>>Newsletter from the Republican Study Committee
Posted September 15, 2009on:
>> This is the best! Republican Study Committee (RSC) Health Care Reform Proposal see the short summary, the long summary or the entire text on this site. It is house bill H.R. 3400 and has been shelved without anyone looking at it. BB
Be sure to go to all the referred sites because that is where the ‘meat’ is. It truly scares the stuffing out of me how the democrats and Obama slip clauses into bills that are designed to subjugate the American people. BB
Conservative Republicans Study Committee (RSC)
Update: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Chairman Price Speaks from the Steps of the Capitol During the National March on Washington
Click to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32m0weqUOD8
RSC Media Activity
Every week, Republican Study Committee members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media.
- Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (GA-03): Cash for Clunkers’ woes preview Obamacare; Weekly Column, September 10.
- Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49): TARP and the Demands of Democracy; American Spectator, September 10.
- Chairman Tom Price (GA-06): Government as Workplace Dictator; The Hill, September 10.
RSC Legislative Activity
RSC members have made it a priority to introduce productive, conservative alternatives to the Democrats’ reckless agenda.
- Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) plans to introduce a resolution expressing Congress’ concerns about the President’s czars and calling for Congressional oversight hearings.
- Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10) has formally requested that the Committee of Oversight & Government Reform hold a hearing regarding the Obama administration’s unaccountable policy czars.
Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals to advance their big-government, anti-taxpayer agenda.
- Democrats are now targeting the student loan market for a total government takeover. This week, the House will consider H.R. 3221, legislation that would abolish the Federal Family Education Loan program (a public-private partnership) and replace it with a system of government-run lending directly from the U.S. Treasury.
- This week, the House will also likely consider H.R. 3246, a bill that would spend nearly $3 billion on automotive research through the Department of Energy.
House Floor Activity
The following key legislation came through the House of Representatives last week.
- Last week, House Democrats attempted to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 324, a bill that would establish a new National Heritage Area of nearly 3,300 square miles in Arizona. Bills brought up under suspension of the rules are given very limited debate time and cannot be amended. However, they require a 2/3 majority for passage. The RSC led the charge against H.R. 324 due to a number of concerns regarding energy development, drug trafficking, and funding questions. The bill was defeated on suspension by a vote of 249-145.
Budget and Spending
Each week, the RSC Budget and Spending Taskforce compiles a weekly report on the latest budget and spending news. Additionally, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.
House Republican Study Committee
Rep Tom Price, M.D., Chairman
Paul Teller, Executive Director
Brad Watson, Policy Director
Natalie Farr, Professional Staff
Emily Henehan, Professional Staff
Bruce “Fez” Miller, Professional Staff
Jonathan Day, Director of Member Services and Business Outreach
Alex Shively, Director of Conservative Coalitions
Brendan Buck, Communications Director
Brian Straessle, Deputy Communications Director
Curtis Rhyne, Staff Assistant