Sunday, June 23, 2019

Republican Kevin McCarthy: Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of 6/24/19

Leader's Weekly Schedule
WEEK OF JUNE 24TH
MONDAY, JUNE 24TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2109 - BRAVE Act (Sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Rice / Veterans Affairs Committee)
2) H.R. 2196 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to reduce the credit hour requirement for the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Veterans Affairs Committee)
Continue Consideration of H.R. 3055 - Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. José Serrano / Appropriations Committee)
TUESDAY, JUNE 25TH AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business.
On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.
On Friday, no votes are expected in the House.
Complete Consideration of H.R. 3055 - Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. José Serrano / Appropriations Committee)
H.R. 3401 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee)
H.R. 3351 - Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2020 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Quigley / Appropriations Committee)
H.R. 2722 - Securing America’s Federal Elections Act, Rule Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren / House Administration Committee)
Possible Consideration of FY2020 Legislative Branch Appropriations
Additional Legislative Items are Possible
Committee activity for the week of June 24 can be found here.
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Thursday, June 20, 2019

ICYMI: President Trump Kicks Ass Names Names in Orlando Re-Election Speech VIDEO

POTUS  Calls like he sees em in his re-election campaign at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

President Donald Trump is launching his 2020 reelection campaign with a rally in Orlando, Florida, at 8 p.m. ET on June 18. First lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attend the rally. Trump has been planning to run for reelection since he took office. His campaign filed an official notice with the Federal Election Commission the day he was inaugurated in 2017.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

CAGW 2019 Congressional PIG BOOK Summary Read It Here

The Congressional Pig Book is CAGW's annual compilation of the pork-barrel projects in the federal budget. A "pork" project is a line-item in an appropriations bill that designates tax dollars for a specific purpose in circumvention of established budgetary procedures. To qualify as pork, a project must meet one of seven criteria that were developed in 1991 by CAGW and the Congressional Porkbusters Coalition. https://www.cagw.org/reporting/pig-book
CAGW 2019 Pig Book by Barbara Espinosa on Scribd

CAGW 2019 PIG BOOK IS HERE $17 million to "Improving lives across Asia"

Citizens Against Government Waste’s (CAGW) 2019 Congressional Pig Book exposes 282 earmarks, an increase of 21.6 percent from the 232 in fiscal year (FY) 2018. The cost of earmarks in FY 2019 is $15.3 billion, an increase of 4.1 percent from the $14.7 billion in FY 2018. Since FY 1991, CAGW has identified 111,144 earmarks costing $359.8 billion.A few of the egregious examples of pork-barrel waste highlighted in the 2019 Pig Book are
$13.8 million to manage wild horses and burros,
$9 million to quarantine fruit flies,
$863,000 to eradicate brown tree snakes in Guam.
$65 million to help salmon $12 million to control aquatic plants
$17 million to "Improving lives across Asia"

TO READ THE PIG BOOK GO HERE

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Border Isn't All About Illegals It's Also About The Water

Like in the "Old West" borders and barriers it's about the WATER.
Image may contain: textThe International Boundary and Water Commission(Spanish: Comisión Internacional de Límites y Aguas ) is an international body created by the United States and Mexico in 1889 to apply the rules for determining the location of their international boundary when meandering rivers transferred tracts of land from one bank to the other, as established under the Convention of November 12, 1884 [2]
The organization was created as the International Boundary Commission by the Convention of 1889 between the United States and Mexico. It was given its present name under the 1944 Treaty relating to the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande [2Under these agreements, the IBWC has a U.S. section and a Mexican section, headquartered in the adjoining cities of El Paso, Texas , and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua . The U.S. section is administered by the Department of State ; the Mexican part by the Secretariat of Foreign Relations .

Administration
Some of the rights and obligations administered by the IBWC include:
  • distribution between the two countries of the waters of the Rio Grande and of the Colorado River ;
  • regulation and conservation of the waters of the Rio Grande for their use by the two countries by joint construction, operation and maintenance of international storage dams and reservoirs and plants for generating hydroelectric energy at the dams;
  • protection of lands along the river from floods by levee and floodway projects;
  • solution of border sanitation and other border water quality problems;
  • preservation of the Rio Grande and Colorado River as the international boundary;
  • demarcation of the land boundary.
The U.S. and Mexican commissioners meet at least weekly, alternating the place of meetings and are in almost daily contact with one another. Each section maintains its own engineering staff, a secretary and such legal advisers and other assistants as it deems necessary.

