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  • Party Up! and End Ex-Im

    Yesterday, the world’s leading aerospace company held its first quarter earnings conference call. A Reuter’s headline sums up the call: “Boeing cash register rings again, sending shares higher.” While the call was good news for investors it was notable for what it was missing: any reference to the Export-Import Bank. … More

    What’s Next for Obamacare: Harry Reid’s Procedural Attacks

    “If you let me write the procedure and I let you write the substance, I’ll [beat] you every time.” Representative John Dingell (D-MI), the longest serving member in the history of Congress, understands that congressional procedure dictates policy. It is important for opponents of Obamacare to understand Senate Majority Leader … More

    Cloakroom: Going for Broke on Amnesty

    Senate Cloakroom: June 24–28 Analysis: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is looking to make good on his promise to pass an amnesty bill through the Senate before the chamber adjourns for its week-long Fourth of July recess. On Monday at 5:30 p.m., the chamber is expected to vote on … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: June 14 – 18, 2010

    House Cloakroom Analysis: A recent Gallup poll shows the mounting debt tops American fears and yet Congress continues to pursue legislation that would deepen the debt crisis. This week the House will move to consider legislation intended to increase the availability of credit to small businesses but with a price … More

    Failed EPA Votes Undermines Economy

    United States Senators went on record this afternoon and the result was unfortunate.  53 Senators voted against a resolution offered by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) that would have disapproved of the Environmental Protection Agency’s backdoor global warming regulations.  Today’s outcome was a victory for anti-growth environmentalists, but a devastating loss … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: May 24-28, 2010

    House Cloakroom:  May 17 – 21 House Analysis: The House potentially has a full plate this week as Leadership tries to clear it’s plate before leaving for Memorial Day recess.  For a second week in a row the House failed to pass the Competes Act, which would authorize $48 billion … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: May 10 – 14, 2010

    House Cloakroom:  May 10 – 14 House Analysis: Last week the House passed a bill to authorize $6.6 billion for its cash for caulkers program reminiscent of last years cash for clunkers program.  This week they are taking the spending to a whole new level with an $82.5 billion authorization bill … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: April 26-30, 2010

    House Cloakroom: April 26-30 Once again the major issues for the week will be on the Senate side with possible consideration of a financial regulation overhaul bill and the possible introduction of a climate change bill by Senators Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman.  The House will be taking up three smaller … More

    The Senate’s Bait-and-Switch on Cap-and-Trade

    Speaking to Politico, John Kerry told them it was up to Harry Reid to pass Cap-and-Trade In the end, it will be Sen. Reid’s responsibility, as majority leader, to put the pieces together as he did on health care and to decide how the Senate is going to proceed. In … More

    START Ratification: Transparency is Necessary

    Americans always deserve a fully transparent and deliberative legislative process. The current Congress has thoroughly abused Senate and House rules. Furthermore, Congress breached the trust of the American people by passing Obamacare, which the American people vigorously opposed. Let us all hope that the ratification of the new START treaty … More