Nearly 80 Suspected Terrorists Have Attempted to Illegally Cross Our Southern Border in This Fiscal Year Alone

22 Sep

Under Joe Biden’s open-border agenda, the number of suspected terrorists who have attempted to illegally cross our southern border is now triple the total amount for the last five years combined. In August, 12 more illegal immigrants on the Terrorist Screening Database were apprehended at ports of entry, bringing the total for this fiscal year to a record 78.

BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • In August, there were 203,597 illegal immigrant encounters at our southern border.
    • That is a 307% increase in illegal crossings compared to the last August of President Trump’s administration.
    • Nearly 70% of these encounters were single adults.
    • There have now been 18 straight months of OVER 150,000 illegal border crossings.
  • There have now been 78 suspected terrorists apprehended attempting to illegally cross our southern border so far in FY22 – triple the previous five years combined.
  • Since Joe Biden took office, roughly 3.5 MILLION illegal immigrants have been apprehended at our southern border.
  • In August, fentanyl seizures increased 6% from July.
    • There has now been OVER 12,000 pounds of poisonous fentanyl seized this fiscal year alone.
  • Under Joe Biden and his administration’s historic border crisis, illegal immigrants will now cost American taxpayers OVER $20 BILLION a year.
  • This month, Border Patrol is now encountering up to 8,000 illegal immigrants crossing the southern border each day.
  • Last month, Joe Biden and his administration decided to make the border crisis WORSE by formally ending former President Trump’s successful ‘Remain in Mexico’ program.
  • There have now been OVER 500,000 known “got-aways” at our southern border since the beginning of FY’22 in October.
  • According to court documents, the Biden administration has allowed over 1 million illegal immigrants to settle in the U.S.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Border security IS national security. While 78 suspected terrorists have been fortunately caught, how many made it through due to the chaos of Biden’s border crisis?

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Congressional Democrats Push to Raise Taxes Amid a Recession

29 Jul

In the midst of a recession, Congressional Democrats are planning to raise taxes on America’s job creators, throw money at their Green New Deal agenda, and worsen America’s inflation crisis with their Far-Left Socialist reconciliation package.

THE FACTS ON DEMOCRATS’ SOCIALIST RECONCILIATION PACKAGE:

  • Raises taxes on businesses when Americans are already paying more for just about everything.
    • These tax increases will be passed on to the consumer, stifle reinvestment in infrastructure, R&D, and workers, and only exacerbate the current supply chain crisis.
  • Allows the IRS to hire 87,000 new agents to target American families and businesses.
  • Implements socialist price control schemes for prescription drugs that will negatively impact seniors, patients, those with rare diseases, and their families.
  • Extends Obamacare subsidies—enacted under the American Rescue Plan and set to expire after 2022—for 3 more years, through 2025, benefiting the wealthy and subsidizing people who already have insurance.
    • This expands federal spending without enacting any meaningful reform to a broken system.
    • Incites inflationary pressure when inflation is already at a 40- year high.
  • Spends $369 billion in “Green New Deal” initiatives. Americans deserve efficient, affordable, and American-made energy, yet Democrats continue to pursue policies that have doubled gas prices since Joe Biden took office and destroyed U.S. energy independence.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS: 

  • Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans.
  • Click HERE to see how much Biden-flation has impacted your home state.
  • A new report yesterday shows the real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 0.9% in the second quarter of 2022, according to an advanced estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
    • This follows a GDP decline of 1.6% within the first quarter, meaning that we have hit the rule-of-thumbrecession definition: two consecutive quarters with negative GDP readings.
  • In June, the CPI soared 9.1% for the 12 months ending June, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending December 1981.
  • Biden’s inflation crisis has cost the average American workerOVER $3,000 in annual income.
  • The skyrocketing cost of goods and services will cost the average American household nearly $6,000.
  • Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.6%, seasonally adjusted, from June 2021 to June 2022 because of Biden’s inflation crisis.

IT’S SIMPLE: Instead of addressing the root cause of inflation – out-of-control government spending – Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats are now doubling down to ‘Build Back Broke.’

