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Our Government’s Irresponsible Funding Model

As you know, Congress had a big decision to make last week. Our government funding was set to expire on Thursday at midnight, so we had to pass legislation to pay for federal programs by then. Congress passed a deal right up against the Thursday night deadline to fund our government through September 2015. But I voted against this $1.1 trillion spending bill. Passing a last-minute deal at the 11th hour doesn’t allow us to give our spending the thorough consideration it deserves.

at Dec 16, 2014 12:22 PM
       

Conservatives “Win” in the FY15 Omnibus Bill

Below is a list of funding and language that I helped ensure were included in the FY15 omnibus appropriations bill. These items address important national and conservative priorities.

Limitation of Funds for Changes Based on the President’s Budget Request. For years the President has tried to “reprogram” funding to use our tax dollars as he sees fit in his own budget. But it is not within the power of the presidency to determine the national budget, and I have included a provision

at Dec 16, 2014 8:44 AM
       

The State Thrives on Fear

I wrote the foreword to Connor Boyack’s new book Feardom: How Politicians Exploit Your Emotions and What You Can Do to Stop Them. With Connor’s permission, I reproduce it below. (Connor discussed the book as a guest on my show this week.)

We are told that what makes our system great is that we make political decisions through rational discussion, not the arbitrary fiat of the kings of yore. But in fact, the last thing the state wants is calm deliberation. It thrives on fear. Government power tends to expand no matter what, to be sure, but it expands much more rapidly under what are perceived as emergency conditions. Give us more power, citizen! There’s no time to lose!   Read more »

at Dec 15, 2014 4:09 PM
       

Cornyn Votes to Keep Government Open

I issued the following statement after voting to prevent another government shutdown:

A broken process created by years of Senate Democrat control has yielded an agreement that is less than perfect.

Despite this, this legislation slashes spending for some of the President’s most overreaching agencies like the IRS and EPA, blocks the Administration’s plan to transfer dangerous terrorists onto American soil, and alleviates small businesses from some of the job-killing regulations stifling growth across the country.   Read more »

at Dec 14, 2014 3:22 PM
       

Nanny State Lunches

The Federal food police are whipping up their latest batch of distasteful government regulations. With a government fist around an iron spatula, the Federal Government has become the new Mr. Bumble from the book "Oliver Twist." 

The food police have placed unhealthy and illogical regulations on menus for government school lunches across the fruited plain. This is just more unneeded, unnecessary, and unwarranted Federal Government invasion of what school kids eat. The Federal Government now is trying to raise America's children.   Read more »

at Dec 12, 2014 5:06 PM
       

A Global Carbon Tax?

Will the United Nations wield its unproven claim that greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change to require each of its 193 member nations to measure and report GHG emissions, a prerequisite for a global carbon tax? Does it really matter whether next year’s meeting in Paris, France, produces a treaty or a “soft law” document or both?

Todd Stern, head of the American delegation at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Lima, Peru, says the U.S. is “perfectly happy to have an assessment process”

at Dec 10, 2014 5:00 PM
       

Congressman Turner on Gruber: This was an Active Case of Deception

Editor's note: Gretchen Carlson speaks to Congressman Turner who was in the Oversight and Government Reform hearing today. Gruber dodged all kinds of questions, including whether Obamacare is actually a tax and how crafty he said the administration was to sell it to the American people.

Click here for the full video of the questioning at today’s Oversight and Government Reform hearing.   Read more »

at Dec 9, 2014 5:03 PM
       

Gun Rights RECOVERY MODE in Nevada!

Gun owners in Nevada have a new best friend in Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore of Las Vegas!

Fiore is the newly designated Assembly Majority Leader and she is on a mission to defeat liberalism.

Fiore, in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal said this week her primary objective is to do what is necessary to recover gun rights in her home state!   Read more »

at Dec 9, 2014 2:17 PM
       

A New National Debt Record

Those of you who have visited my website have seen the ticking national debt clock on the right-hand side. And if you checked out my website in the past week, you probably saw that the United States has hit a new record – and not a good one. Our national debt hit a whopping $18 trillion last week.

To give you a better idea of just how much money this is – that amounts to roughly $56,000 per citizen. At a time when American families are cutting and planning their budgets to make ends meet,

at Dec 9, 2014 9:56 AM
       

Senate Passes Cornyn, Leahy FOIA Improvement Act

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) hailed the Senate’s passage Monday of historic legislation that strengthens the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the nation’s premier open government law.

The FOIA Improvement Act of 2014, which was approved unanimously by the Judiciary Committee last month, requires Federal agencies to operate

at Dec 8, 2014 5:18 PM
       

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