National Blog - page 51
President Starts a War? Congress Yawns. Threatens to End One? Condemnation!
Last week’s bipartisan Senate vote to rebuke President Trump for his decision to remove troops from Syria and Afghanistan unfortunately tells us a lot about what is wrong with Washington, DC. While the two parties loudly bicker about minor [...]
This Week in Congress
But first a report on some recent bills. On January 22, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 676, legislation prohibiting the use of funds to withdraw from NATO by a vote of 356-22. The bill was in response to President Trump’s recent [...]
Shut Down the TSA!
Hard as it is to believe, airline travel recently became even more unpleasant. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees being required to work without pay for the duration of the government shutdown resulted in many TSA workers [...]
Remembering the Warsaw Uprising
“It took government to translate Mein Kampf into concentration camps.” -William F. Buckley Last Sunday was International Holocaust Rememberance Day. The date is the date [...]
This Week in Congress
Well the longest shutdown in history is over . . . for now. Last Friday, the Senate and House passed legislation ending the government shutdown until February 15. The Senate passed it by unanimous consent so there is no roll-call vote. Here is [...]
This Week in Congress: Hearing Edition
While there may not be that much excitement on the floor, the House of Representatives will hold a number of significant hearings this week. The House Intelligence Committee will hold its first hearing of the year, but you won’t find out much [...]
Vote "NO on Barr"
“I think we need to push along the ERPOs so that we have these ‘Red Flag’ laws to supplement the use of background checks ... this is the single most important thing I think we can do in the gun control area...” -- Attorney General [...]
Happy Anniversary to Ron and Carol Paul
Today, Ron and Carol celebrate 62 years of marriage. Congratuations to the First Family of Liberty!! https://www.facebook.com/CampaignforLiberty/
Ron Paul Classic: All I Want for Christmas Is a Government Shutdown
Yesterday, the House passed a bill (H.Res. 79) stating the Sense of Congress that “government shutdowns are detrimental to the nation and should be avoided.” The resolution passed 249-163 with 21 Republicans voting for it. You can see the [...]
Trump's Venezuela Fiasco
Last week President Trump announced that the United States would no longer recognize Nicholas Maduro as president of Venezuela and would recognize the head of its national assembly, Jose Guaido, as president instead. US thus openly backs regime [...]