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Greatest Hits: “We Don’t Have a Spending Problem”

Communications • February 14, 2013

The Democrats who run Washington today continued to push a message contrary to what the majority of Americans believe – Washington doesn’t have a spending problem. Hardworking Americans know otherwise. Let’s take a look at the greatest hits this week by the Democrats who control Washington on their refusal to recognize that government has a …

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Tooting His Own Horn: “A Really Bad Idea”

Communications • February 14, 2013

Watch the first in a new series “Tooting His Own Horn,” where the President toots his horn about his sequester. President Obama Created the Sequester “Woodward reports in his book that White House Office of Management Director Jack Lew and Legislative Affairs Director Rob Nabors took the proposal for sequestration to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, …

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Republican Leadership Press Conference

Communications • February 13, 2013

It’s only days away until the devastating sequester–a trigger by President Obama–will take effect on March 1st, 2013. The House has passed two replacements to the sequester with responsible spending cuts and serious reforms to get our economy back on track. Democrats in Washington must work with us to find a solution to the President’s …

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The Wrong Direction

February 13, 2013

  2009 2013 Change National Debt $10.6 Trillion $16.4 Trillion +$5.8 Trillion Unemployment Rate 7.8% 7.9% +0.1% Number of people no longer in the labor force 80.5 Million 89.5 Million +8.5 Million Average Cost of a Family Health Insurance Plan $13,375 $20,728 +$7,353 Average Cost of a Gallon of Gas $1.90 $3.61 +$1.71

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President Obama Calls For New Taxes

Communications • February 13, 2013

“There is no doubt we need additional revenue, coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down our deficit. And we can do it in a gradual way so that it doesn’t have a huge impact,” he said. Obama indicated he would seek to end deductions that are not available to all Americans, singling …

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Jay Carney Admits Sequester Was the President’s Idea

Communications • February 13, 2013

Carney: “Sequester was one of the ideas put forward, yes, by the President’s team.” 

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Democratic Leaders Don’t Believe Washington Has a Spending Problem

Communications • February 12, 2013

Add House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer to the list of Democrats who don’t believe Washington has a spending problem. When asked point blank on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning whether or not Washington has a spending problem, the minority whip refused to answer.  This comes on the heels of Nancy Pelosi’s appearance on Fox News …

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What Will He Say This Year?

Communications • February 11, 2013

Visit GOP.gov/sotu during President Obama’s speech to get the facts. #sotu

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Rules of the House Republican Conference Now Available for iPad

Communications • February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) and House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released a joint statement today regarding a new iBook for the rules of the 113th Congress Republican Conference of the United States House of Representatives: “House Republicans are committed to making Congress a more transparent, accountable, …

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Got a Plan?

Communications • February 6, 2013

On Monday, President Obama failed to submit a budget to Congress on time, breaking the law. (31 U.S.C. 1105). Obama is required to transmit his budget to Congress on or after the first Monday in January but not later than the first Monday in February each year. (31 U.S.C. § 1105, (a), p. 105) President …

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