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House GOP Issues Video Ahead of Obama’s “State of the Union” Address: “Same Story. Same Result.” – Video 1/27/14

Sen. Ted Cruz Blasts Senate Republicans for becoming like “an Air Force Dive-Bombing House GOP and Conservatives” in Government Shutdown Battle – Video 10/16/13

House Republicans Gather on Steps of U.S. Capitol to Blast AWOL Harry Reid, Democrats for wanting a Government Shutdown – 9/29/13

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Here is a great new video from the House Republican Conference that tells Harry Reid and Senate Democrats, “No Budget, No Pay!”

It has been more than three years since the U.S. Senate passed a budget, and House Republicans just agreed to a brief increase in the debt-ceiling (3 months) with the stipulation that Senate Democrats would do their job and pass a budget. By contrast, the Republican-led House of Representatives has passed a budget EVERY YEAR.

House Republicans say to Harry Reid and Senate Democrats: “No Budget, No Pay!” – Video 1/23/13

Here is video of MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough saying he believes Republicans are playing it smart in how they are dealing with raising the debt-ceiling temporarily to force the hand of the Senate Democrats to finally pass a budget after more than 3 years of not doing so.

The way Scarborough has too often sounded like a Democrat in recent months, I’m not sure his praise of House Republicans is a good sign.

MSNBC’S Joe Scarborough Praises House GOP as “Playing it Smart” on Temporary Raise of the Debt-Ceiling – Video 1/23/13

Ah the virtue of journalistic impartiality and subtlety.

The media attack on House Republicans for not embracing the tax increase, no spending cut “deal” put together by Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell, has already begun. Here is video of an indignant CNN’s Wolf Blitzer telling GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, “You know, a lot of your constituents are going to hate you. They are going to hate your fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives if you don’t allow new legislation to go forward.”

Impartial Journalist Wolf Blitzer Tells GOP Rep. Darrell Issa: “You Know a Lot of Your Constituents are Going to Hate You” if You Don’t Support the Fiscal Cliff Deal – Video 1/1/13

House Republicans are balking at putting a rubber stamp on the “Fiscal Cliff” Deal passed by the U.S. Senate overnight – a deal that raises tax rates but has almost no spending cuts. Many in the media seemed to assume the House Republicans would feel forced to just go along with it – and they still might. But it is clearly in trouble, with the No.2 Republican in the House – Majority Leader Eric Cantor – saying this afternoon he does not support the bill:

POLITICO: A carefully-crafted Senate compromise to avert the fiscal cliff could be in jeopardy, as House Republicans seem nearly certain to tweak the legislation and send it back to the Senate because it doesn’t contain sufficient spending cuts. The anger came to a head in a closed House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol basement Monday, when the opposition to the bill — which would extend tax rates for families making less than $450,000 — was overwhelming, sources inside the room said.

House Republican leadership dispersed from the meeting mulling how to proceed with the Senate bill, which passed shortly after 2 a.m. Republicans are expected to meet again later Tuesday afternoon to try and settle on a decision.

In a real sign of trouble, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, No. 2 in House leadership, came out in opposition to the package. . . . Read More

House Republicans Balking at Putting Rubber Stamp on “Fiscal Cliff” Deal; No. 2 Eric Cantor Says He Opposes the Deal in Current Form – 1/1/13

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a GOP Bill tonight extending the Payroll Tax Cut through 2012 on a 234-193 vote. The bill also requires construction of the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline from Canada to Texas – something President Obama says he will veto.

MSNBC: Defiant Republicans pushed legislation through the House Tuesday night that would keep alive Social Security payroll tax cuts for some 160 million Americans at President Barack Obama’s request — but also would require construction of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that has sparked a White House veto threat.

Passage, on a largely party-line vote of 234-193, sent the measure toward its certain demise in the Democratic-controlled Senate, triggering the final partisan showdown of a remarkably quarrelsome year of divided government.

The legislation “extends the payroll tax relief, extends and reforms unemployment insurance and protects Social Security — without job-killing tax hikes,” Republican House Speaker John Boehner declared after the measure had cleared.

Referring to the controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline, he added, “Our bill includes sensible, bipartisan measures to help the private sector create jobs.” . . . Read More

Republicans Lead U.S. House Passage of Payroll Tax Cut Extension; Requires Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

House Speaker John Boehner held a Conference Call tonight with House Republicans to describe to them the Debt Limit Deal reached between President Obama and leaders of Congress. Dave Wiegel over at Slate has a transcript of Boehner’s opening remarks on the call:

SLATE: The press has been filled with reports all day about an agreement. There’s no agreement until we’ve talked to you. There is a framework in place that would cut spending by a larger amount than we raise the debt limit, and cap future spending to limit the growth of government. It would do so without any job-killing tax hikes. And it would also guarantee the American people the vote they have been denied in both chambers on a balanced budget amendment, while creating, I think, some new incentives for past opponents of a BBA to support it.

My hope would be to file it and have it on the floor as soon as possible. I realize that’s not ideal, and I apologize for it. But after I go through it, you’ll realize it’s pretty much the framework we’ve been operating in.

Since Day One of this Congress, we’ve gone toe-to-toe with the Obama Administration and the Democrat-controlled Senate on behalf of our people we were sent here to represent.

Remember how this all started: the White House demanded a “clean” debt limit hike with no spending cuts and reforms attached. We stuck together, and frankly made them give up on that.

Then they shifted to demanding a “balanced” approach – equal parts spending cuts and tax hikes. With this framework, they’ve given up on that, too.

I’m gonna tell you, this has been a long battle – we’ve fought valiantly – and frankly we’ve done it by listening to the American people. And as a result, our framework is now on the table that will end this crisis in a manner that meets our principles of smaller government.

Now listen, this isn’t the greatest deal in the world. But it shows how much we’ve changed the terms of the debate in this town.

There is nothing in this framework that violates our principles. It’s all spending cuts. The White House bid to raise taxes has been shut down. And as I vowed back in May – when everyone thought I was crazy for saying it – every dollar of debt limit increase will be matched by more than a dollar of spending cuts. And in doing this, we’ve stopping a job-killing national default that none of us wanted.

House Speaker John Boehner on Debt Limit Deal: “The (Obama) White House Bid to Raise Taxes has been Shut Down” – 7/31/11

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