Government already intrudes into almost every aspect of our daily lives – from our healthcare, to the taxes that we pay on almost everything we touch. Government regulations are stifling our businesses, limiting creativity and innovation, and restricting economic growth. Just ask a small business owner. Just ask a teacher. Just ask a farmer.
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Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) appeared on MSNBC yesterday to discuss pro-family legislation aimed at banning abortions after 20 weeks. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was to have been voted on yesterday, but was pulled at the last minute.
The House had barely passed the “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act” on January 22, when Obama issued a statement that he would veto it. The bill, H.R. 7, will permanently prohibit federal funding for abortion and funding for any insurance plan that includes abortion on demand.
Speaker of the House John Boehner has angered Obama by not notifying him that he had invited Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress in early March. Netanyahu will tell Congress the truth about Islamic terrorism and the dangers of a nuclear Iran – one of the primary state sponsors of terrorism on the planet.
As the U.S. Senate begins debate over elementary and secondary education programs, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) has introduced a bill to preserve state education autonomy by prohibiting the federal government from coercing states to adopt education standards like Common Core.
Now is not the time for radical royal decrees and a more massive federal government. If the President had announced tonight that he is now going to start working WITH Congress for the good of the American people, by changing course and helping create full-time, non-government jobs, better wages, along with lower healthcare, energy and education costs, and work to get government out of people’s private lives for a change, that would have been a speech I would still be applauding.
Speaker Boehner: Sen. Ernst’s life is a quintessential ‘only-in-America’ story. She built a campaign by listening to the people of Iowa and focusing on their priorities, especially jobs and our still-struggling economy. She knows that our federal government is too big, our spending is too high, and our tax code is broken. And, she knows first-hand the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make to keep us all safe in a dangerous world.”
This year isn’t like 2009 when House seats opened up every month; still, even before the new 214th Congress convened, a seat in New York became vacant. Sadly enough, it was the Republican held seat in New York City.
House conservatives are especially concerned about Obama’s decision to ignore Congress, ignore the Constitution and ignore the judicial branch of government when he chooses. Obama has stated more than 20 times in the past that he has no authority to unilaterally change laws passed by Congress, yet now he claims he can through “executive action.”
I’ve been discouraged of what the president has done since the election. He seems to be on a crusade to continue doing things with executive orders. What the majority leader has the opportunity to do is to set the agenda, and what I’ve said is we’re going to turn first to the Keystone XL pipeline, a decision he’s been sitting on for five years that would put literally thousands of people to work very quickly.