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Updates from Congressman Jim Jordan


CONGRESS WATCH

  • H.R. 408, the Spending Reduction Act, identifies over 100 unnecessary programs, provides a head start towards balancing the budget, and saves taxpayers trillions of dollars over the next decade.
  • The RSC Budget for FY 2012 balances the federal budget in less than ten years and institutes reforms that will protect seniors and help save Americans’ health care safety net.
  • H.R. 2560, the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, cuts spending immediately, caps it in future years, and requires Congress to send a Balanced Budget Amendment to the American public for approval.
  • H.R. 3400, the Jobs Through Growth Act, cuts through red tape, creates a simpler and fairer tax code, and tears down barriers to energy production. In short, it creates jobs by growing the economy, not the government.
  • H.R. 1167, the Welfare Reform Act, builds upon the successful reforms of 1996, paves the way to find efficiencies in the 70+ federal welfare programs, and returns welfare spending to pre-recession levels once unemployment falls to 6.5%. Sen. Jim DeMint and other conservatives introduced this bill in the Senate just last week.
  • Rep. Tim Scott (SC-01): Bring America Back from Regulatory Cliff; The Post and Courier, November 14.
  • Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-02): Pass National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity; USA Today, November 15
  • Rep. Eric Cantor (VA-07): Encouraging Innovation and Entrepreneurship To Spur Job Growth; Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 16.
  • Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-01): Inequality, Opportunity And The American Idea; Investors Business Daily, November 17.
  • Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-19): Why Doesn’t Congress Want a Balanced Budget?; The Modesto Bee, November 19.
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04): NLRB Bias Is a Menace to Business; The Post and Courier, November 21.
  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX-05): Why the Super Committee Failed; The Wall Street Journal, November 22.
  • Rep. Bobby Schilling (IL-17) introduced H.R. 3376, the Saving Over Spending Act, to incentivize smarter spending throughout the federal government.
  • Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-06) introduced H.R. 3399, the Fighting Fraud and Abuse to Save Taxpayer Dollars Act, to prevent paying fraudulent Medicare claims.
  • Rep. Phil Roe (TN-01) introduced H. Res 469, stating that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
  • Rep. Steve King (IA-05) introduced H. Res 471, the Cut the Unnecessary Tab Resolution, to allow any Member the opportunity to cut and cancel unnecessary, wasteful, and bloated government spending.
  • Rep. Jeff Flake (AZ-06) introduced H.R. 3340, the Recreational Shooting Protection Act, to require congressional approval for any recreational shooting restrictions proposed by the Bureau of Land Management.
  • Rep. Ben Quayle (AZ-03) introduced H.R. 3392, the Regulatory Review Act, to require Congressional review for all major federal regulations every ten years.
  • Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05) introduced H.R. 3408, the Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act (PIONEERS Act), to establish clear rules and lift regulatory barriers for the production of U.S. oil shale resources.
  • Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI-02) introduced H.R. 3414, the Honest Budget Act, to provide for greater transparency and honesty in the Federal budget process.
  • On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 2838, the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act.
  • On Wednesday, the House passed H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, and also passed the Senate amendment to H.R. 674.
  • On Thursday, the House passed the H.R. 2112 Conference Report, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act.
  • On Friday, the House failed to pass H.J. Res. 2, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
  • The House is not in session this week.

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