GOP Agrees to Two Immigration Votes

June 15, 2018 Rep. Jeff Denham’s (R-CA) discharge petition (H.Res. 774) failed to get the last two signatures needed to move toward a vote in June.  Immigration is not completely off the table though.  Next week, the House plans to … Continue reading

The Free Exercise of Religion Is Affirmed

June 9, 2018 The Free Exercise of Religion Is Affirmed The Supreme Court issued a ruling earlier this week on the long-awaited case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. In 2012, cake baker Jack Phillips was asked to … Continue reading

Congress is Open for Business

June 1, 2018 Congress Should Not Take a Vacation! One of the most pressing issues this year has been the lack of work from Congress. With a Republican-controlled House, Senate, and Presidency, you would think that we would see more Conservative … Continue reading

HHS Marks Another Pro-Life Win

May 25, 2018 Thank President Trump for Protecting Life The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced their proposed revisions to the Title X grant program which funds family planning services to low-income individuals. Nearly 4 million people receive these services, … Continue reading

Celebration in the Holy Land

May 19, 2018 Jerusalem Is The Capital This was an exciting week for the United States’ relationship with Israel. President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv. A mix of celebration and … Continue reading

No Iran Deal

May 11, 2018 Iran Out of That Deal Earlier this week, President Trump announced that he will completely pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. During his announcement, he criticized the deal calling it a “horrible, one-sided deal that should have never ever … Continue reading

The Confirmation Race

May 5, 2018 Senate Should Vote on Nominees The Senate has been on a great confirmation streak. Just last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was confirmed. Republicans have already broken the record for the most circuit court nominees in … Continue reading

Judicial Update

April 13, 2018 Senate Slow Walks Trump’s Nominees This week marks the one-year anniversary of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Many thought that President Trump’s promise to nominate Conservative judges was one of the most important factors in his … Continue reading

Transitioning Out Transgender

March 30, 2018    A Strong National Defense Means Military Readiness Under the Obama Administration, people who identify as transgender were able to enter the military which severely damaged the safety of their fellow soldiers as well as the nation. … Continue reading

Omnibus Let Down

March 26, 2018 On Thursday, Congress passed a $1.3 trillion Omnibus spending bill just 36 hours after it was introduced.  No Member was able to read the over 2,200-page document in its entirety before the vote.  Yet, 256 House Members … Continue reading

Arming Yourself with the Truth

March 9, 2018 Since the tragic school shooting in Florida last month, gun control has been at the forefront of legislative discussions. Democrats are claiming that they are taking the “moral high ground” by wanting restrictive gun laws to keep our children … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report: President Trump’s HHS

February 24, 2018 President Trump’s HHS One of the biggest accomplishments of President Trump’s first year in office was staffing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with individuals who respect the Constitution. We have seen the evidence of … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report: Senate Confirmations

November 4, 2017   Senate Must Vote to Confirm Judges!   After ten months since President Trump has taken office, the Senate Republicans have finally gotten serious about confirming his judicial nominees. This year, the Senate was only working an … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report: No Abortion Bonds Act

October 27, 2017 Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) introduced legislation this week to end federal tax-exempt bonds, or so called “abortion bonds,” for abortion providers. The No Abortion Bonds Act is a critical piece of legislation that will close loopholes in … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report: White House Victories

October 16, 2017 White House Victories The White House has been on a roll this week with creating Conservative priorities and guidance. They have focused on issues such as immigration, religious liberty, and conscience protections. These are all very important … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report: Pro-Life Victory, E-Verify News

October 7, 2017 Pro-Life Victory – Pain-Capable Bill Passes the House! The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) passed the House on Tuesday by a 237-189 vote with two Republicans voting against it and three Democrats voting for it.  This bill bans abortions after 20 … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report: Physician-Assisted Suicide

September 30, 2017 Physician-Assisted Suicide Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) has introduced a resolution (H. Con. Res. 80) condemning physician-assisted suicide.  This resolution echoes the sentiment of many diverse, bipartisan groups that this act is harmful to individuals and families across … Continue reading

Summer Break is Over

September 3, 2017 Summer Break is Over  As the summer recess comes to a close, here are a few major pieces of legislation we can expect to see in the upcoming months.    Budget   The budget is at the … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report: To the forefront . . .

