Press Releases

 

Entries in US Senate (995)

Wednesday
May132015

ALG - Senate blocks fast track trade authority for Pacific trade deal

6

May 12, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement responding to the Senate blocking trade authority to President Barack Obama to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership:

 

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should permanently shelve attempts to grant trade authority to President Obama. With five Republican presidential aspirants all opposed including Rand Paul, there is no reason for McConnell to waste any more of the Senate's time on this issue. This is particularly true given the almost impossible odds fast track now faces in the House of Representatives. It's time to say buh-bye to fast track."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/senate-blocks-fast-track-trade-authority-for-pacific-trade-deal/

###

 

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.

Tuesday
May052015

NRSC - Gov Hassan Skipped Work For Out Of State Fundraisers 

NRSC

 

WASHINGTON – After skipping work last week for fundraisers in Kentucky and Texas, Democrat Maggie Hassan is back in the Granite State. According to reports Hassan was spotted in Kentucky and Texas over the past few days.  

As the Associated Press reports:

“Hassan Spent Part Of Thursday And Friday In Louisville, Kentucky, And Will Attend Another Event In Dallas On Saturday.” (Hassan Travels For Democratic Governors Association Events, The Associated Press, 05/02/15)

Notably, Hassan’s budget called for a taxpayer funded chief operating officer (COO), which would ensure that someone is running New Hampshire while she hangs out with liberal donors.

“It’s not even campaign season and Maggie Hassan is already skipping work to attend out of state fundraisers,” said NRSC spokesman Jahan Wilcox.  “With Hassan plotting her pathway out of New Hampshire, it’s no wonder she requested a taxpayer funded COO to run the state.”

BACKGROUND …    

Governor Hassan’s Budget Proposes Spending $1.4 Million To Establish An Office For A New Chief Operating Officer. “Hassan’s budget also includes nearly $1.4 million over two years to pay for a chief operating officer and two staff members, and to establish an ‘innovation fund’ intended to make government more efficient.” (Kathleen Ronayne, “N.H. Still Weighing Support For Casino,” The Associated Press, 2/18/15) 

The Union Leader Called Hassan’s Proposal “Absurd” And “Ridiculous.” “This even beats her political pandering of including in the same budget $4 million that the state does not have to study a pie-in-the-sky railroad line that is also going nowhere fast. In fact, people who sincerely believe in the train idea should be furious with Hassan for lumping their train in with the absurd COO position… And now Gov. Hassan wants to create an unelected chief operating officer to operate the state while she does what, exactly? The idea is ridiculous.” (Editorial, “Maggie’s Folly: A COO For NH? Not A Good Notion,” Union Leader, 2/21/15) 

Monday
May042015

NRSC - Maggie Hassan gets a BIG endorsement from … Nancy Pelosi? 

NRSC

 

 

 

Good Morning,

Tonight, Maggie Hassan will celebrate her 2014 election with one of the most unpopular politicians in the country - Nancy Pelosi. Not exactly the type of endorsement most politicians would want to promote. 

It’s clear that Hassan is more interested in hobnobbing with Washington liberals than being an effective governor. After all, she already proposed hiring an unelected bureaucrat to run New Hampshire so she can spend more time with Nancy Pelosi. 

Since Hassan has Nancy Pelosi’s stamp of approval it is worth asking her if she agrees with Nancy Pelosi that… 

We Have To Pass ObamaCare To Find Out What’s In It

It’s Almost A False Argument To Say We Have A Spending Problem

Obama Has Never Done Anything For Political Reasons"

ObamaCare Is Lowering Costs And The Deficit"

"ObamaCare Will Lower Everyone’s Rates

"ObamaCare’s Implementation Is “Fabulous

Friday
Apr242015

NH GOP - Maggie's Hollywood Money!

Friend,

 

It's no secret Maggie Hassan has her eyes on Washington. And she knows if she's going to get there, she'll need all the campaign cash she can get her hands on.

 

Hacked emails between Sony executives and Maggie Hassan posted on Wikileaks provide an unprecedented look at Hassan's cozy relationship with powerful Hollywood elites. In these emails, Hassan lavishes praise on her Tinseltown donors, expressing her gratitude for "the help you provided me in getting me," into the corner office.

 

New Hampshire needs elected officials who will represent working families, not Hollywood. We need leaders who will focus on moving the Granite State forward instead of hobnobbing with left coast liberals.

 

We need your help if we're going to stand a chance against the millions pouring into Hassan's campaign coffers. 

  

Click here to support our efforts to expose the truth behind Hassan's failed record.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Horn

Thursday
Apr232015

ALG's Daily Grind - Why are Senate Republicans yielding treaty power to Obama? 

6

April 22, 2015

Permission to republish original op-eds and cartoons granted.

Why are Senate Republicans yielding treaty power to Obama?
What do a climate deal with China, a trade deal with 11 countries in the Pacific, and a nuclear deal with Iran all have in common? They will not be ratified by two-thirds Senate majorities.

Solar tax credits are not 'conservative' or 'free market'
Nationwide, the growth of the renewable power industry is dependent on a combination of big government mandates, tax credits, and subsidies — making it the perfect target of wrath from limited-government, free-market, and/or fiscally-conservative individuals and policymakers.

Morici: Don't give Obama fast track authority for Pacific trade pact
"[T]he bill recently hammered out between Republicans led by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch and some Democrats does not establish disciplines on currency manipulation or strengthen U.S. trade enforcement laws."