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Congress Wrap Up

The Senate has finally adjourned to go home and campaign. They will be back on November 13, one week after the election. Before leaving, the Senate confirmed 15 judges as part of a deal between Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer....

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Tax cuts damage economic growth?

Only if they are not paired with spending cuts. Ever since the seventies, Republicans have argued that the economic growth spurred by tax cuts would raise enough government revenue to overcome any negative effects on the deficit. But Peter Suderman, writing at Reason...

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A new Cold War coming?

According to former Federal Reserve Board Governor Kevin Warsh, the U.S. is on the verge of a new Cold War with China -- but this one is going to be economic. "We're at the risk of a real 'cold war' between the world's two largest economies," said Warsh, who was on...

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This Week in Congress

The Senate -- defying my expectations and past tradition -- remains in session even though we are only a month away from the mid-term election. The big vote this week could occur today, as Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is offering a privileged resolution under the...

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Why they hate us

Last week, I wrote about Senator Rand Paul’s efforts to stop U.S. taxpayer dollars from supporting Afghanistan military units that turn a blind eye to child sexual abuse. As I mentioned, this practice is common, but U.S. troops have been ordered to ignore it. This is...

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Here’s a Good Reason to Homeschool

Your kids won’t get bugs in their food... Yes, that is now happening in public schools. Baylen Linnekin writing at REASON magazine has the details: Earlier this month, seventh grader Madison Smith and some of her middle school peers at Madisonville Public School in...

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This Week in Congress

The House is adjourned and will not be back until after the elections. Before adjourning last week, the House passed H.R. 6, the huge bill drastically expanding government in the name of fighting opioid addiction. Only eight members voted no: Justin Amash (MI-03) Andy...

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Venezuela's Socialism…And Ours

This week we witnessed the horrible spectacle of Nikki Haley, President Trump’s Ambassador to the United Nations, joining a protest outside the UN building and calling for the people of Venezuela to overthrow their government. “We are going to fight for Venezuela,”...

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This Week in Congress Wrap-Up

On Wednesday, the U.S. House passed H.R. 6729, the legislation giving the government new powers to see your financial records without a warrant, by a vote of 297-124. You can see the vote here. The bill now moves to the Senate, so please sign your “No PATRIOT Act...

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This Week in Congress Update

Today the House voted on the three tax reform 2.0 bills. Here is a coalition letter Campaign for Liberty co-signed in support of the tax package: Dear Speaker Ryan and Chairman Brady: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write in support of House passage of...

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Crucial House Vote Today

Today, the House will vote on H.R. 6729, legislation which, in the name of stopping human trafficking,  gives the government new powers to see your personal financial data without a warrant and could even cause you to lose access to the banking system without due...

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This Week in Congress

The U.S. Senate will be considering nominations, possibly including that of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The House is in session from Tuesday through Friday. The big legislation this week is H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense, Labor, Health and Human...

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This Week in Congress: Taxes

Last Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee passed Tax Reform 2.0. The package consisted of three bills (H.R. 6760, H.R. 6757, and H.R. 6756). All three of them are likely to be voted on next week before Congress adjourns to go home and campaign. Here is a...

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Norman Singleton on Building a Coalition

Campaign for Liberty President Norman Singleton recently participated in a panel discussion on “Building a Broad Coalition” at the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Conference on Media and War. Singleton spoke alongside his fellow Ron Paul staff alumni Adam...

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Will Congress Free Our Trucks?

One of the outstanding issues yet to be settled between the House and Senate Appropriations bills is whether the final Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations will include a much-needed provision to allow Twin 33’s. As detailed here, Twin...

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