The bill, S. 209, currently has 24 cosponsors. This legislation is important because the people deserve to know who the Federal Reserve is bailing out behind closed doors. Here are the Republicans that have not cosponsored the audit the Fed bill yet. Please call them or tweet at them and politely ask them to cosponsor S. 209!