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This week in Congress: War on financial privacy, sanctions on Iran, and gun control?

The House of Representatives comes into session today. As of this writing there is no action scheduled on the Republicans gun control bill. However, behind-the scenes there is much work being done to advance a "compromise" on the bill and it [...]

This Week in Congress: Lawyers, Guns, and Money

Today, the Senate votes on four gun control measures, none of which are likely to pass. In addition to gun control, the Senate will also consider amendments to the Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations bill. The House of Representatives [...]

Vote on Ending Warrentless Wiretapping Possible Today!

The House Rules Committee has made the Massie-Lofgren Amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations bill. The vote is expected today or tomorrow, so Campaign for Liberty members should call their representatives today and tell them to [...]

This Week in Congress: Reining in the IRS and, Maybe, the Surveillance State

The House comes into session on Monday this week. Among the legislation considered is the Defense Department Appropriations bill. Representative Thomas Massie and Zoe Lofgren are once again proposing an amendment that would forbid the use of [...]

Ron Paul Classic: Tribute to Muhammad Ali

Legendary boxer and Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Century, Muhammad Ali, passed away last Friday. Ali was that rare athlete whose impact transcended his sport, and whose popularity was worldwide. In fact, during the seventies, Ali was [...]

This Week in Congress: So Much for Independence Day

The House came back from their Independence Day recess and immediately began working on taking away our liberties. The marquee item of the week was supposed to be an "anti-terrorism" bill containing the Republican version of the Democrats "no [...]

It's a Weekday, So Congress is Taking Your Liberities

The House will vote on the Massie-Lofgren Amendment on backdoor searches in a few hours, so Campaign for Liberty members should call their representative to support the amendment. Representatives Massie and Jones are also introducing an [...]

GOP Stops Thomas Massie and Walter Jones From Cutting Spending

It's not a good idea to give the Rules Committee the power to block amendments to the appropriations bills. For example, consider last week when Representatives Thomas Massie and Walter Jones tried to offer an amendment to the legislative branch [...]

Paul Ryan's Latest Power Grab

When Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul was in Congress, one way he forced votes on issues (like cutting foreign aid, or stopping federal agencies from imposing regulations) was offering amendments to appropriations bills. The reason Dr. Paul [...]

The Week in Congress: Will the Senate End the Draft? Will the House Bailout Puerto Rico?

The Senate comes back into session today. The main issue on the Senate agenda is continuing consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Senator Rand Paul has introduced an amendment to the NDAA to end the draft. He also [...]