Eagle Forum Legislative Alert Archives

2018 Legislative Alerts

Tell Your Representative to Stop Disastrous Compromise June 19, 2018 The House Leadership’s Amnesty Bill Will Hurt Americans This week, the House will vote on two immigration bills: Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760) and the House Leadership’s crafted “compromise bill”.  We have seen an overview of the “compromise bill” and it is disastrous for our nation. Although these two votes are necessary to stop the horrible discharge petition, it is clear that the “compromise bill” is not the most favorable ... Read more

Thank HHS for Another Pro-Life Win June 18, 2018 Send Your Comments to HHS Now to Thank them for Protecting Life Recently, you contacted the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ask for a review of their Title X family planning program which funds abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.  Thankfully, they listened! Planned Parenthood was receiving $56 million per year from these funds, making Title X their second largest funding stream right behind Medicaid.  Although HHS cannot strip their funding completely, they tightened ... Read more

Eagle Forum of California: Calls Needed and Rally on June 12 June 8, 2018 Rally FOR Religious Liberty in Sacramento Day of Action – June 12th: Eagle Forum members will be attending the Day of Action Rally on June 12 at the State Capitol in Sacramento to protest and speak out against two terrible bills AB 2943 and SB 320. AB 2943 is a bill that is trying to silence and hinder religious liberty. The rally will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, on the west steps of the Capitol building followed by ... Read more

Oklahoma Alert: SQ 788 Legalizing Marijuana on Ballot June 26th June 7, 2018 Is Marijuana really Medicine? The Federal Food and Drug Administration confirms that whole plant marijuana and THC oils are NOT medicine. To protect the public, the FDA testing and approval process determines drug safety, dosing efficacy, side effects, potency, duration, interactions, etc. Pot shop “baristas” who recommend this psychoactive drug are highly likely to make medical conditions worse (e.g. PTSD, pediatric seizures, glaucoma and even pain). Are you wondering ABOUT STATE QUESTION 788?  It’s on the Ballot, June 26th. If passed, ... Read more

Demand Dishwashers that can Clean and are Fast! May 31, 2018 Contact the Department of Energy: Time to Create a New Class of Dishwashers — Ones that Work! Remember the days when dishwashers would actually clean and dry your dishes in only an hour? Today’s dishwashers more than double that amount of time and you still have to pick pieces of food off before hand-drying them. Our friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) have found a way around the federal government’s overreaching standards on dishwashers to ... Read more

Contact Illinois Representatives to STOP ERA May 29, 2018 Don’t let the Illinois House pass a bad bill at the end of their session. With your help, we can STOP ERA. The Equal Rights Amendment would harm women. ERA does not even mention “women” and ERA demands strict equality on “sex”. Sex is both a noun and a verb with multiple definitions. Tell your Illinois Representative what WOMEN would lose under the ERA: Loss of Privacy, including in prisons, schools, athletics, and any public ... Read more

Thank President Trump for Defunding Abortion May 21, 2018 “A Bright Line” of Physical and Financial Separation in Title X Pro-life Americans can rally behind Friday’s executive action that should stop Title X funding going to Planned Parenthood for abortions!  We received word from the White House that President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services is filing a proposal to protect life in the Title X Family Planning Grant Program. HHS will file with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a proposal to update ... Read more

Contact Your Representative Now: The Bad Denham Discharge Petition is Gaining Speed May 17, 2018 Tell Congress to Say NO to Amnesty! Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) is moving forward with his discharge petition (H. Res. 774) and just needs 5 more signatures to bring it to the floor. Republicans are scrambling to come up with a plan to oppose this measure.  This is terrible news, but we still have time to stop it from moving forward. This “Queen of the Hill” resolution will force a vote on four immigration bills: Rep. ... Read more

Take Action to Protect Babies! May 5, 2018 Stopping ERA in Illinois Equal Rights Amendment is a fraud that will harm women and children. Help me to Stop ERA this week. Join me in Springfield, Illinois to pass out baby socks, which represent that ERA will remove all legal restrictions on abortion including taxpayer-financing of abortion. ERA will enshrine abortion in the U.S. Constitution and remove any and all laws that have differences based on “sex.” Attend the Hearing in Chicago on Monday, May ... Read more

Sign the Petition Now: Jim Jordan Must Run for Speaker! PETITION TEXT: Dear Representative Jim Jordan, In light of Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will not run for re-election, the Speaker position will become available by the end of the year. Conservatives across the nation have been waiting for this type of change. The lack of transparency and the advancement of damaging legislation has led to the discontentment of the Republican base. After taking into consideration many of the potential candidates in the House, we believe that ... Read more

