PolitiFact has compiled promises that Republican congressional leaders made during the 2010 campaign and is tracking their progress on our GOP Pledge-O-Meter.
We rate their status as Not Yet Rated, In the Works or Stalled. Once we find action is completed, we rate them Promise Kept, Compromise or Promise Broken. (See our About the Pledge-O-Meter page for definitions of the ratings.)
The report card at right provides an up-to-the-minute tally of all the promises.
Will "ensure that the Border Patrol has the tools and authorities to establish operational control at the border and prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from interfering with Border Patrol enforcement activities on federal lands."
Do away with the concept of ''comprehensive'' spending bills
Do away with the concept of ''comprehensive'' spending bills. "Let’s break them up, to encourage scrutiny, and make spending cuts easier. Rather than pairing agencies and departments together, let them come to the House floor individually, to be judged on their own merit. Members shouldn’t have to vote for big spending increases at the Labor Department in order to fund Health and Human Services. Members shouldn’t have to vote for big increases at the Commerce Department just because they support NASA. Each department and agency should justify itself each year to the full House and Senate, and be judged on its own."
Update August 10th, 2012:
Breaking up spending bills into smaller pieces? Didn't happen.
Ensure access for patients with pre-existing conditions
After repealing health care law, will "make it illegal for an insurance company to deny coverage to someone with prior coverage on the basis of a pre-existing condition, eliminate annual and lifetime spending caps, and prevent insurers from dropping your coverage just because you get sick."
After repealing health care law, will "enact into law conscience protections for health care providers, including doctors, nurses, and hospitals," such as allowing them to decline to provide abortion services.