Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) has introduced S. 3379, the “Surface Transportation and Maritime Security Act,” which would establish within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) the “Surface Transportation and Maritime Security Advisory Committee.”
Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma has introduced a bill that would punish abortionists who end the life of an unborn baby by means of tearing it limb from limb. Though the Guttmacher Institute asserts that 88 percent of abortions in America take place in the first trimester, the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act would impact 95 percent of abortions that take place in the second trimester.
With little support for impeachment from the Republican establishment, and voters' notoriously bad memories, IRS commissioner John Koskinen is likely to escape unblemished for targeting conservatives and covering it up, just as Lois Lerner did in 2013.
On Wednesday, the House Veterans Affairs Committee issued a subpoena to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purposes of investigating the ballooning budget of a Denver-area VA hospital currently under construction, as well as the recently revealed art and interior design expenditures at numerous VA facilities nationwide.
VIDEO - Christian Gomez discusses his article "Progressive Patty" which examines the career of Patty Murray of Washington. He uncovers particular information from her bio, including her ties to Marxism and unconditional support of multilateral treaties.
Despite the sovereignty-destroying Trans-Pacific Partnership being so unpopular that both major parties' presidential candidates are campaigning against it, the Obama White House notified Congress that legislation to approve the globalist “free-trade” regime was on its way. It seems that the establishment is hoping to ram through the deeply controversial regional-governance scheme during the “lame-duck” session of Congress — after the election and after voters lose their chance to remove elected representatives for another two years. Critics in Congress and beyond from all across the political spectrum, though, are speaking out forcefully. Opponents noted that one way to stop it would be to prevent Congress from holding a lame-duck session at all.
Republicans charge that Hillary Clinton lied to Congress, under oath, about classified e-mails she sent and received while secretary of state, which would be a felony. But it is highly unlikely that the Obama Justice Department will do anything about it, regardless of the evidence.
Expressing what appears to be a widespread delusion among America's elected representatives, GOP Congressman Tim Walberg of Michigan repeatedly claimed in a discussion last week that Congress can do whatever it wants provided there are enough votes to pass it. Despite taking an oath to the U.S. Constitution, which places strict limits on the power of both Congress and the federal government, the Republican lawmaker sounded largely unfamiliar with those restraints. And unfortunately for the American people, Walberg is actually among the more Constitution-friendly lawmakers in a Congress that has been lawlessly running wild for decades now.
The latest Congressional Budget Office report is grim, and offers no solutions to the burgeoning national debt crisis.
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a pro-life measure supporting conscience protections for doctors and healthcare providers by a vote of 245 to 182. The measure would allow churches and other entities to sue the federal government for violating the Weldon Amendment, which prevents states from discriminating against institutions or health entities that do not provide for or refer abortions.