Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart discusses the prospect of bipartisan immigration reform with Betty Liu on BloombergTV’s “In the Loop”, January 29, 2013
In this week’s address, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (IN) gives an update on our efforts to get our economy moving again and the importance of having a budget.
“Each of the last two years, the Republican-led House has passed a responsible budget that addresses what’s driving our debt in order to put our country on a path to prosperity,” she says. “Unfortunately, it’s been nearly four years since Senate Democrats last passed a budget — 1,375 days to be exact.”
It’s time for the president and Senate Democrats to produce a serious budget and join us in tackling our nation’s spending problem.
Rep. Rodney Davis (IL) speaks on the floor of the U.S. House in support of H.R. 325, The No Budget, No Pay Act.
On January 29, 2013 I was on KETV’s 6 o’clock news to talk about the bipartisan letter that I sent to president Obama signed by 144 other members of Congress urging him to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) delivered this week’s address, discussing the House’s recent action to permanently extend current tax rates for 98% of Americans. It’s now House Republicans’ focus in the 113th Congress to cut out-of-control spending to reduce our crippling debt, and reform our tax code.
Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) today introduced a bill, the TRICARE Protection Act, to protect thousands of military retirees from changes to TRICARE Prime that will soon be implemented by the Pentagon. He was joined by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) in writing the bipartisan plan.
House Speaker Boehner (R-OH): President Obama Obligated to Offer Plan That Can Pass Both Houses of Congress
WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference with Republican leaders today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) called on President Obama to respond to the offer put forth by House Republicans to avert the fiscal cliff with a balanced approach that cuts spending and prevents a massive tax rate hike on small businesses, or to put forth his own plan that can pass both houses of Congress. Following are Speaker Boehner’s remarks:
“You know, this week we made a good-faith offer to avert the fiscal crisis and that offer included significant spending cuts and reforms, and it included additional revenue. And frankly it was the balanced approach that the president’s been asking for.
“Now we need a response from the White House. We can’t sit here and negotiate with ourselves.
“Our targets and framework are things that we can all agree on, and it’s exactly how we approached our discussions in the Biden Group, my discussions at the White House a year and a half ago and, for that matter, in the Joint-Select Committee.
“And if the president doesn’t agree with our proposal and our outline, I think he’s got an obligation to send one to the Congress – and a plan that can pass both chambers of Congress. If you look at the plans that the White House has talked about thus far, they couldn’t pass either house of the Congress.
“We’re ready and eager to talk to the president and to work with him to make sure that the American people aren’t disadvantaged by what’s happening here in Washington.”
Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” to discuss the Republican proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff:
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) appeared on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” to discuss the looming “Fiscal Cliff” and the House Republicans plan for a balanced approach.