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This Week in Congress: A Shutdown for Christmas?
In case you missed it, yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate would vote on a continuing resolution funding the government until February 8. President Trump originally indicated he was willing to give up funding a [...]
2019 Outlook: The State of Sound Money in the United States
The Great Recession, coupled with the “Ron Paul Revolution,” prompted a renaissance of the sound money movement in the United States. As Germany, Russia, and China -- to name a few -- continue to increase their gold holdings, the hegemonic [...]
This Week in Congress Update
S.J.Res. 54, which ends U.S. involvement in Yemen’s civil war, passed by a vote of 56-41. Here are the 8 Republicans who voted for the resolution: Susan Collins (ME) Steve Daines (MT) Jeff Flake (AZ) Mike Lee (UT) Jim Moran [...]
Oops Doing It Again
The congressional leadership is trying to ram through the $900 billion, 800 page farm bill this week. The Senate passed it yesterday and today the House is expected to vote on it. The rule for the bill has a provision that would allow the [...]
Too Much Partisanship in Washington? No, Too Much Bipartisanship!
Washington is once again gripped by the specter of a government shutdown, as Congress and President Trump negotiate an end-of-year spending deal. A main issue of contention is funding for President Trump’s border wall. Sadly, but not [...]
Farm Bill Follies
Here is a detailed summary of the policies and politics of the Farm Bill that passed Congress last week. Details of the 800-page bill were kept under wraps until last Monday night. The reason might have been that, in the words of House [...]
Ron Paul: Why The Senate Vote to End Yemen War is So Important
Last week something historic happened in the US Senate. For the first time in 45 years, a chamber of the US Congress voted to pull US forces from a military conflict under the 1973 War Powers Act. While there is plenty to criticize in the War [...]
This Week in Congress
The Senate has begun working on S.J. Res. 54, the resolution ending U.S. involvement in Yemen. The final votes will occur later today, after a “vote-a-rama” where senators can offer amendments as long as it deals with U.S. policy. Senator [...]
It's a CRISIS!
I just learned that today the Senate will vote on legislation overturning the Trump administration’s regulation forbidding the IRS from demanding the names of Campaign for Liberty’s supporters. The vote will be in just a few hours, so [...]
WILL PAUL RYAN AND CO. DENY ANOTHER VOTE ON YEMEN?
Remember when the House leadership squashed a vote on a resolution ending US involvement in Yemen by removing it’s privileged status? Well, the leaders of that resolution have reintroduced it as H.Con.Res.142 and I just heard from a friend [...]