ㅤ"I recently had a terrific meeting with a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers who feel very strongly in favor of Congressional term limits. I gave them my full support and endorsement for their efforts." — the President
ㅤ"’Scuttlebutt is that Paul will have to step down from speakership soon,’ a source close to Republican leadership told Axios. ‘Members won’t follow a lame duck, he’ll have no leverage to cut deals, and the last thing they need in this environment is six months of palace intrigue and everyone stabbing everyone else in the back.’"
Full story…at The Washington Examiner, image from reference(.com) – 4/12/18.
Tags: congress, house, house republicans, kevin mccarthy. 𑗉
ㅤô¿ô …Scumbags. Not a single one of them cited the Republicans’ FAILURE to pass healthcare reform, which the real reason they have slim chance of being re-elected.
ㅤCongress also failed to fund the border wall, pass immigration reform or provide country-wide infrastructure funding. They did manage to pass the biggest spending bill in GOP history, which included funding for planned parenthood, funding for New York City infrastructure and a huge increase in defense spending to please the egomaniac John McCain.
ㅤThen these pussies have the gall to claim President Trump made them quit before being defeated.
Full story…at The Hill, image from onionstatic(.com) – 4/8/18.
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ㅤ”Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky claimed Tuesday on ‘Fox & Friends’ that Congress will only call for votes if they already know the outcome in advance.”
ㅤô¿ô …I think this has been been going on among legislatures from their inception. The trouble these days is getting honest feedback in social media and the polls about their trial balloons.
Full story at The Daily Caller, image from dailycaller(.com) – 4/3/18.
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ㅤ”‘It’s challenging. When you look at the historical trends, it could be tough to keep the House,’ said Brian Ballard, a Republican National Committee fundraiser and former lobbyist for the Trump Organization.
ㅤ’But the Senate map looks so good for us right now, it’s freeing up money for those who have maxed out to the Senate to do more to protect the House. That’s been the mentality of a lot of folks that I’m talking to. They know that if the Democrats take the House they’ll be looking to bury the President with investigations.'”
Full story at The Hill, image from mostinside(.com) – 3/28/18.
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ㅤ”Lawmakers approved the bill in a 256-167 vote on Thursday, with majorities in each caucus backing the measure. Ninety Republicans and 77 Democrats voted against the bill. A large numbers of conservative Republicans were among those voting no over the measure’s massive price tag and the lack of transparency in the bill-writing process.”
Full story at The Hill, image from investmentpostcards(.com) – 3/22/18.
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ㅤ”The rule governing debate on the measure was approved in a 211-207 vote, setting up a final vote on the bill later on Thursday. The Senate will also have to approve the package to send it to the White House. The rule vote came with a lot of drama.”
Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 3/22/18.
Tags: congress, house, house republicans, omnibus. 𑗉
ㅤ”House conservatives are warning Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to take a hard line on immigration or else risk facing a revolt in his own ranks.”
ㅤô¿ô …Idle threats. It’s been difficult for Republicans to pass anything in the Senate. Clearly a pattern is emerging where the House Republicans will pass anything Senate Republicans are able to pass. There is a lot less pressure on Paul Ryan. Probably why Ryan seems much happier lately.
Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 2/13/18.
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ㅤ”The bill passed in a 240-186 vote despite opposition from most Democrats, who had sought a firmer commitment from Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that he will bring immigration legislation to the floor for a vote that would protect immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation.”
Full story and video at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 2/9/18.
ㅤTags: congress, house, house republicans, budget deal, conservative, politics.
ㅤ”Even members of the GOP caucus who often are at odds with leadership were pleased with the bill.
ㅤ’Leadership did a great job on this thing,’ said Rep. Dave Brat, a member of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus. ‘It’s pro-growth, there’s middle-class tax cuts for real.”
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ㅤ”I applaud the House Ways and Means Committee for introducing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is another important step toward providing massive tax relief for the American people,’ the President said in a statement shortly after lawmakers announced the specifics of the long-awaited tax bill.
ㅤ’My tax reform priorities have been the same since day one: bringing tax cuts for hardworking, middle-income Americans; eliminating unfair loopholes and deductions; and slashing business taxes so employers can create jobs, raise wages, and dominate their competition around the world,’ the President said.”
ㅤFull story at The Washington Examiner, image from trbimg(.com) • congress, donald trump, economy, house of representatives, house republicans, household income, jobless claims, jobs, labor force, middle class, middle-income, potus, president, tax break, tax cut, tax cuts, tax plan, tax rate, tax reform, taxes, taxpayer funds, the hill, workforce, working class • Go here to reblog this post (browser only).
“For individuals & families…
ㅤ• The new individual income tax rates are 0 percent, 12 percent, 25 percent, and 35 percent.
ㅤ• The standard deduction goes from $6,350 to $12,000 for individuals and $12,700 to $24,000 for married ocuples.
ㅤ• Special-interest deductions that complicate taxes are eliminated so the form can be ‘as simple as a postcard.’
ㅤ• The bill establishes a new Family Credit, which includes expanding the Child Tax Credit from $1,000 to $1,600, and gives a credit of $300 for each parent and non-child dependent.
ㅤ• The bill preserves the Earned Income Tax Credit.
ㅤ• The deduction for charitable donations is continued.
ㅤ• The home mortgage deduction is maintained for current mortgages, but is capped for new homes at $500,000.
ㅤ• It allows people to write off state and local property taxes up to $10,000
ㅤ• The bill doesn’t touch 401(k)s or Individual Retirement Accounts.
ㅤ• The Alternative Minimum Tax is repealed.
ㅤ• The exemption for the Estate Tax is doubled and the tax will be repealed in full in six years.”
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ㅤ”The President touted the idea in a tweet on Wednesday, and the concept is still being toyed with in the Senate Republicans’ version of tax reform.”
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ㅤ”The next several hours will be critical, GOP sources say. Should progress be made, Republicans will continue as planned and introduce their bill Wednesday around noon after briefing the entire House Republican conference at 9 a.m. Should they falter, tax reform may have to wait another day.
ㅤ’I would say there is a lot of Red Bull and Monster being drank in there right now,’ said Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), vice chairman of the House Republican Conference. ‘The whole Ways and Means crew knew this would be a tough lift — and we’ve not even gotten to the rollout of the actual details yet.”
ㅤStory at Politico, image from twitter(.com) • congress, house of representatives, house republicans, irs, kevin brady, paul ryan, tax break, tax cut, tax cuts, tax plan, tax rate, tax reform, taxes, taxpayer funds, the hill • Go here to reblog this post (browser only).