I and a majority of members on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold Lois Lerner in contempt last week. House counsel advised us that Ms. Lerner waived her 5th amendment rights by first telling her side of the story and proclaiming her innocence, then immediately pleading the 5th to avoid answering questions from committee members. It doesn’t work like that and we need to get to the bottom of the IRS political targeting scandal that attacked conservative groups’ rights to freedom of speech.
Today we in the House passed H. Con. Res. 96: The Path to Prosperity, the Fiscal Year 2015 House Republican Budget Resolution. I appreciate Paul Ryan’s work on this budget which takes head-on the necessary task of reforming social welfare and certain entitlement programs. It also cuts government spending by over $5 trillion and balances the federal budget within ten years.
I wanted to share these pictures of the Capitol building, Library of Congress and the Supreme Court as Washington starts to bloom.
This week in the U.S. House we passed the Save the American Workers Act which would help protect the estimated 2.6 million workers who are expected to lose wages due to the Obamacare 30 hour rule. This is just one more way we are trying to stem the damage Obamacare is doing and will do to our nation while we fight to repeal it.