Did McConnell Give Into Lobbyists on CREATES?

During negotiations over last week’s budget deal, there was an effort to add The CREATES Act to the bill as a “pay-for.” CREATES aims to bring generics drugs to market and could reduce Medicare and Medicaid spending by as much as $3.8 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

E-Verify Threatens Us All

In addition to funding for a border wall and other border security measures, immigration hardliners are sure to push to include mandatory E-Verify in any immigration legislation considered by Congress. E-Verify is a (currently) voluntary program [...]

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 [...]

What the FBI/FISA Memo Really Tells Us About Our Government

The release of the House Intelligence Committee’s memo on the FBI’s abuse of the FISA process set off a partisan firestorm. The Democrats warned us beforehand that declassifying the memo would be the end the world as we know it. It was [...]

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 [...]