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Toomey, Corker Announce ‘a Path Forward on Tax Reform’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/20/2017 at 2:30pm
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Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Bob Corker (R-TN), two members with opposing views on fiscal policy, have announced “a path forward on tax reform” that “would allow for a tax reduction, as scored on a statistic basis, over a 10-year period.” They hope to Senate Budget Committee will vote on said...

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Illinois Fails to Pass a Budget for the Third Year in a Row

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:00pm 6/1/2017 at 7:00pm
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What a shock. The Illinois legislature has once again missed its spring deadline to pass a budget even though the state owes $14 billion to unpaid bills. From ABC 7:

Knowing the Governor Rauner would veto a budget that included tax increases, House Democrats left town without voting on a Senate-passed budget....

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Momentum Builds for Convention of States

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:30pm 6/2/2016 at 7:30pm

Last week, Louisiana passed a resolution calling for a Convention of States as described in Article V of the U.S. Constitution. The resolution passed on May 25 with a vote of 62-36, making Louisiana the eighth state to call for a meeting of the states for the purpose of proposing constitutional amendments...

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Students call on Senate not to increase DOE Office for Civil Rights Budget

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4:00pm 4/6/2016 at 4:00pm

Our generation is enduring a crisis, yet very few of us are actually aware of its existence.

On April 4, 2011, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education (OCR) released what has come to be known as the “Dear Colleague” letter (DCL).

As a preface, Title IX is a...

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Kentucky’s Governor Not Amused with State House’s Alleged Lack of Effort

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 5:15pm 3/8/2016 at 5:15pm

Monday, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin had a camera follow him to the State House to check on the progress of the state budget. At 11:00 on a Monday, the chamber was completely empty. Governor Bevin implored state legislators to “get to work,” citing a mere nineteen days left in the legislative...

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Marco Rubio needed to stand and be counted against Omnibus bill

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 7:30pm 12/19/2015 at 7:30pm

Marco Rubio missed Friday’s vote on the Omnibus bill.

It was a bill he stated he opposed and might even try to delay.

But he didn’t show up for the vote. 98 other Senators did. Including Ted Cruz, who returned from the campaign trail to be able to just say No.

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In major victory for Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid, OMNIBUS heads to Obama for signature

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 18, 2015 at 11:30am 12/18/2015 at 11:30am
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Paul Ryan wanted a budget and lacking a budget, we got another Omnibus Bill stuffed with all sorts of things we needed to pass in order to find out what’s in it.

The final vote count was 166 Democrats and 150 Republicans in favor. The total vote was 316-113.

Nancy Pelosi congratulated...

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Sessions: Omnibus Explains Why ‘Voters Are In Open Rebellion’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 10:35am 12/17/2015 at 10:35am
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The trillion dollar plus Omnibus bill being eased through Congress is stuffed with all sorts of provisions which, if debated individually, would cause an uproar.

Senator Jeff Sessions focused in on immigration provisions and funding for the Obama agenda:

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Senator Mike Lee’s Budget Deal Post Goes Viral

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 2, 2015 at 2:30pm 11/2/2015 at 2:30pm

Monday afternoon, President Obama signed a two-year budget deal saying it was, “a signal of how Washington should work.”

Avoiding an election-year budget showdown, the bill suspends the debt limit until March of 2017 and brings the national debt total to a staggering $20 trillion.

According to USA Today:

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House Budget Deal Breakdown: It’s a Cluster

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 8:00pm 10/27/2015 at 8:00pm

The air is crisp, the leaves are donning their autumnal dress, and the Hill is bracing for it’s annual budget fight.

According to Speaker Boehner, “there’s no reason to vote against it.”

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#CRomnibus Passes 56-40

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:20pm 12/13/2014 at 8:20pm

The Senate passed the CRomnibus bill 56-40, and also defeated a Ted Cruz constitutional point of order based on Obama’s amnesty executive action, with significant numbers of Republican Senators sided with Obama.

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Headline correction: “Ted Cruz makes his mark” (#CRomnibus)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10:30am 12/13/2014 at 10:30am

The differing treatment of Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren pretty much sums up the state of implicit media bias.

Compare these two headlines from The Hill regarding Warren’s attempt to cajole the House into defeating the CRomnibus, with Ted Cruz’s similar effort in the Senate.

Warren made “her mark” and raised her...

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Jonah Goldberg – There’s Almost No Evidence Obama Wants Compromise with the GOP

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:00am 4/4/2014 at 10:00am

Yesterday on FOX News, Jonah Goldberg of National Review pointed out that Obama has no political interest in working with Republicans on a budget.

Obama has reduced the issue to elementary school taunts by calling the House Republican budget a meanwich and stinkburger.

Jonah Goldberg hilariously points out in the video below…

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New Paul Ryan Budget Proposal Would Cut $5 Trillion in Spending Over a Decade

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:00am 4/2/2014 at 10:00am

Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has a reputation for being a fiscal conservative. His new budget proposal serves as further evidence of his dedication to responsibility with our nation’s finances.

Russell Berman and Bernie Becker of The Hill reported yesterday…

Ryan’s final $5.1T...

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