The conspiracy of Republican and Democrat congressional leaders to hide a massive surveillance bill inside the $1.1-trillion spending package passed last week has drawn the criticism of a couple of constitutionally consistent congressmen.
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) strongly condemned a $1.1 trillion spending package before the Senate because it would fully fund President Obama’s resettlement of both refugees and illegal aliens, also fully fund sanctuary cities, and quadruple the number of H-2B foreign worker visas.
Fiscal conservatives who hoped House Speaker Paul Ryan would put up more of a fight against President Barack Obama and the congressional Democrats have reason to be disappointed with the unveiling of the new congressional budget. In fact, the first budget with Paul Ryan in the speaker's chair looks so much like a budget when John Boehner was speaker that one member of Congress called it the "Boehner legacy bill."
Paul Ryan may have replaced John Boehner as speaker of the House, but the spending continues, the capitulation to the Democrats never ceases, and the national debt is still rising.
Government waste will continue to increase until such time as elected representatives honor their oaths to uphold and defend the Constitution.
Congress has returned to Capitol Hill with yet another packed agenda, including votes on the budget, highway funding, and tax break extensions. The current government funding bill is set to expire December 11, giving Congress less than two weeks to pass a spending bill that would avoid a holiday government shutdown. But reaching an agreement could prove difficult.
Paul Ryan reneged on his promise to fix the broken system of bill consideration in the House of Representatives.
A federal bill with the backing of the Obama administration would impose the recently repealed Houston "bathroom bill" on the entire nation in the name of "equality."
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.