The border and water treaties
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 2 February 1848 fixed the international boundary between El Paso – Ciudad Juárez and the Gulf of Mexico . The Gadsden Purchase Treaty of 30 December 1853 extended the southern boundary of New Mexico and Arizona southwards to enable the United States to construct a railroad to the west coast along a southern route and to resolve a question arising from the 1848 Treaty as to the location of the southern boundary of New Mexico. Temporary commissions were formed by these boundary treaties to perform the first joint mission of the governments of the United States and Mexico, which was to survey and demarcate the boundary on the ground in accordance with the treaties. Another temporary commission was created by the 1852 Boundary Convention (29 July), which surveyed and increased the number of monuments marking the land boundary westward from El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. As settlements sprang up along the boundary rivers and the adjoining lands began to be developed for agriculture in the late 19th century, questions arose as to the location of the boundary when the rivers changed their course and transferred tracts of land from one side of the river to the other. The two governments, under the 1884 Border Convention (12 November), adopted certain rules designed to deal with such questions. [2]
By the 1889 Border Convention (1 March), the two governments created the International Boundary Commission (IBC), to consist of a United States Section and a Mexican Section. The IBC was charged with the application of the rules of the 1884 Convention, for the settlement of questions arising as to the location of the boundary when the rivers changed their course. That Convention was modified by the Banco Convention of 20 March 1905 to retain the Rio Grande and the Colorado River as the boundary. [2] 

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Gives Notice: Que Sera Sera

I'd like to see her as a candidate for Congress or Senate representing Arkansas. Que Sera Sera

Monday, June 10, 2019

ILLEGALS CIRCUMVENT WALL-ILLEGAL INFO FROM AROUND THE WEB

BORDER BATTLE: ILLEGALS MOCK TRUMP 'DEAL'...
Did u know the state of New Mexico gives all illegals emergency welfare, no process like Americans go through. Handed an EBT Loaded with $1000, + $200 per child paid every month until their court date 5-6 years later. The Governor @GovMLG has a crisis and it’s costing Americans
BREAKING: we caught video of armed cartel member walking illegals into the USA. He’s packing a gun in waist, then walks back into Mexico captured in Sunland Park NM! It’s out of control! What is the city doing? NOTHING!
SEE THEM FLOOD IN!
 BOMBSHELL: @WeBuildtheWall caught Illegals fleeing from border agents hours ago! 2 miles from our wall. ITS A DAMN CRISIS in sunland park New Mexico! These people didn’t want to be caught.
Hundreds of illegal aliens from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa, which is currently experiencing a massive Ebola virus outbreak, have been dropped off in San Antonio, Texas and hundreds more will arrive in the near future.A local news reporter looking for French-speaking volunteers to communicate with the individuals made a request on Twitter.“City confirms hundreds of migrants from the Congo have arrived in SA. The city is in desperate need for French-speaking volunteers,” Jaleesa Irizarry of Kens 5 San Antonio wrote on Thursday.
VIDEO...Hundreds of migrants Congo and Angola were transported to San Antonio on Tuesday, and city officials say they received no warning from the feds that they were coming.KENS published a story showing dozens of people milling around downtown, saying they arrived at the southern U.S. border by way of Ecuador.
KIDS WITH CHICKENPOX...MS-13 Uses Child with Chickenpox to Try to Get into the US (VIDEO)
Central American crime lords, gangs, and small time operators profit up to $2.3 billion moving Illegal immigrants into the United States, and collect even more from road “taxes” used by smugglers, according to a new study of the business President Trump is seeking to shut down.
Migrants, paying $3,000-$10,000 each, can choose “pay as you go” or “all-inclusive” packages that include travel from their home, not just through Mexico, said the report.
And smugglers also offer “specialized services” for children, pregnant women, and the elderly “that reduce exposure to risks and do not require extensive physical activity, such as scaling walls or extended hikes through remote terrain,” according to a new Rand Corporation report funded by the Department of Homeland Security.
Mexican authorities are not releasing the names of the 26 individuals and entities whose assets were frozen as part of a new probe into migrant caravans and cartel-linked human smuggling organizations. The investigation was moved into high gear this week as tensions between the U.S. and Mexico escalated over tariff threats as a punitive measure for lax immigration enforcement.
On Thursday, Mexico’s Finance and Tax Secretariat (SHCP) announced the seizure of 26 accounts, including some from the United Kingdom and the U.S., which allegedly helped fund the northbound migrant caravans largely from Central America. Diplomatic sources consulted by Breitbart News revealed the probe is personally led by UIF Director Santiago Nieto Castillo, who directly briefs Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Around or under, illegal aliens are finding ways to bypass the porous border wall.
New video tweeted by the White House shows Customs and Border Protection agents waiting as a large group of migrants tunneled under an old portion of a border barrier and didn’t appear to even attempt avoiding capture.

