Congress

News about Congress, Legislation and Roll Call votes

Pelosi_money

The 10 Richest Members of Congress – 7 of 10 are?

50 richest members of Congress 2013 (the 113th Congress). To determine the richest lawmakers, Roll Call adds up the minimum value of total assets reported by each Member on their annual financial disclosures and subtracts the minimum liabilities. Percent change refers to the change since last year’s disclosure forms.   Rep. Darrell Issa R-Calif. – $355.4M Rep. Michael McCaul R-Texas -  $114.10M Sen. Mark Warner D-Va.-$96.31M Sen. Richard Blumenthal D-Conn. [...]

Busted: Lindsey Graham, John Kerry Caught on Open Mic Talking About Boehner

I can see the commercials in South Carolina brewing right now: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., approaches U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry following a budget hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday. Graham offers to help Kerry with House Speaker John Boehner, purportedly over IMF funds and the Ukraine. Read more here: Ben Swann  “Hey John, good job. Let me know what I can do to help you with Boehner.” Twitter Speaks [...]

sheila-jackson-lee

Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee: Constitution is 400 Years Old

Sheila Jackson Lee Claims the Constitution is 400 Years Old Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) declared the U.S. Constitution to be 400 years old Wednesday on the House floor, which would mean it was signed in 1614. “Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity [...]

official-feinstein

Sen. Feinstein accuses CIA of spying on Intelligence Committee

Washington—Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the committee’s study on the CIA Detention and Interrogation Program: “Over the past week, there have been numerous press articles written about the Intelligence Committee’s oversight review of the Detention and Interrogation Program of the CIA, specifically press attention has focused on the CIA’s intrusion and search of the Senate Select Committee’s computers as well as [...]

acu_scorecard

GOP Senators Score Card Ratings – Heritage, ACU, CFG and FreedomWorks

Cotton1706 over at the Free Republic has been posting the American Conservative Union, Club for Growth, Freedom Works and Heritage scorecard numbers every week.  He calls the multiple scorecards ‘apples to apples comparisons’ of all senators and how they relate to each other.This list has Senators up for reelection posted first: Senator Primary Average Heritage Club for Growth ACU FreedomWorks Scott (SC) 06/10/14 92% 93% 94% 96% 86% Risch (ID) [...]

cummings

Elijah Cummings calls IRS hearing Un-American

A House hearing on the IRS targeting of conservative groups erupted into an argument between Rep. Elijah Cummings and House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa just moments after former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to testify in regards to her role in the tax scrutiny scandal. The spat began as Rep. Issa, R-Calif., stood up to adjourn the hearing, but Rep. Cummings requested to ask [...]

house

Congress: Russian aggression in Ukraine must cease

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement on potential House action regarding Russia and Ukraine: “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine violates international law and its long-standing agreements. Russian aggression must cease, and Moscow must withdraw its military forces and cease interfering and undermining the sovereignty and domestic politics of its neighbor. Moscow’s flagrant disregard for Ukraine’s territorial integrity, in addition to its continuing support of [...]

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) and wife Debbie. (Media Credit:  Tammy Haddad)Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) and wife Debbie. (Media Credit: Tammy Haddad)

Debbie Dingell running for Husbands seat in Congress

Democrat Debbie Dingell plans to run for the seat being vacated by her husband, Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), two senior Democratic strategists on Capitol Hill familiar with her plans told Post Politics. She will begin her campaign as the clear front-runner to succeed her husband. Debbie Dingell is an experienced Democratic strategist who currently serves as chair of the Wayne State University Board of Governors. John Dingell has praised [...]

ratsjump

Democrat John Dingell to retire from Congress after 58 years

Rep. John Dingell is leaving the Congress he’s served for longer than anyone else in United States history. At a luncheon Monday in his beloved Downriver, the Dearborn representative says he will announce he won’t seek re-election this fall to the seat he’s held since 1955. “I’m not going to be carried out feet first,” says Dingell, who will be 88 in July. “I don’t want people to say I [...]

GOP won’t fight the Pen, Phone -Boehner puts up ‘clean’ debt limit Increace

GOP won’t fight the Pen, Phone -Boehner puts up ‘clean’ debt limit Increace

(Reuters) – Republican leaders in the House of Representatives on Tuesday caved in to demands by President Barack Obama and agreed to advance legislation raising Washington’s borrowing authority without conditions. House Speaker John Boehner, announcing to reporters the plan to advance a “clean” debt limit bill to the House floor on Wednesday, said: “we’ll let the Democrats put the votes up. We’ll (Republicans) put a minimum number of votes up [...]

Trey_Gowdy

Trey Gowdy Demolishes Obama in 3 Minutes over 3 year Obamacare Delay!

Obama and Obamacare’s supporters are desperate. They’re now pushing for a 3-year delay in the start of the law in order to get past the next two elections. Remember how Ted Cruz and conservatives only wanted a one-year delay? Isn’t it odd that last fall Obama was so anxious to start up Obamacare by October 1 that he locked WWII vets out of their own memorial to bully the Senate [...]

nocommoncore

Common Core Resolution To Be Introduced in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) is set to introduce a resolution that would shed light on the federal take-over of education through the Common Core State Standards Initiative. In support of the resolution, Penny Nance, CEO & President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, commented:   “Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core standards for math and English from K-12 [...]

Boehner’s Immigration Blunder

Boehner’s Immigration Blunder

Against the rising gale sweeping towards a Republican surge in the upcoming 2014 Congressional elections, House Speaker Boehner boldly disregards the wide sentiment of the American people against the promulgation of an amnesty bill this year. Speaker Boehner proudly put forth a set of immigration principles, a fig leaf presentation to pave the road to amnesty for illegal immigrants. In Republican country, the reception of Boehner’s amnesty embrace and his [...]

ted-cruz-grills-eric-holder

Bolder than Holder: Cruz Demands Answers from DOJ

For once, Eric Holder is conducting an investigation instead of being the subject of one. Even that’s proving to be a tall task for the U.S. Attorney General, whose agency can’t seem to put aside its political motives long enough to give conservatives a fair shake. And while accountability isn’t exactly the motto of this Justice Department, Congress at least expected a pretense of concern over the very serious allegations [...]

ICYMI: Sen. Rand Paul Response To Obama State Of The Union 2014

ICYMI: Sen. Rand Paul Response To Obama State Of The Union 2014

Sen. Rand Paul Delivers Response to President’s State of the Union Address Sen. Rand Paul delivered his response to President Obama’s State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. Below is the video and excerpts of his speech.   EXCERPTS:   “Let me say from the outset, I will work with the President, Democrats, Independents and anyone else who wants to get people back to work and alleviate poverty in [...]