Posts Tagged ‘Congress’

Trump Opens Doors on Oil Exploration, But Deeper Reforms Still Needed

Written on April 29th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
In another move to free up domestic energy supplies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday aimed at lifting the Obama administration’s offshore drilling restrictions. For decades, bad policies […]

Congress Gives Itself Another Week to Craft Spending Bill

Written on April 28th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
Congress Gives Itself Another Week to Craft Spending Bill
Hours before the federal government’s spending authority expired Friday at midnight, the Senate advanced a one-week continuing resolution by voice vote, putting spending on autopilot and avoiding a looming government […]

Texas House Passes Sanctuary City Ban With Stiff Penalty for Public Officials

Written on April 28th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that places a statewide ban on sanctuary cities and allows state officials to jail police chiefs and sheriffs who refuse to […]

Your Household Share of Federal Spending Keeps on Rising. Here’s the Solution.

Written on April 27th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
It’s sometimes hard to fully visualize a massive sum of money. Take $3.854 trillion for instance—the amount the federal government spent in 2016. That’s a lot of money, but America […]

What Trump Has Done on Immigration in First 100 Days

Written on April 27th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
President Donald Trump’s dedication to enforcing immigration law is one of his significant accomplishments as he nears his 100th day in office Saturday, experts and lawmakers say. Trump is “taking […]

Trump’s Unconventionally Successful First 100 Days

Written on April 26th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
Trump’s Unconventionally Successful First 100 Days
No two campaigns for the presidency are the same, and few were as surprising or unconventional as President Donald Trump’s nomination and subsequent victory. It should come as no surprise […]

The Pentagon Has a ‘Ghost Soldiers’ Problem

Written on April 25th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
The Pentagon Has a ‘Ghost Soldiers’ Problem
Since 2002, billions of U.S. tax dollars have been spent rebuilding Afghanistan after decades of war. A big chunk of that money pays Afghan soldiers and police. But it turns […]

Congress Should Resist Cotton Cronyism in Upcoming Spending Measures

Written on April 24th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
Congress Should Resist Cotton Cronyism in Upcoming Spending Measures
This week, Congress returns to Washington to address government funding. Unfortunately, two costly corporate welfare programs could be expanded. In the 2014 farm bill, Congress created two massive programs whose […]

11 Ways Trump Has Rolled Back Government Regulations in His First 100 Days

Written on April 23rd, 2017 by kalelno shouts
11 Ways Trump Has Rolled Back Government Regulations in His First 100 Days
As President Donald Trump reaches his 100th day in the White House on April 29, he will have worked with Congress to rescind more regulations using the Congressional Review Act than […]

We Hear You: Obamacare and ‘Progress in Wrong Direction’

Written on April 22nd, 2017 by kalelno shouts
Editor’s note:  This weekend we reach deeper into the mailbag for a smattering of your views on a bunch of different issues. Let’s lead off with observations on the state of our […]
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