By Tag "Mike Lee"
This week in Congress
With ObamaCare (sorta of, kinda but not really) repeal and replace on hold, the Senate was forced to revise their agenda this week. Yesterday they held a cloture vote on the treaty adding Montenegro to NATO. Sadly, only Rand Paul and Mike Lee [...]
Senate Republicans' latest sell-out
Last week, Senator Mike Lee offered an amendment to the Treasury-Housing Appropriations bill denying funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" program. As Senator Lee [...]
Campaign for Liberty opposes "Operation Choke Point"
Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition letter (text below and linked here) to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley asking the Judiciary Committee to question Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch about "Operation Choke [...]
Just say NO to the Lame Duck
I have examined some of the dangers of the planned "lame duck" sessions of Congress here. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) share my concerns. They have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, pledging to object to [...]
Campaign for Liberty supports ending "occupational licensing"
Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition letter supporting the Alternatives to Licensing that Lower Obstacles to Work (ALLOW) Act (S. 3158). This legislation, introduced by Senator Mike Lee of Utah, limits the use of "occupational licenses" [...]
This week in Congress Update two: Zika and HUD
The House of Representatives is considering legislation making emergency appropriations to deal with the Zika virus.While the notion that the best way to deal with a health care crisis is to increase government power is debatable, at least the [...]
Bipartisanship in action
Last week, the US Senate voted on an amendment to the Keystone Energy bill that would create a new "Tenant Star" energy program. The Tenant Star program authorizes the Department of Energy to develop "best practices" to improve energy [...]
Too Much Bipartisanship
A common refrain from talking heads and pundits is that there is too little bipartisanship in Washington. However, Senate "debate" over the FISA Amendments Act reauthorization, and its passage by a vote of 73-23, showed that our Honorary [...]