Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passes House but re-vote is needed

December 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, HR1, passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, voted in favor of the bill, which represents the first major overhaul of our tax code since 1986. Byrne says the bill’s passage will result in lower taxes and a stronger American economy. Byrne said that the average family of four in Southwest Alabama will see their tax bill decrease by $2,187.

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Roy Moore makes final appeal to voters

September 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Chief Justice Roy Moore made a final attempt to reach the voters of Alabama in a speech on Monday in which he denounced the moneyed establishment forces that have poured a fortune into his opponent’s Senate campaign. Moore held a final Get Out The Vote rally in Fairhope, Alabama, with special guests including Brietbart News Executive Chairman Steven Bannon; Duck Dynasty Star Phil Robertson; Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage; state Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose; former gubernatorial candidate Siran Stacy; and state Auditor Jim Zeigler.

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Debt ceiling increase passes Congress

September 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, Congress passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling without making any budget cuts.  President Donald Trump brokered a deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.  GOP conservatives, including most of the Alabama Delegation, who had been pushing for spending restraints opposed the bipartisan deal.

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Strange votes to raise debt ceiling, votes against amendment to cut foreign aid

September 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, September 8, 2017, Sen. Luther Strange, R-Alabama, voted to raise the debt ceiling. Not only did Strange vote to raise the debt ceiling and add $15.25 billion to the national deficit, he also voted against an amendment offered up by U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., that would have halted $15.25 billion of foreign aid to pay for Hurricane Harvey relief.

Rand Paul’s “America First” amendment, supported by nine other conservative Republicans – including Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Jim Inhofe, R-Ok.; Mike Lee, R-Utah; Tim Scott, R-S.C.; and  Pat Toomey, R-Pa. – was designed as a solution to the budget crisis. It would have provided a way for the federal government to fund Hurricane Harvey aid without raising the debt ceiling.

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Roby votes against raising the debt ceiling

September 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, September 8, 2017, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, voted against a bill that she said would raise the nation’s debt limit without reforms to curb wasteful spending.

Congresswoman Roby said, “Congress has no business raising the nation’s debt limit without reining in the runaway spending that is causing our debt problem. Every day I hear from constituents who are concerned about our nearly $20 trillion debt and frustrated by Washington’s unwillingness to address it.”

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The National Debt: A Constitutional Crisis

September 7, 2017

By Judge Roy Moore

Imagine a world in which you could avoid paying your credit card debt simply by raising your own credit limit each time the bill became due. Then one day you suddenly realize that it would take one-fifth of all your spending just to pay the interest on that debt, and that retirement of the debt would be virtually impossible.

Although this scenario may sound extreme, our nation is in exactly that situation.

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US Rep. Martha Roby promotes her Balanced Budget Amendment

August 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) says we need a Balanced Budget Amendment, and has written one herself.

Congresswoman Roby wrote to constituents and supporters, “Friends, with the end of the fiscal year approaching on September 30, Congress will soon begin finalizing appropriations Legislation to fund government operations. I’m proud of the work the House Appropriations Committee has done to approve Legislation to properly fund critical programs, while cutting wasteful spending and bending the Federal Budget curve down for a change.”

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Brooks campaigns in Moody

August 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, August 4, 2017, US Representative and Senate Candidate Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) met with the St. Clair County Republican Executive Committee at Carpenetti’s Pizza in Moody.

Rep. Brooks said that he has just gotten the endorsement, along with Roy Moore, of Gun Owners of America.  Brooks said that more and more conservative groups are starting to figure out that this guy (Luther Strange) is not a principled conservative.
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Roby introduces Balanced Budget Amendment

July 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 27, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) filed a bill to introduce a new amendment to the United States Constitution requiring that the United States balance the Federal Budget.

H.J.Res. 114, would amend the US Constitution that, if passed and ratified, would require Congress to annually pass a balanced budget. Roby has introduced similar Legislation each Congress since being elected.

Congresswoman Roby said, “For far too long our Federal government has operated far beyond its means. It is irresponsible and dangerous to continue down this fiscal path.”
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Palmer Says that We Should Get our Fiscal House in Order

March 21, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, March 16, US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) voted to pass the Republican budget out of the House Budget Committee, where he is a member, but says that he will not support it on the floor of the House unless changes are made.

Congressman Palmer released a written statement after the House Budget Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. Rep. Palmer said, “My vote for the budget in the Committee today should not surprise anyone. I kept my word to the Chairman that if I were placed on the Committee, I would support moving the process forward for full House consideration.”
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