Take Action Against the Amnesty Resolution in Congress! April 30, 2018 Contact Your Representative Now: The Denham Resolution is an Underhanded Scheme to Provide Amnesty to Millions Congress has seen its fair share of shady deals, but the most recent is on the topic of immigration. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) has introduced a resolution (H. Res. 774) to force several votes on immigration-related bills that take a 218 vote threshold to pass. Rep. Denham already has the full support of all Democrats in the House. If he ... Read more

Ask Your Senators to Confirm Director Pompeo April 23, 2018 Confirm Pompeo! No Religious Litmus Test President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has again proven the hypocrisy among Democrats. With religious freedom and national security as his top priorities, he is ready to take the position by storm. However, the votes to get him there may prove to be difficult. Director Pompeo has the credentials to become Secretary of State. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point before later serving on the House Intelligence ... Read more

Call Now To Stop Taxpayer Funding Of Planned Parenthood April 18, 2018 Title X Must Stop Funding Abortion Providers The Department of Health and Human Services has worked very hard to rid the agency of liberal policies dating back to even the Clinton-era. There are still some regulations, however, that need attention quickly. One of these being a huge funder of Planned Parenthood, the Title X family planning program. The Title X program was authorized in 1970 to provide family planning services to low-income women. The funding is ... Read more

Tell Your Senators the Abuses of VAWA April 12, 2018 Contact Your Senators Now: VAWA is Indeed Violence Against Women The Senate is currently drafting the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  The title of this bill has deceived Members into thinking that it helps women, when in reality, it is extremely dangerous to both women and their families.  As Congress is drafting this bill, they need to hear from you so that they no longer further a liberal agenda. The reauthorization must ... Read more

Illinois Senate Voted to Revoke Women’s Rights April 11, 2018 Act Now to Stop ERA in Illinois House A huge setback for women’s rights happened today when the Illinois State Senate voted to approve the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Under its “strict scrutiny standard,” ERA would harm women in multiple ways: ERA would force taxpayer-paid abortions ERA would force women into military combat ERA would force women to register for Selective Service ERA would make female-only prisons and women’s shelters illegal and put women in harm’s way ERA ... Read more

Take Action at a Town Hall Meeting March 29, 2018   While your Representatives are in town, this would be the perfect time to make your voice heard!  Congress just passed the terrible $1.3 trillion Omnibus and did not give you a chance to read it before it went to a vote. Now that we know what was in the over 2,200-page document, we have found a litany of bad provisions. This bill not only wastes our hard-earned money, but it undermines family privacy, autonomy, and ... Read more

Voice Your Opinion About the Awful Omnibus! How Did Your Representative and Senators Vote? March 27, 2018 The Awful Omnibus On March 22 Congress voted to pass an Omnibus spending package that was anything but Conservative.  The over 2,200-page document was released 36 hours before it was taken to a vote.  No one, including your Congressmen and Senators, had time to read the entire bill.  The House voted in favor 256-167 and the Senate voted in favor 65-32. Because of the rushed job, Congress continued to fund the leftist agenda by giving ... Read more

Tell HHS that You Support Conscience Protection March 20, 2018 Protect Religious Liberties! President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a new regulation in January of this year that protects individuals from being discriminated against based on their beliefs. This regulation protects individuals and employers from being forced to pay or participate in a procedure that violates their beliefs, such as abortions, sterilizations, and assisted suicides. Now they need to hear from you! In states like California and Washington, individuals have no choice but ... Read more

Contact the White House and Your Representatives Now: No Amnesty Deal! March 14, 2018 Don’t Let DACA Sneak into Budget As Congress is drafting a massive spending bill, news outlets are reporting that the President has offered to cut a deal on the illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  The deal would continue DACA for three years in exchange for three years of border wall funding. It does not include an end to chain migration or the Visa Lottery like President Trump laid out in his immigration ... Read more

What parents and students need to know about “National School Walk Out” March 13, 2018 As many parents and students know, a National School Walk Out is being promoted for March 14 by liberal organizations throughout the nation. This walkout is about passing more gun control measures; but sadly organizers are trying to mislead students and families to think that this event is simply a time to honor victims. As the main organizer stated to Fox News, the walkout is to “protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet ... Read more

Stop Obamacare Bailout! March 8, 2018 Contact Your Representatives Now: End Obamacare! Congress is moving on the newest budget bill to avoid a government shutdown by March 23. Even with a Republican majority in both the House and Senate, we may not see a Conservative budget.  One of those reasons is that Leadership is considering a bailout of Obamacare. Remind Congress that we elected them to end Obamacare, NOT bailout Obamacare. The “Affordable Healthcare Act” is turning out to be ... Read more

