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While You Were Sleeping Congress Wrecked the Country

The Senate passed the big spending budget bill by a vote of 71-28 and the House passed it by a vote of 240-186. Sixty-seven House Republicans voted no and fifteen Republican Senators voted no. Remember that next time someone tells you the [...]

Congress Update: Worst Deal Ever?

The Senate has reached a bipartisan budget deal and like most things bipartisan it is bad. In fact it may be the worst deal ever. Here are the details: Lifts the budget caps and increases “defense” spending by $80 billion in Fiscal Year [...]

This Week in Congress: Another Shutdown or Democrat Retreat?

As the late Yogi Berra said “It’s déjà vu all over again.” The current Continuing Resolution expires Thursday, meaning this week we could have another shutdown showdown. However, since the Democrats are scheduled to leave town for [...]

Will Congress Create Lower Drug Prices?

President Trump has spoken of the need to lower prescription drug prices. One way to do that is to make it easier for manufacturers to bring generic drugs to market. Right now, the process to obtain government approval to bring a generic drug to [...]

This Week in Congress: Republicans Retreat

I know it seems like that’s something that happens every week, but this week the Republican House and Senate will be taking a real retreat so Congress will only be in session Monday and Tuesday. Yesterday the Senate failed to pass the Pain [...]

Spending Bill Update

The Senate failed to get cloture on the spending bill and now leadership is trying to get an agreement on moving forward. There is still time to call your Senators and Representatives  and tell them to oppose the big spending bill. The [...]

This Week in Congress Update

Yesterday the House passed a bill combining the approximately $658.2 defense appropriations bill with a continuing resolution keeping the government open till March 23. The bill now heads to the Senate where it should be voted on Wednesday or [...]

Liberty at the Movies: Marshall

Looking for a good movie to commemorate African-American history month? Try Marshall. Marshall is a story from the life of Thurgood Marshall, before he became a national figure as the lead attorney in Brown v Board of Education and the first [...]

Ron Paul on State of the Union

Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union address: “President Trump began his speech by celebrating the benefits of lower taxes. Sadly this was the only [...]

Reflections on Bettina Bien Greaves

I wanted to follow up on Dr. Paul’s comments with my own memories of Bettina Bien Greaves. I met Mrs. Greaves in 1988 at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) seminar. Mrs. Greaves gave one of the opening lectures and I was fascinated by [...]