The president made a lot of promises back when he was pushing for his health care legislation. He promised Americans would be able to keep their health insurance if they liked it. He promised that he would extend coverage without adding to the deficit. And he promised the legislation would create jobs. It's now clear that not one of those promises will be fulfilled. In fact, the president's health care bill will force millions of Americans out of their existing plans, spend more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years, and reduce employment by 800000 jobs over the next decade. The president's health care bill is not a solution to the problems in our health care system: it is a disaster.
The president likes to talk about the need to address soaring gas prices by embracing an "all of the above" energy plan, but in practice, the president's energy strategy is more like "none of the above." The president continues to say "no" to real energy solutions like the Keystone XL pipeline and its 20000 jobs, oil resources in Alaska and offshore, and a streamlined permitting process for energy development. Meanwhile, the president proposes "solutions" like keeping tires fully inflated and releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which lowered gas prices by just a few cents for a handful of days when the president tried it last summer. It's time for the president to stop talking about an "all of the above" energy plan and start embracing the kind of proposals that will actually increase domestic energy resources and secure our nation's energy future.

Senator Boozman joined several of his colleagues in a colloquy to discuss the negative impact President Obama's health care law has on spending and job creation.

Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and his GOP colleagues discuss their opposition to the health care reform law on the second anniversary of it being signed into law. The law is filled with overly burdensome regulations and costly provisions, cuts Medicare, raises billions in new taxes and increases premiums for families by $2,100 a year. "There's no such thing as free health care. Someone has to pay," said Sen. Roberts.

WASHINGTON, March 18--Appearing on FOX News' "America's News HQ" today, Sen. Sessions discussed the nearing legal deadline for Senate Democrats to produce a budget (the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 requires the Senate Budget Committee to complete action on a resolution by April 1, and requires passage by the full Senate by April 15). Despite this unambiguous statutory requirement, the Budget Committee has taken no action to even begin work on a budget. In fact, it has now been 1,054 days--nearly three years--since Senate Democrats have produced a budget at all.

This stands in sharp contrast to the record of House Republicans, which passed a budget last year and which is set to introduce this year's budget next week.

Rather than confront the nation's debt threat, Senate Democrats have resorted to political tactics on unrelated matters, as well as attacks on the House Republican budget even in the absence of a plan of their own.

Sessions also addressed new cost projections for the president's health law, which the Congressional Budget Office last week found will cost nearly twice what the president originally promised, or nearly three times the promised amount once the law is fully implemented.