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house Bill H.R. 3038

Does Congress Need Until the End of 2015 to Reach a Long-Term Solution for Highway Funding?

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Its unrealistic to expect a long-term solution for transportation funding to materialize in two weeks before the most recent extension expires. Five more months give Congress a chance to get a permanent fix done.

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07/18/2015
Expecting an intelligent response in just two weeks on something as expensive as this appropriation is rather more than Congress will achieve.
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George 's Opinion
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07/22/2015
Something about our infrastructure should have been done long before now. Do something now.
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Henry's Opinion
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09/01/2015
We need to replace the roads with solar panels. Eliminating any need for oil, coal, nuclear plants, and any other climate changing methods. We would have endless energy, and electric cars that won't destroy the climate.
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Argument opposed

There’s been far too much kicking the can down the road in Congress recently. There is a bipartisan consensus that something longer term must be done for transportation funding, put a long-term fix up for a vote now!

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10/23/2016
Please note that I have added more info to my opinion: In case you haven't noticed, it's almost 2017! Paul Ryan, you are a RINO, who needs to be replaced! I'm ashamed of the Republican Party for not using the power of the purse to rein in our lawless POTUS! In fact, you should have impeached him long ago! Actually, he and Hillary Clinton should be sitting in prison right now! But y'all are too busy fundraising and coming up with nonsense bills and resolutions to do anything truly worthwhile! The following article pretty well sums up the frustrations of most of Donald Trump's supporters: Why conservatives will need a new party if/when Hillary wins • In a constitutional system that is working properly — with a party that cares to exercise its power appropriately — Hillary’s presidency should be dead on arrival. Yet, GOP leaders are already planning to greet her with tailwinds instead of headwinds. • Not only will Republicans decline to use the power of the purse to block Hillary’s radical agenda or encourage allies in the state to thwart implementation of her policies, they will seek ways to look like they are “governing.” Every Republican will run for office as outraged against her agenda, and 2018 will be a repeat of 2010 when everyone was a “Tea Party candidate.” • Americans don’t want to give all of government to Democrats, yet this false flag operation of Republicans has allowed the worst cultural and fiscal transformation in our history on their watch, even though Democrats controlled the trifecta of the federal government for only two years. • The fact that people regard a pending third term of Obama as the death of humanity reflects the reality that there is NO Republican Party left. By: Daniel Horowitz | October 16, 2016 When John Quincy Adams entered office in March, 1825, he had lofty ideas both domestically and on the global front. The younger Adams had one of the most impressive resumes of a new president. He was widely regarded as one of the most successful secretaries of state in our history, and presided over the tranquil years of the Monroe presidency. Yet, the Jacksonian Democrats who dominated Congress, buoyed by the voting bloc of the southern states, absolutely decimated Quincy’s agenda and rendered his entire presidency an utter failure. There is no reason the same dynamic cannot occur during a potential Hillary presidency. Sadly, it won’t until a true alternative party is conceived. Whether you love, hate, or tolerate the current GOP nominee, the reality is that unless something cathartic occurs before the critical mass of early voting begins, Hillary Clinton will be elected president on November 8. Don’t shoot the messenger. Just three weeks out from the election (and much less when mass early voting is factored in), it’s time conservatives of all stripes at least give some thought as to a game-plan past the sensational news of the day in the media. Republicans like Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas. (F, 42%) already have a game plan in place if and when Hillary is elected: make Hillary’s presidency a great success. In other words, nothing too different from the GOP’s modus operandi during the Obama presidency. https://www.conservativereview.com/members/john-cornyn/liberty-card/ In a constitutional system that is working properly — with a party that cares to exercise its power appropriately — Hillary’s presidency should be dead on arrival. Here is a