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U.S. Economy Enters Recession, Shrinks Additional 0.9% As Congressional Democrats Push Revived Socialist Reconciliation Agenda

28 Jul

The Far-Left Socialist policies of President Biden and the House Democrats have led our economy into a recession. The real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 0.9% in the second quarter of 2022, according to an advanced estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. This follows a GDP decline of 1.6% within the first quarter, meaning that we have hit the rule-of-thumb recession definition: two consecutive quarters with negative GDP readings.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS: 

  • Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans.
  • Click HERE to see how much Biden-flation has impacted your home state.
  • In June, the CPI soared 9.1% for the 12 months ending June, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending December 1981.
  • Biden’s inflation crisis has cost the average American worker OVER $3,000 in annual income.
  • The skyrocketing cost of goods and services will cost the average American household nearly $6,000.
  • Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.6%, seasonally adjusted, from June 2021 to June 2022 because of Biden’s inflation crisis.
  • Americans are paying more for just about everything because of inflation.
  • America’s families will spend on average OVER $600 per student this year on back-to-school shopping – this is UP nearly 30% from 2019.
  • According to a new Fox News poll, a shocking 75% of Americans reported experiencing hardship because of inflation.
    • According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, inflation is the top problem reported by businesses – the highest rating since 1980.
    • The majority of Americans think the economy will be even WORSE next year.
  • 54% of Americans say the middle class has not benefited from this administration’s failed Far-Left policies.
  • Last year, Joe Biden told the American people that inflation was just “temporary,” which was FALSE.

IT’S SIMPLE: Instead of addressing the root cause of inflation, out-of-control government spending, Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats are now pushing for a revived ‘Build Back Broke’ agenda, doubling down on their Far-Left Socialist policies, that have led our economy into a recession.

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Congressional Democrats Will Worsen Inflation Crisis With Revived Socialist Reconciliation Package

28 Jul

Senate Democrats have revived Joe Biden’s ‘Build Back Broke’ agenda – and it will only cause inflation to skyrocket further.

IT’S SIMPLE: This Socialist wish-list will do NOTHING to address the inflation that is crushing America’s families and workers, and it will only further our economic crisis.

HERE ARE THE FACTS:

  • Raises taxes on businesses when Americans are already paying more for just about everything.
    • These tax increases will be passed on to the consumer, stifle reinvestment in infrastructure, R&D, and workers, and only exacerbate the current supply chain crisis.
  • Allows the IRS to hire 87,000 new agents to target American families and businesses.
  • Implements socialist price control schemes for prescription drugs that will negatively impact seniors, patients, those with rare diseases, and their families.
  • Extends Obamacare subsidies—enacted under the American Rescue Plan and set to expire after 2022—for at least two more years, benefiting the wealthy and subsidizing people who already have insurance.
    • This expands federal spending without enacting any meaningful reform to a broken system.
    • Incites inflationary pressure when inflation is already at a 40- year high.
  • Spends $369 billion in “Green New Deal” initiatives. Americans deserve efficient, affordable, and American-made energy, yet Democrats continue to pursue policies that have doubled gas prices since Joe Biden took office and destroyed U.S. energy independence.

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Back-to-School Shopping is Costing America’s Families Over $600 Per Student Because of Biden-flation

