Rep. Paul Ryan Blasts Back at White House’s Budget Ultimatum

America’s Newsroom Fox News Insider 4/19/2012

The White House essentially issued an ultimatum to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, warning him that he needs to change his budget bill … or else. President Obama has said that he won’t sign any budget that breaks the terms of the debt deal reached over the summer. […]

Obamacare HHS rule would give government everybody’s health records

Rep. Tim Huelskamp OpEd Contributor Washington Examiner 9/23/2011

It’s been said a thousand times: Congress had to pass President Obama’s health care law in order to find out what’s in it. But, despite the repetitiveness, the level of shock from each new discovery never seems to recede.

This time, America is learning about the federal […]

CBO: Taxing mileage a ‘practical option’ for revenue enhancement

Pete Kasperowicz The Hill 3/24/2011

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released areport that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance at a time when federal funds are short.


Dems planning a lame-duck strategy for card check, cap-and-trade?

Ed Morrissey 7/9/2010

What happens when Democrats come back to Congress immediately after losing control of the House and perhaps even the Senate, assuming Republicans can ride a wave of voter anger to national victory in the midterms? They will have almost two months before the newly-elected members arrive in Washington DC, and with […]

Sen. Conrad: The House Goes First or ObamaCare Dies (Thank You Senator DeMint)

Posted by Dan Perrin 2/25/2010

Senator Conrad, the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee said yesterday that reconciliation can only be used if the House passes the Senate bill first. As Sen. Conrad declared, “I don’t know of any way, I don’t know of any way where you can have a reconciliation bill pass […]

Conrad-Gregg Amendment defeated

Paul Mirengoff PowerLineblog 1/26/2010

The proposal by Senators Conrad and Gregg to establish a congressional commission to recommend reductions in the federal deficit has failed to pass in the Senate. It need 60 votes but received only 53, with 46 against. 37 Democrats and 16 Republicans voted in favor of the proposal.

Republican opposition appears […]