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This Week in Congress

The Senate will consider nominations and three tax treaties, one with Spain, one with Japan, and one with Luxembourg. Senator Rand Paul has objected to the treaties on the grounds they may threaten the confidentiality of American’s tax records. [...]

This Week in Congress Update: House Vote on Facial Recognition Technology

The House is currently working through more than 400 amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act. One of the amendments offered by Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) would forbid the Department of Justice from purchasing facial [...]

New FDA Commissioner Should Reverse Course, Oppose Government Overreach

As you may have heard, former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb decided to issue a last-minute, big government FDA policy on e-cigarettes and other vaporized products before he left office. This new policy states [...]

Vote on War With Iran TOMORROW

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has worked out a deal with Democrats to vote on an amendment stating that the president does not have congressional authorization to go to war with Iran in exchange for moving the FY 2020 National Defense [...]

This Week in Congress

The Senate will be considering the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Senator Rand Paul is trying to offer a series of amendments to the bill. His amendments include the repeal of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, the [...]

This Week in Congress: Update on Spending

President Trump has issued a veto threat to the National Defense Authorization Act because it only authorizes $733 billion instead of the President’s full amount of $750 billion. Of course, both bills spend too much, but the smaller amount is [...]

This Week in Congress

The House is in session Tuesday through Friday. They will spend most of the week on H.R. 2500, the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill authorizes a total of $733 billion. This consists of $655.9 billion in base funding [...]

Remembering Justin Raimondo

“Don’t do what I did when I was your age - a lot of running around. Instead, read and learn as much as you can so you’re prepared to effectively fight for peace and liberty.” This sounds like the advice Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron [...]

Will Senate Vote on Iran War?

The Senate continues to work on the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. As expected, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to block all substantive amendments by “filling the tree” (which is filing enough meaningless amendments to [...]

This Week in Congress Wrap-up

The Amash-Lundgren amendment limiting warrantless wiretapping and mass surveillance was defeated by a vote of 175-253. The good news is 65 Republicans voted for the bill, up from 39 the last time this was voted on. The bad news is 126 Democrats [...]