federal budget

The President's Trump Card for Spending Restraint

Stephen Moore, CNS News

Trump should revive the rescission process. For Trump to win here, he would have to do what Reagan did: take his case for fiscal solvency directly to the American people. Voters are fully aware of the dangers of a $21 trillion national debt that grows by $1 trillion every year. There's little downside in running against the spendaholics in Congress. If the big spenders in Congress vote to save the pork and the waste, he can make an even stronger case to the American people as to why the president must have a line-item veto.

$21 trillion reasons to fix the budget process

James Lankford and Tom Coburn, Washington Times

In the future, no one will remember the current stock market highs when we face the reality of deep debt and limited economic options. It is time to stop following the well-worn path of deficits and start leading our nation down the road less traveled toward financial health. President Trump campaigned on Making America Great Again. It’s time that we all start working to Keep America Great for the next generation. Hopefully, the Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Reforms can produce a bipartisan common sense solution that begins to solve our debt crisis.

Ted Cruz Explains Why He Opposed The Omni-Disaster

In 2016, the American people voted overwhelmingly for Republicans to change Washington. Now, Congress did the exact opposite: pass a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill — 2200 pages drafted by the Swamp in the dark of night — that will plunge our nation even deeper into debt.

Call Congress Today: Protest This Atrocious Spending Bill!

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

FLASH UPDATE: President Trump says he is considering vetoing the Omnibus. You may contact the White House through this link to urge him to veto this outrageous attack on the conservative -- populist agenda that elected Donald Trump President.

In another middle-of-the-night sneak attack on America, the leaders of the Uniparty, RINO Senator Mitch McConnell and Far-Left liberal Democrat Chuck Schumer rammed through the $1.3 trillion Omnibus spending bill that no Senator read and few even know what it does. This government by trainwreck will continue unless you get involved.

Congress' regular spending fiasco

Editors, Washington Examiner

Republican leaders promised long ago to move individual appropriations bills through the committee process, which is supposed to finish up in September. But here we are again, months late, with lawmakers having to choose between accepting a monster they have not inspected or, in the alternative, being blamed for a government shutdown. If regular order were observed, a Republican majority would theoretically be able to hold spending down. But the opportunity to do this is being missed again. And partly as a result, there may not be a Republican Congress around to pass the next set of appropriations bills.

GOP Establishment Throwing Away Majority In Omnibus

We urge CHQ readers to call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044) to ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Tell Rep. McCarthy that if he wants to keep his Republican majority in the House there should be no internet sales tax in the omnibus, no funding for Planned Parenthood, no Chuck Schumer earmark for the bloated New York – New Jersey tunnel, no insurance company Obamacare bailout, no Ex-Im bank cronyism, and absolutely no new gun control in this year’s omnibus.

Adam Kinzinger: Empty Suit For Congress

Incumbent Congressman Adam Kinzinger is a prime example of what is wrong in Washington DC’s Republican establishment; out of touch, arrogant and thoroughly corrupted by DC’s insider lobbyist culture. We urge our friends in Illinois’ 16th District to vote for James Marter for Congress.

Democrats and RINOs Driving 2018 Omnibus Spending

We urge CHQ readers to call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044) to ask for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Tell Rep. McCarthy there should be no internet sales tax in the omnibus, no funding for Planned Parenthood, no Chuck Schumer earmark for the bloated New York – New Jersey tunnel, no insurance company Obamacare bailout and no Ex-Im bank cronyism in this year’s omnibus.

How To Make Nancy Pelosi Speaker Of The House

President Trump must resist the urge to do a deal and back DACA legislation decoupled from the rest of the conservative immigration reform agenda unless he wants to make Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House and mire the remainder of his presidency in Democrat-led investigations and impeachment hearings.

This Week The GOP Decides Who It Is

The omnibus spending bill, slated to be an eye-popping, Obama-level $1 trillion-plus has become a catchall for practically every spending priority of the Democrats, while calls from conservatives for spending discipline and conservative policy riders have been given the cold shoulder by the House and Senate leadership.

Spending Bonanza Screams for Budget Reforms

Deroy Murdock, National Review

To reassure investors and regain the confidence of disgusted fiscal conservatives, Congress still should adopt many spending reforms. Ideally they should be tied to whatever vehicle replaces today’s continuing resolution. In the next episode of the suspense series, As the Budget Turns, the new continuing resolution will expire on March 23, just in time for the next fiscal nail-biter.

Hey big spenders, don't complain if you lose power

Editors, Washington Examiner

In their own version of the story of President Barack Obama’s rise to power, conservatives usually begin with the excesses of the George W. Bush administration, and especially the way Republicans in his era colluded to spend and spend without concern for the growing federal debt. Sen. Paul has given fair notice to Republicans that they risk repeating history and losing power again. That is a service, even if it is also an irritant. It's time for Republicans to remember that conservatism includes fiscal responsibility.

Let's Limit Spending

Walter E. Williams, CNS News

The nation needs a constitutional amendment that limits congressional spending to a fixed fraction, say 20 percent, of the GDP. It might stipulate that the limit could be exceeded only if the president declared a state of emergency and two-thirds of both houses of Congress voted to approve the spending. By the way, the Founding Fathers would be horrified by today's congressional spending. From 1787 to the 1920s, except in wartime, federal government spending never exceeded 4 percent of our GDP.

Scott Taylor: The Terrorist Congressman

When Rep. Scott Tayor (VA-2) screamed obscenities and threatened to "blow up" NumbersUSA he clearly brought discredit upon the House of Representatives and may have violated a number of state and federal statutes. It is time the House of Representatives investigated him for those threats.

Pro-Amnesty Virginia GOP Congressman Scott Taylor Flips Out

Virginia Congressman Scott Taylor is a classic RINO, telling his conservative constituents one thing about illegal immigration during the campaign and then voting the liberal line once he got to Washington. Getting caught by NumbersUSA caused him to totally flip-out and threaten to blow-up their headquarters.

Make Two Phone Calls To Stop Amnesty

We urge every CHQ reader to call two Congressmen – their own Representative and Virginia Congressman Scott Taylor (VA-2). The Toll-Free Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044. Tell them them you oppose amnesty for any class of illegal alien and that you will oppose any Member of Congress who votes for an amnesty bill.

Stop Diverting Our Defense Dollars To Sex Change Surgery

Our friends at the Family Research Council have asked us to join them in encouraging conservative activists across the country to contact their Representatives to demand that they stop diverting our defense dollars to sex change surgery.

No Obamacare Repeal – No August Recess For Congress

The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, we urge CHQ readers to call their Representative and Senators; tell them to skip the August Recess to repeal and replace Obamacare, pass the Trump budget and put a pro-growth tax reform package on President Trump’s desk.

Debt fight 'blindsides' Congress?

The Boehner – Ryan policy of governing via continuing resolution means that federal spending remains on auto-pilot, with no opportunity – other than the debt ceiling vote – for conservatives to have any chance of cutting spending.

Conservatives fume over 'complete' spending concession to Democrats

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Republicans, fearful of cable news networks activating their government shutdown clocks, made no real effort to include conservative priorities, such as the border wall, that Democrats pledged to reject. Instead, individual GOP lawmakers were left to tout smaller victories in the bill that serve their constituents.