Category: Bills

VA House Republicans Pass Sales Tax Increase

Governor McDonnell’s sales tax hike has passed the House.  This will be the third time Virginia Republicans have attempted to increase the sales tax to pay for transportation projects. HB 2313 eliminates the Virginia  gas tax and raises the sales tax…

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Virginia Seeks To Check “Card Check”

The Virginia General Assembly is not set to begin until  January 9 but already the wheels are starting to turn. The Senate’s Privileges and Elections Committee recently passed a bill that calls for amending the state’s constitution to guarantee voter…

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Gutting The Military

Last week Obama signed the Sequestration Transparency Act and by September 6, he will be required to provide taxpayers and Congress a plan addressing the defense cuts he insisted be part of the Sequestration, even though his own defense secretary,…

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More Feel Good Legislation To Placate the Peasants

Rep. Edward Whitfield, R-KY, introduced  HR 4471,  the “Gasoline Regulations Act” that would force the EPA to reveal how its environmental rules and regulations impact gas prices and job growth. The bill, which cleared Committee on May 17, 2012, would create the  Transportation Fuels…

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Is The “People’s” Business Getting Done?

Don’t Hold you Breath! Recent Activity from the House Floor: To Repeal Mandatory Funding Provided to Establish American Health Benefit Exchanges — Passed  238, 183, 11.   Future: Unlikely to advance in the Senate. To Repeal Manadatory Funding for Schoool-Based Health Center…

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