[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Shocking Video Shows Cop Execute Unarmed Grandpa for Walking Toward Him

A Michigan Police Task Force Is Playing Jurisdiction Games To Avoid Compensating an Innocent Man Cops Put in the Hospital

What is the 'boogaloo?' How online calls for a violent uprising are hitting the mainstream

Dealing with AGWs?

Movie Review: Vanishing Point (1971) : A libertarian perspective

Federal Judges Meeting Will Target Trump And Barr, Report Says

NSC adviser 'is to be reassigned' amid DC rumors SHE is the infamous 'Anonymous' behind anti-Trump NYTimes op-ed and book 'A Warning'

Off-Duty Cop Follows Woman Through Parking Lot, Attacks Her—Taxpayers Shell Out $125K

New Witness Corroborates Accusation That Mike Bloomberg Told Pregnant Employee to 'Kill It'

Cops Stop Veteran with PTSD for No Reason, Savagely Taser and Hit Him Over 30 Times

The Student Debt You Willingly Took On Is Not My Problem To Solve

Virginia: Gun Ban Bill Defeated!

Democrats fear Republican sabotage in key Senate race

Trump Supporters Are George W Bush Supporters LARPing As Ron Paul Supporters

US closes case against ex-FBI boss McCabe with no charges

Pelosi: A.G. Barr 'has deeply damaged the rule of law'

More Victims Discovered After Cop Caught on Video Planting Meth on Innocent People

PasTor Who Prophesized 4 Years Ago ... AbouT Kanye WesT’s ChrisTian Conversion Makes PredicTion --- AbouT PresidenT Trump’s Chances Of Re-elecTion

Senate Democrats queasy over Sanders as nomin

John Kelly Finally Lets Loose on Trump

Thursday, February 13, 2020 Trump breaks New Hampshire record for voter turnout for any incumbent president

Instrumental 9 year old guitarist Taj Farrant plays Chris Stapleton "Tennessee Whiskey" on his Gibson SG and Elixir strings Marshall amp

The Ten Most Destructive Americans of Eight Decades

Nancy Pelosi’s Staff Demands Takedown of ‘Deceptively Altered’ Video of Her SOTU Tantrum

OKC - A Conspiracy Theory

#FlashbackFriday when Vindman perjured himself and @RepBradWenstrup caught him.

Biden Calls Skeptical New Hampshire Voter ‘a Lying, Dog-Faced Pony Soldier’ (The dust-up came after the voter asked whether he can rebound from Iowa)

Trump's resilience ... causes DemocraTs --- To sound The alarm

Hillary Clinton Comments on Potentially Joining Democratic Ticket as VP Nominee

Cop Found Passed Out Drunk in Patrol Car On Duty in Traffic, 5X Over Legal Limit—No Charges

‘Clearly Guilty’: Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano Says Trump Could Be Impeached Again

City Officials Want To Clamp Down on Dragon's Ascent, a Video Game That Pays Skillful Players

Trump touts Space Force, moon and Mars plans in State of the Union address

Horrifying Video Shows Cops Surround Sleeping Pregnant Mother and Execute Her

Police Called to School After 6-year-old Girl With Down Syndrome Made a ‘Gun’ with Her Finger

Midwife Gets Charged with 95 Felonies by State of New York for Delivering Babies

Pelosi’s Speech-ripping Stunt: a Perfect Metaphor for What She’s Done to America

Undercover Cops Hired 118 Handymen, Then Arrested Them All for Not Having Licenses

Florida trooper shot dead by stranded driver on interstate

Senate Acquits Trump on Impeachment But Romney Dissents

Stomach-Turning Video Catches Cops Abusing Kitten, Spitting Inside, Destroying Property

NO JAIL for Cop Guilty of Responding to Domestic Violence Call by Raping the Victim

Kirk Douglas, Indomitable Icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 103

Video Clearly Catches Cop Stealing Cash from a Home and He’s NOT Arrested

CNN is Angry That White People Are Trying to Stop the Coronavirus Spreading

Everyone's A Criminal

Nancy Pelosi rips paper after Donald Trumps's State of the Union Speech

2020 State of the Union

Incompetence

Court To Cop: We Don't Need On-Point Precedent To Deny You Immunity For Killing A Dog That Couldn't Hurt You


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

politics and politicians
See other politics and politicians Articles

Title: Freedom Caucus Sounds Off on Leadership Over Budget Deal
Source: Roll Call
URL Source: https://www.rollcall.com/news/polic ... nds-off-leadership-budget-deal
Published: Feb 12, 2018
Author: Griffin Connolly
Post Date: 2018-02-12 19:19:41 by Gatlin
Keywords: None
Views: 352
Comments: 9


Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., left, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio., voted “no” on the two-year spending package signed into law last Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The House Freedom Caucus is not happy with GOP leadership after Democrats and Republicans struck a deal last week to fund the government for two years and avoid another shutdown until at least March 23.

