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  • Steve Scalise other GOP leaders object to Obama's call for equal access to all Internet providers

    11/10/2014 5:25:38 PM PST · by abb · 33 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 10, 2014 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- Republicans were quick Monday to condemn President Barack Obama's declaration that the Federal Communications Commission should block internet providers from striking deals with cable companies and other content providers to stream their material at faster speeds. "Today's attempt by the President to have the FCC reclassify broadband Internet as a public utility is yet another example of the Obama Administration's radical effort to have the government take over more aspects of our economy where there is no justification," said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson. Joining Scalise in expressing opposition to the president's proposal were House Speaker John...
  • Steve Scalise Is Your New House Majority Whip. Here’s Why He Can Rule Forever.

    10/01/2014 1:53:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Slate ^ | June 19, 2014 | David Weigel
    What's the opposite of a "political earthquake"? If the primary defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor drained D.C.'s supply of dramatic analogies, the snap leadership election surprised almost no one. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the party's occasionally competent whip, easily took Cantor's old job after a furtive conservative challenge from Rep. Raul Labrador. And Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana conservative who had been leading the Republican Study Committee, nabbed McCarthy's job in one ballot. (SNIP) Why? Simple: There are three states where party primaries have been replaced by jungle primaries, followed by runoffs between the top two finishers. After John Boehner, the...
  • John Feehery: Fleeting gain, lasting worry (Scalise's buddy says pass amnesty)

    09/24/2014 3:59:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Feehery
    As the Senate wrapped up work before departing for the elections, Republicans forced a vote on the issue of immigration, wanting to put Democrats on record on the controversial issue of the president’s executive authority to expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It’s obvious that, through the short-term lens of the coming election, this proved to be a smart political maneuver. In fact, four vulnerable Democrats sided with the Republicans and against the president because they were so worried about the political volatility of the vote. This follows a vote by House Republicans before the August recess that...
  • frightening number:

    08/22/2014 5:32:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    NRCC email | Majority Whip Steve Scalise
    Friend, We have a fight on our hands—and the future of our country is on the line. Obama, Pelosi, and the Democrats have outraised us by $27 MILLION this cycle. That’s a frightening number. We have only 75 days to cut that gap before Election Day in order to beat the Democrats. Friend, this is why I’m reaching out to you personally. Your name is on my list as someone who has not yet contributed to our winning cause this year. I am counting on you to help out by midnight tonight. (SNIP) Friend, every day that passes without your...
  • Steve Scalise picks Patrick McHenry as chief deputy whip

    06/26/2014 10:27:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/26/14 | LAUREN FRENCH and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Incoming House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has tapped Rep. Patrick McHenry as his chief deputy majority whip. McHenry, a North Carolina Republican, was elected in 2004 and was a key player in Scalise’s successful attempt to defeat Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) for the majority whip post. “I look forward to working with him on behalf of the Republican Conference to advance the conservative values and principles that unite us and move America forward,” the Louisiana Republican said in a statement. McHenry also served on the Republican whip team under Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the newly elected House majority leader. “His...
  • Tea party Republican breaks through to House GOP leadership (+video)

    06/20/2014 6:32:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/19/14 | Francine Kiefer
    The tea party has claimed its first spot in House leadership with the election of Rep. Steve Scalise to the No. 3 post – majority whip. Will he ease GOP tensions or make them worse? ...The Louisianan will take the position of whip, making him responsible for corralling votes in order to pass legislation. He fills the slot left vacant by Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, who was elected – and elevated – to the No. 2 job of majority leader, who decides what legislation comes to a vote.
  • GOP introduces its own Buffett Rule: Add explicit donation option to tax returns

    10/13/2011 1:18:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Technically, nothing prevents Warren Buffett and other “Patriotic Millionaires” from donating money to the federal government right now, but, as they continue to clamor for a higher tax rate for themselves and others, it’s easy to assume they don’t know that. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) have introduced legislation to ensure they do: Dubbed “The Buffett Rule Act of 2011,” the names of the bills take a mocking swipe at President Barack Obama’s own proposed “Buffet Rule,” which conversely would close tax code loopholes to ensure that Warren Buffett and those like him no longer pay...
  • GOP introduces its own ‘Buffett Rule’: Streamline donating cash to government