CHOPPER CRASH LANDS ON NYC SKYSCRAPER






54-Story Midtown Office Building 'Moved' Upon Impact...
No Helipad...
NEAR TIMES SQ...
FUEL LEAK...
PILOT KILLED...
Radioed Before Crash He Was In Trouble...
Not handled by air traffic controllers...
VIDEO: FLYING ERRATICALLY...
'No nexus to terror'...
PHOTOS... 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Eff them. Go Trump!

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Andrea Shea-King

I am so sick and tired of hearing it...
To those whose sensibilities are offended by President Trump's tweets and language, I say "Get over it."
He is a street brawler who won't be bullied, nor is he afraid to fight them in the swampy muck in order to defeat, destroy, and finish them off.
All on OUR behalf.
Thank GOD there are enough of us who have recognized that this man is vastly different than the oh-so-polished thieves, knaves and kings in Congress who along with their media and lobbyist courtiers, have been eating into our production, gorging themselves on our taxpaid slop troughs for decades.
I despise them and you should too. They are not worthy of anything more than our contempt and disgust.
Trump is a fighter. A clever pugilist who willingly -- WILLINGLY -- battles the filth on our behalf. Shredding them and showing us and the world that at their core their malevolent stink lies beneath their perfumed polish and "polite comity."
Eff them. Go Trump!
So if you're getting the vapors over his tweets, his language, his ballz, again I say to you, quit your whining and GET OVER IT. We might occasionally get splashed with some of the foulest sh*t he's tackling as he throttles them in the cesspool muck of their own creation, but he's doing it for me, for you, and yes, even for you pearl-clutchers...
FOR WE THE PEOPLE.
Get over it. I don't want to hear your tut-tuts, and better-than-thou comments. I don't want to hear how you think his behavior is "unpresidential." He's fighting the dragon. Let him do his job.
Got it?

Thursday, June 6, 2019

GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR MOMMY

American Post-Gazette
Distributed by C O M M O N S E N S E in Arizona
June 6, 2019

GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR MOMMY

“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”
JAMES MADISON

Those words of James Madison, the Father of the U.S. Constitution, ring loudly in my ears as I contemplate the egregiously poor actions Congress has taken in the past 75 years alone to steal from the federal treasury to pay for unconstitutional programs under the guise of “benevolence.” Government is not a charitable organization; it never was meant to be. In fact, as our first President, George Washington, said so well: “Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

As such, when government is used to force people to be charitable rather than to encourage them to be charitable with less regulation and simply getting out of the way of its citizens’ basic good nature, then government is abusive, intrusive, and a “fearful master.” 

Today’s Democratic Party, in their never-ending slide into socialism/communism/fascism, has, since their patron saint, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, been robbing the federal treasury under the guise of being charitable to the “most vulnerable” by providing birth to death benefits to many who aren’t really vulnerable. They are just lazy and gaming the system -- often generationally. Sadly, many Republicans have been their allies rather than their opponents in those efforts. (I say from “birth” if, indeed, the Democrats will even allow a person to be born.)

One of the reasons today’s Democrats are so upset with President Trump, in addition to his beating their sacred little Hillary, is that he is Making American Great Again. And he’s doing it, albeit while battling his own party, by deregulating, by encouraging private charitable service, rather than demanding more laws forcing Americans to pay for programs that do not encourage self-sufficiency. The result is the highest number of Americans in history are working; the lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and for Hispanics, ever.

Of course, the Democrats oppose him. Without government being your Mommy, you are able to take care of yourself rather than rely on federal handouts, which really just enriches the elites in power by buying the votes of the lazy and the self-proclaimed “victims” of society.

Another great Founder, John Adams, wisely stated: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people; it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Well, that certainly disqualifies liberals.

Your Faithful Friend and Servant,
John Jay