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Votes on police militarization in both House and Senate next week!

As you know, next week the Senate will vote on the Schatz-Paul amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act limiting the ability of local police departments to obtain offensive military weapons like generate launchers, tear gas, tanks, and [...]

This Week in Congress

The Senate is done with impeachment, so they are back to nominations. The House is in session Monday through Thursday. The House is currently scheduled to consider H.J.Res. 79, which removes the time limits for states to ratify the Equal Rights [...]

And Now: The Airing of Grievances. . .

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) celebrated Festivus, the “holiday” created by Seinfeld’s Frank Costanza, by airing his grievances in the form of a year-end edition of his Waste Report. Among the examples of wasteful spending that make Senator [...]

True Budget Hawks are Foreign Policy Doves

During my presidential campaigns, well-meaning supporters would sometimes suggest I stop emphasizing opposition to overseas intervention and focus on fiscal issues. I disregarded the advice, not only because adopting a noninterventionist foreign [...]

Texas bans red light (s)cameras

On Saturday, June 1, Texas. Gov. Greg. Abbott signed the bill banning red light cameras in Texas. Abbott said he was motivated to support the bill for several reasons: "No.1, privacy concerns. We think that the right to due process matters," [...]

A crash in the dollar is coming

1776. . . That's what the dollar price of gold hovered at over the recent 4th of July Holiday. With headlines like one from Bloomberg recently stating "A Crash in the Dollar is Coming," it shouldn't be a surprise precious metal values are [...]

Can the Fed Solve Climate Change

Remember Solyndra?   That was the green energy company that received over half a BILLION taxpayer dollars in federal “loan guarantees” from the Obama stimulus plan . . . and then promptly went bankrupt.   Solyndra became the [...]

This Week in Congres

This Week in Congress The U.S. House is in from Tuesday to Thursday. Right now, the only scheduled rules bill is H.R. 4863, which reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank and renames it the United States Export Finance Agency. The bill also makes [...]

This Week in Congress: Part Two

Yesterday, the Senate rejected, by a vote of 4-92, an amendment to the Tax Treaty with Spain offered by Senator Rand Paul that would have required requested information on tax records be individual and relevant to an ongoing investigation. This [...]

This Week in Congress

The Senate continues work on HR 268, the disaster supplemental spending bill. The $13 billion bill has run into controversy over the funding levels for aid to Puerto Rico, with President Trump wanting less funding while some Democrats want to [...]