Action Needed to Stop the Surveillance State

The U.S. House of Representatives could vote as early as today on an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill, stopping federal agents from using the surveillance states' crown jewel.   Specifically, the amendment forbids the use of [...]

This Week in Congress Wrap Up

Here is the vote to allow debate on Senator Rand Paul’s legislation blocking arm sales to Qatar. The vote was 42-57. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz were the only Republicans to join Senator Paul in voting to block the arm sales. Here is the roll-call [...]

This Week in Congress

This Thursday, the Senate will vote on Senator Rand Paul’s resolution  blocking President Trump’s arms sales to Qatar — more on that here. The Senate will also vote on nominations. The House is in session Monday through Thursday. The [...]

This Week in Congress

The House was in session Monday through Wednesday. The most significant vote was approving the $19.2 billion disaster supplemental. The bill passed by a vote of 354-58. Every Democrat and 132 Republicans voted for it; 58 Republicans voted [...]

Support the Audit the Fed Banner Bomb

Aside from when it draws the occasional ire from President Trump on Twitter, the Federal Reserve is doing all it can to slip back into the shadows of public life. Fed Chairman Powell is doing his best to stay out of the spotlight and fly under [...]

Medical IDs: Enemy of Privacy, Liberty, and Health

Last week, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill amendment to repeal the prohibition on the use of federal funds to create a “unique patient identifier.” Unless [...]

The first Audit the Fed “Banner Bomb” ads are up!

But Dr. Paul is counting on your help to keep them running. . . Our biggest concern is we may not be able to fully implement Phase One of this “Banner Bomb” program without an immediate influx of support from liberty-minded patriots like [...]

The War Crimes That Don't Get Punished

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) found himself in hot water recently over comments he made in defense of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who faces war crimes charges over his alleged conduct while serving in combat overseas. Gallagher is charged with [...]

Congress Wrap-up

With Congress out of town this is a good time to go over some of the most significant roll-call votes of recent months. Here is the vote on final phase of H.R. 1994, the bill making changes to federal laws governing retirement plans and changing [...]

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," [...]