RSC Update: House Republicans Embrace Path to Prosperity
From the Chairman
This is a critical time in American history. The choices we make over the next two years will determine what kind of country our children will inherit. I will continue fighting to ensure the American Dream isn’t taken away from our children and grandchildren by those who seek to solve our problems at their expense.
Congressman Jim Jordan
Chairman, Republican Study Committee
· Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) introduced H.R. 1505, National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act, which would remedy current security gaps that exist on federal lands along our nation’s borders by preventing the Department of Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from using environmental policies to restrict the U.S. Border patrol from obtaining routine access.
· On Wednesday, the House passed H.R. 1217, which would repeal a $17.75 billion slush fund in ObamaCare and reasserts Congressional authority to weigh the value of different public health service programs.
· On Thursday, the House passed H.R. 1473, a continuing resolution (CR) for the last 6 months of the current budget year.
· On Friday, the House approved its 2012 budget plan, known as the Path to Prosperity.
Outlook – A quick look at what’s on the horizon.
· The House is not in session this week.
· Each week the House is in session, 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.
House Republican Study Committee
Rep. Jim Jordan, Chairman
Paul Teller, Executive Director
Brad Watson, Policy Director
Bruce “Fez” Miller, Professional Policy Staff
Joe Murray, Professional Policy Staff
Ja’Ron Smith, Professional Policy Staff
Wesley Goodman, Director of Conservative Coalitions and State Outreach
Yong Choe, Director of Business Outreach and Member Services
Brian Straessle, Communications Director
Ben Miller, Deputy Communications Director
Cyrus Artz, Research Assistant