27 Jul

With inflation at the highest rate in over 40 years and real wages declining, America’s families will spend on average OVER $600 per student this year on back-to-school shopping because of skyrocketing Biden-flation – this is UP nearly 30% from 2019.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Democrat one-party rule in Washington has repeatedly failed America’s students. No child should be less-equipped to succeed in school because of Joe Biden and House Democrats’ reckless spending and failed Far-Left agenda.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans.
  • Parents across the country will pay OVER $600 per student for back-to-school supplies this coming school year because of Biden-flation.
    • This is an increase of 27% compared to 2019;
    • And an increase of 8% compared to 2021.
  • From June 2021 to June 2022:
    • Educational books and supplies are UP 3.7%
    • College textbooks are UP 5%
    • Girls’ and boys’ footwear is UP 6.7%
    • Girls’ apparel is UP 1.8%
    • Boys’ apparel is UP 6.5%
    • Sports equipment is UP 8%
    • Recreational reading materials are UP 1.8%
    • Elementary and high school tuition and fees are UP 3.1%
    • Daycare and preschool are UP 3.7%
    • Music instruments and accessories are UP 5.6%
  • 54% of parents expect the economy to weaken in the next six months, compared to 28% in 2021.
  • 40% of parents said they would cut back spending in other areas of their life to afford school supplies, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation.
  • The skyrocketing cost of school supplies is hurting low and middle-income families the most.
  • Click HERE to see how much Biden-flation has impacted your home state.
  • Consumer confidence fell in July for the third month in a row.
  • In June, the CPI soared 9.1% for the 12 months ending June, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending December 1981.
  • The skyrocketing cost of goods and services will cost the average American household nearly $6,000.
  • Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.6%, seasonally adjusted, from June 2021 to June 2022 because of Biden’s inflation crisis.
    • Overall, real wages are down 4.4%

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House Democrats Focus on Pelosi’s Witch-Hunt Rather Than the Crises Facing Americans

21 Jul

As Americans face the highest inflation in 40 years, skyrocketing crime, a historic border crisis, and a never-ending energy crisis, House Democrats have yet to hold one primetime hearing to hear firsthand from the American people, who are struggling as a result of Democrats’ failed Far-Left agenda.

Instead, House Democrats will host their second primetime hearing featuring Lame Duck Speaker Pelosi’s illegitimate political witch-hunt tonight.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans.
  • In June, the CPI soared 9.1% for the 12 months ending June, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending December 1981.
  • Americans are paying more for just about everything because of inflation.
  • According to a new Fox News poll, a shocking 75% of Americansreported experiencing hardship because of inflation.
  • Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.6%, seasonally adjusted, from June 2021 to June 2022 because of Biden’s inflation crisis.
  • Biden’s inflation crisis has cost the average American workerOVER $3,000 in annual income.
  • The skyrocketing cost of goods and services will cost the average American household nearly $6,000.

 BIDEN’S ENERGY CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • On the day that President Biden was sworn into office, the average price for a gallon of gas nationwide was approximately $2.39.
  • The national average for a gallon of gas is $4.44 as of Thursday.
  • Americans are spending OVER $2,000 extra a year on gas under Joe Biden.
  • According to a new Fox News poll, more Americans blame President Biden for high gas prices than Russia or oil companies.

BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • In June, there were 207,416 migrant encounters at our southern border.
    • June was the fourth consecutive month of OVER 200,000 encounters.
    • That is a 527% increase in apprehension compared to the last June of President Trump’s administration.
    • There have now been 16 straight months of OVER 150,000 illegal border crossings.
    • This June is the worst June on record, according to CBP data.
  • Since Joe Biden took office, OVER 3.1 MILLION illegal immigrants have been apprehended at our southern border.
  • In June, an additional six illegal immigrants apprehended at our southern border were on the terrorist watch list bringing the total to 56 for FY22.

DEMOCRATS’ CRIME CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Six major Democrat-run U.S. cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Baltimore are now on track to surpass the historic violent crime wave of last year.
    • 12 Democrat-run cities broke annual homicide records last year.
    • Homicide rates across the country are UP nearly 50% compared to 2020, according to the Major Cities Chiefs Association.
  • Shootings of police officers are up 19% since 2021, according to the National Fraternal Order of Police.
  • Progressive prosecutors are in cities that represent over 20% of the nation’s population.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: This is what it looks like when Democrat one-party rule in Washington fails the American people. House Democrats have continually proven they do not care about the issues most important to Americans and would rather pursue their never-ending political vendetta.

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House Democrats Are Coming For Our Guns

20 Jul

House Democrats decided they haven’t gone far enough when it comes to attacking Americans’ Second Amendment rights and once again are comingfor our guns.

