Executive Committee Meeting happening today.:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 102nd anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth, Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) today briefly spoke from his Capitol Hill office about one of his first memories of Ronald Reagan and about the values Republicans can still learn from Reagan’s leadership. Franks also introduced a "Reagan resolution" (H.Res. 56) celebrating the life of Ronald Reagan and chronicling some of the many significant milestones and achievements in his life, including his strengthening of American national defense, his work in developing our current national ballistic missile defense system, his bold reassertion of American freedom and exceptionalism, and his considerable role in the defeat of Soviet communist totalitarianism
WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on President Obama’s press conference:
“President Obama’s series of gun control measures amount to an executive power grab that may please his political base but will not solve the problems at hand. He paid lip service to our fundamental constitutional rights, but took actions that disregard the 2nd Amendment and the legislative process. Representative government is meant to give voice to the people; President Obama’s unilateral executive action ignores this principle,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
“Instead, we need to work together to find real solutions – many of which do not come from the federal government – that help protect our children and communities while also being firm in protecting Americans’ constitutional rights.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S (R – AZ) issued the following statement after President Obama held a press conference outlining his overreaching and unconstitutional gun-restriction proposals.
“First and foremost, I took an oath to protect and defend the U.S Constitution. I will actively fight any attempt by this Administration to undermine our Constitution and infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens."
"With the attack on personal gun-ownership, the Second Amendment, and our God-given rights, the Obama-Biden Administration has been relentless in their pursuit of taking guns away from law-abiding Americans.”
“This President and the anti-gun lobby continue to ignore the fact that violence is driven by a number of different factors, and that experience has shown gun control does not curb violent acts.”
“There is no easy answer to the problem of violence we face in our country, but inhibiting the ability of law abiding citizens to exercise their Constitutional rights is nothing more than window dressing. One needs to look no further than the states with the toughest restrictions on firearms to see that they are the ones consistently ranking the highest in violent crime. When you limit an individual’s ability to lawfully purchase or carry firearms you are allowing only those with the intent to break the law to have weapons.”
“We must focus on reducing violent crime and keeping our families safe by encouraging our local communities to work with law enforcement and prioritize school safety. We should also devote resources to improving mental health services so that we can intervene early and curb violent behavior. These are constructive and constitutionally sound ways of dealing with this serious issue.”
Spending IS the PROBLEM! Obama Wants A Credit Card To Raise The Debt Ceiling; Will @RepSinema Give It To Him?January 15, 2013
It’s Time For Sinema To Tell President Obama That We Need To Cut Spending.
WASHINGTON – At yesterday’s press conference, President Obama insisted that Congress blindly raise the debt ceiling without any corresponding spending cuts.
Obama is hoping that his Washington allies like Kyrsten Sinema will continue to rubberstamp his failed policies that are bankrupting the country.
“Kyrsten Sinema has backed President Obama on his irresponsible policies that created this fiscal mess,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek.”Now will she also give the president a platinum credit card so he can raise the debt ceiling without cutting any spending?”
Sinema and her Washington allies in the House need to stand up to President Obama and tell him that our country has a spending problem. Tell them to sign our petition at www.nrcc.org/spending. (www.nrcc.org/spending)
Yesterday, President Obama Refused To Negotiate On Raising The Nation’s Debt Ceiling.”Chuck, what I’m saying to you is that there is no simpler solution, no ready, credible solution other than Congress either give me the authority to raise the debt ceiling or exercise the responsibility that they have kept for themselves and raise the debt ceiling. Because this is about paying your bills. Everybody here understands this. I mean, this is not a complicated concept.” (President Barack Obama, Press Conference, 1/14/13 www.nytimes.com/2013/01/14/us/politics/full-transc…;_r=0)
In A Meeting With Speaker John Boehner, President Obama Said Our Country Doesn’t Have A Spending Problem.”‘At one point several weeks ago,” Mr. Boehner says,”the president said to me, ‘We don’t have a spending problem.’” (Stephen Moore, The Education Of John Boehner, The Wall Street Journal, 1/6/13 online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732348250457…tweet)
It’s Time For Kyrsten Sinema To Sign The NRCC Petition Telling President Obama That Spending Is The Problem
WASHINGTON – Heard of that trillion-dollar platinum coin Democrats want? Well, even if you took literally every single ounce of platinum in the world, it still wouldn’t add up to enough needed to pay down our nation’s debt. Yet President Obama and Washington Democrats like Kyrsten Sinema continue to support policies that bankrupt our country.
It’s time for Sinema to sign the National Republican Congressional Committee’s petition and tell President Obama that we don’t need trillion-dollar coins – we need to cut spending. The petition can be found at www.nrcc.org/spending.
“Washington Democrats believe our country’s fiscal mess can be saved by minting magic coins,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek.”Kyrsten Sinema and her liberal allies are bankrupting our country. It’s time for Sinema to tell President Obama and Nancy Pelosi that spending is the problem.”
In A Meeting With Speaker John Boehner, President Obama Said Our Country Doesn’t Have A Spending Problem.”‘At one point several weeks ago,” Mr. Boehner says,”the president said to me, ‘We don’t have a spending problem.’” (Stephen Moore, The Education Of John Boehner, The Wall Street Journal, 1/6/13)
Rep. Greg Walden Introduced A Bill To Banning The Creation Of Trillion-Dollar Platinum Coins.”Lawmakers are still positioning themselves for a debt ceiling fight in a few months, but one Republican congressman wants to snuff out a particular idea immediately: the U.S. Treasury minting $1 trillion platinum coins to avert a debt ceiling showdown. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has introduced a bill to specifically ban President Barack Obama from minting the coins.” (Bobby Cervantes,”Greg Walden’s Bill Bans Minting $1T Coin,” Politico, 1/7/13)
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday evening, Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), voted against H.R. 8, the”Fiscal Cliff” bill. He released the following statement after the vote:
“Sadly, a new year brings more of the same.
“Only in Washington would a bill that spends more, taxes more, and creates more debt, without addressing our out-of-control spending be called a ‘balanced approach.’
“Further, this is not a compromise and it certainly does nothing to address our entitlement crisis or the $16 trillion in debt that continues to grow every day.
“Any fix to our economic woes will be nothing more than window dressing until we address our spending problem.
“However bleak this fiscal cliff ‘solution’ may look, I am only more determined to continue to do what Arizonans sent me to Washington to do—fight to reduce the size and cost of government.
“Our fight is just beginning.”