From RedState.com, by Ben Howe, 04/08/13 –
Senator Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has confirmed he will filibuster new gun control legislation, spokesman Brian McGuire confirmed for me today.
While nobody knows yet what Senator Reid’s plan is for the gun bill, if he chooses to file cloture on the motion to proceed to the Reid Bill (S. 649), Senator McConnell will oppose cloture on proceeding to that bill.
WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John McCain became so fed up with a Republican colleague’s efforts to block the National Defense Authorization Act on Monday that he suggested in a floor speech that perhaps Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid’s push to change the rules of the filibuster was not a bad idea.
WHERE HAS COMMON SENSE GONE? No. 19 Thomas Paine – April 2011 –
I see the Tent, I have seen the Clowns, ………..but where are the Elephants?
I have been watching the Federal Government Circus on television. I have no doubt many other concerned citizens have also been watching. We have been subjected to posturing, half-truths, outright lies and a pitiful display by Harry Reid the Senate Majority Whiner.
We have been a country without any actual leadership for over two years. The present administration has stumbled from mistake to confusion to outright deceit without providing any clear direction for the country along with the details of how to follow that direction until clearly articulated goals have been reached. Continue reading →
Sen. Rand Paul Joins in Message to Democrat Leader Harry Reid – ‘We’ll block any bill not focused on spending, debt, reduced government’
Contact: Moira Bagley: 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Sen. Rand Paul today joined seven of his colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid, voicing strong disapproval of Reid’s tactics to limit debate on spending proposals. The Senators announced they will object to the consideration of any upcoming legislation that neglects to address a reduction in the size of government, spending, and our massive debt.
“The Senate Democrats have failed to address the current debt crisis. With less than a week before the temporary spending bill expires, they intend to bring up other pieces of legislation instead of providing ample time for debate and amendments on the bill,” Sen. Paul said. “Unless they directly address the current crisis, we have notified Senate Democrat leadership that we will object to the consideration of any legislation brought before the Senate.”
Below is the letter, which Sen. Paul co-signed with Republican Senators Jeff Sessions (Ala.), John Ensign(Nev.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), David Vitter (La.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Mike Lee (Utah) and Pat Toomey (Pa.). Continue reading →