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This Week in Congress: War, Taxes, and Regulations

So what else is new... The House of Representatives comes back to D.C. today. Today, they will consider fourteen bills under suspension of the rules. Among the bills considered is H.Con.Res. 11, a resolution calling on the U.S. Representative [...]

If you pay for it, you should be able to see it....

That seems like a reasonable and fair principle, therefore it is not surprising that the federal government has a hard time following it. For example, even though the Congressional Research Service (CRS) receives $100 million dollars of taxpayer [...]

Your life, liberty, and property is a little bit safer

No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” ― Mark Twain   Of course, Twain was writing before it was common for Presidents to abuse their power with executive orders, otherwise he would [...]

House Cancels Votes this week due to Winter Storm

Good news for all Americans concerned about spending, debt, and the federal government stomping on our liberties. Due to the winter storm that crippled Washington DC this weekend, the House of Representatives will not hold votes this [...]

If it's Wednesday Congress is violating the Constitution

This week, the House of Representative will vote on the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 (HR 1599). This legislation preempts state laws regarding labeling of foods containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). Instead, the bill [...]

Should Congress be in jail?

for violating Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley? Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act subjects CEOs to potential criminal liability if their company cannot pass a financial audit. Well guess who failed their latest audit (hat/tip: The Hill): The [...]

This week in Congress: February 22, 2016

The House of Representatives is in session Tuesday through Friday this week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House will consider bills under suspension of the rules. Among the bills considered under suspension are H.R. 3584, a bill to [...]

It didn't start with Raw Milk

This morning the House of Representatives will vote on The Commons Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (HR 2017), legislation making common sense changes to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s "menu labeling" rules. Campaign for Liberty supports [...]

Budget Bill leaves no boondoggle behind

Writing in USA Today, James Bovard looks at some of the boondoggles hidden in the budget bill: The bill fails to block President Obama from delivering up to $3 billion to the United Nations Green Climate Fund, a partial product of the [...]

C4L Chair Ron Paul Opposes USA Freedom Act, Endorses Surveillance State Repeal Act

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia - Today, Campaign for Liberty came out strongly against the inaptly named “USA Freedom Act” and endorsed the Surveillance State Repeal Act. The USA Freedom Act, sponsored by Rep. Sensenbrenner, would extend and amend [...]