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This week in Congress

The Senate continues to work on approving President Trump's cabinet nominations. Yesterday, the Senate confirmed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin by a vote of 53-47. The House is in session Monday through Friday. As in past weeks, the focus [...]

Rand Paul Unveils Obamacare Replacement Plan

Seantor Rand Paul (R-KY) has recently introduced the Obamacare Replacement Plan (S. 222). As the title indicates, Senator Paul's plan repeals Obamacare and replaces it with (largely) free-market reforms, such as: A tax credit of up to [...]

Campaign for Liberty to New Administration: Don't ban online gambling!

While the U.S. House is not in session, the Senate will be in session today until Friday. Cabinet nominations are the main items of business before the Senate. Last week, there were a number of nomination hearings, including one for Attorney [...]

This week in Congress: Update

Last night the House GOP unveiled the short-term spending bill. The bill extends government funding through April 28. It appropriates $1.07 trillion, thus keeping the budget below the spending caps. However, it appropriates an additional $8 [...]

Thomas Massie: Lame-Duck is Dangerous

Pro-liberty Congressman Thomas Massie recently took to the pages of Cincinnati Inquirer to warn about the dangers of the lame duck. You can read read all of Rep. Massie's op-ed here, with experts below: The main business of the lame-duck [...]

This week in Congress

Congress is only in session on Monday and Tuesday this week as the Democrats have their retreat. The Senate will vote on the nominations of Besty DeVos for Education Secretary, Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Representative Tom Price for [...]

This week in Congress

The US Senate came into session yesterday to debate and confirm surveillance state supported Robert Pompeo as CIA director. The Senate will likely spend most of the week on nominations. The House is in session Monday through Tuesday due to the [...]

This Week in Congress: Pay no attention to the spending behind the curtain

The US Senate continues work on the Fiscal Year 2017 budget resolution with a "voterama." This is where Senators offer any amendment to the budget bill. The House is expected to take up and pass the budget on Friday, after the Senate passes [...]

This Week in Congress: Cold War II, Cures for Liberty, and ...

Congress comes back Tuesday this week. The real work will be done off the floor as Congressional leaders continue to work on an end-of-year spending bill. The debate is not just over spending levels and what gifts to special interests to cram [...]

This week in Congress

Congress returns for the lame duck this week. While they work behind the scenes on spending bill and other issues, the House will consider normal floor activity. The House will consider two rules bills this week. One, HR 5982, allows Congress [...]