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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 [...]

Death Tax Vote Tommorow!

This afternoon, HR 1104, the "Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act," passed the House by voice vote. Tomorrow the House is scheduled to vote HR 1105, legislation repealing the death tax. Like all taxes, the death tax distorts the market, and, [...]

Adam Dick on Congressional Corruption

Adam Dick, senior fellow at the Ron Paul Institute and my former colleague in Ron Paul's  Congressional office, has a must-read piece on how last week's House of Representative leadership elections highlight the institutional corruption in [...]

Why doesn't Congress care about the TSA? Because they are exempt

Ever wonder why it is so difficult to convince your Senators and Representatives to support abolishing the Transportation Security Agency (TSA)? After all, they fly regularly so they must understand that the TSA harasses and humiliates American [...]

Campaing for Liberty joins efforts to limit spending

Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition of 21 other groups in an open letter to the House and Senate demanding they not use budget gimmicks, like hiding additional military funding in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) accounts, to [...]

Does the Iran Nuclear Review Act violate the Constitution?

Yes and the reason will surprise you.... The week the Senate is debating HR 1191, the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. This legislation requires the President to submit any agreement with Iran to the Senate for [...]

Did Congress declare war on Russia?

No, but they are escalating the saber-rattling... Monday the House of Representatives passed a resolution calling on President Obama to supply "lethal"' aide to the Ukraine government. While it has no legal effect, these resolutions are often [...]

Another Lame Duck Power Grab

Last week, the House of Representatives passed legislation extending the "temporary" federal terrorism insurance program. Normally this legislation would sail through the Senate, but retiring Senator Tom Coburn is delaying consideration of  the [...]

Is the GOP planning a sell-out on the Internet Sales Tax?

The House is delaying voting on the Continuing Resolution (CR) until next week because they are still considering whether or not to add President Obama's request for authority to arm the Syrian rebels fighting ISIS (because arming Mid-Eastern [...]

When is a spending increase a spending cut?

In the bizzaro world of Congress of course... Two weeks ago Congress considered the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (T-HUD) Act.   The bill appropriated $52 billion in discretionary [...]