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57 Republicans Embrace Corporate Welfare

This week lawmakers introduced H.R. 597 to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The Export-Import bank aims to facilitate trade between the U.S. and other nations. In actuality it uses tax payer dollars to provide loans for big business like Solyndra and Boeing.

The Export-Import bank adds fuel to the fire of the crony capitalist nature of Washington DC and must be reformed.

Heres the conservative reponse;

“Americans didn’t give Republicans a historic majority to hand out favors to K Street lobbyists and well-connected special interests.  If they want to honor their mandate, they’ll allow Ex-Im to expire and advance policies that creates opportunity for everyone.”

Read the full bill online.

These 58 lawmakers added their names as co-sponsor to the legislation:

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Robert Aderholt56%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard56%
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Duncan Hunter67%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard67%
Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Steve Stivers51%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard51%
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Chris Collins44%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard44%
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Rodney Davis42%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard42%
Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Tom Cole45%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard45%
Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Randy Hultgren71%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard71%
Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Frank Lucas49%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard49%
Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Joe Pitts67%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard67%
Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Tom Reed41%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard41%
Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Ann Wagner57%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard57%
Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL)
Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Gregg Harper42%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard42%
Rep. Peter King (R-NY)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Peter King35%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard35%
Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Pat Tiberi53%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard53%
Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Bob Gibbs54%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard54%
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Ander Crenshaw43%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard43%
Rep. Billy Long (R-MO)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Billy Long70%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard70%
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Mike Rogers58%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard58%
Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Mark Amodei45%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard45%
Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Jackie Walorski56%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard56%
Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Sam Graves60%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard60%
Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R-LA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Charles Boustany Jr.46%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard46%
Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Dave Joyce44%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard44%
Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Tom Rice67%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard67%
Rep. John Mica (R-FL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. John Mica72%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard72%
Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Larry Bucshon58%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard58%
Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Pat Meehan39%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard39%
Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA)
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Glenn Thompson43%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard43%
Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Michael Turner44%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard44%
Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Chris Gibson26%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard26%
Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Richard Hanna40%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard40%
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Mike Kelly50%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard50%
Rep. Thomas MacArthur (R-NJ)
Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. John Shimkus40%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard40%
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Lou Barletta40%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard40%
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Kevin Cramer38%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard38%
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Bill Shuster60%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard60%
Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Dave Reichert38%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard38%
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Frank LoBiondo42%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard42%
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Adam Kinzinger42%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard42%
Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Bill Johnson53%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard53%
Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Tom Marino51%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard51%
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Markwayne Mullin59%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard59%
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Rep. John Katko (R-NY)
Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Rick Crawford58%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard58%
Rep. David Jolly (R-FL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. David Jolly31%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard31%
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Ken Calvert38%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard38%
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Aaron Schock45%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard45%
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Vicky Hartzler60%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard60%
Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. David Valadao32%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard32%
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Joe Wilson70%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard70%

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Keeping Focused on Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

To:             Interested Parties
From:       Heritage Action for America
Date:         January 27, 2015
Subject:   Keeping Focused on Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

Lawmakers have one month to pass a discretionary funding measure for the Department of Homeland Security that denies funding and resources for President Obama’s amnesty programs. Although the House-passed DHS appropriations bill (H.R. 240) 1 has yet to be considered in the Senate, Politico reported some Republicans were already “exploring ways of escaping their political jam on immigration, with steps that could avoid a funding cutoff for the Department of Homeland Security while letting conservatives vent their anger at President Barack Obama.”  Such actions are premature, as Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) explained to the Washington Examiner:

“You usually don’t know for sure where these fights wind up until you have them. And this is an important one for us to have. We need to have this fight, and then we’ll see where it goes.”

Read the entire memo.

 

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Top 7 Moments from Day One of the Policy Summit

When Representative Todd Rokita jumped in on a panel about unions and schooled everyone on how the the RAISE Act is the conservative solution to create opportunity in the workplace by telling the audience “There are now more than twice the number of union workers in the USPS than there are in the auto industry.”

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When Representative Tom Price gave a preview of the future of the budget committee and then spoke the truth when he said, “the problem isn’t revenue. The problem is spending.”

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When Representative Jeff Duncan charmed the audience as he laid out the facts about the EXPAND Act and outlined the plan for real energy reform when he told the audience “we need to unleash and unbridle the American entrepreneurial spirit in the energy sector.”

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When Senator Ted Cruz greeted his friend Jim DeMint . . .

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. . . And then leaned on the podium and answered audience question about the issues plaguing the Republican party and how “we need to do everything humanly possible to repeal Obamacare”.

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When Representative Jim Jordan imparted the wisdom of his college wrestling coach and then told us “if you have a tax code that is broken and stupid you may want to throw it out”.

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When a panel of freshman members gathered and Representative Barry Loudermilk summed up what all first term lawmakers should listen to: “Let’s be defined by what we’re for and come up with solutions.”

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We can’t wait to see what memorable moments will be made tomorrow at day two of the Heritage Action Policy Summit.

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Tune in and watch: http://heritageaction.com/policysummit/

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Recess Accountability: Townhalls

Conservative accountability goes beyond casting a vote. Building a society in which freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and the civil society flourish requires a sustained effort.  That is why we have compiled a non-exhaustive list of upcoming townhalls, all of which provide excellent opportunities to discuss important issues with members of Congress.

Make sure to visit the Heritage Action Dashboard and check with the local district offices prior to attending your local meeting.

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Obama, Republican Leaders Push Cromnibus Forward

Moments ago, the Republican-controlled House passed the cromnibus after very aggressive whipping from President Obama and the White House staff. Heritage Action key voted against the 1,700+ page bill because it amounts to a blank check for Obama’s amnesty.

This morning, the bill’s defeat was seen as likely when the rule to debate the bill passed by just two votes after significant arm-twisting from top Republicans.  According to National Review, “House leadership promised to pull the CRomnibus and replace it with a short-term continuing resolution that would push the entire funding debate into next year.”

Pushing the debate into the early next year would have set the stage for a significant fight to stop the President’s unlawful amnesty.  Instead, House GOP leaders worked with President Obama to fund his executive amnesty.

Conservative lawmakers are livid, and for good reason.

The Washington Establishment is desperately hoping voters and lawmakers will forget about today’s ugliness, but the deception and shenanigans are different this time.  This legislation funds President Obama’s unilateral, unlawful actions, which include granting quasi-legal status, work permits and Social Security numbers to those who are in the country illegally.

See the House vote on our Scorecard:

Scorecard: Cromnibus Vote

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