During a brief press interview outside the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) headquarters in Washington on July 22, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) condemned President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, saying, "All of that is a magnet and a beacon for people to come. You can’t have any kind of beacon without securing the border first."
After the Supreme Court's favorable ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, Democrats initially retaliated by announcing plans to circumvent the finding of the high court; however, there are indications that the White House may back down on the ObamaCare contraception mandate.
Resistance to renewing the Export-Import Bank's charter is growing, mostly led by Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling.
Two federal courts issued conflicting rulings on whether people who get insurance on the federal exchange are eligible for subsidies.