President Obama was handed a major foreign policy victory after securing enough votes in the Senate to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, which has come under intense criticism from Republicans and some Democrats....Read More
COURT BLOCKS EPA WATER RULE IN 13 STATES
President Obama’s push to extend the EPA’s regulatory hand to ditches and small streams to enforce clean water rules was blocked by a federal judge, who said the administration had overstepped its bounds in trying yet another end run around Congress....Read More
D.C. COURT RULES IN LAWSUIT OVER NSA’S BULK COLLECTION
An appeals court in Washington dealt a setback to an activist’s lawsuit against the government over the legality of the National Security Agency’s call records program, ruling that the plaintiff has not proved his standing to sue....Read More
DRONES: A GROWING NUISANCE IN THE U.S.
Rogue drone operators are rapidly becoming a national nuisance, invading sensitive airspace and private property — with the regulators of the nation’s skies largely powerless to stop them....Read More
The House and Senate are currently on their August Recess. They will return September 8th.
CBO projects that if the debt limit is unchanged, the measures that the Treasury has been taking to avoid breaching that limit will be exhausted sometime between mid-November and early December, and the Treasury will then run out of cash.
There is a growing assault on the Judeo Christian values which serve as the foundation of our Western civilization and the basis of all our laws. These core principles have been a vital part of making America the greatest nation on Earth. -- Rep. John Cluberson
House Agriculture Committee continued its review of U.S. international food aid programs by holding a hearing on oversight and accountability of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agencies responsible for administering U.S. international food assistance programs....
Next week, my conservative colleagues and I will vote to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) in Obamacare, often called the “Death Panel,” and to preserve Medicare for America’s seniors.
An op-ed by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Senator Orrin Hatch, former Senators Tom Harkin and Bob Dole, and former Representative Steve Bartlett in USA Today on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The authors played leading roles in the passage of the ADA.
The U.S. Senate will continue debate on the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA). This legislation would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is the principal law governing the federal role in K-12 education. -- Sen. Tim Scott
CAPITO APPLAUDS COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF KEY APPROPRIATIONS BILLS
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement regarding the committee’s approval of the FY2016 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill and the FY2016 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill this week.
DIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS The Administration, through HUD, announced a new regulation known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). It would essentially withhold local funding to cities and towns unless they meet certain standards of integration based on sex, income, religion, race, and other demographics.
Do you think the federal government should have diversity requirements for your community?