Congress took off for its spring break at the end of last month after the Senate produced its version of a budget for the first time in four years. Up until now the only thing it’s done is refuse to act on House bills.
This past week, the House of Representatives adopted our fiscally responsible budget for the third time in as many years. At the same time, the Senate adopted its first budget for the first time in four years.
In the 1988 Republican presidential caucuses in Iowa, television preacher Pat Robertson shocked the political world with a second-place finish behind winner Bob Dole.
George H. W. Bush, the eventual nominee and president, finished a poor third. But the talk of the media and the political intelligentsia was Robertson and the power of what began to be called “the religious right.”
This past week, the House of Representatives introduced our budget priorities and we considered two important pieces of legislation to reduce the size and scope of the federal government and get 5th District Virginians and all Americans back to work.
Each year the House of Representatives is responsible for producing a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. This week, House Republicans introduced our budget plan, The Path to Prosperity. The House plan is a responsible step in the right direction and tackles our spending problem head-on.
There was a time when we were certain that asbestos was safe. We knew confidently that it was a great resource for insulation: cheap, easy to use and effective. That was then. Now we know better, because science teaches us truthfully of the dangers that asbestos presents to anyone who inhales the particles. Who of us has not seen the ads for “mesothelioma?”