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Thursday, January 03, 2013

113th Session of Congress

Today in Washington, D.C. - Jan 3, 2013
Some may of noticed that we did not report on any of the bills passed in the final two days of Congress which were not going to be passed by the houses of Congress and presented to the President. Reason: these bills are dead with the ending of the 112th Session of Congress. All former unsigned bills, if considered worthy, will have to be reintroduced, debated, and voted on in the new 113th Session of Congress which begins today.

Speaker John Boehner
The House just completed their voting on the Speaker position. With only one round of voting, Speaker John Boehner was re-elected with 220 votes as speaker of the U.S. house easily defeating the the democrat nominee Nancy Pelosi.Pelosi will have to again pass the gavel to Speaker Boehner.

Today, U.S. Senate Republicans announced committee assignments for the 113th Congress were made. These assignments are pending ratification by the Conference and the Senate. Members of each committee will meet to elect their Ranking Members.

Appropriations
Thad Cochran, Miss.
Mitch McConnell, Ky.
Richard Shelby, Ala.
Lamar Alexander, Tenn.
Susan Collins, Maine
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Lindsey Graham, S.C.
Mark Kirk, Ill.
Dan Coats, Ind.
Roy Blunt, Mo.
Jerry Moran, Kan.
John Hoeven, N.D.
Mike Johanns, Neb.
John Boozman, Ark.

Armed Services
John McCain, Ariz.
Jim Inhofe, Okla.
Jeff Sessions, Ala.
Saxby Chambliss, Ga.
Roger Wicker, Miss.
Kelly Ayotte, N.H.
Deb Fischer, Neb.
Lindsey Graham, S.C.
David Vitter, La.
Roy Blunt, Mo.
Mike Lee, Utah
Ted Cruz, Texas

Finance
Orrin Hatch, Utah
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Mike Crapo, Idaho
Pat Roberts, Kan.
Mike Enzi, Wyo.
John Cornyn, Texas
John Thune, S.D.
Richard Burr, N.C.
Johnny Isakson, Ga.
Rob Portman, Ohio
Pat Toomey, Penn.

Foreign Relations
Bob Corker, Tenn.
Jim Risch, Idaho
Marco Rubio, Fla.
Ron Johnson, Wis.
Jeff Flake, Ariz.
John McCain, Ariz.
John Barrasso, Wyo.
Rand Paul, Ky.

Agriculture, Nutrition,
and Forestry

Pat Roberts, Kan.
Thad Cochran, Miss.
Mitch McConnell, Ky.
Saxby Chambliss, Ga.
John Boozman, Ark.
John Hoeven, N.D.
Mike Johanns, Neb.
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
John Thune, S.D.

Banking, Housing,
and Urban Affairs

Richard Shelby, Ala.
Mike Crapo, Idaho
Bob Corker, Tenn.
David Vitter, La.
Mike Johanns, Neb.
Pat Toomey, Penn.
Mark Kirk, Ill.
Jerry Moran, Kan.
Tom Coburn, Okla.
Dean Heller, Nev.

Commerce, Science,
and Transportation

John Thune, S.D.
Roger Wicker, Miss.
Roy Blunt, Mo.
Marco Rubio, Fla.
Kelly Ayotte, N.H.
Dean Heller, Nev.
Dan Coats, Ind.
Tim Scott, S.C.
Ted Cruz, Texas
Deb Fischer, Neb.
Ron Johnson, Wis.

Energy and Natural Resources
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
John Barrasso, Wyo.
Jim Risch, Idaho
Mike Lee, Utah
Dean Heller, Nev.
Jeff Flake, Ariz.
Tim Scott, S.C.
Lamar Alexander, Tenn.
Rob Portman, Ohio
John Hoeven, N.D.

Environment
and Public Works

Jim Inhofe, Okla.
David Vitter, La.
John Barrasso, Wyo.
Jeff Sessions, Ala.
Mike Crapo, Idaho
Roger Wicker, Miss.
John Boozman, Ark.
Deb Fischer, Neb.

Homeland Security
and Governmental Affairs

Tom Coburn, Okla.
John McCain, Ariz.
Ron Johnson, Wis.
Rob Portman, Ohio
Rand Paul, Ky.
Mike Enzi, Wyo.
Kelly Ayotte, N.H.

Judiciary
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Orrin Hatch, Utah
Jeff Sessions, Ala.
Lindsey Graham, S.C.
John Cornyn, Texas
Mike Lee, Utah
Ted Cruz, Texas
Jeff Flake, Ariz.

Health, Education,
Labor and Pension
s
Mike Enzi, Wyo.
Lamar Alexander, Tenn.
Richard Burr, N.C.
Johnny Isakson, Ga.
Rand Paul, Ky.
Orrin Hatch, Utah
Pat Roberts, Kan.
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Mark Kirk, Ill.
Tim Scott, S.C.

