Moore campaign says Jones supports “Bernie Sanders style economics”

November 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore blasted his opponent, Doug Jones for supporting “Bernie Sanders style economics” that the Moore campaign claimed, “would crush small businesses, stifle the free market, and make it harder for everyday Alabamians to put food on the table.”

“Small businesses account for around two-thirds of American jobs,” Moore said. “Alabama business owners and entrepreneurs work hard every day to provide quality products, services, and jobs to our communities and they deserve to reap all of the benefits of a free market that is unencumbered by the burdens of the federal government. As your next United States Senator, I will work hard to roll back unnecessary government regulations, remove tax rules that punish small business owners, and join the President in promoting economic policies that put the needs of the American people first.”

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Shelby and Strange statements on Obamacare repeal vote

July 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, July 28, 2017, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) today released a statement following the failure of the Senate to pass a repeal of the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Obamacare).  Sen. Shelby said that the healthcare repeal measure would have given Americans relief from Obamacare and that he is disappointed that it failed.  Senator Luther Strange also expressed disappointment that the key GOP promise was not kept.
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Trump administration cutting regulation while State lawmakers do the opposite

March 20, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

As the administration of President Donald J. Trump moves to dismantle Obama-era regulations on lending, the opposite is true here in Alabama, where some legislators are pushing for more rules, not less.

Earlier this month, the Trump administration signaled its intentions to roll back and limit the powers of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), as part of the Republican effort to end the Dodd-Frank Act.
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Trump signs bill repealing Obama Era coal regulations

February 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, February 16, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed a resolution of disapproval rolling back a series of Obama-era regulations passed by administrative rule in the last hours of the Obama Administration. The bill was passed by the Senate and House of Representative using special powers under the Congressional Review Act to reverse regulations.

US Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama) said on social media, “This is such great news for our Alabama coal miners. Thank you President Trump for keeping your promises.”
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Palmer and Senator Mike Lee Introduce Agency Accountability Act

February 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, February 3, 2017, US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) and conservative US Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced the Agency Accountability Act (AAA), requiring that all fines, fees, penalties, and other unappropriated funds collected by federal agencies to be transferred to the Treasury, and subject to the appropriations process.

Congressman Gary Palmer said in a statement, “For too long Congress has granted federal agencies the authority to collect fines, fees and other revenues outside of their appropriated funds with little to no Congressional oversight on how the monies are spent. Congress’ power of the purse is exclusive and absolute and we must begin reclaiming our Article I authority. I am proud to team up with my colleague Senator Mike Lee on this important piece of legislation in both the House and Senate.”
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House makes regulatory reform a top priority

January 16, 2017
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By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

$1,000,000,000,000. That’s the estimated total cost of regulations issued by the Obama Administration. These regulations have resulted in over 754,000,000 hours of paperwork.

These numbers are pretty remarkable. The wide range of regulations cover everything from energy to agriculture to the environment.

In addition to having a negative effect on all those directly impacted, the regulations have a larger impact by stunting economic growth and increasing costs for consumers across the country. When I talk to Alabama employers, they almost always tell me the cost of regulations issued by the Obama Administration is the top reason they cannot create more jobs. Read More

Brooks Votes to Slow Growth of Costly Regulations

September 26, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, September 21, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) voted in favor of HR3438, the Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act. HR3438 would postpne any federal regulation imposing an annual cost of more than $1 billion until the judicial review process is complete. Congressman Brooks is a co-sponsor of the REVIEW Act.

Congressman Brooks said in a statement, “Every week I hear from constituents who are struggling to breathe under the heavy weight of Washington red tape. Did you know that since President Obama took office in 2009, more than 20,000 federal regulations have been issued?”
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Alabama’s Future: Three-Tier or Free Enterprise?

March 18, 2016

By Jim Eddins

As a small vineyard and winery owner in Alabama since 1971 (45 years), I have experience with adult beverage laws and taxes.

Perennial adult beverage legislation, sponsored by the usual suspects, is caused by globalized competition for beer, wine and spirits. A legal concept, a.k.a., the Three-Tier System, is unique to the adult beverage industry since the Repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Computers make the collection, reporting and payment of excise taxes part of Three Tier obsolete in 2016. The monopolistic aspects of Three-Tier is to constrain trade and eliminate competition. Our taxes pay to enforce monopoly. Free Enterprise loses.
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Lathan Comments on Sanders’ Visit to Alabama

January 25, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, January 19, Alabama Republican Party Chairman, Terry Lathan, commented on Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders’ campaign rally in downtown Birmingham. He also spoke at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church.

Chairman Lathan said, “Devout socialist Bernie Sanders brought his “2016 Free Stuff Tour” to Alabama on Monday. Senator Sanders “Berned” several hundred homeless people when they were turned away from his rally venue in Birmingham where they normally stay during dangerous freezing temperatures.”
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Congress Passes Legislation to Repeal Controversial Waters Rules

January 14, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, January 14, the US House of Representatives this week passed a resolution to overturn the controversial Obama Administration redefinition of “Waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act to include all manner of small areas where waters collects, such as ditches, puddles and ponds. Obama’s redefinition of the rule would give the federal government’s Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction of virtually all water in this country.
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