TURKEY LETS U.S. USE INCIRLIK BASE FOR ISIS STRIKES
Turkey agreed to allow the U.S. to use air bases there to launch strikes against Islamic State forces in neighboring Syria....Read More
ARMING MILITARY RECRUITMENT CENTERS
Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Marine veteran Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) introduced a bill that would give troops the ability to carry weapons at military recruitment centers, following fatal attacks on service members in Chattanooga, Tenn....Read More
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE PASSES TAX EXTENDERS BILL
The Senate Finance Committee passed a tax extenders bill Tuesday with a bipartisan vote of 23 to 3 that extends over 50 tax breaks for two years....Read More
NUCLEAR DEAL REACHED WITH IRAN
An agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief will ensure Iran has no possibility to achieve rapid nuclear weapons “breakout” capabilities for at least the next decade, U.S. leaders said....Read More
THIS WEEK in the HOUSE
The House will looks to consider H.R. 427 – Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, and H.R. 1994 – VA Accountability Act.
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.
MILITARY RIGHT to CARRY Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced a bill to end the restriction on service members carrying certain firearms on military installations.
The bill addresses an apparent rise in the targeting of military facilities in the United States. CNN recently reported that “nearly a third of the 119 Americans accused of plotting an attack inside the U.S. since 9-11 were alleged to have plotted to attack U.S. military targets.”
Should Congress permit service members to carry firearms on military installations, including reserve centers and recruitment offices?