President Trump’s Food Stamp Reform Would Close the Trap of Dependency Robert Rector / May 25, 2017 President Donald Trump’s newly released budget contains a proposed food stamp reform, which the left has denounced as a “horror” that arbitrarily cuts food stamp benefits by 25 percent. These claims are misleading. In reality, the president’s proposed policy is based on» Read more
Congressional Aides in Criminal Probe Owed Money to Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive – CPAC to Focus Its Message on ‘We the People’
Congressional Aides in Criminal Probe Owed Money to Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive – CPAC to Focus Its Message on ‘We the People’ Feb. 22, 2017 Good afternoon from Capitol Hill, where some lawmakers want to give federal tax credits to individuals and corporations that donate to groups providing scholarships to low-income students. It’s a great idea, but better done by states, Lindsey» Read more
These Are the 2 Republicans Who Voted Against President Donald Trump’s secretary of education nominee, Betsy DeVos
These Are the 2 Republicans Who Voted Against President Donald Trump’s secretary of education nominee, Betsy DeVos Rachel Stoltzfoos / February 07, 2017 Two Republican senators voted Tuesday against President Donald Trump’s secretary of education nominee, Betsy DeVos, forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast a historic vote to break the tie to confirm her. Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska» Read more
Sessions Is a Highly Qualified Pick for Attorney General Jan. 10, 2017 Here on Capitol Hill, Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, faces his Senate colleagues in the first of an expected two days of confirmation hearings. In a guest commentary, Timothy Head outlines why Sessions ought to lead the Justice Department. As Obamacare teeters on the» Read more
Dismantling Dodd-Frank: How Congress can begin to restore financial security Nov. 21, 2016 Good afternoon from Capitol Hill, where religious liberty has just been dealt another blow. Melanie Israel explains why religious liberty advocates should be concerned about the stripping of the Russell Amendment from the National Defense Authorization Act. Norbert Michel details why the left is wrong to see» Read more
Oregon official who shut down Christian Bakers – Sweet Cakes – loses election bid to a Republican Nov. 16, 2016 Good evening from Washington, D.C., where Paul Ryan has united House Republicans around his leadership, reports Melissa Quinn. Josh Siegel has the story on how Sen. Chuck Schumer will likely handle being the top Senate Democrat in the Republican-controlled Congress.» Read more
Capitol Bell – Web Crashes will be hard to stop after Obama’s internet giveaway Oct. 26, 2016 Autumn is taking hold on Capitol Hill but unfortunately for the doomsday industry, Americans aren’t convinced climate change is a burning issue. Taxpayers understandably don’t want to fund expensive solutions to a nonproblem, Nick Loris writes. The recent cyber attack on the internet’s» Read more
Capitol Bell -> Raising the debt limit and other budget mischief by lame ducks. Oct. 11, 2016 Good evening from Capitol Hill, where even minimal restraints on government spending are unlikely to survive a lame-duck session of Congress after the elections. Romina Boccia counts the cost. The abortion industry doesn’t want to see restrictions on taxpayer funding of abortions become» Read more
Capitol Bell -> Remembering Douglas Munro, U.S. Coast Guard Medal of Honor recipient who helped save hundreds.
Capitol Bell -> Remembering Douglas Munro, U.S. Coast Guard Medal of Honor recipient who helped save hundreds. Sept. 27, 2016 Good evening from Capitol Hill, where a key lawmaker is asking colleagues to simplify oversight of the Department of Homeland Security. The change would help the agency do its job, David Inserra and Ginny Montalbano argue. Think government favoritism toward» Read more
Capitol Bell – Jason Falconer, an off-duty police officer, firearms expert, and NRA-certified firearms instructor.
Capitol Bell – Jason Falconer, an off-duty police officer, firearms expert, and NRA-certified firearms instructor. Sept. 21, 2016 Here on Capitol Hill, lawmakers don’t seem to give much thought to how climbing interest payments on the national debt hurt everyday Americans. Mollie McNeill shows why they should. Government regulations hamstring prosperity in a small nation in West Africa, as they» Read more