Congressional Republicans have met with obstacles to defund and/or repeal ObamaCare since the healthcare bill was passed into law in 2010. They’ve had an equally difficult time defunding Planned Parenthood, despite the release of controversial videos that showcased Planned Parenthood’s involvement in an infant organ harvesting scheme. Even with the Republicans holding a majority of both the House and Senate, they do not have the necessary votes to defeat a filibuster. Frustrated, Republicans are now considering a more controversial tactic to repeal parts of ObamaCare, as well as defund Planned Parenthood: budget reconciliation. Unfortunately for the GOP, even that is not without its difficulties.
Senator Rand Paul sent a letter to the inspector general asking him to investigate the lobbying efforts of the Federal Reserve.
With the passage of a transportation bill by the House of Representatives Thursday, Congress is well on its way to reviving the Export-Import Bank, a symbol of corporate welfare that same body was thought to have eliminated earlier this year.
With release of long-awaited secret text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Obama can expect support from new GOP leaders Ryan, Brady in passing the dangerous pact.