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This Week in Congress
Congress comes back from their Fourth of July “district work period” this week. The Senate will be considering nominations. The major piece of legislation on the House’s agenda is H.R. 6237, which authorizes intelligence activities of [...]
Ron Paul Classic: The Racist Roots of Gun Control
Earlier this year, Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul looked at a part of American history that does not get nearly the attention it deserves: the racist roots of gun control. Dr. Paul has a history of speaking out about how certain [...]
Free the Farmers!
Recent controversy following President Trump’s tariffs and the resulting retaliatory tariffs brings to mind a conversation I once had with a South Texas rice farmer who told me, “If the government would let me sell my rice in Cuba, I would [...]
This week in Congress update and wrap-up
Here is the vote on the latest “compromise” immigration bill. Despite the massive failure of two of these bills in as many weeks, leadership has made clear that they still plan to try to pass the mandatory E-Verify National Database scheme. [...]
Twin 33 Trucking Update - lower costs, safer roads, better for businesses
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees are slogging along through the 13 appropriations bills to fund the government and its agencies. While a promising process, these funding bills are unlikely to pass through regular order - but will [...]
Why Trump’s Iran Isolation Plan May Backfire
In May, President Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal despite Iran living up to its obligations and the deal working as planned. While the US kept in place most sanctions against Tehran, China and Russia - along with many [...]
Americans Face Attack on Entrepreneurial Spirit
American franchises have been a great avenue for countless hardworking American men and women to build their own version of the “American Dream.” Franchises have contributed an incalculable benefit in the American economy for decades. They [...]
Who’s Afraid of the Trump/Putin Summit?
President Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton was in Moscow last week organizing what promises to be an historic summit meeting between his boss and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bolton, who has for years demanded that the US [...]
Worse than ObamaCare?
That’s how a senior staffer for the House Financial Services Committee described Dodd-Frank. As Dr. Ron Paul discussed last week, one of the worst things about Dodd-Frank is it created the Consumers Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which [...]
This Week in Congress
The big vote this week is on the “compromise” immigration reform bill (H.R. 6136). As of this writing, it is not sure if the bill will be amended to include the mandatory E-Verify National ID/Database system, so Campaign for Liberty members [...]