This Week in Congress Update

The House will vote tonight on legislation containing a Continuing Resolution with the $625 billion Defense Appropriations bill. If the bill passes the House, it is expected to go to the Senate where the increase in Defense spending is expected [...]

What Libertarians Owe Ron Paul

Sigh. At times the Liberty movement resembles the People’s Front of Judaea from Monty Python’s Life of Brian (warning adult language in link) more concerned with petty infighting then advancing the cause. One of the favorite pastimes of [...]

More Gun Violence: Let’s Look Beyond Politics

Another terrible school shooting took place in Parkland, Florida last week and unfortunately many politicians and pundits have used the tragedy – as they often do – to push their own agenda. Many will use the tragedy to argue that Americans [...]

Trump’s Budget: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good Reduces spending by $48.4 billion, including $25.8 billion from eliminating programs. Increases the ability of Medicare Part D plans to negotiate for lower drug prices. Adopts a two-year penny plan to reduce [...]

This Week in Congress

The Senate will be considering immigration reform. Senate Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on the Immigration bill last Friday immediately after passage of the budget. McConnell is using a House-passed bill (H.R. 2579) as a shell and [...]

Budget Bill Fallout

A provision hidden in the bill makes seed cotton eligible for crop subsidies, which guarantees that this farm bill will increase spending. The bill also removes caps on crop insurance for livestock producers. Senator Rand Paul’s blocking the [...]

Representative Thomas Massie: Champion of Safe Schools

Representative Thomas Massie is not only a champion of Auditing the Fed, a non-interventionist foreign policy, and food freedom. He is also the leading champion of safe schools. In 2017, Representative Massie introduced the Safe Schools Act [...]

Liberty at the Movies: Detroit

Another great movie to watch in Black History Month is Detroit, which focuses on the Aliers Hotel incident that took place during the riots of 1967. The riots started after Detroit police raided an unlicensed, after hours club on the office of a [...]

Trump’s Transportation Plan: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good Reduces red tape to speed up the permitting process for state and local government and private sector transportation projects. Gives the Veterans Administration flexibility to use vacant properties for commercial and [...]

Did McConnell Give Into Lobbyists on CREATES?

During negotiations over last week’s budget deal, there was an effort to add The CREATES Act to the bill as a “pay-for.” CREATES aims to bring generics drugs to market and could reduce Medicare and Medicaid spending by as much as $3.8 [...]