67 Republicans who opposed Omnibus were right

By Rick Manning Speaker John Boehner passed the last government funding bill by appealing to Democrat votes in the House to offset the more than 25 percent of his Republican Conference which refused to support him.  After the benefit of time to review some of the specifics of the so-called Cromnibus, the only surprise is that a majority of House […]

The states of irrelevance: A case for the original United States Senate

By Tom Toth Elections to decide who will control Congressional majorities in the House and Senate are less than seven weeks away, and this calm before the political storm is as good a time as any to analyze the state our government’s most powerful branch—the people’s Congress. Specifically, why exactly do we have two chambers that are elected the same […]

Harry Reid’s lame duck strategy on the budget

By Robert Romano With summer recess in full gear, it’s probably a safe bet your kids got more done at the water park than the U.S. Senate did all year. While the House has been busy passing appropriations bills all year long — 7 in all, including 215 spending amendments — the Senate has not brought a single one off […]

Senate Commerce Committee urged to pass clean version of STELA

By ALG Staff Americans for Limited Government president Nathan Mehrens today urged Senator John Thune (R-SD) to, “join the Senate Judiciary Committee in passing a clean version of STELA reauthorization.” The STELA reauthorization which is scheduled to expire this year, governs the relationships between broadcasters and cable providers. Mehrens describes the law in his letter saying, “Congress has recognized broadcasters’ […]

McCarthy’s victory a testimony to his hard work not ideology

By Rick Manning House Leadership races are difficult to pin down.  Nothing makes this point more clearly than the elevation of Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy to Eric Cantor’s vacated House Majority Leader slot. Those who want to make this internal election into an establishment versus tea party battle have a hard time explaining away Rep. Tom Graves’ nomination of McCarthy […]

If the Redskins have to change their name, the Senate should rename the Russell Senate Office Building

By Robert Romano Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens on June 18 in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) urged the Senate to change the name of the Russell Senate Office Building. The building was named after Georgian Democrat Senator Richard Russell, Jr. who Mehrens noted “filibustered civil rights legislation, actively supported segregation, and even co-authored […]

Race for House Majority Leader Narrows to Two

At the end of the week, the House Republican conference will select a new Majority Leader to replace the ousted Eric Cantor. To date, two Representatives have thrown their hats into the ring, vouching for the second highest position in the House. The first was Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California. Well-liked and considered a popular member of the current […]

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Lois Lerner’s Emails Go Missing

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Oh Hillary…

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Congressional calendar winding down on STELA

By Rick Manning The clock is rapidly expiring on the 113th Congress. While in the rest of the world, the beginning of June signals a nearing to the midpoint of the year, in Congress during an even-numbered election year, when the calendar flips to June, it signals a mere 10 workweeks until the end of the federal government’s fiscal year. […]

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