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This Week in Congress

Members of the House of Representatives have gone home for, "fact finding missions," with some of these missions occurring overseas. Sadly, the Senate remains in session. After last week's ObamaCare debacle, the Senate continues to work behind [...]

This week in Congress

The big action this week is the Senate vote on their non-repeal, non-replace Obamacare bill. The bill remains a "work in progress," and is likely to remain so until the final vote, as Senate leadership cuts deals to get the votes needed to pass [...]

This week in Congress

The House and Senate are in session Monday through Friday this week. Congress begins working on appropriations bills as several cabinet heads and other officials appear before before the relevant House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees to [...]

Update on budget and ObamaCare "repeal"

Congress is out of session this week for Memorial Day recess. When they get back, they will need to get to work on passing a budget and begin working on appropriations. Usually the House would have already started working on appropriation [...]

Assault on Medical Privacy Hidden in Spending Bill

Hidden in the Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill is money to create a "patient tracking system." This is code for a storing all your records online where the can be accused by a medical professional, medical researchers, government officials, anyone [...]

This week in Congress: Obamacare, NDAA, and Merle Haggard

The U.S. House and Senate are back from Independence Day "district work period" to take more of our Independence. The big news is, of course, continued attempts by the Senate to pass an ObamaCare "repeal" bill. The latest proposal floated by [...]

This week in Congress

The House is in session Tuesday through Friday this week. Before getting into this week's agenda, I have some good news. Late last week, the House pulled HR 1215 from the Congressional schedule. As I wrote last week, this [...]

This week in Congress update: vote on pro-consumer legislation tomorrow

Tomorrow, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce will vote on HR 2430, legislation requiring the FDA's user fee program. At the mark-up Representative Marsha Blackburn is expected to offer an amendment allowing certain hearing aids to be [...]

This week in Congress

The House is in from Monday through Friday this week. The Senate is also in session. The Senate will be focusing on nominations. The big activity this week takes place off the floor --  President Trump's first budget -- and work continues on [...]

This week in Congress

The House is in session Tuesday through Friday this week. The legislation of most interest to liberty activists the House will consider this week is actually something on the suspension calendar. The bill in question, H.R. 2169, is designed to [...]