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Thursday
Feb262015

ALG - FCC skips Congress, approves Net regs 

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Feb. 26, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 3-2 vote in favor of new so-called "net neutrality" regulations (partial transcript of meeting enclosed):

 

"The FCC has voted to do that which Congress has denied — and that's essentially to rewrite the 1934 Communications Act to treat broadband Internet as a utility under Title II. Whatever the merits of 'net neutrality,' the fact is that this entire process has been designed to avert the traditional, constitutional lawmaking process. It also creates much regulatory uncertainty, since broadband was previously treated as exempt 'information services' providers by the FCC in 2002. This is a dysfunctional regulatory precedent where an agency can simply change its interpretation of law depending on the partisan composition of the board. That is not the rule of law, it is rule by executive decree. Why even have a Congress? 

"This new rule, when it is finally published, as anyone familiar with public utilities knows, will guarantee higher rates, less competition, and a regulatory burden that stifles innovation. It is nothing more than authoritarian overreach, an extra-legal assault on our system of government.  The Obama regime continues its track record of disregard and disdain for precedent, the Constitution and simple fairness."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/fcc-skips-congress-approves-net-regs/

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Thursday
Jan152015

US Rep Frank Guinta (CD-1) - STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF DHS APPROPIATIONS BILL 

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WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement after passage of H.R. 240 which reverses the President’s unilateral, executive orders on amnesty, enhances border security, provides for stringent oversight, increases transparency within the Department of Homeland Security and bolsters immigration customs enforcement:

 

“In the Granite State, we believe deeply in the rule of law and the system of checks and balances.  Unfortunately, the President’s unlawful executive orders run counter to this.  I made a promise to Granite Staters to uphold our Constitution and work diligently to strengthen and reform our broken immigration system.  The passage of H.R. 240 is a common-sense first step in modernizing our system to reward those who enter our borders the lawfully while holding those whom break our laws accountable.”

 

Today, Congressman Guinta delivered a floor speech on the issue of illegal immigration.  Click here to view his remarks.

Saturday
Nov152014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama: A nation of laws no more 

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Nov. 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Obama: A nation of laws no more
Obama on executive amnesty in 2013: "If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress then I would do so. But we're also a nation of laws." What a difference a year can make.  

Congress considers Keystone XL as Louisiana hangs in balance
While most political pundits are predicting Landrieu's political demise, Senate Democrats are desperate to retain the seat.  They are so desperate that they plan to bring up a vote on the Senate floor on legislation directing that the Keystone XL pipeline be completed.

Crabtree: Conservatives push short-term spending bill as way to defund 'amnesty'
"Do I want Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell sitting down with Harry Reid to hash out a deal or standing toe-to-toe with Obama next year? I prefer the latter." 

  

Nov. 14, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Obama: A nation of laws no more
Obama on executive amnesty in 2013: "If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress then I would do so. But we're also a nation of laws." What a difference a year can make.

Congress considers Keystone XL as Louisiana hangs in balance
While most political pundits are predicting Landrieu's political demise, Senate Democrats are desperate to retain the seat.  They are so desperate that they plan to bring up a vote on the Senate floor on legislation directing that the Keystone XL pipeline be completed.

Crabtree: Conservatives push short-term spending bill as way to defund 'amnesty'
"Do I want Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell sitting down with Harry Reid to hash out a deal or standing toe-to-toe with Obama next year? I prefer the latter."

 

Friday
Nov142014

ALG - Obama planned executive amnesty sets up constitutional crisis 

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Nov. 13, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement reacting to a leaked 10-part plan to grant amnesty to 4.5 million illegal immigrant adults with U.S.-born children

"President Obama's leaked plan to usurp congressional authority over immigration should put to an end all talk about a long term omnibus funding bill.  Obama's intent to wave a wand and create amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in the wake of the November repudiation of this policy is an affront to the consent of the governed. Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell must swiftly and forcefully tie the President's hands using the power of the purse in the December continuing resolution. If the President chooses to shut down the government in order to benefit illegal aliens then so be it. 

"Even though there are those in Congress who might agree with the concept of providing legalization alternatives for those who have jumped the line, it is simply unacceptable to allow this President to dismantle the constitutional separation of powers in an effort to transform America. Obama is setting up a constitutional crisis." 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/obama-planned-executive-amnesty-sets-up-constitutional-crisis/

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Monday
Sep152014

ALG's Daily Grind - House Republicans push to make subprime, higher risk lending easier? 

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Sept. 15, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

House Republicans push to make subprime, higher risk lending easier?
Legislation eliminates independent appraisals for higher risk mortgages. But aren't those the ones where an honest valuation is the most important?

Is Congress going to mess up TV?
It is not all that surprising that a retiring Senate Committee chairman would be grasping in the last days in power for one last legacy achievement, but it is shocking when the ranking member seems intent on helping him achieve it.

Don't give up America's economic and competitive advantage
Clinton on climate change: "This is the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face as a nation and a world."

Ackerman: Obama's betrayal of the Constitution
"It's preposterous to suggest that a congressional vote 13 years ago can be used to legalize new bombings in Syria and additional (noncombat) forces in Iraq."