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 Senate has advanced the tax relief bill — HR 1 — to the floor for debate and the vote is expected soon — possibly today. This bill would bring much needed tax reform to both individual and corporate taxes and would repeal the Obamacare individual mandate. Ask Senators Casey and Toomey to support this bill.
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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.
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If you know of anyone who has just turned 18 or has not registered to vote for one reason or another, the deadline for them to register to be able to vote in this all-important Primary Election is March 26th! Also, if you know of someone who would like to change parties, they have the same March 26th deadline.
On Thursday the US Senate Judiciary Committee will be voting on Senator Dianne Feinstein’s S598 – Respect for Marriage Act. This bill sounds like a good idea — maybe even promoting the idea of strengthening marriages. But that’s NOT its intention. Here’s its purpose: “To repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for State regulation of marriage.”