On Wednesday, July 20th, the House Judiciary Committee will markup H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021, and H.R. 2814, the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act. H.R. 1808 would ban AR-15s and similar semi-automatic rifles, which are among the most popular firearms being sold today, with nearly 20 million in circulation as of late 2020. H.R. 2814 would repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which was enacted in 2005 with broad bipartisan support, to protect the firearms industry from frivolous and politically-motivated lawsuits.

Assault Weapons Ban Fast Facts

  • AR-15-style rifles are NOT “assault weapons” or “assault rifles.” An assault rifle is fully automatic, a machine gun. Automatic firearms have been severely restricted from civilian ownership since 1934.
  • A Department of Justice assessment on renewing the prior federal law banning categories of semi-automatic firearms and limiting magazine capacity determined that the “impact on gun violence is likely to be small at best, and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.”
  • The RAND Corporation conducted a comprehensive survey of existing, high quality literature on the effects of various gun control measures and concluded there was no reliable evidence that magazine capacity limits or bans on categories of semi-automatic firearms have a beneficial effect on reducing violent crime generally or mass shootings in particular.
  • The DOJ’s annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR) consistently showsthat murders from all rifles – not just semi-automatics – are less than that of murders committed with knives, clubs and fists.
  • Even the left-leaning Politifact rated this comparison “Mostly True” after parsing the data.

GUN OWNERS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • The Biden administration is ignoring the fact that Americans – of all races, creeds, colors and all walks of life – are purchasing firearms in record numbers.
  • Over 14 million Americans purchased a firearm for the first time in 2020 and 2021.
  • Background checks for the sale of a gun shattered previous records in 2020 at over 21 million, and another 18.5 million were completed in 2021.
  • For 35 months straight, there have been over 1 million background checks for gun sales.
  • According to a recent survey of industry retailers, nearly 47 percent of first-time gun buyers in 2021 inquired about training and 43 percent signed up for training.
  • Nearly 23 percent of retailers indicated that first-time gun buyers in 2020 purchased another firearm in 2021.
  • Over 33 percent of first-time gun buyers in 2021 were women.
  • 44 percent of retailers saw an increase of African-Americans purchasing firearms in 2021.
  • Nearly 40 percent of retailers saw an increase of Hispanic-Americans purchasing firearms in 2021.
  • Over 27 percent of retailers saw an increase of Asian-Americans purchasing firearms in 2021.
  • Over 18 percent of retailers saw an increase of Native-Americans purchasing firearms in 2021.
  • Nearly 14 percent of retailers saw an increase of Native-Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders purchasing firearms in 2021.

IT’S SIMPLE: While Far-Left House Democrats continue to push unconstitutional gun control measures, House Republicans will stand for the Second Amendment rights of all Americans.

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One Year Ago Biden Claimed That Inflation Was Just Temporary; It Has Since Skyrocketed

19 Jul

One year ago today, Joe Biden told the American people that inflation was “temporary” after the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased to 5.4%. Since then, inflation has skyrocketed to 9.1% – the highest rate in over 40 years.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Biden was wrong about inflation, just as he has been about every economic decision since becoming President. Biden and House Democrats own America’s inflation crisis, no one else.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans.
  • In June, the CPI soared 9.1% for the 12 months ending June, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending December 1981.
  • Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.6%, seasonally adjusted, from June 2021 to June 2022 because of Biden’s inflation crisis.
  • Biden’s inflation crisis has cost the average American worker OVER $3,000 in annual income.
  • Americans are paying more for just about everything because of inflation:
  • The skyrocketing cost of goods and services will cost the average American household nearly $6,000.
  • 54% of Americans say the middle class has not benefited from this administration’s failed Far-Left policies.
  • Last year, Joe Biden told the American people that inflation was just “temporary,” which was FALSE.

IT’S SIMPLE: Inflation was NOT “temporary.” Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans and has continued to skyrocket because of Biden and House Democrats’ out-of-control spending. Instead of addressing America’s inflation crisis, House Democrats are pushing for BILLIONS more in government spending this week, which will only worsen America’s inflation crisis.

