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Posts From Rep. John Fleming

    FLEMING: Keeping Our Military Prepared

FLEMING: Keeping Our Military Prepared

Last week the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fully fund our military. The passage of this bill in the House, fittingly, coincides with National Appreciation Month,

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    FLEMING: Puerto Rico, Bailouts And Backroom Deals

FLEMING: Puerto Rico, Bailouts And Backroom Deals

We’ve seen this movie before: reckless government policies and irresponsible investments by big business bankers leading to bailout schemes before Congress. We went through this less than a decade ago

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    FLEMING: The Speech I Gave At CPAC Yesterday

FLEMING: The Speech I Gave At CPAC Yesterday

Editor’s Note: A transcript of the speech Rep. John Fleming gave at the American Conservative Union’s Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday in Washington, DC. It’s an honor to be here

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    FLEMING: I Voted Against The Profligate Spending Bill

FLEMING: I Voted Against The Profligate Spending Bill

Our country is financially broke. Our total future obligations are in the hundreds of trillions of dollars and yet once again we do nothing in our annual spending bill to change that trajectory.

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    FLEMING: Choices

FLEMING: Choices

Under President Obama, it’s no secret that Louisiana has been under assault with over-reaching regulations, executive edicts that circumvent Congress, and liberal policies aimed at expanding government. Indeed, the Obama

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    FLEMING: Five Years Of Obama’s ‘New Normal’

FLEMING: Five Years Of Obama’s ‘New Normal’

It certainly didn’t take five years to find out that the Obama stimulus plan of 2009 was a failure, at a cost of nearly a trillion dollars. In January of

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FLEMING: Obama Even Assaults Religion In Gettysburg Address

  FLEMING: Obama Even Assaults Religion In Gettysburg Address

Whether you learned the Gettysburg Address in school or saw it recited in a movie or a documentary, you heard

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FLEMING: This Fight Didn’t End Tonight

  FLEMING: This Fight Didn’t End Tonight

Much has been made of the epic battle that erupted between Congress and the administration during the past two weeks,

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FLEMING: The Senate Needs To Act To End The Shutdown

  FLEMING: The Senate Needs To Act To End The Shutdown

No federal workers should be furloughed. The U.S. House of Representatives voted four times in the past week to keep

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FLEMING: The Obama Administration Says We Should Trust Its Investigation Of IRS

  FLEMING: The Obama Administration Says We Should Trust Its Investigation Of IRS

On May 17, 2013 I joined 35 other House Republicans in calling on the Justice Department to appoint a Special

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FLEMING: Canceling White House Tours Because Of The Sequester? SMH

  FLEMING: Canceling White House Tours Because Of The Sequester? SMH

SMH is a common acronym on social media. It stands for shaking my head. That’s my reaction to the latest

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FLEMING: A Negative Review For Obama’s ‘Gun Show’

  FLEMING: A Negative Review For Obama’s ‘Gun Show’

The Obama campaign is back in action (did it ever end?). And just like his presidential campaign, the President is

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FLEMING: The House Is About To Make History…And Not In A Good Way

  FLEMING: The House Is About To Make History…And Not In A Good Way

If some Republicans have their way, the party soon will make history for all the wrong reasons. In the past

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FLEMING: It’s Undeniable That Medicare Entitlements Are Unsustainable

  FLEMING: It’s Undeniable That Medicare Entitlements Are Unsustainable

Medicare is on a steady downward course to financial ruin and everyone should care. Its trustees admit that Medicare’s main

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FLEMING: It’s Two Years On, And Obamacare Stinks As Much As Ever

  FLEMING: It’s Two Years On, And Obamacare Stinks As Much As Ever

Two years ago today, the White House was in full celebration mode. A crowd in the East Room whistled and

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Kagan’s Necessary Recusal In The Obamacare Case

  Kagan’s Necessary Recusal In The Obamacare Case

Before she joined the high court, Justice Elena Kagan was President Obama’s solicitor general. When the federal government is involved

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