revealing tweet from an Austin Statesman reporter covering John Cornyn’s speech to a local Chamber of Commerce this week: Thus, Cornyn’s biggest agenda item for a Hillary presidency is to grant her George Soros’s top policy agenda — jailbreak — which will help create a permanent Democrat majority. These people have no sense of the fact that even if Hillary wins she will have no mandate, Republicans will control the majority of state governments, the House, and very possibly the Senate. In a constitutional system that is working properly — with a party that cares to exercise its power appropriately — Hillary’s presidency should be dead on arrival. Yet, GOP leaders are already planning to greet her with tailwinds instead of headwinds. Although Quincy Adams was a brilliant, honorable, and patriotic son of a Founding Father, the political adversity in which he found himself was insuperable, exactly what should be confronting Hillary if she wins … if only there was a true opposition party. She would have won only because of the dumpster fire in the Republican Party, not based on popular support for a single policy. Nobody wants a flood of refugees, Obamacare is spiraling out of control, and nobody likes her personality or has any trust in her leadership. She holds all of the policies of Obama that the electorate has already repudiated, albeit lacks the personal charm that has kept the lame duck president afloat. In fact, she would come in as the most hated president to begin their term in office since … well … John Quincy Adams. Congress, together with the states, can completely cripple Hillary’s agenda if they actually cared to do so. Sure, Hillary would never do anything positive and would still have some latitude to implement some very dangerous things on the foreign policy front, but the fact that people regard a pending third term of Obama as the death of humanity reflects the reality that there is NO Republican Party left. Not only will Republicans decline to use the power of the purse to block Hillary’s radical agenda or encourage allies in the state to thwart implementation of her policies, they will seek ways to look like they are “governing.” Every Republican will run for office as outraged against her agenda, and 2018 will be a repeat of 2010 when everyone was a “Tea Party candidate.” 2020 will be a repeat of 2012 in which the candidate with the most name recognition and promoted by Fox News will be the GOP nominee. By that point, we will have mandated sex change operations. Heck, our own military during a time of war and internal morale crisis has already published a handbook on sex changes. We simply don’t have the time to continue down this failed path. We’ve already been in the wilderness for 27 years. The entire shelf-life of the Whig Party, which Quincy Adams helped found, was shorter than the 27 years the GOP has been around as a fake opposition party since 1989. Immediately after it became apparent that the Whigs stood for nothing as it related to the issue of the time, it was ditched for, ironically, the creation of the Republican Party. We’ve come full circle. The imperative to act and the opportunity for a clean break from the past were never stronger. The modern-day Republican Party has controlled the House of Representatives, the body closest to the people and the branch controlled fully with a simple majority, for 18 of the past 22 years. Despite the unmitigated disaster of the presidential election, and the banality of the array of GOP senators running for reelection, Republicans are still better than even odds at keeping the Senate, even if Trump loses in a landslide. The bottom line is that the people don’t want the fundamental transformation. There is no popular mandate for Democrat polices. Outside of their impervious demographic firewall of support, there is a reverse mandate against their policies. Americans don’t want to give all of government to Democrats, yet this false flag operation of Republicans has allowed the worst cultural and fiscal transformation in our history on their watch, even though Democrats controlled the trifecta of the federal government for only two years. Moreover, in the state, Democrats have held only a minority of state governments for most of the past two decades. Republicans, on the other hand, now control two-thirds of the state legislative bodies and in 23 states they control the trifecta of state government. Democrats enjoy full control in just seven states. Yet, little has changed to thwart the agenda of the far-left on most issues. On the seminal issues of our item, such as Obamacare, Islamic refugee resettlement, and funding for Planned Parenthood — which should be slam dunk policy — Republicans have been impotent if not complicit in the problem. The biggest question that conservatives must answer the day after the election is: for how much longer will they continue doing the same things and expecting different results? The sooner that question is resolved, the quicker we can chart a