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February 2018 Eagle Forum Report


Legislative Action Alerts


Shutdown Showdown January 27, 2018 Democrats shut down the government for three days while pointing fingers at the Republicans.  They knew that in order to pass a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, it had to be attached to must-pass legislation like the budget.  Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has promised a vote on DACA before February 8 when the Continuing Resolution expires.  After rounds of opposition to this idea from the Democrats, the Democrats eventually caved and voted to ...

The Sanctity of Innocent Human Life January 22, 2018 Today is January 22, the 45th anniversary of the infamous Supreme Court decision called Roe v Wade that has resulted in almost 60 million innocent babies having lost their lives in these United States since 1973. Although much progress has been made in advancing the sanctity of human life, the abortion rate is still one baby every 35 seconds.  Looking at my home state of Alabama that means one kindergarten classroom full of children per ...

Capitol Hill Report: Dueling Proposals January 20, 2018 Immigration has been the talk of the town recently, more specifically on the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) front.  After President Trump cleared the way for Congress to make a decision, two bills emerged.  The first bill, Securing America’s Future Act of 2018 (H.R. 4760) sponsored by Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-VA), has been referred to as a “compromise bill.”  Although it continues the DACA program for current recipients which will give amnesty ...

Capitol Hill Report: Protecting Survivors of Abortions Capitol Hill Report: Protecting Survivors of AbortionsJanuary 13, 2018 Protecting Survivors of Abortions Congress will soon take their first pro-life vote of the year.  The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act ( H.R. 4712/S.220 ) will move to the House floor next week.  This vote will be in tandem with the March for Life which draws thousands of pro-lifers from across the world to march the streets of Washington, D.C. as a voice for the unborn. This legislation simply requires a medical professional to use life-saving measures on a ...

Capitol Hill Report: Dream Act, Merely a Dream December 23, 2017 Dream Act, Merely a Dream The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report last week revealing that the Dream Act (S.1615) would cost taxpayers nearly $26 billion over the next ten years. This legislation would give illegal immigrants who were brought over before the age of eighteen lawful permanent resident status. Changing their status would make them eligible for a wide array of federal programs such as health insurance, welfare benefits, and higher education assistance. To make ...

Court Watchmen On the Wall Court WatchCourt Watchmen On the Wall Virginia Armstrong, Ph.D., National Chairman, Eagle Forum’s Court Watch President, Blackstone Institute December 19, 2017 “Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arises. So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so judgment goes forth perverted” (Hab. 1: 3b.-4, ESV).   This dire description of a moribund nation could very well fill the headlines of America’s newspapers in 2017.  But the account was actually penned in ...