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Dem Senators On Budget Committee Unanimously Oppose Balancing The Federal Budget

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During the mark-up of what would be the first Senate budget in four years, Senate Republicans offered two separate amendments to balance the budget in 10 years. Democrat members on Committee voted against both of these amendments. Sessions’ amendment would reduce revenues in the Chairman’s Mark to the level of revenues in CBO’s February baseline and reduce total outlays such that the Democrats’ budget would balance in FY 2023. Johnson’s amendment would create a new 60-vote point of order against any budget resolution that does not produce a surplus in any year after FY 2022.

SESSIONS AMDT.

JOHNSON AMDT.

This amendment would reduce revenues in the Chairman’s Mark to the level of revenues in CBO’s February baseline and reduce total outlays such that the Democrats’ budget would balance in FY 2023.

YEAS: Sessions, Grassley, Enzi, Crapo, Graham, Portman, Toomey, R. Johnson, Ayotte, Wicker

 

NAYS: Murray, Wyden, Nelson, Stabenow, Sanders, Whitehouse, Warner, Merkley, Coons, Baldwin, Kaine, King

This amendment would create a new 60-vote point of order against any budget resolution that does not produce a surplus in any year after FY 2022.

YEAS: Sessions, Grassley, Enzi, Crapo, Graham, Portman, Toomey, R. Johnson, Ayotte, Wicker

 

NAYS: Murray, Wyden, Nelson, Stabenow, Sanders, Whitehouse, Warner, Merkley, Coons, Baldwin, Kaine, King

Sessions Delivers Weekly GOP Address

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“[Republicans] believe in growing the economy, not the bureaucracy. We believe in helping more people live good and prosperous lives. We believe in preventing the safety net from becoming a restraint. We believe in lifting people onto the employment rolls instead of leaving them on the welfare rolls. And we believe that compassion should not be defined by much money the government spends on poverty but how many people we can help rise out of poverty.”

“As a prosecutor, I learned to trust in the wisdom of these everyday citizens. I also learned that, more than anything else, jurors want the facts… [The President] continues to insist that his budget plan will “pay down our debt.”… To pay down the debt requires a budget surplus. Under the President’s 10-year budget, there is never a surplus. The single lowest annual deficit is $543 billion. The annual deficit in the tenth year grows to $652 billion. Despite $1.8 trillion in new taxes, his budget increases our spending and debt every year, adding $11 trillion to the debt overall. For the President to say his plan will pay down the debt is one of the greatest financial misrepresentations ever made to the American people.”

Reid protects illegal aliens taking taxpayer funds

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Reid Objects To Bill Closing IRS Tax Credit Loophole For Illegal Aliens

Sen. Sessions and Louisiana Senator David Vitter spoke on the Senate floor today to explain a tax loophole that allows illegal aliens to wrongfully claim more than $4 billion a year in child tax credit for dependents, many of whom don’t even live in the United States, and to ask unanimous consent to call up and pass legislation that would close this loophole (which the Treasury Department’s independent Inspector General for Tax Administration has asked Congress to do in the absence of administrative action). But, as seen in the video above, Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked the effort. Closing the loophole would save taxpayers at least an estimated $4 billion per year, or roughly $10 million per day. – released by Senator Sessions on May 22nd, 2012

Sen. Sessions Addresses Last-Minute Cancellation Of Budget Mark-Up

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“I truly believe the president decided, not long after the Simpson-Bowles commission met, that he was not going to make tough decisions on tough spending issues. Harry Reid decided the same thing. For three years—through a systemic, deliberate, planned effort—they have violated the statutory requirement to bring up a budget, avoided having multiple votes that when you move a budget forward you are entitled to have—50 hours of debate and amendments—and it is kind of a sad thing, frankly.”

Sen. Sessions: Obama to Eliminate Oil and Gas at Any Cost

Sen. Sessions (AL) met with Senate colleagues to discuss Obama’s obstructionist energy policy.

“Why are we seeing such a resistance to production of oil and gas? I believe Secretary Chu may have let the cat out of the bag when he said they really want to eliminate oil and gas as an energy source, and the price is not important to them… What that means is, we can see higher and higher prices, and the average consumers in Alabama and all over the country will pay more. They will pay the price for this social engineering strategy that we’re seeing in this administration. It is just plain as day.”

NOTE: To view Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s comments admitting that the Administration’s goal is not to lower the price of gasoline, please click here.

Dept. of Homeland Security Sec Admits Not Enforcing Immigration Laws

While I’m not quite sure what the heck “technically unlawfully” means, I am sure that failing to enforce the immigration laws is a dereliction of duty. Sessions reads a letter from border officers where they site her failure and their “vote of no confidence” in Janet Napolitano’s ability to enforce the nation’s laws.

This administration created a crisis by not allowing the enforcement of border laws. Then admits they can’t deport all the ones getting through. Somehow – it’s not their fault?

As New WH Deficit Commission Gets Underway, Sessions Debunks President’s ‘Framework’ And Repeats Call For New Budget

“As it stands now, we have no plan to have any real reduction of the deficit we’re facing from this Administration, or the Democratic Senate, let alone a ‘framework’ to reduce it by $4 trillion. But they pretend it’s so, and that’s offensive, and the American people are not happy about it. They know that this Senate and this Congress has a responsibility under the law and under any morality and decency to produce a budget that says what we’re going to do with their money.”

Senator Jeff Sessions Confronts Democrat Leadership on Budget

At a press conference on Tuesday, Sen. Sessions (R-Alabama) put his Democrat peers and their leadership on notice:

We’re going to attack you, we’re going to use every kind of political force against you’—you have looked the American people in the eye and submitted a fact-based budget that will stand up to scrutiny, that will alter the unacceptable trajectory we’re now on… Fundamentally, it’s an honest budget.

Obama Appointee Tries to Explain the President’s Lie .. and Fails

Poor Ms. Higginbottom .. the name has probably given her enough grief through the years so this Congressional hearing could not have been the light at the end of the tunnel she was hoping for.

Senator Jeff Sessions asks the unwitting appointee a fairly simple question about Obama’s statement that he “would not be adding to the national debt” which she immediately tries to qualify, make excuses for and almost seems to channel Obama himself.  Her confused, irrelevant testimony bordered on contempt of Congress and as we neared the end I was just waiting to hear, “uh, Senator.. let me be clear..”.