new course that will be embraced by a majority of the country, which is clamoring for something different. The imperative to act and the opportunity for a clean break from the past were never stronger. At this point, it’s all a matter of initiative. Read more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/10/why-conservatives-will-need-a-new-party-if-when-hillary-wins We should be hardening our electric grids against an EMP attack and improving other parts of our infrastructure. We should NOT be importing more "refugees" and we should secure our borders! Oh, but I'm forgetting! You appear to be in league with the open borders bunch! More than 15 million Americans are out of work and this number is growing quickly. However, the United States continues to admit more than 1 million legal immigrants each year. Why do you and your colleagues in Congress continue to allow this to happen? Here is a list of Representatives who earned a grade of F from NumbersUSA: F (11% of peer group) Kline, John (Rep. - 2nd) R - MN 15% Moolenaar, John (Rep. - 4th) R - MI 15% Brooks, Susan (Rep. - 5th) R - IN 13% Frelinghuysen, Rodney (Rep. - 11th) R - NJ 13% Hurd, William (Rep. - 23rd) R - TX 13% McCarthy, Kevin (Rep. - 23rd) R - CA 13% McMorris Rodgers, Cathy (Rep. - 5th) R - WA 13% Murphy, Tim (Rep. - 18th) R - PA 13% Noem, Kristi (Rep. - at large) R - SD 13% Paulsen, Erik (Rep. - 3rd) R - MN 13% Rogers, Harold (Rep. - 5th) R - KY 13% -->** RYAN, PAUL **<-- (Rep. - 1st) R - WI 13% Tiberi, Pat (Rep. - 12th) R - OH 13% Walden, Greg (Rep. - 2nd) R - OR 13% Davis, Rodney (Rep. - 13th) R - IL 12% Royce, Ed (Rep. - 39th) R - CA 12% Simpson, Mike (Rep. - 2nd) R - ID 12% Stefanik, Elise (Rep. - 21st) R - NY 12% Gibson, Christopher (Rep. - 19th) R - NY 10% Katko, John (Rep. - 24th) R - NY 10% LoBiondo, Frank (Rep. - 2nd) R - NJ 10% MacArthur, Tom (Rep. - 3rd) R - NJ 10% King, Peter (Rep. - 2nd) R - NY 9% Coffman, Mike (Rep. - 6th) R - CO 8% Dent, Charles (Rep. - 15th) R - PA 8% Reichert, Dave (Rep. - 8th) R - WA 8% Upton, Fred (Rep. - 6th) R - MI 8% F- (2% of peer group) Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (Rep. - 27th) R - FL 1% Curbelo, Carlos (Rep. - 26th) R - FL 0% Denham, Jeff (Rep. - 10th) R - CA 0% Diaz-Balart, Mario (Rep. - 25th) R - FL 0% Dold, Robert (Rep. - 10th) R - IL 0% Radewagen, Aumua (Sen.) R - 0% Overall National Grade: U.S. Senate C U.S. House of Representatives C Whole Congress C © 2015 NumbersUSA, 1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 240, Arlington, VA 22202, All Rights Reserved https://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/tools/grades/list/0/CONGRESS/US/HR/Grade/Active In case you haven't gotten the message, we want people in DC to protect the sovereignty of the United States AND UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION! Fight to protect our individual freedoms and states' rights! Shrink our bloated, inefficient and overly powerful bureaucracy! Y'all need to earn our trust again, because we see what's going on and we don't approve of a lot of what Congress is doing! Or not doing, as the case may be! Both the Democrats and the Republicans (with a few exceptions) have moved too far to the left, and we need a party of Conservatives that we can count on to save our Republic! Obama has been the worst, most divisive, and most treasonous person to ever sit in the Oval Office, and y'all have done NOTHING substantial to hold him and his whole corrupt Administration accountable for their tyranny and for endangering our national security! DEPORT THE ILLEGAL ALIENS AND STOP ALLOWING FOREIGNERS TO COME AND TAKE AMERICAN JOBS AND MAKE IT LESS ATTRACTIVE FOR BUSINESSES TO OUTSOURCE JOBS! ALSO, WE NEED TO QUIT PANDERING TO CAIR, ISNA, MAS AND ALL THE OTHER MUSLIM ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE WAGING CULTURAL, ECONOMIC, AND LEGAL JIHAD IN AMERICA! WE ARE WATCHING YOU AND A LOT OF US ARE NOT IMPRESSED WITH YOUR TRACK RECORD! WE ARE TIRED OF BROKEN PROMISES, YOU KNOW, THE PROMISES Y'ALL MAKE IN ORDER TO GET RE-ELECTED! DO YOUR DANGED JOB AND QUIT TRYING TO PULL THE WOOL OVER OUR EYES! WE DON'T TRUST THE GOVERNMENT OR THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ANYMORE! WE ARE FLAT OUT FED UP WITH THE LIES AND CORRUPTION!
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07/17/2015
NO MORE TEMPORARY FIXES. Do your jobs! The jobs you are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for. Maybe a little less lobbyist butt kissing and more work to fix the issues of our country! NO NEW TAXES! We are 18 TRILLION IN DEBT. We already bring in more tax revenues than any other two countries in history. Unfortunately we spend more than any 3 countries in history. STOP SPENDING!!
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04/18/2016
You guys are always looking for extensions. It is time that you are held accountable for doing your jobs. If you can not handle it, get out.
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What is House Bill H.R. 3038?

