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Saturday
Feb282015

NH GOP - FLIP FLOP: SHAHEEN BLOCKS STAND ALONE LEGISLATION TO STOP OBAMA IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ORDERS 

NHGOP Calls On Senate Candidate Hassan To Take Position
 

Concord - Senator Jeanne Shaheen today flip-flopped on her promise to oppose President Obama's unconstitutional executive orders on immigration by voting to block a stand-alone bill to unravel them. During her 2014 campaign, Shaheen said she "would not support" President Obama's executive orders and voted with Ted Cruz to block them.

"Its clear that Senator Shaheen's pledge to oppose President Obama's unconstitutional executive orders on immigration was nothing more than a phony election year promise. Senator Shaheen's dishonest flip-flop on the president's illegal executive orders is shameful and proves that she deliberalty lied to voters about her actual position on this issue," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn.

 

Four Senate Democrats - Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) joined with Republicans in the unsuccessful effort to advance the legislation to block the president's executive orders.

 

The NHGOP also called on unannounced Senate candidate Maggie Hassan - who last weekend called on Congress to pass a homeland security bill (Associated Press, 2/23/15) - to take a position on the bill.

"If likely Senate Candidate Hassan wants to start weighing in on federal legislation, she needs to tell Granite Staters how she would vote on efforts to block the unconstitutional Obama immigration executive orders. Maggie Hassan owes her constituents an answer," said Horn.

BACKGROUND:

During Her 2014 Reelection Campaign, Jeanne Shaheen Voted With Ted Cruz To Block Obama's Immigration Orders (Los Angeles Times, 9/18/2014)  

Thursday
Feb122015

NRSC - [ALERT] Keystone XL Passes House 

BREAKING: KEYSTONE XL PASSES HOUSE!  

 

Friend,

The House of Representatives just voted to pass the final version of the Keystone XL pipeline bill.

After passing the House and Senate, there is only one place left for this bill: President Obama’s desk.

TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SIGN THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE BILL IMMEDIATELY >>>

Once signed by President Obama, the bill authorizing the pipeline’s construction will become law.  Unfortunately, President Obama has already promised his liberal allies that he will veto Keystone XL.

Building the Keystone XL pipeline will create thousands of new economic opportunities for Americans across the country. By passing the Keystone XL pipeline, we can reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, advance our nation’s energy security, and revitalize our economy.

It all comes down to one last signature.

Tell President Obama to stop his veto threats and AUTHORIZE the Keystone XL pipeline.

 

Sincerely,

Senate Republicans

Thursday
Feb122015

Citizens For A Strong NH - House sends Keystone approval to Obama 

 

US House Sends the Keystone Pipeline to President Obama's Desk

Rep. Guinta joins with the majority to help pass the bill, while Rep. Kuster continues to side with her most liberal colleagues by voting against it.
 

 

(February 11, 2015) - The House of Representatives voted to send the Keystone Pipeline to President Obama's desk today with a bipartisan vote of 270-152. A total of 29 Democrats joined with a majority of Republicans to help pass it.

Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) voted with the majority in support of the bill, while Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted against it.

The US Senate had passed their approval of the Keystone Pipeline with a vote of 62-36 a couple of weeks ago. Senator Kelly Ayotte supported it and Senator Jeanne Shaheen voted in opposition. 

The Keystone Pipeline, which would transport crude oil from Canada to refineries in the south, would improve the nation's energy infrastructure, and create thousands of jobs.

According to a Pew Research Center poll conducted last November, by nearly two-to-one, the public favors building the pipeline (59% to 31%).
Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:

 

"After years of debate, we finally have a Congress that can work together and send a bipartisan approval of the Keystone Pipeline to President Obama's desk. Here in New Hampshire, Granite Staters recognize how beneficial the project will be and we are appreciative of Rep. Guinta's vote today. We commend him and Senator Ayotte for their continued support of commonsense legislation such as the Keystone Pipeline, which will create jobs and improve our energy infrastructure. 

