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Jim Rockford: Libertarian?

Maybe not, but the iconic character played by the recently deceased James Garner on The Rockford Files had an anti-authoritarian streak. As A.G. Gancarsk points out in The American Conservative, Rockford, a private detective who served time in [...]

Soda taxes not-so SWEET

Yesterday, Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET) Act (HR 5279). As the title suggests, this legislation imposes a new tax on sodas. (I don't know about you, but I don't find new taxes to be [...]

Sunscreen on my shoulder is not the FDA's business

On Monday, Congress passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act (HR 4250). This act is designed to reduce the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s backlog of applications for approval of new sunscreen ingredients. The bill requires the FDA to make a [...]

Ron Paul Classic: Give Parents Control of the Education Dollar

Jason Bedrick of the CATO Institute examines the growing popularity of education tax credits and analyzes a report from the Center for Education Reform providing a "scorecard" for state tax credit laws. Not surprisingly, the study finds that the [...]

Paul Broun statement on Committee Passage of Audit the Fed

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement after H.R. 24, the Audit the Fed bill, was reported favorably out of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform markup with unanimous [...]

Ted Cruz: The Export-Import Bank is corrupt crony-capitalist fiasco.

In case you missed it, here and below is Senator Ted Cruz's USA Today Op-Ed in support of ending the Export-Import Bank (Eximbank). Campaign for Liberty will continue to work to end Eximbank and all forms of corporate welfare. Don't miss your [...]

Thomas Massie: If we are going to go to war, we must follow the Constitution

In case you missed it, here and below is Representative Thomas Massie's excellent statement in support of H.Con.Res. 105., a resolution passed by the House of Representative on Friday forbidding the President from deploying combat troops in a [...]

Ron Paul Classic: Oppose the Defense Production Act

UPDATE TWO: The legislation renewing the Defense Production Act passed Congress by a vote of 386-32. Thanks to the 32 members who opposed the bill, and thanks Representative Thomas Massie for making sure there was a roll-call vote. UPDATE: [...]

Campaing for Liberty joins efforts to limit spending

Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition of 21 other groups in an open letter to the House and Senate demanding they not use budget gimmicks, like hiding additional military funding in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) accounts, to [...]

Travel Promotion Authority case study in how Congress lobbies K Street

Tuesday the House of Representatives passed legislation renewing the Travel Promotion Authority. The Travel Promotion Authority is a public-private "partnership" formed in 2009 to encourage people from other countries to visit the United States. [...]