Saturday, December 18, 2010

Daines Statement on "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Repeal

December 18, 2010

Bozeman, Montana--U.S. Senate Candidate Steve Daines issued the following statement after the Senate passed a bill to end the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

“The repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" by an unaccountable lame duck session against the will of more than 60% of Marine Corps and Army combat units is simply wrong,” said Daines. "Our combat troops have clearly expressed this repeal would hurt their unit's ability to fight. It is disappointing Harry Reid, and Jon Tester chose to put payback to their liberal supporters ahead of the legitimate concerns of men and women in combat"

"Montana needs leaders in Washington that will stand by Montana values and with our men and women in combat not with Harry Reid and Obama."


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nikki Haley speaks on Hannity

Founding Fathers Quote

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

George Washington

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)

RSC Update: Monday, December 13, 2010

From the Chairman
There are three things Congress can do today to fight the twin troubles of rampant unemployment and exploding deficits. We can cut spending immediately, prevent the job-killing tax hikes scheduled for January 1st, and begin tearing down barriers to job creation. Unfortunately, Congressional Democrats have used this lame duck session to push an entirely different set of priorities: higher taxes, massive spending bills, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and an expansion of the FDA’s power that will make food more expensive but probably not more safe.

If Democrats allow the massive tax increases on income, saving, and investment to occur, reversing that folly will be one of the first orders of business for next year’s House Republican majority.

In other news, opponents of ObamaCare received good news today when a federal judge in Virginia struck down the law’s “individual mandate” – which will force every American to purchase government-approved health insurance. In his ruling, the judge made clear that Congress lacks the authority to impose such a mandate. This decision affirms the concerns that conservatives have raised for nearly two years and likely paves the way for the Supreme Court to render a final judgment on the issue – unless Republicans’ efforts to repeal the law in Congress bear fruit first.


Congressman Tom Price
Chairman, Republican Study Committee

RSC Media Activity – Republican Study Committee members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. Visit our Media Center for more.
· Chairman Tom Price (GA-06) and Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-02): Start Over On New START, The Daily Caller, December 8.

· Rep. Gary Miller (CA-42): Obama's Immigration Two-Step; Washington Times, December 8.

· Rep. Steve King (IA-05): ObamaCare Must Be Repealed; Washington Times, December 10.

· Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-01): The Choice: Welfare State or Opportunity State; Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal, December 11.

House Floor Activity – The following key legislation came through the House of Representatives last week.
· House Democrats voted last week to approve the DREAM Act, which offers amnesty to many illegal immigrants. The Senate attempted to pass the bill as well but has so far been unsuccessful.

· House Democrats also passed a 423-page combination “food safety” and spending package less than 12 hours after the legislation was made public. The spending portion of the bill funds the federal government through September 2011 at a total level equivalent to FY 2010 levels (although some funds were redirected to liberals’ favorite pet programs). The “food safety” portion gives the Food and Drug Administration broad new powers over our food supply, which will increase the cost but probably not the safety of what we eat.

Outlook – Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals.
· Both the House and Senate could vote this week on a package announced by the President last week that, among other things, would extend most current tax policies for two years and continue for another 13 months the programs that provide up to 99 weeks of benefits to the unemployed.

· Democrats continue to push for ratification of the START treaty and passage of an omnibus bill of more than 100 public land and water bills which could impede border security.

RSC Reports
· Each week, the RSC Budget and Spending Taskforce compiles a weekly report on the latest budget and spending news. Additionally, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.


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Nikki Haley speaks on Keven Cohen

Monday, December 13, 2010

Introducing The 2011 Congressional Calendar

Andre Jacque Town hall Tonight

Andre Jacque is having a town hall meeting tonight at 5:30 pm in Green Bay.

Ron Paul: Audit the Fed in 2011

Since the announcement last week that I will chair the congressional subcommittee that oversees the Federal Reserve, the media response has been overwhelming. The groundswell of opposition to Fed actions among ordinary citizens is reflected not only in the rhetoric coming out of Capitol Hill, but also in the tremendous interest shown by the financial press. The demand for transparency is growing, whether the political and financial establishment likes it or not. The Fed is losing its vaunted status as an institution that somehow is above politics and public scrutiny. Fed transparency will be the cornerstone of my efforts as subcommittee chairman.

Thanks to public pressure earlier this year, Congress did pass legislation that requires the Fed to disclose some information about its bailout of select industries and companies following the 2008 financial crisis. So two weeks ago the Fed released data concerning more than $3 trillion of assistance it offered to banks through its bailout facilities. After reviewing this data, however, we are left with many more questions about the Fed's “lending”. [
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Rep. Michele Bachmann: No Dice