Capitol Hill Reports

🚩 Capitol Hill Report: Capitol Hill’s Dirty Little Secret December 11, 2017 Capitol Hill’s Dirty Little Secret Recently, the American people have learned of yet another gross misuse of their taxpayer money. Numerous Congressmen have given “hush money,” funded by taxpayers, to victims that claim to be sexually harassed or assaulted. This fund, which was created over a decade ago, has been used in over 200 cases totaling more than $17 million. The U.S. Treasury has paid out $1 million in this year alone, yet the public ... Read more

🚩 Capitol Hill Report: Can we make the HERO Act heroic? November 22, 2017   Can we make the HERO Act heroic? Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) recently introduced the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act (“HERO Act” H.R. 4274) and discussions are underway. We are hearing some rumblings from Capitol Hill that are troubling. The bill could certainly be improved upon. The College Transparency Act (CTA – H.R. 2434) has reared its ugly head during these discussions. This bill would allow the collection of highly personal information throughout an individual’s college career ... Read more

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 average of two and a half days per week. They had previously scrapped the filibuster to allow for an easier route to confirmation, but we did not see a quicker pace emerge from that action. Although Democrats were misusing ... Read more

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 the tax code that currently subsidizes abortion facilities through tax-exempt municipal, county, and state bonds. Abortion providers across the nation have continued to take advantage of this system. For example, in 2012, the New York City Industrial ... Read more

🚩 Capitol Hill Report: Tax Reform on the Horizon October 20, 2017 Tax Reform on the Horizon Tax reform has been one of President Trump’s promises to accomplish before the end of this year.  So far, the White House has taken the lead on this issue and has put out a good framework for Congress to map out their plan. After a budget is passed this week, Congress is ready to begin work on this important task. There are even sentiments of unity among the House and the ... Read more

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 topics to address in today’s society. Immigration President Trump made his immigration priorities clear. Specifically, he addressed border security, interior enforcement, and implementing a merit-based immigration system.  Funding the border wall is the first priority on his list.  Some of ... Read more

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 weeks gestation when the unborn baby can feel pain.  Many Congressmen gave heartfelt speeches on the floor leading up to the vote.  Some shared the story of Micah Pickering, a healthy five-year-old boy who was born at 22 weeks. Contact ... Read more

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 our nation. Physician-assisted suicide has been pushed by those in support as a compassionate measure and a way to “die with dignity.”  The truth is that this act is far more dangerous than what is being presented.  This ... Read more

Capitol Hill Report: A Hard Bill to Swallow September 25, 2017 A Hard Bill to Swallow The newest healthcare bill to gain momentum is known as the Graham-Cassidy bill. This is the Senate’s last-ditch effort before the budget expires on September 30. As much as we would like it to be an easy “yes”, there are many things to consider. Here are a few things the bill accomplishes: Eliminates the individual and employer mandates Eliminates Medicaid expansion Redirects Planned Parenthood money to community health centers and retains language ... Read more

Capitol Hill Report: DACA on the Chopping Block September 8, 2017 DACA on the Chopping Block   After a campaign of promised immigration reform, President Trump has addressed his next steps with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Many of the left-wing rhetoric makes this action seem like a massive deportation of innocent children. There is more to the story than that.   DACA was a program implemented by President Obama and was solely a work permit and federal benefits program, not a pathway to citizenship. ... Read more

Capitol Hill Report: 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 top of Congress’s priority list, and as you well know, this will not be an easy fight. Many hot button items will be on the table such as defunding Planned Parenthood, funding for the border wall and deciding whether or not ... Read more

Capitol Hill Report: The New Cash Crop August 18, 2017 The New Cash Crop The legalization of marijuana has been cropping back up in preparation for the upcoming appropriations fights. This issue has been touted by the left as a safe way to boost the economies of states, but the facts paint a different picture.   Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia currently have a law legalizing marijuana in some form. These states’ intentions were to see a rise in revenue, however, they have seen ... Read more