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February 2018 Eagle Forum Report


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Capitol Hill Report: A Break-Down of the White House Budget Capitol Hill Report: A Break-Down of the White House BudgetFebruary 17, 2018 Ballooning Budget Blows Bigger After a brief shutdown last Friday, the Senate passed another Continuing Resolution to keep the government open for a month. This measure came with a $2 trillion price tag and Conservatives were not happy. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was the only Republican Senator to stand up against the massive spending bill that raised the debt ceiling and increased budget caps. This week, the President released his budget for this year that provides ...

Report on Nebraska Article V Rescission Hearing Report on Nebraska Article V Rescission HearingAt noon on February 14, 2018, the Executive Board of the Legislative Council of the Nebraska Legislature heard LR277 to rescind all previous applications by the Nebraska Legislature for Article V Constitutional Conventions. Five people testified in favor of rescission including Janine Hansen, National Constitutional Issues Chairman of Eagle Forum from Nevada, Renee Fry Executive Director of the Open Sky Policy Institute, Kathy Wilmot Nebraska Eagle Forum, Gavin Geis of Common Cause, and John Cartier Director Voting Rights/Nebraska ...

Virginia Committee votes down Equal Rights Amendment! February 9, 2018 From Catherine Marshall from Virginia Looks great!  What a victory! FYI, today the Virginia Senate Rules Committee voted against ratifying the (non-existing) ERA.  If you can believe it, a crowd of Leftists basically took over the Committee singing “We Shall Overcome” and being extremely loud and obnoxious, making threats about the defeat being on national news, and any legislator who votes against will be replaced.  What a circus! (I was watching the committee hearing on streaming video).  The ...

The 1977 National Women’s Conference in Houston Was Supposed to Change the World. What Went Wrong? The 1977 National Women’s Conference in Houston Was Supposed to Change the World. What Went Wrong?

Republican Party Supports a Strong Military February 5, 2018 Transgenders Should Not Be in Military   The Republican National Committee met last week in Washington, DC.  The RNC Resolutions Committee met Wednesday afternoon January 31, 2018.  This Resolution passed unanimously at that committee meeting and again unanimously before the entire RNC at the General Session on Friday, February 2, 2018.  The Republican National Committee supports President Trump in focusing on sound policies for military readiness. Carolyn McLarty, DVM, Republican National Committeewoman for Oklahoma RESOLUTION SUPPORTING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ...

Capitol Hill Report: 20 Week Abortion Ban Fails; State of the Union Capitol Hill Report: 20 Week Abortion Ban Fails; State of the UnionFebruary 4, 2018 20 Week Abortion Ban Fails During a procedural measure this week, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 2311) failed to go to a final vote.  The 51-49 vote fell short of the 60 votes needed to continue.  Two Republicans, Senators Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) voted against the bill while three Democrats, Senators Joe Donnelly (IN), Joe Manchin (WV), and Bob Casey (PA) voted in favor of the bill.  This circumstance shows how radical ...