Yesterday the House and Senate passed the second largest spending bill in US history and today President Trump signed it, after indicating he may veto it. He said he was forced to sign it in order to rebuild the military, but warned Congress that he would never sign such a bill again. Only five US House members from PA voted against it and Senator Casey voted ‘yea,’ while Senator Toomey did not vote.
The US House has passed HR 7, which makes the Hyde Amendment permanent, it now goes to the Senate for a final vote. All but three Democrats voted to continue killing babies using taxpayer dollars.
Behind closed doors the US House will seek to lift the ban on earmarks. An amendment will be offered by three GOP members of the House to lift the 2010 ban on earmarks. Will we see more “Bridges to Nowhere” like in Alaska?
AFA of PA encourages Christians, through education, to become involved in pro-family issues in their community, state and the nation. This is some of what has been going on in the Commonwealth and the nation.
Don’t let today go by without exercising your right to vote? Less than 3 hours to go!
The US House will be voting on a Senate-passed bill that will repeal major portions of Obamacare as well as defund Planned Parenthood. This bill is stronger than the bill the House passed in the fall.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) hailed the vote as a major accomplishment fulfilling his 2014 campaign pledge to get the Senate back on track if voters gave Republicans control. I’m not sure what bill he read!!
Democrats in the US Senate continue filibustering the House-passed bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), but not fund President Obama’s executive amnesty. Funding for DHS runs out next Friday, February 27th. On Monday a federal judge in Texas, Andrew Hanen, issued a 123-page ruling that stopped Obama’s executive amnesty.
On November 4th voters gave Republicans a 54-46 majority in the Senate and a larger majority in the House. What will they do with those wins? Tomorrow, when the vote takes place for the new Speaker of the House, may tell us a lot about the new majority in the US House.
Due to redistricting, your district — both federal and state — may have changed. Click here and key in your zip code in the right hand “Enter Your Zip Code” box beside the US map to see who your Congressman is. To find your State Representative and State Senator,, go here and key in your address or county. On Tuesday May 20th races will include all State Representatives and the State Senators in the even numbered districts.