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Johnson credits Trump’s rhetoric for decline in illegal immigrants crossing border

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday that the decreasing number of illegal immigrants crossing the southwestern U.S. border is partly due to President Trump’s rhetoric. The Washington Examiner has the story: While working for former President Barack Obama, Johnson and other officials worked for years to reduce illegal immigration after the 2014 border crisis that saw thousands of unaccompanied children try to enter the country. Illegal immigration fell in 2015 after the Obama administration worked closely with Central American countries in an effort to get their help in reducing the flow of people, but it rose again in ...

House GOP releases $1.1 trillion budget that could reduce the deficit by $15 billion in 2018

The House budget committee unveiled a budget plan for the next fiscal year that would potentially cut $203 billion in mandatory spending and seek to balance the budget in roughly a decade, and the budget panel predicts the deficit could “turn into a $9 billion surplus by 2027”. The Hill has the details: The $1.132 trillion budget includes $621.5 billion for defense, a significant increase over both current levels and those proposed by President Trump. It contains $511 billion for nondefense discretionary spending, a cut from current spending but higher than Trump’s request. It also includes $87 billion in spending for the global war on ...

Americans can’t stop abusing their “gold-plated government credit card”; U.S. yearly deficit projected at $693 billion

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government alone will run a $693 billion deficit this year because Americans and the federal government lack self-control from borrowing outrageous amounts of money that Americans once paid for the old fashioned way. The Washington Examiner has the details:   According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government will run a $693 billion deficit this year, an upward revision from $534 billion in March. Acting as if we have a gold-plated government credit card, we Americans buy more government services than we pay for. As my 2nd grade teacher might have put it, this ...

American Made Coalition members would be ‘disappointed if Washington squanders once-in-a-generation opportunity by abandoning real reform’

A group of large U.S. companies urged the Senate Finance Committee to push comprehensive tax reform this year instead of enacting a temporary rate cut or other half-measures that fail to fix the broken pieces in our tax reform. The Washington Times has the details: At the same time, a group of large U.S. companies ranging from Boeing to Johnson & Johnson urged the Senate Finance Committee Monday to take up comprehensive tax reform this year. “Our coalition members would be disappointed if Washington squanders this once-in-a-generation opportunity by abandoning real reform to instead enact a temporary rate cut or some other half-measure ...

GOP leaders unveil revised healthcare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

This week, Senate Republican leaders released their revised version of the healthcare bill aiming to repeal and replace Obamacare. GOP leaders included new changes in the hopes of winning over additional votes from conservatives and moderates. The Hill has the full report: Importantly, the bill largely keeps the Medicaid sections the same, meaning that deeper cuts to the program will still begin in 2025, and the funds for ObamaCare’s expansion of Medicaid will still end in 2024. The changes to Medicaid have emerged as a top concern for moderates such as Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)...

Conservative leaders have signed memo outlining ‘wish list’ for Senate healthcare bill

Conservatives on the Conservative Action Project this week outlined what they want the healthcare bill to look like in order to gain Republican support on the Senate bill that has stirred up controversy this summer. Their memo states that, in order to garner their support, the bill must address four principles: consumer choice, Medicaid flexibility, market reforms and reining in long-term Medicaid growth. The Washington Examiner reports: "As the Senate considers new options to replace Obamacare, it is critical that any bill includes solutions that give consumers more choice, create real flexibility for Medicaid, bring more free market principles ...

Sen. Republicans ‘don’t see any reason to be leaving’ Washington until policy issues are handled

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced that he will push off the start of senators’ August recess on Tuesday to keep lawmakers in town to try and tie up loose ends on healthcare, taxes and the budget. Republican senators prior to McConnell’s announcement had been asking the majority leader to push the recess back for several days. The Washington Times has the details: “In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week ...

Are you living in one of the 5 most awfully managed states in the U.S?

The Mercatus Center ranked the five worst fiscally managed states in America and the five best fiscally managed states, taking into account not just states’ ability to pay short-term bills but also their ability to make long-run spending commitments; their underfunded pensions and healthcare plans; whether the states would be able to provide new services if needed; and whether a state is already overtaxed and overstretched. The Washington Examiner has the lineup: New Jersey and Illinois unsurprisingly are the two states with the worst finances, according to a new ranking published by the Mercatus Center, a libertarian think tank at George Mason ...

Government shutdown is likely to happen without border wall funding included in spending bill

Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says there may be a government shutdown if money for President Trump's border wall isn't included in an approved spending bill. The Hill reports:  Meadows said Trump could veto a funding bill if the House passed it without wall funding. Current government funding runs out in September, and the government would face a shutdown if Trump doesn't sign a bill passed by Congress by Oct. 1. “My conversations with the president have led me to believe that there is nothing less than a full and total commitment on his part to only sign into law a funding bill that actually allows for us to start ...

Physician Hospitals of America says 30,000 job left uncreated because of Obamacare

Obamacare has continued to wreak havoc on doctor-owned hospitals resulting in overworked doctors, long wait times for patients and squashed planned expansion projects for doctor-owned hospitals. These consequences have drastically impacted our economy with “a loss of $200 million in tax revenue and 30,000 jobs that went uncreated,” according to one trade group. The Washington Examiner has the details: "In many cases, patients have to wait forever," said Dr. R. Blake Curd, an orthopedic surgeon and the hospital's CEO. "We don't have the physical capacity to take care of them." Because of Obamacare, 37 physician-owned hospitals were not ...