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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 [...]

10 things I hate about the budget deal

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the budget bill by a vote of 309-118. You can see the roll-call vote here. The bill is now in the Senate. Campaign for Liberty members should call their senators and tell them to vote against the [...]

This week in Congress

The Senate will be spending this week on the nomination and confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may use the "nuclear option" to prevent the Democrats from filibustering the nomination. [...]

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 [...]

This week in Congress

The big issue confronting Congress is passage of a long-term spending bill. Late Sunday night, the House and Senate announced that a deal had been reached. The deal spends 1.7 trillion dollars and does not contain any spending reductions. [...]

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 [...]