The package President Donald Trump signed Friday morning raises the debt limit, provides an additional $300 billion for defense and domestic programs over two years, and allocates relief dollars for natural disaster victims.

Most Freedom Caucus members are furious over what they consider wasteful spending and a betrayal of the GOP’s hard-line opposition to debt increases.

The 36-member Freedom Caucus did have defectors of its own. Roughly nine voted in support of the package. (The Freedom Caucus does not publish its membership roster, so it’s difficult to determine an exact count, although most members of the group are known.)

For messaging purposes, they kept their crosshairs fixed squarely on leadership’s back.

“Instead of standing firm, our leadership said, ‘No, no, no, let’s do what Washington always does. Let’s just spend more on everything. Let’s just grow government, give into the Democrats instead of fighting and [standing] firm,’” Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said on “Fox News Sunday.” “They gave into the Democrats and we got this boondoggle.”

A persistent thorn in House Republicans’ side is the 60-vote tradition in the Senate intended to curb more extreme bills when one party controls both chambers of Congress and to attract some bipartisan buy-in. The rule has stalled a number of conservative bills that have passed in the House, where only a simple majority is needed.

Freedom Caucus members and other House conservatives have decried the rule as Republicans struggle to enact a broad legislative agenda, even with a red White House and control of both congressional chambers.

“Last time I checked, there’s more Republicans in the Senate than there are Democrats,” Jordan said, calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to spike the long-standing 60-vote rule.

Meadows echoed that sentiment.

“At some point, we’re going to have to say, ‘Mitch McConnell, enough is enough. Fifty-one votes on anything that is of national security interest. It is time that we change this.’” he said. “The American people ... could care less about their traditions of the Senate. They do care about their pocketbook. And what we’ve done is we’ve actually taken money from them to grow the size of government by almost 13 percent.”

(1 image)

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Gatlin, loves big intrusive nanny state government (#0)

The American people ... we’ve actually taken money from them to grow the size of government by almost 13 percent.”

“They gave into the Democrats and we got this boondoggle.”

boondoggle = Trump swamp

And tater loves it!

Hondo68  posted on  2018-02-12   19:47:27 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Gatlin (#0)

I noticed that even the NeverTrumpers at Weekly Standard are coming out strongly against keeping the filibuster.

Weekly Standard: Against The Filibuster

They argue that the modern notion of the filibuster is invalid, that it was unused for about 50 years after it was instituted, then used more as the Civil War loomed, then mostly ignored for a long time until the Sixties, then they reduced it from 66 votes to 60 but also allow a senator to filibuster merely by putting a "hold" on a bill (instead of being forced to stand at the podium and actually filibuster in person without stopping).

The filibuster as we have it now is nothing like what the Founders imagine. It's a stale and much-changed rule of the Senate that leads to a lot of very bad results, like senators holding up appointments and treaties and trying to blackmail the Senate into giving their state more pork (Alaska, I'm looking at you).

And Harry Reid clearly stated that Dems would kill the filibuster entirely the next time they hold power. And that is exactly what they will do as soon as they get 51 votes to do it. Knowing this, why should the GOP handicap itself to give any privileges to the minority, knowing their intentions as soon as they regain the Senate?

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-02-12   20:27:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: All (#0) (Edited)

Freedom Caucus drives dagger into heart of young Trump presidency – 3/24/17

It is hard to overestimate the damage the Freedom Caucus has done to the fledgling presidency of Donald Trump, and to the country. By blocking the American Health Care Act of 2017, the conservative group has guaranteed that Americans will struggle forward under the burden of Obamacare.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger not surprised by Freedom Caucus reaction to spending bill

Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Monday he’s not surprised by the actions of some in the conservative caucus regarding the recent spending bill, but is concerned the Republican Party is moving away from fiscal responsibility.