    10/13/2011 12:14:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/11 | Caroline May
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett revealed Wednesday that he made $62,855,038 last year, paying $6,923,494 in income taxes (or about 17 percent of his $39,814,784 taxable income) and $15,300 in payroll taxes. With Buffett concerned that he does not pay enough in taxes, congressional Republicans have introduced legislation to allow Buffett — and others who believe they are under-taxed — the easy option of voluntarily donating to the U.S. Treasury on their tax forms.
  • Republican senators seek to cut funding to czars

    06/22/2011 7:37:13 PM PDT · by bronxville · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 22, 2011 | Michael Mayday
    Four Republican senators seek to cut off money to czars in the Obama administration and force current and future czars to undergo a Senate confirmation. The senators, David Vitter of Louisiana, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Dean Heller of Nevada and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, have introduced the amendment in the Nominations Process Reform Bill. Heller said the amendment, which defines czar as the “head of any task force, council, policy office or similar office established by the president that has not been confirmed by the U.S. Senate,” excluding the National Security Advisor, could return some accountability to the current administration’s...
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune election recommendations

    10/29/2010 6:37:49 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 9 replies
    This newspaper makes the following recommendations for Tuesday's ballot. CONGRESS U.S. Senate David Vitter Much of Sen. Vitter's first term in the Senate came in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches that left 80 percent of New Orleans under water. The senator fought hard to hold the Army Corps of Engineers accountable and to get recovery resources for South Louisiana, including vital funding for coastal restoration. He was a leader in the push to finally close the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, the corps-built waterway that contributed to the devastation during Katrina. He also played an important role in...
  • Oil Spill Visits Get Partisan

    06/30/2010 1:06:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | June 30, 2010 | Jake Sherman
    Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) wanted to fly 10 lawmakers down to the Gulf of Mexico to see the damage caused by BP’s gigantic oil spill first hand. House Democrats said no. Scalise’s trip was rejected for a variety of bureaucratic and logistical reasons, but it has also opened a new vein of partisan squabbling over who should be allowed to arrange a trip to view the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • [Congressman] Scalise Urges Louisiana To Challenge New Health Care Law

    03/22/2010 8:57:35 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 9 replies · 353+ views
    WRNO.com ^ | March 22, 2010
    1st District Congressman Steve Scalise says he hopes Louisiana's Attorney General will mount a legal challenge to the new federal health care law. Scalise says he believes a requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance by 2014 or face a fine is unconstitutional. During an appearance on the Castner and Carty Show Monday morning, Scalise says there is no precedent for the federal government mandating that every American must purchase a good or service to be a lawful resident of the country. "In their bill they've got this individual mandate that says every American has to buy government approved health...
  • Obama’s First Year? Grade Is “F!”

    01/20/2010 11:51:00 PM PST · by Hayrider · 14 replies · 727+ views
    The Hayride ^ | 1/20/2010 | Steve Scalise
    President Barack Obama gets a grade of “F” for his first year in office. President Obama has failed the American people on nearly all of his campaign promises. He campaigned on fiscal discipline, transparency, bipartisanship and job creation, but has failed miserably on all these pledges.
  • [Louisiana] Rep. Steve Scalise attacks Obama's health care reform efforts at town hall in Slidell

    10/20/2009 6:17:49 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 2 replies · 359+ views
    Nola.com ^ | October 19, 2009 | Kia Hall Hayes
    As the health care debate raged on across the country, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise continued to attack proposals supported by President Barack Obama at a town hall event held Monday in Slidell, pushing instead an alternative bill to end frivolous medical lawsuits and create health care competition across state lines. "I oppose this bill," he said to applause from the more than 200 who attended the event at Slidell Junior High School. "I strongly think we need to make reforms to health care in this country but I think we need to be very careful to fix the things that...
  • U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise says Democrats' health-care plan would worsen problems

    09/03/2009 1:18:14 PM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies · 319+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | September 02, 2009 | Jeff Adelson
    U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise rallied conservative faithful on the north shore Wednesday night as he attacked the health care plans being considered in Congress and pitched an alternative bill that would provide tax credits for insurance and cap malpractice awards. Scalise, R-Jefferson, acknowledged there were things broken with the current health insurance system but echoed conservative rhetoric as he argued the plan supported by President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders would make problems worse. "I don't think we should break all the things that work to fix the things that don't work, " Scalise said. Several hundred packed the...
  • [Louisiana Congressman] Scalise blasts Obama health plan

