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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? 

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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."

Thursday
Apr162015

ALG - Senate Republicans fail to pay for $141 billion Medicare doc fix 

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April 15, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting the U.S. Senate for voting not to pay for repealing the Medicare sustainable growth rate:

 

"The Senate Republican majority could not even do a measly $15 billion a year in spending cuts elsewhere in the budget to pay for the $141 billion Medicare so-called doc fix. It was a no brainer.  If you're going to blow a $141 billion hole in the deficit, you pay for it. Previous doc fixes had been paid for. Why not this one?

 

"It is sad to learn that the energetic promises from some Republicans in elections about cutting the size and scope of government are only valid when they are in the minority. It is time that their actions match their campaign rhetoric."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/senate-republicans-fail-to-pay-for-141-billion-medicare-doc-fix/

 

Attachments:

 

Senators who voted against paying for the $141 billion doc fix (Republicans in bold) at http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00139 :

 

Alexander (R-TN)

Baldwin (D-WI)

Bennet (D-CO)

Blumenthal (D-CT)

Booker (D-NJ)

Boxer (D-CA)

Brown (D-OH)

Cantwell (D-WA)

Capito (R-WV)

Cardin (D-MD)

Carper (D-DE)

Casey (D-PA)

Cassidy (R-LA)

Cochran (R-MS)

Collins (R-ME)

Coons (D-DE)

Cornyn (R-TX)

Donnelly (D-IN)

Durbin (D-IL)

Feinstein (D-CA)        
Franken (D-MN)

Gillibrand (D-NY)

Graham (R-SC)

Hatch (R-UT)

Heinrich (D-NM)

Heitkamp (D-ND)

Heller (R-NV)

Hirono (D-HI)

Kaine (D-VA)

King (I-ME)

Klobuchar (D-MN)

Leahy (D-VT)

Manchin (D-WV)

Markey (D-MA)

McCaskill (D-MO)

McConnell (R-KY)

Menendez (D-NJ)

Merkley (D-OR)

Mikulski (D-MD)

Murphy (D-CT)          
Murray (D-WA)

Nelson (D-FL)

Perdue (R-GA)

Peters (D-MI)

Reed (D-RI)

Reid (D-NV)

Sanders (I-VT)

Schatz (D-HI)

Schumer (D-NY)

Shaheen (D-NH)

Stabenow (D-MI)

Tester (D-MT)

Tillis (R-NC)

Udall (D-NM)

Warner (D-VA)

Warren (D-MA)

Whitehouse (D-RI)

Wyden (D-OR)

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Wednesday
Apr152015

ALG - Senate Finance hearing on incomplete fast track trade bill imminent 

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A heretofore secret hearing is being held on a secret bill to enable expedited passage of a secret treaty. Only in D.C.

 

April 14, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to a Politico Pro report that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) would hold an April 16 hearing "regardless" of whether legislation granting trade promotion authority to President Barack Obama to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been introduced:

 

"Senator Orrin Hatch apparently plans to hold a hearing that has not been officially announced on a trade promotion bill nobody has seen yet because it's not finished, on a Pacific trade deal that nobody can read because it's secret.

 

"Doubling down on Nancy Pelosi's you'll have to pass it to read it declaration on Obamacare, Senate Republicans are raising the absurdity that is Washington, D.C. by holding a Senate Finance Committee hearing on providing Obama fast track trade authority without the ability to even examine a bill. Fast track limits the constitutional requirement for treaty ratification to a simple majority rather than a two-thirds Senate vote requirement.

 

"The controversy is over a 99 percent completed trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. A trade deal which is so hush-hush that Obama officials limited briefings on environmental portions of it to staff with secret or above clearance levels. It is shameful that Republicans have not only backed away from requirements to have bills posted in advance of votes so the public has the opportunity to read them, but this new blind committee hearing process rivals the opaqueness of the Pelosi-Reid reign."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/senate-hearing-on-incomplete-fast-track-trade-bill-imminent/

 

Attachments: 

"Hatch hopes for TPA bill tomorrow," Politico Pro, April 14, 2015 at https://www.politicopro.com/go/?wbid=51642

 

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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.

Tuesday
Apr142015

NHDP - Mitch McConnell Should Allow Binding Votes on Bipartisan Middle Class Bills 

RELEASE: Kelly Ayotte Should Tell Mitch McConnell To Allow Binding Votes on Bipartisan Middle Class Bills
 
Bipartisan Majorities in the Senate Voted for Non-Binding Amendments Supporting Key Middle Class Priorities, Now Republican Leadership Needs to Allow Binding Votes
 
Concord, N.H. – Two weeks ago, bipartisan majorities in theSenate voted for non-binding amendments supporting key middle class priorities. Now, it’s time for Kelly Ayotte to tell Mitch McConnell to stop stalling and allow binding votes on these critical priorities.
 
The middle class policies that received bipartisan support include implementing paid sick leave, ending discrimination against pregnant workers, ensuring equal access to benefits for same sex couples, and passing middle class tax cuts.
 
“If Kelly Ayotte actually supports these middle class bills, and isn’t just interested in blatantly political posturing, she will immediately call on Mitch McConnell to allow binding votes on these critical middle class priorities,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. “Implementing paid sick leave, ending discrimination against pregnant workers, ensuring equal access to benefits for same sex couples, and passing middle class tax cuts would have a real impact on New Hampshire’s middle class families, and these policies deserve a binding vote.”
 
BACKGROUND
 
Roll Call: After Budget Votes, Democrats Push Paid Sick Leave, Middle Class Tax Credits, Federal Benefits for Gay Couples
In a letter to the Kentucky Republican, a copy of which was obtained in advance by CQ Roll Call, nine Democratic senators called for votes on issues like paid sick leave and Social Security benefits for same-sex couples… Each of the four items identified by the Democratic signatories received broad support on non-binding amendment votes cast during the budget debate, with three of the four garnering in excess of the 60 votes that would be needed to overcome procedural hurdles and potential filibusters on the Senate floor. [Roll Call, 4/13/15]