House GOP drafting Syria language

House Republicans want to keep the Obama administration on a short leash when it comes to arming and training Syrian rebels.
The legislation that the GOP is drafting to give the White House authority to provide military support to the Free Syria Army will also require the Obama administration to send a progress report to Congress every 90 days, according to senior Capitol Hill sources and a draft of the resolution obtained by POLITICO.

The legislation will also mandate that the Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel send a report to Congress 15 days before arming or training the rebels. The resolution explicitly states…

Remembering 9/11: Statement of Sarah Chamberlain

Statement of Sarah Chamberlain - COO of Main Street

(Washington, D.C.) –   “On this morning 13 years ago, our world changed forever. Terrorists, committed to destroying our way of life, took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children. Today we remember the heroes and victims of the September 11th tragedy."

“We can and should do more than just remember September 11th. Thirteen years later, we should not forget the painful lessons learned that day."

"The world is still a dangerous place and there are forces of evil who are still hell bent on destroying our way of life. We…

Chairman Camp’s Statement on Tax Reform & Inversions

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement on the Administration’s comments on inversions and tax reform:

“Everyone agrees that tax reform is the only solution that will both keep companies from moving their headquarters out of the United States, and encourage more businesses to grow, hire and increase wages for American workers.  That is why I put forth an overhaul of our broken tax code, which would lower rates by simplifying the code and eliminating special interest loopholes.  The result: 1.8 million new private sector jobs, an increase in GDP up to $3.4…

Obama’s Immigration gamble: Will it work?

FULL STORY FROM POLITICO

Republicans had been licking their chops for weeks, hoping President Barack Obama would actually carry through on his immigration promise.
They had polled the issue in a handful of key races and come to a clear conclusion: If Obama circumvented Congress and acted alone this summer on immigration, conservative and independent voters would finally have an issue to rally behind and give the GOP a clear opportunity to nationalize the midterms in states where the president is deeply unpopular.
So Obama’s major reversal Saturday, announcing that he would not act alone on immigration until after the midterms, came as…

House GOP moves toward Export-Import Bank deal

FULL STORY FROM POLITICO

House Republican leaders will try to extend the Export-Import Bank’s authorization in the next few weeks, according to GOP sources.

Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling of Texas have a private agreement to act on a short-term reauthorization of the government-sponsored international finance bank, the sources said.

The length of that potential extension is still unclear. Hensarling wants to see the bank’s charter extended until early in 2015 — perhaps just until February. But some in Republican leadership think Hensarling might need more time to build support for a plan to reform the…

PreviousNext

House GOP drafting Syria language

House Republicans want to keep the Obama administration on a short leash when it comes to arming and training Syrian rebels. The legislation that the GOP is drafting to give the White House authority to provide military support to the Free Syria Army will also require the Obama administration to send a progress report to […]

Remembering 9/11: Statement of Sarah Chamberlain

Statement of Sarah Chamberlain – COO of Main Street (Washington, D.C.) –   “On this morning 13 years ago, our world changed forever. Terrorists, committed to destroying our way of life, took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children. Today we remember the heroes and victims of the September 11th tragedy.” “We can […]

Chairman Camp’s Statement on Tax Reform & Inversions

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement on the Administration’s comments on inversions and tax reform: “Everyone agrees that tax reform is the only solution that will both keep companies from moving their headquarters out of the United States, and encourage more businesses to grow, hire and […]

Newsletter