    08/21/2009 6:21:06 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 7 replies · 574+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | August 21, 2009 | Bill Barrow
    U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, used a Thursday evening telephone conference with constituents to continue his assault on President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats for their plans to overhaul the American health insurance system. Scalise, serving his first full-term representing the conservative 1st Congressional District, framed the debate with familiar Republican rhetoric. In his opening, Scalise said he wants to expand access to care and lower costs. But he said House Resolution 3200, a Democratic bill Scalise opposed when it cleared the House Energy and Commerce Committee before the August recess, would mean a "government takeover of health care."
  • [Louisiana] Rep. Steve Scalise forum focuses on crime, health care

    08/20/2009 6:17:37 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 1 replies · 425+ views
    Nola.com ^ | August 19, 2009 | Michelle Hunter
    A town hall gathering on crime and corruption hosted by U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise in Elmwood addressed a range of law-and-order issues Wednesday night, but the meeting eventually veered into a discussion of health care reform. The gathering attracted a standing-room-only crowd that packed the second-floor council chamber of the Joseph S. Yenni Building. Scalise said he organized the event before the town hall meetings on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul began. For his town hall meeting, Scalise pulled together a panel featuring Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand, Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon...
  • LA Cong. Steve Scalise (R) LIVE AND ON FIRE! 6 PM Eastern (See VIDEO)!

    03/20/2009 1:41:31 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 6 replies · 438+ views
    Congressman Steve Scalise of LA joins America Talks Radio LIVE at 6pm Eastern. He is ON FIRE and DEMANDING TRUTH for the American People! See Video HERE! (Just One minute long- but power packed)
  • Analyst: Democrat's win in Louisiana could be false hope

    05/04/2008 7:38:46 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 14 replies · 89+ views
    ap.google.com ^ | 05/04/08 | DOUG SIMPSON
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Even as Democrats rejoiced Sunday at having snatched a Louisiana congressional seat long held by Republicans, an observer warned it doesn't mean voters are spurning the GOP and said the victor's hold on the seat is shaky. State Rep. Don Cazayoux polled 49 percent Saturday to beat Republican publisher Woody Jenkins, who received 46 percent, for the 6th District seat in the U.S. House. Cazayoux and Jenkins share conservative positions on gun rights and abortion, but interest groups' ads attacked the Democrat as a tax-happy liberal and accused the Republican of tax evasion. Some ads...
  • Democrat Cazayoux wins congressional seat in Louisiana

    05/03/2008 9:38:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies · 125+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2008
    Democrat Don Cazayoux has won a special congressional election, bolstering his party's majority status on Capitol Hill and taking a seat held by Republicans since 1974. Cazayoux, a state lawmaker, beat Republican Woody Jenkins to cap a campaign that drew attention and cash from the national parties and from interest groups in Washington. The seat opened when Republican Richard Baker, a 20-year incumbent, resigned to take a lobbying job. With all precincts reporting, Cazayoux had 49 percent to 46 percent for Jenkins, a community newspaper publisher.
  • Louisiana Special Elections Live Thread

    05/03/2008 6:36:44 PM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 85 replies · 195+ views
    Polls have closed in Louisiana. The big interest is in the sixth congressional district, where Democrats think they can snatch an open seat.
  • Steve Scalise Projected Winner in GOP Louisiana Primary's 1st Congressional District

    04/05/2008 8:27:06 PM PDT · by murron · 10 replies · 107+ views
    WWL-TV New Orleans | 4/5/08 | Greg Rigamer
    WWL-TV political consultant Greg Rigamer projects that Steve Scalise will win the GOP Primary in the First Congressional District of Louisiana. With 95 percent of the vote in, Steve Scalise has 58% of the vote. Tim Burns has 42%.
  • Scalise to run for Jindal’s seat with help of Livingston, top Bush fundraisers

    12/09/2007 8:38:00 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies · 440+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 07, 2007 | Aaron Blake
    Louisiana state Rep. Steve Scalise (R) will be a candidate for the special election to replace Rep. Bobby Jindal (R), and he enters the race with some heavyweights behind him. Scalise told The Hill on Friday that he is running and will likely make a formal announcement in January, close to the Jan. 29-31 qualifying window. After filing a statement of candidacy this week, he will hold a fundraiser in Washington next week with former Rep. Bob Livingston (R-La.), who held the seat until 1999 and now works as a lobbyist. Scalise also said he has secured two top Louisiana...