•   
  •   
  •   

Offbeat GOP senators introduce Trump's plan to claw back $15 billion in spending

02:08  26 may  2018
02:08  26 may  2018 Source:   thehill.com

California high schoolers write gun control legislation, will introduce it to local government

  California high schoolers write gun control legislation, will introduce it to local government A group of California high schoolers has written their own gun control legislation and plan to introduce it to their local government, the Pasadena Star-News reported. Students in a government class at Alhambra High School, located outside of Los Angeles, wrote up the resolution in the wake of the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school earlier this year.The resolution raises the minimum age to purchase a gun from 18 to 25, requires shooting and safety training for gun owners, stops online sales of firearms and closes the gun show loophole for gun purchases.

A group of Senate conservatives is pushing forward with Trump ' s plan despite concerns from several of their Republican colleagues. The Trump administration submitted a request to Congress on May 8 to claw back $ 15 .4 billion in spending from previously approved funds.

House GOP prepares to consider Trump ' s $ 15 billion clawback . House Republicans are preparing to take action on a $ 15 billion rescissions package in coming weeks amid a conservative push for Congress to claw back spending as lawmakers return from recess. The White House is considering

a man wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill

A group of Senate conservatives are pushing forward with President Trump's plan to claw back more than $15 billion in spending despite concerns from several of their Republican colleagues.

Ten GOP senators announced Friday that they had introduced the rescissions package, saying they were rolling out the legislation to help ensure it reaches the Senate floor within the 45-day window to avoid a Democratic filibuster.

GOP Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), David Perdue (Ga.), John Kennedy (La.), Rand Paul (Ky.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Ben Sasse (Neb.) all introduced the legislation.

House votes to expand veterans' access to private care

  House votes to expand veterans' access to private care House lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation expanding veterans' access to private care at taxpayer expense, a campaign promise of President Donald Trump, and adding more money to the "Choice program" weeks before VA officials said it could run out of money. The $51 billion plan that passed 347-70 Wednesday includes $5.2 billion for the VA Choice program that funds private care. VA officials have warned that the program could run out of money as early as the end of the month, disrupting care for patients. Hours before the House vote, Trump weighed in, urging lawmakers to back the bill.

spending #in #peril President Trump ' s plan to claw back billions of dollars in previously approved government spending is facing a likely death in the Senate as N.Y., Mass. to sue over Trump health plans skirting ObamaCare requirements - Продолжительность: 5:34 RubyHouse Нет просмотров.

Trump determined to impose tariffs on China if no trade deal reached - Продолжительность: 2:19 CGTN America 264 просмотра. Mayor of Hawaii' s Big Island says lava has destroyed 600 homes - Продолжительность: 4:27 RubyHouse 15 просмотров.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is also supporting the bill, according to his office.

"Yes, a $15 billion spending reduction is a drop in the bucket compared to a $15 trillion debt," Lee said in a statement. "But we have to start cutting spending somewhere.

Kennedy added that "Washington has long been spending tax dollars like a bunch of drunken sailors."

Notably absent from the bill's list of cosponsors are members of Senate leadership or Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Conservatives seized on the dynamic Friday afternoon, with FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon saying the absence of GOP leaders "speaks volumes."

"Clearly, Senate rank and file are the ones concerned with reckless spending. If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not going to take up the White House's proposal to impound unobligated funds, it is good to that know we have Sens. Lee, Paul, and others to stick up for American taxpayers," he added in a statement.

Who's afraid of cutting a mere $15 billion from the federal budget? Republicans, apparently

  Who's afraid of cutting a mere $15 billion from the federal budget? Republicans, apparently Are Republicans so inept that they can’t devise a strategy to overcome the left’s predictable tactics and put them on the defensive for their failed, expensive and unnecessary programs?When President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” he could not have foreseen today’s Republican Party.

President Trump ' s plan to claw back billions of dollars in previously approved government Senators have until Friday if they want to pass the package to claw back roughly $ 15 billion in Lee and a group of conservative GOP senators are holding a press conference on Tuesday to try to

The Senate on Wednesday rejected billions in spending cuts proposed by the Trump administration as two Republicans joined all Democrats in voting no. The 48-50 vote rebuffed a White House plan to claw back some $ 15 billion in spending previously approved by Congress

The Trump administration submitted a request to Congress on May 8 to claw back $15.4 billion in spending from previously approved funds. Lawmakers have 45 days to approve the measure if they want to avoid the 60-vote Senate filibuster.

Senate GOP leadership has kept the door open to considering the legislation if it can pass the House.

"My understanding of the rescission package is that it does not breach the bipartisan agreement we reached in the caps deal. If the House is able to pass the rescissions package, we'll take a look at it," Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters recently.

But Republicans could struggle to get 50 votes for the legislation without help from Democrats, who have balked because the package targets funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as well as funds designated for the 2015 Ebola outbreak.

Several GOP senators, including Shelby, Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), have voiced concerns about parts of the bill.

Shelby suggested earlier this month that the package "could take funds away from a lot of us in the South, on transportation. And that's not going to be a very popular thing."

Murkowski said late last week that she had talked with White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney. Trump's budget director was open to making changes to address some of her concerns, she said.

"[But] a lot of it has to do just with the fact that we have directed that spending and rescissions effectively take that away from us as the Congress," Murkowski had said.

Study finds skimping can't save seniors from rising drug costs .
Rising manufacturer prices are squeezing seniors and taxpayers alike. Load Error

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!