Contact the White House Now! Our Military is Not a Social Experiment! February 25, 2018 Defense Secretary James Mattis recommended to President Trump on February 23rd that transgender people be able to serve in the military. His statement undermines the President’s announcement from August prohibiting the military from allowing transgender people to serve.  Not only does this pose a burden on taxpayers and is an assault on the privacy of individuals, but it also weakens America’s defenses. Taxpayers are projected to pay a whopping $3.7 billion over the next ... Read more

Stop ERA Again February 20, 2018 Please Contact Illinois State Legislators to Vote NO on ERA Liberal groups have announced that passing the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in Illinois will be their major focus this year, and they are putting lots of pressure on our state legislators to support the ERA.  With this in mind, please reach out to your Illinois state representative and state senator by phone and email as soon as possible, and encourage them to vote against ... Read more

Contact Your Congressman Now: No More Secret Hush Funds! February 19, 2018 Stop Using Taxpayer Money to Cover Up Sex Abuse Recent news reports revealed that certain Congressmen have abused taxpayer money by creating personal hush funds to cover up egregious acts. These funds have been used to pay off claims of sexual harassment in their own offices. A whopping $17 million over 20 years has been used to keep victims quiet. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has stepped up to create legislation to eliminate these hush funds. ... Read more

Vote NO on Sen. Collins Amnesty Proposal! UPDATE Feb. 15, 2018: This legislation failed to get 60 votes to invoke cloture by a 54-45 vote. February 14, 2017 Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) plans to introduce legislation that will grant amnesty to 1.8 million illegal immigrants. This is a deal being worked out between both parties, but panders to liberals by offering no long-term solutions to America’s immigration problems. The President has required that any legislation that comes to his desk have his “four pillars”: a DACA ... Read more

Does E-Verify Create a National I.D.? January 31, 2018 The Truth About E-Verify Eagle Forum has sent out multiple emails in support of Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760). Recently, there has been quite a bit of misinformation spreading about the bill, specifically on E-Verify. Some news outlets have reported that it will create a national identification card with biometrics. That is simply not true. On page 125 of H.R. 4760, the bill retains the current statutory prohibition on ... Read more

Call the White House Now: Secure Our Borders January 25, 2018 A third immigration proposal is soon to be on the table. On Monday, the White House will release the President’s new proposal on immigration reform that he is sure will win over both parties. He has guaranteed a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) fix as well as border security measures. However, he will allow younger immigrants to “morph into” citizenship in 10-12 years. This overreaching amnesty is what he condemned in the “Gang of ... Read more

Support the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Update: January 30, 2018 During a procedural measure, 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. January 25, 2018   The Senate has announced a ... Read more

Contact Your Congressman to Thank Them for Supporting the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act January 22, 2018 Many of you took action by contacting your Congressmen to support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712). It passed the House on Friday in a 241-183 vote!  Many Members of Congress gave moving speeches in defense of life.  Because of this necessary pro-life vote, babies who survive abortion get a chance at life!  This vote happened on the same day of the March for Life where thousands of pro-life activists ... Read more

Contact Your Congressman Now: Vote YES to Save Born Alive Babies Update: January 19, 2018 The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712). It passed the House on Jan. 19 in a 241-183 vote! January 16, 2018 The House will vote this week on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712).  This is a necessary pro-life bill that will require medical professionals to perform life-saving measures, including transportation to a hospital, to save a baby that has been born alive during an abortion. Criminal penalties are ... Read more

Call Your Congressman Now: This far and no more on immigration! January 12, 2018 After discussions between the White House and Congressional Leadership of both parties, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) released language on his Securing America’s Future Act. This bill, unfortunately, continues the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, however, it grants all of President Trump’s demands for immigration.  In addition to codifying DACA, the bill does as follows: Eliminates the Visa Lottery Puts an end to chain migration Decreases overall immigration by 25% Authorizes border wall construction Adds 5,000 Border Patrol ... Read more

Tell White House you support President Trump on No Transgenders in Military January 3, 2018 Hello Friends, After the long Christmas/New Year’s holiday, we’re starting to see some ink, in addition to Fox News Jennifer Griffin’s brief report on Monday that an Obama holdover is in charge of the DoD “study” on policies regarding individuals who identify as transgender: Carlo Munoz, Washington Times: Justice, Defense Departments Hit for Not Backing Trump on Transgender Ban Matthew Boyle, Breitbart: ‘Constitutional Crisis’: Deep State versus Donald Trump, Administration over Transgender Individuals in Military CBN News: A Done Deal?  Military to ... Read more