An interesting request by Republican Leader John Boehner (OH) to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA): the final health care votes be recorded by “call of the roll” so that every lawmaker is required to publicly announce their vote on the House floor. “This weekend’s votes will be among the most consequential votes we will ever cast […]
Guest Post by Michael McPadden I think that it was in the fifth grade when I first learned that in order for a bill pass Congress, it had to be voted on by both houses before it was presented to the president to be signed into law. This seems like a pretty straightforward and simple […]
With the clock ticking on health care and Nancy Pelosi determined hell or high water to pass health care, even if means giving up the House and Senate in November, the few remaining undecideds are receiving the focus. Glenn Nye is one of those undecideds. He voted ‘no’ in November, what will it take for […]
Republican Whip Eric Cantor summarily dismisses any claims that Democrats have the “momentum” going into Sunday’s health care vote in his memo today: It has been widely reported that the White House and congressional Democrats are gaining momentum towards passing their government take-over of health care. Democrat Leadership may be selling that story to recalcitrant […]
From Republican Party of Virginia Spokesman Garren Shipley: Our team has made amazing progress overnight, pressing on to page 2,148 as of 8 a.m. As of now, we’re on track to wrap up at about 1 p.m. The plan at the moment is to have our Chairman Pat Mullins, who kicked us off on Wednesday, […]
Should health care pass in Congress this weekend, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli indicated moments ago on Fox News with Greta Van Susteren that the Commonwealth is in good position to sue the Federal government over this statute using the justification of Del. Bob Marshall’s HB10 and the unconstitutionality of “Deem and Pass”. Also during the […]
OK…Rep. Tom Perriello meant to impugn the entire congress when he said, “If you don’t tie our hands, we’ll keep stealing,” but more truer words were never spoken by the freshman legislator. Whether it’s cap-and-trade, stimulus bills, or healthcare, the Congress has had their hands in the cookie jar since Jan. 2009, and now one […]
From Republican Whip Eric Cantor’s office: Moments ago, Republican Whip Eric Cantor offered a privileged resolution on the floor of the House denouncing the Democrat Leadership’s deceptive use of the “Slaughter Solution.” Leader Hoyer moved to table the resolution. Final Vote on Tabling the Resolution: 232-181 R: 0 – 171 D: 232 – 10 In […]
Back in February former NoVA Representative Tom Davis (R-11) told Politico that congressional candidate Pat Herrity (R-11) was “running neck-and-neck” with current Representative Gerry Connolly (D-11). He did not elaborate further and speculation has persisted since.
It seems that Davis has apparently been spouting off those poll results to political insiders in attempts to gain support for Herrity.