On Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans continue to demand that the administration come up with a plan for what to do with the Guantanamo Bay detainees. Senate Republicans also noted that the administration continues to borrow and spend, despite the fact that the nation is facing mountains of debt.
On March 30, 2009 the Senate Republican Conference and the Republican Policy Committee held a hearing on the national energy tax included in Pres. Obama's budget. With businesses across the country struggling financially, the last thing Congress needs to do is saddle consumers and businesses with higher costs and more regulation as a result of such a tax.
On March 23, 2009, the Senate Republican Conference and the Republican Policy Committee held a hearing on the card check bill, the Employee NO Choice Act. With businesses across the country struggling financially, the last thing Congress needs to do is saddle the businesses that create jobs for Americans with higher costs and more regulation as a result of this misguided legislation. Witnesses included Eugene Scalia, Frank Cannon, Augustine Martinez, and Kathy Gornick.
Here are highlights from a March 16, 2009, hearing on tort reform. Sen. John Cornyn chaired a hearing hearing to discuss reforms that will protect Main Street jobs from lawsuit abuse. Republicans are committed to reforming our legal system to ensure that job creation is not hindered by out-of-control lawsuits. Witnesses included economist Theodore H. Frank, lawsuit abuse victim Crystal Chodes, author Philip Howard, Dr. David Teuscher, MD, and Professor Chris Drahozal.
On March 16, 2009, Sen. John Cornyn chaired a hearing hearing on tort reform to discuss reforms that will protect Main Street jobs from lawsuit abuse. Republicans are committed to reforming our legal system to ensure that job creation is not hindered by out-of-control lawsuits. Witnesses included economist Theodore H. Frank, lawsuit abuse victim Crystal Chodes, author Philip Howard, Dr. David Teuscher, MD, and Professor Chris Drahozal.
The Obama administration has a plan to close the terrorist detention camp at Guantanamo Bay. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a plan for what to do with the terrorists -- which means terrorists may soon be taking up residence in a neighborhood near you.
On Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans urged the president to keep the detention center at Guantanamo Bay open, so that American cities dont have to play host to terrorists. Senate Republicans also called for more budget cuts and continued to emphasize that the Democrats' budget spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much.
At a press conference on the steps of the US Capitol, Senate and House Republicans point out that the Democrats' budget spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much. The Democrats' budget will double the public debt in five years and nearly triple the public debt in 10 years. Republicans want to work with Democrats to craft a responsible budget that doesn't borrow from our children and grandchildren.