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 [...]

The week in Congress: NDA, Zika, Catfish, and Intelligence

The House of Representatives was in session Monday and considered thirty bills under suppression of the rules, including the Kelsey Smith Act. After Campaign for Liberty and other organizations expressed concerns about this bill, it did not gain [...]

This week in Congress: NDAA

The House of Representatives is continuing to work on amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act.  The House is considering NDAA under a rule that automatically repeals the provision requiring  woman to register for selective [...]

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 [...]

Senate Republicans' latest sell-out

Last week, Senator Mike Lee offered an amendment to the Treasury-Housing Appropriations bill denying funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing"  program. As Senator Lee [...]

This week in Congress Update two: Zika and HUD

The House of Representatives is considering legislation making emergency appropriations to deal with the Zika virus.While the notion that the best way to deal with a health care crisis is to increase government power is debatable, at least the [...]

This week in Congress: NDAA

The House of Representatives is in session Monday through Thursday this week. Of course the big event for the liberty movement takes place off the floor: Tuesday's mark-up of Audit the Fed. The major legislation that will be considered on [...]