After weeks of Democrats – like Nancy Pelosi – falsely claiming President Trump’s tax reforms are little more than “crumbs” and “scraps” for the American people, more recent polling in February show hard-working Americans are discovering they aren’t telling the truth. After millions of workers noticed a bump in their income, a majority of Americans now support President Trump’s tax reform plan.
Townhall has the details:
This is about as clean a political win as you're going to see these days, so Republicans are absolutely right to be pressing their ...
President Trump is willing to keep his campaign promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare; however, Republican lawmakers don’t seem as committed to gutting the disastrous law that has shackled Americans to poor-quality health care.
The Hill has the commentary:
The Alexander-Murray legislation would fund the cost sharing reduction payments for two years, in exchange for allowing states more flexibility to waive some of ObamaCare’s insurance regulations. So despite the long-advertised promise of Republicans to repeal ObamaCare, these cosponsored bills could provide ...
Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund joined a coalition of organizations in signing a letter in support of the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Find out why Congress and the White House should work together to make the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017 the law of the land:
Thanks to President Trump, the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a great first step to reviving business confidence in the U.S and boosting economic growth. However, if the Republican party doesn’t follow through on their campaign promise to minimize spending, America will take two giant leaps backward.
The Daily Signal has the details:
Some point to the deficit as a reason to raise taxes. But new research shows that spending cuts are superior to tax hikes when it comes to reducing the deficit.
This should embolden lawmakers to pursue spending reductions in ...
A recent poll shows that 51% of Americans support the tax reform law. Even some Democrats who originally opposed tax reform before it became law are now changing their minds as they are starting to see the benefits.
The Washington Examiner has the story:
The poll, published in the New York Times conducted by SurveyMonkey, shows that 51 percent of Americans now approve of the new law, while 46 percent remain opposed.
“Public opinion is moving in the direction of this bill,” Chief Research Officer for SurveyMonkey Jon Cohen told the Times. “Considering where it ...
Both the House and the Senate are out of session this week for the Presidents’ Day holiday. They’ll both return on Monday, February 26.
LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:
The House returned to work on Tuesday, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules.
On Wednesday, the House passed a Rule governing consideration of several bills in the queue. Then the House passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules.
Then the House took up and passed H.R. 3978, the TRID Improvement Act, by a vote of 271-145. Next up was H.R. 3299, the ...
The Senate has spent most of the week considering the “best” possible plan for the “Dreamers” and how to protect them from deportation. What our lawmakers should be focused on is policy that actually secures our borders and protects the American people.
The Hill has Jenny Beth’s commentary:
Consider that virtually every proposal under consideration begins with the premise that this particular group of illegal immigrants — the “Dreamers,” illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children — must be shielded from deportation. They did not come ...
A few weeks ago, President Trump announced an agreement with Qatar that would protect 1.2 million American aviation industry jobs. This announcement shows that the new administration is serious about enforcing our Open Skies agreements and protecting Americans from unfair competition with nations like Qatar.
Transport Daily News has the story:
As part of the recent agreement between the U.S. and Qatar, the partnership said Qatar has committed to operate in a transparent manner by using internationally agreed upon accounting and auditing standards and applying ...
By Chris Chmielenski, NumbersUSA
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised a "fair" debate that allows both Republicans and Democrats to offer amendments, requiring 60 votes for approval, to a base bill that would grant permanent legal status and work permits to at least 700,000 young-adult illegal aliens.
A number of proposals have already been offered (you can see a full list below), but none of these proposals, including the White House proposal, would keep Pres. Trump's promise to immediately end Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery, secure ...
After eight years of reckless spending under the Obama administration, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer managed to strike a so-called budget “deal” that fails to serve the American people and only prolongs their suffering.
Breitbart has House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows’ take on the reckless deal:
The budget deal between Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell will increase defense and domestic spending by roughly $400 billion over the next two years; the Defense Department’s budget will rise by $80 billion ...