Thursday, January 5, 2017

More News from the House on January 5, 2017

U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today spoke at a press conference to introduce the Republican Study Committee's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. The bill, the American Health Care Reform Act of 2017 (AHCRA), is sponsored by U.S. Representative Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and was introduced today in the House.


U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), a Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led nearly 60 of their colleagues Wednesday to introduce resolutions in the Senate and House stating the sense of Congress that President-elect Donald Trump should comply with the Constitution and follow the precedent established by prior presidents and convert his assets to simple, conflict-free holdings, adopt blind trusts managed by an independent trustees, or take other equivalent measures.

The resolutions note that in the absence of such actions by the President-elect before he assumes office or without specific authorization by Congress, Congress will regard dealings by Trump-owned companies with any entity owned by a foreign governmental actor as potential violations of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause.

Right to Know Act Passes House

In the first week of the 115th Congress, Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI, 7th) introduced and passed his first piece of legislation for the new session, which will provide the American people with a better understanding of how their tax dollars are spent. H.R. 71, the Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act, requires each federal agency to annually report online an inventory of its federal programs and provide a description and cost of each program. The bipartisan bill was introduced on Tuesday along with Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN) and unanimously passed the House today. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) is leading this effort in the Senate.

I think this is a great move by Congress, who is starting to recognize that We the People are tired of being fooled and robbed.

God is hearing our prayers:

Ephesians 4:25
“Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.”