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This week in Congress: Update

Last night the House GOP unveiled the short-term spending bill. The bill extends government funding through April 28. It appropriates $1.07 trillion, thus keeping the budget below the spending caps. However, it appropriates an additional $8 [...]

This Week in Congress: Cold War II, Cures for Liberty, and ...

Congress comes back Tuesday this week. The real work will be done off the floor as Congressional leaders continue to work on an end-of-year spending bill. The debate is not just over spending levels and what gifts to special interests to cram [...]

This week in Congress

Congress returns for the lame duck this week. While they work behind the scenes on spending bill and other issues, the House will consider normal floor activity. The House will consider two rules bills this week. One, HR 5982, allows Congress [...]

What To Expect In The Lame Duck: Increased Defense Spending

Nobel Peace Prize winner President Obama may conclude his time in office by increasing defense spending by $6 billion dollars to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (didn't the peace president end those wars?). The Pentagon requested that [...]

Campaign for Liberty supports the CHOICE Act

Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition in support of the Financial Choice Act (HR 5963). This bill makes a number of positive reforms in the federal financial regulations. Among the bill's reforms are making new financial regulations [...]

Trump’s Promised ‘New Foreign Policy’ Must Abandon Regime Change for Iran

President-elect Donald Trump told a Cincinnati audience this week that he intends to make some big changes in US foreign policy. During his “thank you” tour in the midwest, Trump had this to say: We will pursue a new foreign policy that [...]

Thomas Massie: Lame-Duck is Dangerous

Pro-liberty Congressman Thomas Massie recently took to the pages of Cincinnati Inquirer to warn about the dangers of the lame duck. You can read read all of Rep. Massie's op-ed here, with experts below: The main business of the lame-duck [...]

Memo to the Next Administration: Defense Spending Must Be For Actual Defense

In a disturbing indication of how difficult it would be to bring military spending in line with actual threats overseas, House Armed Services Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R – TX) told President Obama last week that his war funding request of [...]

Regardless of How America Votes, Americans Want a Different Foreign Policy

I have said throughout this presidential campaign that it doesn’t matter much which candidate wins. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are authoritarians and neither can be expected to roll back the leviathan state that destroys our civil [...]

Blame Government, Not Markets for Monopoly

When Time-Warner announced it planned to merge with another major communications firm, many feared the new company would exercise near-total monopoly power. These concerns led some to call for government action to block the merger in order to [...]