Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Mike ConawayHouse Republican Average72% told reporters Monday, “There’s no reason not to get [a farm bill]. Every day we don’t get something done makes it more and more difficult.” Rep. Conaway would like to see a farm bill passed before the end of the year.
Young Americans under the age of 30 remain the least familiar age group when asked about the Affordable Care Act, according to a new poll released Monday.
The Gallup poll shows that 37 percent of Americans under 30 say they are unfamiliar with the law, more than two months after the insurance exchanges created by the law went live. For comparison, only 26 percent of Americans ages 30 to 49 and 22 percent of those between ages 50 and 64 say they are not familiar with the law.
Radio show hosts Leslie Marshall and Michael Graham debated the topic Monday morning on Fox News, specifically in reference to how Obamacare’s mandate harms the religious freedom of Catholic Christians in America.
Currently, American motorists and truckers pay a federal gas tax of 18.4 cents per gallon at the pump; the money is funneled into the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and funneled back to the states via complex congressional formulas, and billions are diverted each year to programs that do not improve congestion or increase mobility.
The Transportation Empowerment Act would empower states by allowing them to keep and control their gasoline tax revenues, set their infrastructure priorities, control their transportation decisions, and partner with the private sector to meet local needs.
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