August 11, 2017 To the forefront . . . Even though the House and Senate are currently in recess, President Trump continues to bring the issues of illegal immigration and American jobs to the forefront.  He recently announced his support for the … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 7/15/17

July 15, 2017 Eagle Forum Supports Two Amendments With the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) at the forefront of the House this week and Appropriations bills moving, Eagle Forum was busy weighing in on two noteworthy amendments. These key amendments … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 7/07/17

July 7, 2017   Protecting Americans The House passed two immigration bills last week backed by President Trump and Attorney General Sessions. The bills tackled illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities.  Most importantly, they increase the safety of Americans across the … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 7/03/17

July 3, 2017 Notable Supreme Court Cases Religious liberty has become the left’s punching bag, forcing the Supreme Court to rule on many cases dealing with this issue alone.  We saw one of those cases this week, along with challenges … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 6/25/17

June 25, 2017 Our Lips to Bears Ears   In April of this year, President Trump issued an executive order for Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, to conduct a 120-day review of several national monuments.  First on his … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 6/19/17

June 19, 2017   Breathing Life into Healthcare As the Senate is drafting their version of the Obamacare repeal and replace bill, Conservatives are urging that the pro-life provisions from the House version remain.  The Senate is using the reconciliation … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 6/09/17

June 9, 2017 Finance Fights The House and Senate have been working on three major issues to send to President Trump’s desk by the end of this year: healthcare, the budget, and tax reform. Conservatives should be encouraging their legislators … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 5/26/17

May 26, 2017 Davis-Oliver Act   Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) recently introduced the Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act (H.R. 2431 “Davis-Oliver Act”) which was marked-up in the House Judiciary Committee on … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 5/22/17

Eagle Forum’s D.C. Directors Colleen Holmes Holcomb and Tabitha Walter, with former Director, Glyn Wright McKay, met with one of the best on the Hill – our good friend, Cong. Dave Brat this week along with other Members and their … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 5/15/17

Senate and House Status   This week, the House is in recess and will return Tuesday, May 16th. The Senate, however, has been in session working hard to confirm President Trump’s nominees including Scott Gottlieb for Commissioner of Food and Drugs … Continue reading

Capitol Hill Report — 5/05/17

May 5, 2017 Hitting the Ground Running This week began my orientation to Eagle Forum.  Colleen Holcomb kindly introduced me to key players in the movement who have been long-standing Eagle Forum supporters.  They were more than willing to catch … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 4/28/17

April 28, 2017 Obamacare Repeal Revived   Our Capitol Hill sources tell us that members of the House Freedom Caucus, some of Eagle Forum’s greatest friends and strongest allies in the House, have agreed to support the American Health Care … Continue reading

President Trump Needs Our Help

April 21, 2017 We received an email from the White House asking for our help with regards to a new guidance memo, “Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce,” (see here) which lays out … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 4/14/17

April 14, 2017 Personnel is Policy This has been a joyful week for conservatives in Washington as Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as an Associate Justice to the Supreme Court. We are hearing from our conservative allies that they are … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill – 3/17/17

March 17, 2017   Trump Budget Cuts On Thursday, President Trump released his blueprint budget for FY 2018, and a supplemental Appropriations request to Congress to cut domestic spending in FY 2017 in order to pay for efforts to rebuild … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 3/03/17

March 3, 2017 President’s Address to Joint Session of Congress President Trump’s Tuesday evening address to Congress was a home run, even according to some of the mainstream media’s most radical liberals.  For example, radical social justice activist and former … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 2/17/17

February 17, 2017 This week on “the Hill” we are hearing from our conservative friends that the greatest need from the grassroots is to continue to fight back against the mainstream media’s and the left’s constant onslaught of attack against … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 1/27/17

January 27, 2017   Wasn’t it refreshing to see that following all of the mainstream media hype over the bitter and vulgar so-called “Women’s March,” that President Trump began the week by reinstating the “Mexico City Policy,” prohibiting U.S. foreign … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 1/20/17

January 20, 2017 This week confirmation hearings were held for Education Secretary designate, Betsy DeVos, Health and Human Services Secretary designate Dr. Tom Price, Environmental Protection Agency Director designate Scott Pruitt, Secretary of Energy designate, RickPerry, and Secretary of Treasury … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 1/13/17

January 13, 2017   This week the Senate began holding hearings on Trump Cabinet nominees.    Attorney General   The hearings on Senator Sessions’ nominees received the most attention.  Senator Sessions responded to 11 hours of questioning beautifully.  He showcased … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 1/06/17

January 6, 2017 Colleen is looking forward to working with you in 2017 to continue our long tradition of fighting for the issues that we so dearly care about.  She is thrilled to once again be representing our beloved Eagle … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 12/31/16

December 31, 2016 On the Air with Gayle Colleen was a guest on Utah Eagle Forum President, Gayle Ruzicka’s radio program to discuss what we are hearing from the Trump transition team and the importance of the grassroots staying engaged, … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 12/23/16

December 23, 2016   We teamed up with Longtime Friend, Connie Mackey This week, long-time Eagle Forum friend Connie Mackey and I visited some key congressional staffers to discuss how we can best work together to advance a conservative agenda … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 12/16/16

December 16, 2016 Last week was a very productive week in Washington. Please be on the lookout for a coalition letter setting forth conservative expectations for the Department of Education, including specific policy expectations and personnel recommendations for assistant secretaries.  … Continue reading

Colleen on Capitol Hill — 12/09/16

December 9, 2016 The Lame Duck Congressional session is almost over, and although conservatives have reason to be disappointed, we can rejoice that no serious damage was done – YET. The House of Representatives is expected to adjourn on Friday, … Continue reading