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Conservatism is Cushman’s Cup of Tea (Manteca Bulletin – Jason Campbell)

It’s a quote that has been attributed to many great thinkers across history, most recently Winston Churchill. “If you’re not a socialist when you’re 20 then you don’t have a heart. If you’re not a conservative when you’re 40 then you have no brain.” Well David Cushman has a heart. It’s just one that provides blood to a brain that has allowed him to decide even before he became a rabble-rousing college student that conservatism always made more sense to him... Continue here.

Party conventions on public dime need to end, says Campbell

The conventions for the Republican and Democratic parties are fast approaching. Should taxpayer dollars are used to fund them? On your tax forms, there is an option to donate $3 out of the tax paid to the government. The funds are dedicated towards public campaign financing. It's available for candidates who meet certain criteria but can also be used to fund party conventions. The events that receive government money may only collect donations for some administrative expenses. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and over 30 other co-sponsors, including Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) believe that these funds should not be used to pay for ...

Rep. Campbell proposes ban on USDA-funded wildlife control poisons

Sodium Cyanide and Compound 1080 are used routinely to kill coyotes and other wild animals that prey on domestic livestock. US Dept of Agriculture Wildlife Services has used these methods for many years. In the case of Compound 1080 this is done with with a protection collar put on sheep that may be bitten into if a coyote attacks. The coyote goes through convulsions and is dead in a few hours. Sodium Cyanide is placed in a bait that will dispense the chemical if an animal lingers around it. Unfortunately, the release mechanism can be triggered by pets and even humans. At least 5 pets have died from releases of Sodium Cyanide. M44 was also used by the ...

John Campbell explains why he voted against insider trading bill

Rep John Campbell (R-CA) was one of two lone votes against HR 1148 also known as the STOCK Act (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act).   This insider trading bill had just previously passed the Senate by a 96-3 margin.   When it reached the house, amendments added by the Senate were removed to make it more palatable to house members.  As a result, the bill passed with an overwhelming 417-2 margin. According to Heritage Foundation, the difference between the two bills is the Senate version also addressed other perceived public corruption problems.  The House deleted those provisions by amendment. After analysis, Heritage favors the ...

Paul Ryan-supported Spending Control Act introduced by John Campbell

On December 7th, HR 3576, The Spending Control Act was introduced by Rep. John Campbell (R-CA). The intent of the bill is to create a spending policy that requires that the deficit be reduced, not just stopped from growing. It is supported and cosponsored by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Representatives Frank Guinta (R-NH), Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), and Todd Rokita (R-IN). The congressmen also argue that since the passage of the Budget Control Act in 1974, Congress has only once completed the entire budget process by the beginning of the new fiscal year. As of this writing, it has been 965 days since the Senate has considered a budget. ...

Rep. Campbell calls for extending conforming mortgage loan limits, reducing down payment requirements

The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 increased the limits on the government’s insurance on mortgage loans up to $729,750 in more expensive areas of the country or up to $271,050 in less expensive markets. These limits are set to expire on October 1st of this year. However, John Campbell (R-CA48) and his cosponsor Gary Ackerman (D-NY5) have introduced HR 2508 which would extend the higher limits through fiscal year 2014. “The private sector is not yet healthy enough to support the financing that a drop in the current conforming loan limits would require of it, thereby placing thousands of qualified home buyers and homeowners potentially at risk of ...

Rep. Campbell Proposes New Property Insurance Options for Businesses

Many businesses, especially in high risk areas like hurricane territory have few options for low cost insurance. Some have turned to forming captive insurance entities such as risk retention groups which are insurance companies owned by their own company or an association of similar companies to meet their needs. These entities are currently not able to provide commercial property insurance to their insured owners. Rep. John Campbell has authored the Risk Retention Modernization Act (HR 2126) with his cosponsor Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) to try to change this. “This bill addresses a critical need in commercial insurance for business entities. ...

News Briefing for Thursday, March 12

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Conservative groups wary of Obamacare contingency plans (Photo of Tea Party Patriots at SCOTUS rally / Quote by Kevin Broughton) “Conservative groups are suspicious of GOP plans to temporarily keep Obamacare's insurance subsidies flowing if they're blocked this summer by the Supreme Court. For years, groups such as Club for Growth, Heritage Action and Americans for Prosperity have hounded Congress to do all it can to undermine the Affordable Care Act. At times, lawmakers have even been forced to table Obamacare-related bills over complaints that they appeared to be improving the law instead of repealing it entirely. Now ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, March 11

HEALTHCARE: CBO: Obamacare Premiums Will Increase Faster Than Private Plans “Obamacare health insurance premiums will grow faster than either private policies or the federal government in coming years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. In a report released Monday, the CBO issued updated budget projections showing that “premiums for policies sold through the exchanges are expected to increase more rapidly than the underlying trend in spending” between 2016 and 2018. The CBO projects that the average premium for Obamacare policies will increase by 8.5 percent annually in those years, while federal spending is expected to grow by ...

News Briefing for Friday, February 6, 2015

HEALTHCARE: IRS Seeks 9,000 New Employees as It Prepares to Enforce Obamacare “As millions of Americans brace for tax season, the Internal Revenue Service is requesting a $2 billion boost to its budget and 9,000 new employees as it prepares to enforce Obamacare’s tax provisions. President Obama released his $4 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2016 this week, which includes $13.9 billion for the Internal Revenue Service. The agency asked Congress for close to $2 billion more for operations than last year—a 16 percent increase. The billions of dollars will help the agency bolster its staff by adding more than 9,280 full-time employ...