Category Archives: Congress

Rep. Amash on the border security crisis

  ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’ –Lewis Carroll Rep. Amash (R-MI) on the border security crisis “I think both sides are making a mountain out of a molehill,” Amash said in … Continue reading

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House Rules Revisited

According to the NPR article cited, Democrats propose the following changes to House Rules:     Democrats will revive the “Gephardt Rule,” introduced in the late 1970s by Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., that automatically raises the debt ceiling — the … Continue reading

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House Rules

Emily Birnbaum, writing for The Hill on Nov. 26 reports: Nine Democratic members of the Problem Solvers Caucus are urging prospective Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to back three rules changes as she aims to drum up enough support to lead … Continue reading

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Reed’s nasty campaign mailing

Going negative One might think Tom Reed would run on his record; evidently he can’t or thinks it better to attack his opponent with false and misleading claims and unflattering images. Is “Tracy Mitrano a risky gamble for our families?” … Continue reading

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More Tax Benefits for the Wealthy

More Tax Benefits for the Wealthy Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) writes: The House considered H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018. The Joint Committee on Taxation has determined that this fiscally irresponsible legislation will … Continue reading

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The importance of keeping a diary

Excerpts from The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The first: Cecily.  I keep a diary in order to enter the wonderful secrets of my life.  If I didn’t write them down, I should probably forget all about them. … Continue reading

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What a Democratic House would do

Kennedy quote … they will overturn everything that we’ve done and they will do it quickly and violently.–DJT If President Trump is really worried, he might better relax–there is no way a Democratic majority in the House could  overturn much current legislation. … Continue reading

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