House GOP eyes budget passage that is key to tax debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are focused on cutting taxes instead of deficits as they look to power a $4.1 billion budget plan through the House on Thursday. The 2018 House GOP budget promises deep cuts to social programs and Cabinet agency budgets but its chief purpose is to set the stage for action later this […]

Congressman Brady to Conroe Town Hall: “The American people are left behind in our current Tax Code”

Conroe, August 16 – United States Congressman and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady spoke to approximately sixty members of the Conroe Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. “The American people are left behind in our current Tax Code,” Brady told the audience. Brady has proposed the most significant reform of […]

House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice, The Golden Hammer wishes him speedy recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, congressional officials say. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers. Brooks said that Scalise, 51, was down on the ground with what Brooks described as “a hip wound.”Scalise […]

Guest Editorial: Sage Bill O’Sullivan explains where veterans medical issues stand

I received a phone call yesterday from one of Will Metcalf’s Staffers advising me that the House Concurrent Resolution that Will submitted had passed both Houses unanimously. It advocated Veteran’s being able to be treated by any Facility or Doctor that would accept Veteran Level payments. It specifically supported John McCain’s Bill written for that […]

Constitution Party names Van Eaton as Montgomery County Coordinator

Porter, April 29 – The Constitution Party of Texas, a small third party, has named Porter resident Kristin Van Eaton as its Montgomery County Coordinator. The State Chairman of the Party, Daniel New, is also a Montgomery County resident whom some may remember as a vocal candidate for the Republican nomination for the Eighth Congressional […]

Congress seen as not likely to pass tax overhaul quickly

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After their humiliating loss on health care, Republicans in Congress could use a quick victory on a big issue. It won’t be an overhaul of the tax code. Overhauling the tax code could prove harder to accomplish than repealing and replacing Barack Obama’s health law. Congressional Republicans are […]

President Trump meets with Congressman Brady, other House committee chairmen responsible for clearing health care overhaul

Washington, March 10 – President Donald Trump met with the House chairmen and women whose committees are aiding the drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump thanked the leaders for their devotion, leadership and diligent work in shepherding Republican health care legislation through their panels. Both the Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee cleared the legislation earlier […]

Follow Senator Cruz’s formula for healthcare repeal (with one twist)

Three weeks ago, United States Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called for the repeal of Obamacare first and then a deliberative and rational discussion about an appropriate healthcare finance system to replace the failed program. “What I think is critical at the outset is that we honor the promise we’ve made to voters for six years running […]