Capitol Hill Reports

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

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 bill, Securing America’s Future Act of 2018 (H.R. 4760) sponsored by Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-VA), has been referred to as a “compromise bill.”  Although it continues the DACA program for current recipients which will give amnesty ... Read more

Capitol Hill Report: Protecting Survivors of Abortions January 13, 2018 Protecting Survivors of Abortions Congress will soon take their first pro-life vote of the year.  The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act ( H.R. 4712/S.220 ) will move to the House floor next week.  This vote will be in tandem with the March for Life which draws thousands of pro-lifers from across the world to march the streets of Washington, D.C. as a voice for the unborn. This legislation simply requires a medical professional to use life-saving measures on a ... Read more