This bill would fund highway and transportation projects through the Highway Trust Fund until December 18, 2015. The program’s spending authority is currently set to expire on July 31, 2015. The bill’s sponsors hope that an extension through the end of the year will give members of Congress enough time to reach a long-term agreement on highway and transportation funding.

The Highway Trust Fund finances the Interstate Highway System, and consequently, road construction projects and urban transit systems. It receives a large portion of its funding from the federal gasoline tax — which is currently 18.4 cents per gallon of regular fuel, and 24.4 cents per gallon for diesel fuel.

It is notable that this bill actually reduces the deficit between 2015 and 2025 by using a combination of spending reductions and provisions that would improve tax compliance. Among those offset provisions would be:

  • A requirement that lenders report additional information so that borrowers don’t understate their tax burden. Lawmakers estimate that this will provide an estimated $1.8 billion in offsets.

  • Giving the IRS a six-year window to review returns that were substantially understated. Estimated offsets? $1.2 billion.

  • Requiring estates subject to the estate tax to report the value of property upon the owner’s death — yielding an estimated $1.5 billion in offsets.

  • Tax filing deadline changes for partnerships, S corporations, and C corporations with offsets estimates at $314 million.

  • Extending a rule that allows employers to transfer excess defined-benefit plan assets to retiree medical accounts and group-term life insurance — yielding $172 million in offsets.

  • Equalizing taxes on liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and compressed natural gas from different levels would provide $90 million in tax relief (not offsets).

  • The current budget treatment of TSA fees would be extended for two additional years, leading to $3.1 billion in offsets.

Impact

Anyone who uses roads and highways, businesses and agencies that repair and manage roads, the Dept. of Transportation, and the HTF administrators.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 3038

$0.00
The CBO estimates that this bill would decrease the deficit by $8 billion over the 2015-2025 period through improved tax compliance and reduced spending.

More Information

In-Depth: The sponsors of this legislation recognized the need for a longer-term solution for transportation funding in a joint press release, as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) said:
“This country needs a long-term plan to fix our roads, bridges, and other infrastructure, and this bill gives us our best shot at completing one this year. By providing resources through the end of the year, we can ensure construction continues while we work toward a package that could close the trust fund’s shortfall for as many as six years. We urge all members who want some long-sought stability in our highway and transit programs to support this critical extension.”

The previous extension for the Highway Trust Fund was introduced on May 14, 2015 and provided for funding until the end of July. It was signed into law on May 28, and various longer-term proposals were being discussed that the time — which ranged from providing additional funding sources for the HTF for a six-year fix to letting the HTF expire.


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Summary by Eric Revell
(Photo Credit: Flickr user Rain Rannu)

AKA

Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II

Official Title

To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes.

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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed July 15th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 312 Yea / 119 Nay
      house Committees
      Transportation and Maritime Security
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Highways and Transit
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJuly 13th, 2015

