Big Data Threatens Our Privacy CAPITOL HILL REPORT January 19, 2019 Against the wishes of concerned citizens, a dangerous data-mining bill, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (H.R. 4174, “FEPA”), became law this week. Eagle Forum sent out alerts and emails to Congressional and White House staff, however, the influence of the swamp was far too great. Although the bill was sponsored by former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), there was no question as to who was behind the bill- the establishment. House ... Read more

The Inequality Act CAPITOL HILL REPORT January 12, 2019 Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has vowed to make the Equality Act a top priority of Congress this year. The word “equality” has been warped to create a culture that caters to one group of people, and in this case, that group is the LGBT community. The Equality Act was originally introduced in 1974 but was made popular in 2015 when former President Barack Obama announced his support for the legislation. The bill ... Read more

New Year, New Congress January 4, 2019 As we enter into 2019, Congress looks a bit different. With a Democrat majority in the House, barely a Republican majority in the Senate, and a Republican in the White House, the outlook of passing Conservative legislation (or even a simple budget) is dim. However, our job to educate all our representatives on our issues must continue unabated. There are areas in which we can focus our efforts that will be worthwhile. Spread the truth ... Read more

The Shutdown Standoff December 28, 2018 Last Friday, the House surprised us all. House Republicans passed a budget with $5 billion in border wall funding. The House Freedom Caucus stood up for all Americans by calling for Congress to keep their promise to fund the wall, and encouraged the President to hold true to his veto threat. This resulted in a 217-185 vote, mostly along party lines. After the bill reached the Senate, Republicans struggled just bring the bill to ... Read more

Is a Border Wall in the Works? CAPITOL HILL REPORT Is a Border Wall in the Works? December 21, 2018 This has been a confusing and contentious week for Congress. During a televised meeting last week with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), President Trump demanded $5 billion for a border wall or he would shut down the government. Now that the Friday deadline to fund the government is drawing near, the White House has lost confidence in Congress to pass the ... Read more

Vote Tuesday. Get your family and friends to the polls. Every vote counts. November 2, 2018 Vote for Liberty! The midterm election will significantly impact America’s future in freedom.  Next Tuesday will decide whether the many, already incredibly successful policies set in motion under President Trump will continue or whether they collapse under the weight of a new Congressional majority bent on removing Trump from office and implementing their radical, socialist, anti-freedom agenda. President Trump’s anticipated executive order to reinforce border security, put some integrity back into our immigration system, and ... Read more

Confronting the Left’s Incivility CAPITOL HILL REPORT Don’t Let Bullies Suppress Our Free Speech October 13, 2018 After weeks of the Democrats waging war on the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh, he was confirmed 50-48 mostly along party lines. The confirmation came a week later than planned after an FBI investigation was called. The investigation found nothing new, but gave Senators who were on the fence the extra motivation they needed to vote for him. The fanfare is not over yet, though. Democrats have no plans of ... Read more

The Feminist Path to Destruction CAPITOL HILL REPORT The Feminist Path to Destruction October 5, 2018 We have seen first-hand over the last couple of weeks how destructive the Left can be. Democrats and the media have waged an attack on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The damage is not just done to him and his family however; it has caused chaos throughout the entire nation. Last week, we watched Democrats dangle Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, in front of the nation ... Read more

The Failed Budget Continues to Move CAPITOL HILL REPORT The Failed Budget Continues to Move September 21, 2018 While everyone is distracted by the Democrat obstruction of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Senate has passed a spending bill strangely similar to the last Omnibus, but by another name. Leadership is calling this bill a “minibus” with a continuing resolution (CR) attached. The minibus includes bills to fund Labor, Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, the Department of Education. The CR would ... Read more

Medicare for All Means Freedom for None CAPITOL HILL REPORT Medicare for All Means Freedom for None September 16, 2018 Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) introduced his Medicare for All Act (S. 1804) last year, but Democrat campaigns have recently ramped up support for it. This single-payer healthcare system idea is hitting a note with the public. A Reuters-Ipsos survey found that 70% of Americans support a Medicare for all policy. Of this percentage, 85% were Democrats while 52% were Republicans. These numbers are extremely troubling ... Read more