Aging
Bob Corker, Tenn.
Susan Collins, Maine
Orrin Hatch, Utah
Mark Kirk, Ill.
Dean Heller, Nev.
Jeff Flake, Ariz.
Kelly Ayotte, N.H.
Tim Scott, S.C.
Ted Cruz, Texas

Budget
Jeff Sessions, Ala.
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Mike Enzi, Wyo.
Mike Crapo, Idaho
Lindsey Graham, S.C.
Rob Portman, Ohio
Pat Toomey, Penn.
Ron Johnson, Wis.
Kelly Ayotte, N.H.
Roger Wicker, Miss.

Ethics
Johnny Isakson, Ga.
Pat Roberts, Kan.
Jim Risch, Idaho
Indian Affairs
John Barrasso, Wyo.
John McCain, Ariz.
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
John Hoeven, N.D.
Mike Crapo, Idaho
Deb Fischer, Neb

Intelligence
Saxby Chambliss, Ga.
Richard Burr, N.C.
Jim Risch, Idaho
Dan Coats, Ind.
Marco Rubio, Fla.
Susan Collins, Maine
Tom Coburn, Okla.

Joint Economic Committee
Dan Coats, Ind.
Mike Lee, Utah
Roger Wicker, Miss.
Pat Toomey, Penn.

Rules and Administration
Lamar Alexander, Tenn.
Mitch McConnell, Ky.
Thad Cochran, Miss.
Saxby Chambliss, Ga.
Pat Roberts, Kan.
Richard Shelby, Ala.
Roy Blunt, Mo.
Ted Cruz, Texas

Small Business
David Vitter, La.
Jim Risch, Idaho
Marco Rubio, Fla.
Rand Paul, Ky.
Tim Scott, S.C.
Deb Fischer, Neb.
Mike Enzi, Wyo.
Ron Johnson, Wis.

Veterans Affairs
Richard Burr, N.C.
Johnny Isakson, Ga.
Mike Johanns, Neb.
Jerry Moran, Kan.
John Boozman, Ark.
Speaking on the Senate floor today, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said, Four straight years of trillion-dollar deficits and projected spending that no realistic amount of tax revenue could cover have put us at a crossroads: either we tackle our nation’s spending problem, or it tackles us. It’s that simple. And there is no better time to do the work we need to do than now. The bipartisan agreement we reached earlier this week was imperfect. I’m the first to admit it, especially the process. But aside from shielding 99 percent of my constituents and many of yours from the painful effects of a middle-class tax hike the President seemed all too willing to impose, it gave us something else: it settled the revenue debate for good.”

He continued, “So it’s time to move on. The President got his revenue, now it’s time to turn squarely to the real problem, which is spending. We all knew that the tax hikes the President campaigned on were never going to solve the problem. . . . The President knows as well as I do what needs to be done. He can either engage now to significantly cut government spending or force a crisis later. It’s his call. But for the sake of the country, we must have this debate, now.”

Politico
writes today, “The staggering national debt — up about 60 percent from the $10 trillion Obama inherited when he took office in January 2009 — is the single biggest blemish on Obama’s record, even if the rapid descent into red began under President George W. Bush. Obama has long emphasized Bush’s role in digging the immense hole. But he owns it now, and it’s a significant political liability as he girds for a fast-approaching brawl with the GOP over how to deal with converging deadlines of a new debt ceiling fight and the need to come up with $1 trillion in deficit reduction mandated by the so-called ‘sequester.’ . . . Obama and his team has said they won’t negotiate over the debt ceiling again after last year’s fiasco, which led to a national credit downgrade. But by extending the sequester for a scant two months, they have guaranteed that fight will happen, several White House allies said. ‘I think that a lot of his leverage is gone,’ said a top aide to a senior Hill Democrat involved in the negotiations over the fiscal cliff. ‘By agreeing to a short-term deal, he’s set up a flashpoint with Democrats.’”

In an op-ed for Yahoo News today, Leader McConnell writes, "Predictably, the President is already claiming that his tax hike on the ‘rich’ isn’t enough. I have news for him: the moment that he and virtually every elected Democrat in Washington signed off on the terms of the current arrangement, it was the last word on taxes. That debate is over. Now the conversation turns to cutting spending on the government programs that are the real source of the nation’s fiscal imbalance. And the upcoming debate on the debt limit is the perfect time to have that discussion. We simply cannot increase the nation’s borrowing limit without committing to long overdue reforms to spending programs that are the very cause of our debt. The only way to achieve the balance the President claims to want is by cutting spending.”

As he concluded, “The President claims to want a balanced approach. Now that he has the tax rates he wants, his calls for ‘balance’ mean he needs to join us in the effort to achieve meaningful spending reform. The President may not want to have this debate, but it’s the one he’s going to have, because the country needs it. Republicans are ready to tackle the spending problem, and we start today.”

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