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    Please note that I have added more info to my opinion: In case you haven't noticed, it's almost 2017! Paul Ryan, you are a RINO, who needs to be replaced! I'm ashamed of the Republican Party for not using the power of the purse to rein in our lawless POTUS! In fact, you should have impeached him long ago! Actually, he and Hillary Clinton should be sitting in prison right now! But y'all are too busy fundraising and coming up with nonsense bills and resolutions to do anything truly worthwhile! The following article pretty well sums up the frustrations of most of Donald Trump's supporters: Why conservatives will need a new party if/when Hillary wins • In a constitutional system that is working properly — with a party that cares to exercise its power appropriately — Hillary’s presidency should be dead on arrival. Yet, GOP leaders are already planning to greet her with tailwinds instead of headwinds. • Not only will Republicans decline to use the power of the purse to block Hillary’s radical agenda or encourage allies in the state to thwart implementation of her policies, they will seek ways to look like they are “governing.” Every Republican will run for office as outraged against her agenda, and 2018 will be a repeat of 2010 when everyone was a “Tea Party candidate.” • Americans don’t want to give all of government to Democrats, yet this false flag operation of Republicans has allowed the worst cultural and fiscal transformation in our history on their watch, even though Democrats controlled the trifecta of the federal government for only two years. • The fact that people regard a pending third term of Obama as the death of humanity reflects the reality that there is NO Republican Party left. By: Daniel Horowitz | October 16, 2016 When John Quincy Adams entered office in March, 1825, he had lofty ideas both domestically and on the global front. The younger Adams had one of the most impressive resumes of a new president. He was widely regarded as one of the most successful secretaries of state in our history, and presided over the tranquil years of the Monroe presidency. Yet, the Jacksonian Democrats who dominated Congress, buoyed by the voting bloc of the southern states, absolutely decimated Quincy’s agenda and rendered his entire presidency an utter failure. There is no reason the same dynamic cannot occur during a potential Hillary presidency. Sadly, it won’t until a true alternative party is conceived. Whether you love, hate, or tolerate the current GOP nominee, the reality is that unless something cathartic occurs before the critical mass of early voting begins, Hillary Clinton will be elected president on November 8. Don’t shoot the messenger. Just three weeks out from the election (and much less when mass early voting is factored in), it’s time conservatives of all stripes at least give some thought as to a game-plan past the sensational news of the day in the media. Republicans like Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas. (F, 42%) already have a game plan in place if and when Hillary is elected: make Hillary’s presidency a great success. In other words, nothing too different from the GOP’s modus operandi during the Obama presidency. https://www.conservativereview.com/members/john-cornyn/liberty-card/ In a constitutional system that is working properly — with a party that cares to exercise its power appropriately — Hillary’s presidency should be dead on arrival. Here is a revealing tweet from an Austin Statesman reporter covering John Cornyn’s speech to a local Chamber of Commerce this week: Thus, Cornyn’s biggest agenda item for a Hillary presidency is to grant her George Soros’s top policy agenda — jailbreak — which will help create a permanent Democrat majority. These people have no sense of the fact that even if Hillary wins she will have no mandate, Republicans will control the majority of state governments, the House, and very possibly the Senate. In a constitutional system that is working properly — with a party that cares to exercise its power appropriately — Hillary’s presidency should be dead on arrival. Yet, GOP leaders are already planning to greet her with tailwinds instead of headwinds. Although Quincy Adams was a brilliant, honorable, and patriotic son of a Founding Father, the political adversity in which he found himself was insuperable, exactly what should be confronting Hillary if she wins … if only there was a true opposition party. She would have won only because of the dumpster fire in the Republican Party, not based on popular support for a single policy. Nobody wants a flood of refugees, Obamacare is spiraling out of control, and nobody likes her personality or has any trust in her leadership. She holds all of the policies of Obama that the electorate has already repudiated, albeit lacks the personal charm that has kept the lame duck president afloat. In fact, she would come in as the most hated president to begin their term in office since … well … John Quincy Adams. Congress, together with the states, can completely cripple Hillary’s agenda if they actually cared to do so. Sure, Hillary would never do anything positive and would still have some latitude to implement some very dangerous things on the foreign policy front, but the fact that people regard a pending third term of Obama as the death of humanity reflects the reality that there is NO Republican Party left. Not only will Republicans decline to use the power of the purse to block Hillary’s radical agenda or encourage allies in the state to thwart implementation of her policies, they will seek ways to look like they are “governing.” Every Republican will run for office as outraged against her agenda, and 2018 will be a repeat of 2010 when everyone was a “Tea Party candidate.” 