Congress is Funding Planned Parenthood and Not Funding the Wall CAPITOL HILL REPORT Congress is Funding Planned Parenthood and Not Funding the Wall September 7, 2018 The House came back into session this week after a long five-week break. The first thing on their agenda is to fund the government before the September 30th deadline. Since they have already passed 7 of the 12 bills needed to do so, and the Senate has passed 9 of the 12 bills, you would think that this would be a task ... Read more

Senate Fails to Stop $500 million to Planned Parenthood CAPITOL HILL REPORT Senate Fails to Stop $500 million to Planned Parenthood September 2, 2018 As the Senate has been working through August recess, a top priority has been crafting a spending package. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) saw this as a perfect opportunity to defend the lives of the unborn. Last Thursday, he introduced an amendment that would specifically defund Planned Parenthood which received over $500 million of taxpayer money in 2017 alone from the federal government. The ... Read more

Religious Liberty Upheld by Department of Labor August 20, 2018 A Win for Faith and the First Amendment The Department of Labor issued a directive that protects the religious freedoms of government contractors who disagree with same-sex marriage. The Trump administration has publicly declared to hold their staff accountable to defend the religious rights of organizations. Former President George W. Bush issued an executive order in 2002 that established a framework for faith-based contractors seeking contracts with the federal government. After former President Obama took office, he ... Read more

Would Federally Paid Family Leave Be An Entitlement Program? August 18, 2018 Since the election of President Trump, his daughter, Ivanka Trump, has made paid maternity and family leave a priority of the administration. This has been evident in many of Ivanka’s speeches as well as the President’s White House budget. While this can certainly be appealing, the facts say that it will be more harmful than helpful. Although the United States does not have a federally paid family leave policy, it already has the 1993 ... Read more

End DACA and Secure the Border August 11, 2018 Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security released its FY2017 Entry/Exit Overstay Report which tallies up the number of illegal immigrants currently living in the United States. Nearly 702,000 people overstayed their allotted time and are currently in the United States illegally. This is an increase from the previous year where over 526,000 illegal immigrants overstayed. The group that had the highest rate of overstays were exchange students totaling 68,983 current illegal ... Read more

What Can We Do About Roe v. Wade? August 5, 2018 With a new Supreme Court nominee on the docket, one of the biggest questions from both the right and the left is, “Will Brett Kavanaugh overturn Roe v. Wade?” Liberals have used this question to strike fear among their base while Conservatives have used it to conjure up hope to protect the unborn. However, Republicans have opportunities to scale back this law while waiting on a full repeal. One of the biggest ways to ... Read more

Dangers of Allowing the Workforce to Control Education July 28, 2018 The Hidden Dangers of Allowing the Workforce to Control Education President Trump has been very successful in creating jobs and boosting our economy. In fact, a report earlier this month showed that 3.4 million jobs have been created since election day. Now, there is a push to fill those jobs. The President has issued a proposal and an Executive Order in an attempt to remedy that issue, however, there are hidden dangers that could have ... Read more

Righting the Wrongs of the Obama Administration July 21, 2018 Presidents will typically use their pardon power near the end of their term. However, President Trump has decided to use it throughout his presidency to quickly give certain prisoners relief from the overreach of federal law. One of the most recent instances was the pardons of Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond. The Hammonds who were multi-generational cattle ranchers were convicted of setting fires to public lands in 2012. They said they had used ... Read more

Who is Brett Kavanaugh? July 13, 2018 As President Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh is well on his way to be confirmed in the Senate.  The President’s announcement came Monday evening where he touted Kavanaugh’s “impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications, and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law.” However, liberals are working around the clock to discredit his competence. Here are the facts about his credentials, experience, and record. Brett Kavanaugh is a 53-year-old native of Washington, D.C. ... Read more

Celebrating our Constitution July 7, 2018 This week we had the opportunity to celebrate our nation. We are honored to have the freedoms that we have been given by our Heavenly Father and by our Founding Fathers through the Constitution. Independence Day is a reminder of how great a nation we live in and also, our responsibility to keep it great. One of the provisions in the Constitution that ensures our freedoms is the establishment and standards of the Supreme ... Read more

