Tag: Hal Rogers

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Sen. Jeff Sessions Endorses Aderholt House Bill, Signaling It May Become Vehicle To Block Obama’s Amnesty Funds

Senior conservatives in Congress are rallying around a bill from Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) that aims to block funding for President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty while forcing the administration to start enforcing immigration laws. Sessions has issued a lengthy statement explaining the problem with executive amnesty and reminding his colleagues of Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus’ pre-election promise to block funds for Obama’s amnesty.

Omnibus Bill Spends over $19 Million Protecting Rhinoceroses

Omnibus Bill Spends over $19 Million Protecting Rhinoceroses

Speaker John Boehner may be endangering RINOs, or Republicans-In-Name-Only, across Capitol Hill with this bill, but he’s going to extra lengths to use the 1,603-page omnibus spending bill from House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) to protect real-life

Ingraham: Hal Rogers ‘Needs to be Primaried’

Ingraham: Hal Rogers ‘Needs to be Primaried’

Talk radio host Laura Ingraham argued that House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) “needs to be primaried” on Thursday. “Hal Rogers, who’s the Appropriations Committee Chairman from Kentucky in the House of Representatives, I have concluded needs to be primaried.

Top Republicans: We Must Stop Obama’s Amnesty, And We Will

Top Republicans: We Must Stop Obama’s Amnesty, And We Will

Several top Republicans have issued statements in response to Obama’s executive amnesty order announcement promising to stop him. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the outgoing chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said, “we cannot let this stand.”

54 GOP Reps Demand Preemptive Strike on Executive Amnesty

54 GOP Reps Demand Preemptive Strike on Executive Amnesty

Dozens of House conservatives are pushing for an upcoming “omnibus” spending bill to prohibit President Obama from implementing his planned executive amnesty. In a letter to the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), the lawmakers say

Continuing Resolution Delayed

Continuing Resolution Delayed

A vote on the continuing resolution to fund the government has been postponed, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Wednesday on the House floor. The House had been scheduled to vote on the CR Thursday but a last minute request

Fear Of Inaction Drives GOP Acceptance Of Border Bill

Fear Of Inaction Drives GOP Acceptance Of Border Bill

The bill doesn’t touch President Obama’s “deferred” prosecution of illegal alien minors, or his threats to expand the program to as many as 6 million people, but House Republicans now appear to have firmly concluded they must pass something before

House GOP Balks At Obama's $3.7 Billion Border Ask

House GOP Balks At Obama's $3.7 Billion Border Ask

Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) told reporters on Friday that President Obama’s “emergency” supplemental spending request for the border was too expensive for the House of Representatives to support. The bill requests $3.7 billion in new funding – of

Three Wisconsin Republicans Abandon Ryan on Spending Bill Vote

Three Wisconsin Republicans Abandon Ryan on Spending Bill Vote

A majority of the five House Republicans from Wisconsin voted against the omnibus spending bill from House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) and Senate Appropriations Committee chairwoman Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). The omnibus spending bill completes the budget

Congress to Vote on Stopgap Funding Bill

Congress to Vote on Stopgap Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) —Republicans in the House of Representatives introduced a short-term funding bill Friday that would keep the U.S. government going for a week. The measure would prevent another government shutdown, the Wall Street Journal reported. Rep. Hal

Treasury IG Conducting Audit of IRS Bonuses

Treasury IG Conducting Audit of IRS Bonuses

J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General, told a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Monday that there is an ongoing audit of  bonuses IRS employees have received, and that it should be completed sometime in the fall.   “We have an

Cut Off? House Approps Threatens to use 'Power of the Purse' on IRS

GOP members on the House Appropriations Committee stated they would use ‘purse strings’ to get to the truth about IRS’ ideological profiling of tea party and conservative organizations. Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) said “his panel may impose conditions on IRS funding,

Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill Clears Hurdles to Senate Passage

Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill Clears Hurdles to Senate Passage

The $60.4 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster relief bill advanced in the Senate on Friday, clearing two procedural hurdles that will allow the bill to pass when the Senate convenes again next week after the Christmas vacation.  As Breitbart News reported, Senate Democrats added

Correcting Eliot Spitzer, Rep. Speier, and Mediaite

Earlier tonight I appeared on “In the Arena” with Eliot Spitzer. Neither Spitzer or Rep. Jackie Speier were fully forthcoming in the facts about federal funding for abortions. I also wish that the times Rep. Speier repeatedly interrupted me were

Earmark Lobbyist to Be GOP Staff Director on Appropriations Committee?

There is an old saying around Congress – there are Republicans, Democrats and Appropriators. With Republicans promising to reign in the federal government, the first order of business is to change the culture of the Appropriations Committee which has been

Obama's Scheme to Gut the Coast Guard

We should all know by now that the Obama administration’s plan to spend up to $200 million on civilian trials for terrorists is dangerous. It’s also wasteful. Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is a site perfectly suited to such trials–and detentions. If