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Democrats Pour More Fuel on America’s Inflation Fire With Their Socialist Spending Spree

19 Jul

According to a new Fox News poll, a shocking 75% of Americans are experiencing hardship because of Joe Biden and House Democrats’ inflation crisis, and the majority of Americans expect the economy to be worse next year.

Unfortunately, House Democrats are working to pour more fuel on America’s inflation fire by passing a liberal wish list package with tens of billions of dollars in reckless spending for their Far-Left Socialist agenda.

DEMOCRATS’ SOCIALIST SPENDING PACKAGE BY THE NUMBERS (Courtesy of House Appropriations Committee Republicans):

Spending concerns include: 

  • 20% increase for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • 17% increase for general government activities, including:
    • $1 billion increase for the Internal Revenue Service;
    • 433% increase for the Election Security Grants;
    • 30% increase for the Federal Trade Commission;
    • 20% increase for the Office of Personnel Management;
  • 12% increase to maintain and improve federal buildings – many of which have been mostly empty for more than 2 years.
  • 17% increase for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • “Such sums” authority for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in addition to the $9 billion reserve fund if needed for unanticipated participation increases, providing authority for a “blank check” for the Biden Administration.

Democrats are pushing partisan climate initiatives:

  • $6 billion for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), continuing the increased benefits that were intended to be a temporary, pandemic-related supplement to the normal program.
  • Offshore oil and gas activities are restricted, and oil and gas inspection fees are increased, which will be passed on to consumers.
  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy activities are increased by more than 25%.
  • $100 million is provided for the president’s proposal to use Defense Production Act authorities to accelerate domestic manufacturing of select clean energy technologies.
  • $75 million is allocated for public housing energy efficiency and climate resilience upgrades.

Democrats are allowing taxpayer dollars to be used to fund abortions:

  • Long-standing pro-life language prohibiting the use of DC local funds and the Federal Employee Health Benefits program from funding abortions is dropped.
  • A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy that allows abortion pills to be mailed to patients is permitted to remain in place.

Democrats are increasing spending on non-defense programs by 14%:

  • The Sea-Launched Cruise Missile-Nuclear, which is necessary to enhance deterrence and assurance, is not funded.
  • Longstanding provisions prohibiting the closure of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and the use of military construction funds to build a detention center in the United States or territories are dropped.

Democrats are encouraging illegal immigration: 

  • Immigration checks on residents of HUD-assisted housing are prohibited.
  • Federal agencies are allowed to hire participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Democrats are rewarding poor performance with more taxpayer funding:  

  • Funding for FDA, the same agency that failed to prevent the infant formula crisis, is increased 10%, while farmers and ranchers struggling with record-high costs for things like fuel and fertilizer receive little help.
  • The U.S. Postal Service is directed to develop a government-run banking program, even though the agency continues to struggle to handle and deliver the nation’s mail.

DON’T BE FOOLED: Instead of addressing the economic crisis plaguing Americans, Democrats are doubling down on their Far-Left agenda and reckless government spending, which will further fuel inflation.

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Biden’s Border Crisis Continues With The Worst June On Record

18 Jul

Joe Biden and House Democrats’ open borders, mass releases, and zero enforcement policies have created the worst border crisis on record. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, there were 207,416 migrant encounters at our southern border in June, making it the worst June on record.

BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • In June, there were 207,416 migrant encounters at our southern border.
    • June was the fourth consecutive month of OVER 200,000 encounters.
    • That is a 527% increase in apprehension compared to the last June of President Trump’s administration.
    • This is nearly a 10% increase from last June.
  • Since Joe Biden became President, OVER 3.1 MILLION illegal immigrants have been apprehended at our southern border.
  • There have now been 16 straight months of OVER 150,000 illegal border crossings.
  • This June is the worst June on record, according to available data.
  • The number of total encounters in FY22 has already eclipsed the record-setting number in FY21, and there are still three months remaining in FY22.
  • In June, an additional six illegal immigrants apprehended at our southern border were on the terrorist watch list bringing the total to 56 for FY22.
    • That is nearly double the 30 in the previous four years combined.

BOTTOM LINE: This is an invasion. A country without secure borders is not a country. Border security IS national security.

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