government shutdown

Republicans warned Obamacare would be a disaster. And we are right.One of the biggest problems posed by the government shutdown was that it obscured how bad Obamacare really is. News media attention is focused on closed...
I blogged a few days ago that the fundamental problem with Obamacare in its conception, not merely its implementation, and that is absolutely true. But I have to admit to some surprise at the utter ineptitude of its...
While I’m pleased that Congress moved forward to reopen the government and avoid default, I’m extremely disappointed that the president refused to have meaningful negotiations with House Republicans in the process. I did not...
The Obama Administration has perpetrated assault after assault on the American people while the news media stands by with their pens pointed at the Tea Party, Conservatives, Christians and now the Veterans. How much more...
We lost five warriors on the battlefield of Afghanistan recently. They were 25-year-old 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno; 24-year-old Pfc. Cody J. Patterson; 24-year-old Special Agent Joseph M. Peters; 25-year-old Sgt. Patrick C....
Today, the Senate passed H.J.Res. 91, the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act. Sen. I called up the bill in the Senate and succeeded in passing it. The bill passed the House of Representatives 425-0 and now awaits...
Last week, even after we in the House passed five different measures to fund the government, the government shut down due to Senate inaction. A shutdown of our government impacts all of us, especially the thousands of...
I voted, along with House Republicans, to make sure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is fully funded to assist states and communities across the country in the event of an emergency. The House of...
It's not just that this is the first time that US citizens have been barred from the Lincoln Memorial due to a government shutdown, the National Parks service is barring us from scenic drives and overlooks on public and...
President Obama has been trying to make the government shutdown as visible and painful as possible. He has ordered the World War II veterans memorial to be "closed," preventing the otherwise free and unstaffed memorial from...
Charles Krauthammer appeared with Bill O’Reilly Tuesday night. Krauthammer is obviously very bright, literate and politically studied, and recent appearances have shown him to be a brave, stable and delightful individual....
As you know, this past week, Congress passed a measure to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government. While I’m relieved the Senate proposal allows the country to pay its bills, that it keeps agreed upon spending...
I received the following email from a constituent who forwarded me comments from a former government worker:As a former government employee, I have worked for the government for over 40 years. During that time I became...
I DVR'd Sunday News programs while at church yesterday, as I have recorded back through VCR days, watching them in the afternoon. Default default default. EVERYONE is talking about "default."...
Texas Attorney General Candidate Dan Branch upset many conservatives yesterday over something that he retweeted on Twitter. Given the current standstill in Washington, the post from Branch seemed to imply that conservatives...
Today I went to the Senate Floor to call for unanimous support for H.J. Res. 91 to immediately restore military death benefits to the families of fallen service members, including assistance with unforeseen expenses such as...
Obama’s henchman, Senator Harry Reid, and Senate Democrats have not passed a budget in four years. The Senate’s obstructionist, do-nothing policy has refused every attempt of the House to make reasonable changes to the Un-...
I wanted to share with you a floor speech I delivered questioning why Department of Defense civilian workers have not been allowed to go back to work.
David Bellow Exclusive:Crossing the line? President Obama sent a partisan and non-factual email to all Federal employees blaming the Republican controlled House of Representatives for the shutdown and claiming that the...
As the Congress of the United States is now all consumed with one of its primary constitutional duties, creating a budget for government spending, hopes for a solution to our nation's border security and immigration problems...

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