Capitol Hill Reports

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