2020 will be a repeat of 2012 in which the candidate with the most name recognition and promoted by Fox News will be the GOP nominee. By that point, we will have mandated sex change operations. Heck, our own military during a time of war and internal morale crisis has already published a handbook on sex changes. We simply don’t have the time to continue down this failed path. We’ve already been in the wilderness for 27 years. The entire shelf-life of the Whig Party, which Quincy Adams helped found, was shorter than the 27 years the GOP has been around as a fake opposition party since 1989. Immediately after it became apparent that the Whigs stood for nothing as it related to the issue of the time, it was ditched for, ironically, the creation of the Republican Party. We’ve come full circle. The imperative to act and the opportunity for a clean break from the past were never stronger. The modern-day Republican Party has controlled the House of Representatives, the body closest to the people and the branch controlled fully with a simple majority, for 18 of the past 22 years. Despite the unmitigated disaster of the presidential election, and the banality of the array of GOP senators running for reelection, Republicans are still better than even odds at keeping the Senate, even if Trump loses in a landslide. The bottom line is that the people don’t want the fundamental transformation. There is no popular mandate for Democrat polices. Outside of their impervious demographic firewall of support, there is a reverse mandate against their policies. Americans don’t want to give all of government to Democrats, yet this false flag operation of Republicans has allowed the worst cultural and fiscal transformation in our history on their watch, even though Democrats controlled the trifecta of the federal government for only two years. Moreover, in the state, Democrats have held only a minority of state governments for most of the past two decades. Republicans, on the other hand, now control two-thirds of the state legislative bodies and in 23 states they control the trifecta of state government. Democrats enjoy full control in just seven states. Yet, little has changed to thwart the agenda of the far-left on most issues. On the seminal issues of our item, such as Obamacare, Islamic refugee resettlement, and funding for Planned Parenthood — which should be slam dunk policy — Republicans have been impotent if not complicit in the problem. The biggest question that conservatives must answer the day after the election is: for how much longer will they continue doing the same things and expecting different results? The sooner that question is resolved, the quicker we can chart a new course that will be embraced by a majority of the country, which is clamoring for something different. The imperative to act and the opportunity for a clean break from the past were never stronger. At this point, it’s all a matter of initiative. Read more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/10/why-conservatives-will-need-a-new-party-if-when-hillary-wins We should be hardening our electric grids against an EMP attack and improving other parts of our infrastructure. We should NOT be importing more "refugees" and we should secure our borders! Oh, but I'm forgetting! You appear to be in league with the open borders bunch! More than 15 million Americans are out of work and this number is growing quickly. However, the United States continues to admit more than 1 million legal immigrants each year. Why do you and your colleagues in Congress continue to allow this to happen? Here is a list of Representatives who earned a grade of F from NumbersUSA: F (11% of peer group) Kline, John (Rep. - 2nd) R - MN 15% Moolenaar, John (Rep. - 4th) R - MI 15% Brooks, Susan (Rep. - 5th) R - IN 13% Frelinghuysen, Rodney (Rep. - 11th) R - NJ 13% Hurd, William (Rep. - 23rd) R - TX 13% McCarthy, Kevin (Rep. - 23rd) R - CA 13% McMorris Rodgers, Cathy (Rep. - 5th) R - WA 13% Murphy, Tim (Rep. - 18th) R - PA 13% Noem, Kristi (Rep. - at large) R - SD 13% Paulsen, Erik (Rep. - 3rd) R - MN 13% Rogers, Harold (Rep. - 5th) R - KY 13% -->** RYAN, PAUL **<-- (Rep. - 1st) R - WI 13% Tiberi, Pat (Rep. - 12th) R - OH 13% Walden, Greg (Rep. - 2nd) R - OR 13% Davis, Rodney (Rep. - 13th) R - IL 12% Royce, Ed (Rep. - 39th) R - CA 12% Simpson, Mike (Rep. - 2nd) R - ID 12% Stefanik, Elise (Rep. - 21st) R - NY 12% Gibson, Christopher (Rep. - 19th) R - NY 10% Katko, John (Rep. - 24th) R - NY 10% LoBiondo, Frank (Rep. - 2nd) R - NJ 10% MacArthur, Tom (Rep. - 3rd) R - NJ 10% King, Peter (Rep. - 2nd) R - NY 9% Coffman, Mike (Rep. - 6th) R - CO 8% Dent, Charles (Rep. - 15th) R - PA 8% Reichert, Dave (Rep. - 8th) R - WA 8% Upton, Fred (Rep. - 6th) R - MI 8% F- (2% of peer group) Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (Rep. - 27th) R - FL 1% Curbelo, Carlos (Rep. - 26th) R - FL 0% Denham, Jeff (Rep. - 10th) R - CA 0% Diaz-Balart, Mario (Rep. - 25th) R - FL 0% Dold, Robert (Rep. - 10th) R - IL 0% Radewagen, Aumua (Sen.) R - 0% Overall National Grade: U.S. Senate C U.S. House of Representatives C Whole Congress C © 2015 NumbersUSA, 1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 240, Arlington, VA 22202, All Rights Reserved https://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/tools/grades/list/0/CONGRESS/US/HR/Grade/Active In case you haven't gotten the message, we want people in DC to protect the sovereignty of the United States AND UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION! Fight to protect our individual freedoms and states' rights! Shrink our bloated, inefficient and overly powerful bureaucracy! Y'all need to earn our trust again, because we see what's going on and we don't approve of a lot of what Congress is doing! Or not doing, as the case may be! Both the Democrats and the Republicans (with a few exceptions) have moved too far to the left, and we need a party of Conservatives that we can count on to save our Republic! Obama has been the worst, most divisive, and most treasonous person to ever sit in the Oval Office, and y'all have done NOTHING substantial to hold him and his whole corrupt Administration accountable for their tyranny and for endangering our national security! DEPORT THE ILLEGAL ALIENS AND STOP ALLOWING FOREIGNERS TO COME AND TAKE AMERICAN JOBS AND MAKE IT LESS ATTRACTIVE FOR BUSINESSES TO OUTSOURCE JOBS! ALSO, WE NEED TO QUIT PANDERING TO CAIR, ISNA, MAS AND ALL THE OTHER MUSLIM ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE WAGING CULTURAL, ECONOMIC, AND LEGAL JIHAD IN AMERICA! WE ARE WATCHING YOU AND A LOT OF US ARE NOT IMPRESSED WITH YOUR TRACK RECORD! WE ARE TIRED OF BROKEN PROMISES, YOU KNOW, THE PROMISES Y'ALL MAKE IN ORDER TO GET RE-ELECTED! DO YOUR DANGED JOB AND QUIT TRYING TO PULL THE WOOL OVER OUR EYES! WE DON'T TRUST THE GOVERNMENT OR THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ANYMORE! WE ARE FLAT OUT FED UP WITH THE LIES AND CORRUPTION!
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    Get it done already (he said in 2016).
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    Just get it done!
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    NO MORE TEMPORARY FIXES. Do your jobs! The jobs you are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for. Maybe a little less lobbyist butt kissing and more work to fix the issues of our country! NO NEW TAXES! We are 18 TRILLION IN DEBT. We already bring in more tax revenues than any other two countries in history. Unfortunately we spend more than any 3 countries in history. STOP SPENDING!!
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    Do your job
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    It seems to me that President Eisenhower showed congress how this should be done. Tax the corporations, close their loopholes and have them pay for this.
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    It is now 2016
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    You guys are always looking for extensions. It is time that you are held accountable for doing your jobs. If you can not handle it, get out.
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    Quit putting stuff like this off!
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    Not really, but you know, take your time.
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    Once again, a deceptively worded bill. Note the benefits for oil and gas companies as a side effect of these delays.
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    Congress just needs to do their job. Enough time was available months ago. Now they can work around the clock to do their jobs or quit and let others take over.
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    No amount of time would give Congress the ability to solve any problems. Quit trying to "cure" perceived "ills" in our society. Not every problem, not every person, and not every aspect of our individual and collective lives require Congressional input (read CONTROL).
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    Get off your ass. Stop taking so much time off. Stop talking about b s. Issues. And. Do things that will get jobs for the working class, get the economy going, Therefore do something worthwhile for a change and get this highway bill passed. Instead of going to war all the time and going to contractors. Just my opinion
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    Get the damn bill done. We have pushed this off to long already. Fuel taxes need to increase or put a tax on carbon!!!!
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    I think we've already missed the mark.
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    Expecting an intelligent response in just two weeks on something as expensive as this appropriation is rather more than Congress will achieve.
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    They haven't been able for almost a decade. And I don't see that changing anytime soon.
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    Fix our roads NOW
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    Do your job and get this stuff done NOW!!! That's what you are there to do. If you have to work 24 hours a day, that's what you are there for. You don't like it, don't run for office!!!
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