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59 Conservative Republicans Buck Party Leadership

Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 H.R. 1473 Roll Call 268 Final Results. FFS: On Friday April 8th, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and President Barak Obama worked out a compromise agreement on appropriations for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011. The last-minute...
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by Staff | June 16, 2011 | No Comments

54 Conservative Republicans Buck Party Leadership

H.J. Res. 48, Roll Call 179 In mid-March, 54 House Republicans rebuffed their party leadership and refused to support another continuing resolution (the sixth this year funding FY 2011) that included only minor spending cuts and no policy riders. Although the CR passed the House, 271 to 158 (see...
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by Tom Gow | | No Comments

George W. Bush Fueled the Housing Bubble (historical)

“President George W. Bush Speaks to HUD Employees on National Homeownership Month” (June 18, 2002) FFS: “We are here in Washington, D.C. to address problems,” said President Bush in July 2002. It is essential we make it easier...
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by Tom Gow | February 1, 2011 | No Comments

House Alone Can Curb Government

“GOP likely to impede EPA efforts” — CQ staff, Congress.org, 1-3-2011 FFS: Informative article examines some precedents for the House to use its enormous leverage to block programs through appropriation bills. But the article only suggests part of the power held by the House (see, e.g., James Madison, Federalist...
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by Staff | January 29, 2011 | No Comments

Congress: Just Vote the Constitution!

“e are going to put an end to the notion that the American taxpayer exists to fund the Federal Government.” — presidential candidate Ronald Reagan, July 1980 Several decades ago, one committed constitutionalist in Congress insisted that two groups were to blame for the huge federal deficits — Republicans and...
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by Tom Gow | January 24, 2011 | No Comments

Big Money Battles for Loyalty of 112th Congress

“Freedom Works gathers GOP lawmakers to refocus  on tea party goals” (washingtonpost.com, November 12, 2010) FFS:  Revealing article regarding well funded Freedom Works organization, chaired by Dick Armey, and its influence within the tea party movement. Also read the forthcoming December Action Report and note the hypocrisy regarding small-government principles and...
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by Staff | November 23, 2010 | No Comments