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GOP Rep Tim Murphy Touts Mental Health Reform During GOP Address

During Thursday’s GOP Weekly Address, Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) touted mental health reforms signed into law by President Obama last week. Transcript as Follows: “This picture means so much to me. I keep it on my desk in my congressional office.

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Some GOP Leaders Saw Planned Parenthood Video Weeks Ago

Two high-level Republican lawmakers had seen a video showing a Planned Parenthood executive discussing what the organization charges researchers from organs harvested from aborted babies–and were aware of it weeks before it caused an online furor.

GOP Lawmakers Call on Obama to Work with Them on Immigration

GOP Lawmakers Call on Obama to Work with Them on Immigration

Republican House members are calling on President Obama to work with Congress to pass immigration reform instead of moving forward with his expected executive amnesty. In a letter to Obama dated Tuesday, nearly three dozen Republicans lawmakers — led by Rep.

GOP Rep: New DHS Ebola 'Travel Restrictions' Are 'Nothing of the Sort'

GOP Rep: New DHS Ebola 'Travel Restrictions' Are 'Nothing of the Sort'

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) described the new travel restrictions the Obama administration announced for travelers originating in Ebola-stricken countries as “nothing of the sort.” “With no vaccine or cure, we are facing down a disease for

GOP Rep: Obama's Ebola Misinformation Could Lead to Public Panic

GOP Rep: Obama's Ebola Misinformation Could Lead to Public Panic

On “Fox News Sunday,” Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce’s subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, said the Obama administration is in danger of causing public panic with misstatements. Murphy, a psychologist said, “My background is

Subcmte Chair: Self-Reporting, Fever Monitoring 'Crux' of Ebola Strategy

Subcmte Chair: Self-Reporting, Fever Monitoring 'Crux' of Ebola Strategy

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee criticized the Center for Disease Control for making “monitoring fevers and relying on people self-reporting” as the crux of their strategy for combatting the

GOP Lawmakers React to Ebola Hearing: 'We Are in a War Without a General'

GOP Lawmakers React to Ebola Hearing: 'We Are in a War Without a General'

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican lawmakers left a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on the ongoing Ebola outbreak reiterating calls for travel restrictions and expressing concern with the amount of leadership on the matter to date.

Can Someone Without a Fever Transmit Ebola? CDC Head Won't Answer

Can Someone Without a Fever Transmit Ebola? CDC Head Won't Answer

The director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) refused to definitively answer whether someone who does not have a fever can still transmit Ebola.  On Thursday, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations,

Congress Calls Oversight Hearing on Ebola during Recess

Congress Calls Oversight Hearing on Ebola during Recess

House Republicans have called for an oversight hearing on Ebola after Thomas Eric Duncan, traveling from Liberia, brought the disease to Dallas, Texas. According to a press release, the hearing will be held by the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Taxpayers Out $139 Million on FISKER Auto Loan

Taxpayers Out $139 Million on FISKER Auto Loan

Once again American taxpayers are being soaked by the Obama administration’s quest for failed green energy projects. On Friday, officials announced that they will lose $139 million loaned to beleaguered electric car maker Fisker Automotive. Unfortunately, the administration doesn’t seem to

House Committee Launches Investigation into Obamacare Delay

House Committee Launches Investigation into Obamacare Delay

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has launched an investigation into the Obama administration’s decision to delay the implementation of parts of Obamacare until after the 2014 midterm elections.  Committee leaders fired off letters to administration officials, including Department of

Obama Mental Health Proposals Mirror Ignored Bush Plan

Obama Mental Health Proposals Mirror Ignored Bush Plan

Following Seung-Hui Cho’s 2007 shooting spree at Virginia Tech, President George W. Bush put forth mental health proposals aimed at identifying and treating people who might have the propensity for such heinous crimes–people like Adam Lanza. However, Bush’s proposals were

53 Congressmen Push Back on Car-grading Scheme

Back in September, we noted that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) were pushing a new scheme under which new cars sold in the U.S. would be given a letter grade assessing their “greenness,” prominently displayed