GOOD News from D.C. June 29, 2018 Amnesty Squashed Two long-awaited immigration bills were brought to the House floor in the past week. Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760) was the first to be voted on and ultimately stopped the terrible discharge petition that would have resulted in massive amnesty. The Goodlatte bill would have ended chain migration, eliminated the Visa Lottery, and stripped funding of sanctuary cities, just to name a few. Despite the great measures ... Read more

The Diminishing of Obamacare June 25, 2018 Earlier this month, the Department of Justice announced that key parts of Obamacare are now unconstitutional. This came after Texas, along with 19 Republican-led states, got the ball rolling by challenging the policy in hopes to overturn it. Since then, the Trump Administration has moved full speed ahead in stripping down what they can of Obamacare to make way for Congress to finally repeal this awful policy. When the Supreme Court ruled in favor ... Read more

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 vote on two immigration bills: Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760) and a compromise bill that is still being written.  There are problems with both bills, but this stops the discharge petition ... Read more

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 design a cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony. After explaining to these frequent customers that he was unable to do so based on his religious beliefs, the couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. ... Read more

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 bills and confirmations of the President’s nominees than we have seen in past years. The Senate has picked up their pace on confirmations, however, there is still much work to be done in that effort, as well ... Read more

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, and in the past, they have been taken advantage of in clinics where abortion is a priority. Now, the rights of women, children, and families are strengthened under these new revisions. One of the biggest issues that Title ... Read more

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 protests have occurred all week. However, we can rest assured that the U.S. is on the right side of history. The nation of Israel was officially created in 1948, but the U.S. did not weigh in. Several years ... Read more

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 been made.” Instead of investing in the people of Iran, they continued to fund terrorist activity through Hezbollah and Hamas using funds established by this pact. It is certainly time to put an end to this sinister ... Read more

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 one year, and next week, they plan to break another. If all goes as planned, the Senate will have confirmed more circuit court nominees in President Trump’s first two years than former Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, ... Read more

Jim Jordan Should Be Speaker of the House April 29, 2018 Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced recently that he will not run for office again. This is great news for Conservatives after he passed through a number of bad bills, including the liberal Omnibus spending bill. As House Members are making plans to run for the Speaker position, only one stands out as a true Conservative. That Member is Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). As a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, he stands on the right ... Read more

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 campaign. He came through on his promise, and we expect to reap the benefits of Justice Gorsuch’s good rulings for years to come.The President did not stop with Justice Gorsuch though. As of today, the Senate has ... Read more

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. While they were receiving sex reassignment surgeries on the taxpayer’s dime, they were unable to be deployed. After recovery, necessary hormone therapy medicines needed to be with them at all times, some requiring refrigeration. People with diabetes were ... Read more

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 and 65 Senators voted in favor of it so that they could go home for their two-week recess. There are a litany of bad spending measures in this bill that Congress never allowed you to have ... Read more

The President’s School Safety Proposal March 17, 2018 Securing Schools After several listening sessions and guidance from various organizations, President Trump released his proposal to secure our schools. Thankfully, it keeps our Constitutional rights intact. Here are the points he hits: He wants to make sure that schools are secure, just like any other government building. This means firearm training for teachers who choose to carry a gun. He also supports the integration of retired military veterans and retired law enforcement into these schools to ... Read more

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 safe. As they pull at the heartstrings of parents and students, they are leaving out a huge component: the truth. Restricting gun laws devalues our freedoms. It is the government’s responsibility to presume that you are innocent ... Read more

Capitol Hill Report: Budget Subtraction March 4, 2018 Budget Subtraction Congress will pass a budget soon and one of the areas of focus is education. We have seen such a large government takeover of education over the last several years, but with President Trump in power, we have a chance to scale some of that back. There are a few areas, however, that we need to keep a close eye on. Data mining has crept its way into many pieces of legislation. This ... Read more

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 this in many ways, especially with the announcement this year of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division under the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Ironically, those who have been hired in these offices have already faced intense criticism for ... Read more

Capitol Hill Report: A Break-Down of the White House Budget February 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 ... Read more

Capitol Hill Report: 20 Week Abortion Ban Fails; State of the Union February 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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more