"Conversely, Rep. Kuster's and Senator Shaheen's blind allegiance to liberal billionaires in California and partisan politicians in Washington is incredibly disappointing. Even though 9 Democrats in the Senate and 29 in the House supported the Keystone Pipeline, neither Shaheen nor Kuster were among them. It is now up to President Obama as to whether he will stand by his politically motivated veto threat or finally listen to the vast majority of Americans who want the Keystone Pipeline constructed immediately. We implore him to do the latter."

 

Wednesday
Feb112015

ALG - Tell Congress no 'fast track' trade authority for Obama! 

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Feb. 10, 2015

Dear Liberty Activist,

Click here to urge Congress to oppose fast track trade authority for Obama!

Congress is considering giving President Barack Obama fast track trade authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Fast track means that Congress would cede its right to amend the trade deal. Instead, it would be granted an up or down vote — even if it needed to be fixed — and that is the primary reason why Congress must say no.

At a time when the President has for all intents and purposes declared war on the constitutional separation of powers, it makes zero sense for Congress to voluntarily weaken its treaty ratification prerogatives. Why not make Obama go through the process under regular order, with amendments allowed?

Obama should have to explain and where necessary defend every word in any treaty he agrees to, with it being held to the highest level of scrutiny.  That is Congress' job.  It is also their job to amend or defeat any treaty that falls short of being in America's interests.

If Obama produces a good trade deal for America, whether or not there is fast track authority granted him, it can be ratified intact.  But it would be foolhardy for Congress to not reserve the right to amend the Trans-Pacific Partnership given the experience of the past six years.

You know what to do! Let's get on Rally Congress and urge both House and Senate members to oppose fast track trade authority for Obama!

Not giving the President trade promotion authority is not anti- trade.  In fact, the United States already exports $861 billion to the trans-Pacific trade partners, accounting for almost 40 percent of the $2.2 trillion of U.S. exports worldwide in 2012.

That includes $48 billion of goods and services to Australia, $559 million to Brunei Darussalam, $354 billion to Canada, $22 billion to Chile, $116 billion to Japan, $15 billion to Malaysia, $243 billion to Mexico, $5.2 billion to New Zealand, $9.4 billion to Peru, $43 billion to Singapore, and $5 billion to Vietnam.

As a result of this continued trade, our economic bonds with these nations are tight. 

However, opposition to fast track is a recognition of the need for Congress to exert its constitutional prerogatives so they can play their proper role in the treaty ratification process. Now it is time for Congress to step up and fight for the constitutional separation of powers — not give more executive powers to Obama to negotiate a bad deal for the U.S. economy.

Let's keep fighting!

For Liberty,


Robert Romano
Senior Editor
Americans for Limited Government

Thursday
Feb052015

AFP - The groundhog budget 

Haven't we seen this before? President Obama's "new" budget proposal looks an awful lot like the same big-spending policies we've struggled under for the past six years.

Like a bad version of Groundhog Day, if the President wants to propose serious solutions to our economic slump, he needs to do more than offer the same failed ideas time and again.


Tell President Obama: "No more failed policies!"

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The Obama economy has been defined by massive debt, stagnant wages, the largest wealth-gap in history, and the slowest recovery since the Great Depression. Since 2007, the median household income has dropped 8%, the labor participation rate is the lowest in a generation, and only a quarter of Americans say they are "better off" financially. The truth is, Obama's budget would only make things worse.

Over the next ten years, the Obama budget would increase spending by 65 percent ($2.4 trillion), hike taxes by $2.1 trillion, and grow the debt to  $26.3 trillion. The American people roundly rejected big-government policies last November. We can't afford to be stuck in his Groundhog Day of bad budgeting any longer.

 


Tell President Obama: We Can't Afford Wasteful Government Spending!

Thank you!

Brent Gardner
Vice President of Government Affairs
Americans for Prosperity