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Capitol Hill Update, 14 May, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 14 May, 2013

Capitol Hill Update, 13 May, 2013

05/14/2013
See Whether Your Senators Voted for the Internet Sales Tax Here!
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See Whether Your Senators Voted for the Internet Sales Tax Here!

Last night, the Senate voted to pass the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743) and send it to the House.  This bill allows states to band together to form a sales tax cartel under which a business which sells products online must collect taxes for states where their goods are being shipped.  There are a multitude of problems with this bill – it is potentially unconstitutional, it raises taxes, it will harm startup businesses online, and it fundamentally changes the way that taxes can be collected.

05/07/2013
Capitol Hill Update, 6 May, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 6 May, 2013

Capitol Hill Update, 6 May, 2013

05/07/2013
Capitol Hill Update, 22 April, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 22 April, 2013

Here's FreedomWorks' weekly update from the Hill for the week of April 22-26.

04/23/2013
Capitol Hill Update, 15 April, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 15 April, 2013

Here's FreedomWorks' Weekly Update from Capitol Hill, for the week of April 15-19, 2013.House/Senate/Schedule: Both chambers of Congress will remain in session for the next two weeks.

04/15/2013
Updated Budget Report Card: Obama's Budget So Bad, It's Illegal
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Updated Budget Report Card: Obama's Budget So Bad, It's Illegal

The White House finally released President Obama's budget plan, two months later than required by law (he has ignored the legal deadline for submitting a budget four out of his five years in office).  Predictably, it wasn't exactly worth the wait.The Obama budget doubled down on all of his previous unserious proposals, actually increasing spending in the short term, while continuing to act upon his rhetoric of soaking the rich.  And once again, it never reaches balance.  Ever.Under Obama's plan:

04/10/2013
Capitol Hill Update - 9 April, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update - 9 April, 2013

Here's the latest from Capitol Hill, for week of April 8-12.

04/09/2013
Senate Vote-a-Rama - See How Your Senators Voted on Key Amendments Here!
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Senate Vote-a-Rama - See How Your Senators Voted on Key Amendments Here!

Last Friday, the Senate voted on dozens of amendments to their budget resolution before eventually (narrowly) passing the budget itself. This frenzy of amendments, known as a "vote-a-rama", gave many Senators a chance to force their colleagues onto the record on many key issues that have not come up for a vote in the Senate in years.Among the most important (and revealing) votes were on Medicare reform, internet sales taxes, ObamaCare repeal, carbon taxes, and Senator Rand Paul's budget plan.

03/25/2013
Senate Vote-a-Rama - Learn About the Most Important Senate Budget Amendments Here!
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Senate Vote-a-Rama - Learn About the Most Important Senate Budget Amendments Here!

One of the most interesting aspects of the Senate budget process is the offering of amendments, which is different than for regular bills in the Senate.

03/22/2013
2013 Budget Report Card: Rand Paul's Budget Still the Best
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2013 Budget Report Card: Rand Paul's Budget Still the Best

This week the House and Senate will likely vote on their budget plans, along with a few conservative alternative budgets. To help you see where each plan stands in terms of spending restraint and economic growth, we have put together our second annual "Budget Report Card", which rates each of the major plans according to various economic criteria.This year even Paul Ryan's House plan balances in 10 years, while Rand Paul and the Republican Study Committee plans balance in 5 and 4 years, respectively. The Senate Democrats' plan, unfortunately, never reaches balance.

03/20/2013

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