“Yeah, of course it’s a worry,” the Illinois Republican said on CNN. “And look, [GOP Rep.] Jim Jordan never misses an opportunity to slam somebody in his own party. In fact, I see him do that more often than he does anybody else.

So Jim Jordan’s comments kind of don’t surprise me.” Mr. Jordan of Ohio said Sunday that the bill was “not consistent” with what the American people wanted from their lawmakers. He said Republicans “gave in” to Democrats on the bill.

Mr. Kinzinger said that the addition to the deficit — estimated at just over $1 trillion by 2019 — was a concern, but said the bill did more good than harm. He was among the majority of the House Republicans who voted for the latest budget deal.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the deal includes $320 billion in deficit spending. House Speaker Paul Ryan pushed the deal through, saying much of that was due to mandatory spending on entitlements and not the additional earmarks in the bill, including a big boost in spending for the military. “What we did in this budget is we fixed the military,” Mr. Kinzinger said.

The passing of last week’s budget was essential to the military where 80 U.S. service member were killed last year in accidents and training incidents, roughly four-times more than in combat. There can be no higher responsibility for our government but to support the men and women who are in harm’s way. The budge agreement delivered on that commitment and with new equipment and better training, there can be no doubt that deaths will be prevented.

In the fight against the budget and Donald Trump’s presidency: “We have seen the enemy....and the enemy is us.”

Gatlin  posted on  2018-02-12   21:02:56 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Gatlin (#3)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger...

...is one of the members of the House that I despise the most.

I am pretty confident he will be an ex-congresscritter a year from now. He likes to pander to the Dems and the Chamber but he's going to wash out of Congress IMO. Good riddance.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-02-12   23:03:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Tooconservative (#4) (Edited)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger...

...is one of the members of the House that I despise the most.

Why?
I am pretty confident he will be an ex-congresscritter a year from now.
And you base this on what reason, oh great Carnac the magnificent?

Gatlin  posted on  2018-02-13   0:10:12 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Tooconservative (#4) (Edited)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger is one of the members of the House that I despise the most.

I am pretty confident he will be an ex-congresscritter a year from now. He likes to pander to the Dems and the Chamber but he's going to wash out of Congress IMO. Good riddance.

Uh, you best adjust that bad opinion you hold ...

Newsmax: The 25 Hardest Working Members of Congress.

Congress may have low approval ratings, with the latest Gallup poll showing just 18 percent of the public thinks the House and Senate are doing a good job.

Despite the public anger toward Congress, many members work their hearts out for their constituents and the public.

Newsmax’s editorial team interviewed dozens of people who know the House of Representatives really well. They included members of Congress, former members of Congress, congressional staffers, reporters, lobbyists, lawyers, and others. Importantly, we checked with constituents across the nation, asking their views on individual members of Congress.

Our survey was not scientific, but was based on solid criteria, including a House member’s commitment to their job, their interest in constituent services and follow- up, their championing of issues and causes important to the national interest, their honesty, and their ability to get things done.

Our survey did not include ideological litmus tests, and it comprises a bipartisan roll call of the House’s greatest. We looked at each member’s concern and passion for the public good.

Here is our 2016 list of the 25 Hardest Working Members of Congress:

/..../

6. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) — The three-term lawmaker’s capacity for hard work was hailed at the recent National Republican Congressional Committee dinner. A U.S. Air Force veteran of Iraq, he worked overtime in 2014 to secure congressional approval for an airstrike against Syrian strongman Assad — only to have the White House back off. His is a rising leadership star in the GOP.

/..../

Gatlin  posted on  2018-02-13   0:27:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Gatlin (#5)

And you base this on what reason, oh great Carnac the magnificent?

Wait and see.

Good riddance to Kinzinger.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-02-13   13:01:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Gatlin (#6)

6. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) — The three-term lawmaker’s capacity for hard work was hailed at the recent National Republican Congressional Committee dinner. A U.S. Air Force veteran of Iraq...

He also was selfless back when he took on a man wielding a knife against a woman in public, probably saving her life. Around 2006 or so. He thought he'd die in trying to save her. Heroic enough.

I still want him out of Congress. Screw him.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-02-13   13:03:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Tooconservative (#8)

I don't know him that well and neither am I familiar with his record enought to either agree or disagre with you

Gatlin  posted on  2018-02-13   13:10:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com