Monday, January 19, 2015
Republicans slash programs, safety protections.
Republicans prepare major assault on Dodd-Frank. Give billions to Wall Street.
Republicans vote to stop the Obama Immigration change of status.
House Republicans voted Wednesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security, but with the requirement that millions of undocumented young people, parents and others be put back at risk of deportation.
The DHS funding bill was the opening shot in what is likely to be a contentious weeks long fight over how to deal with appropriations for the agency before its funding runs out at the end of February. For now, Republicans and Democrats have drawn lines in the sand: Most GOP House members said they would not vote to fund DHS without measures to end many of President Barack Obama's immigration policies, while Democrats and the president have vowed to oppose anything that includes those amendments.
Republican budget cut $300 M. from Pell Grants to college students.
The Republican House has approved the Keystone pipeline. The Republicans, who just took control of the Senate, have made clear that this is a top priority—and they have the votes to send the bill to President Obama's desk.1
The president has vowed to veto this bill.
But this won't be the last time President Obama is the last line of defense against the new Republican Congress. And every time he acts, he'll pay for it—taking heat from conservatives and the media.