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Toomey, Garrett and the Swamp

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Kimberley Strassel got it right – “When Candidate Trump first referred to the ‘swamp,’ he was talking about the bog of beltway lobbyists and ‘establishment’ politicians.  But President Trump’s first year in office has revealed that the real swamp is the unchecked power of those who actually run Washington: the two million members of the […]

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The RAISE Act- Immigration Reform

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The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, the RAISE Act, intends to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1957 in order to update our immigration policy.  This legislation aims to eliminate the Diversity Visa program of 1990 which allocates 55,000 visas annually to natives of countries having relatively low rates of immigration […]

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CBO: show your work

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Established in its current form in 1975, the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) is a government agency intended to provide Congress with objective, impartial information about fiscal and economic issues so as to support Congress in making sound budgetary decisions. There is no argument against the need for a reliable, independent source supplying  Congress with relevant […]

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Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act

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” The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was never intended to provide legal protection to websites that facilitate traffickers in advertising the sale of unlawful sex acts with sex trafficking victims,” therefore, the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act (S 1693 and companion HR 1865) amend the 1996 law so as to allow the federal government to […]

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What Should Trump Do About NAFTA?

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What should Trump do about NAFTA? (North American Free Trade Agreement) The debate over trade agreements is a much bigger issue than one might imagine.  Since WWII and the institution of the United Nations world leaders have agreed to “progress” in the direction of globalization  (an effort to create an integrated, global marketplace).  What started […]

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Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology Act

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As President Trump pushes forward on his campaign promise to build a border wall, estimates for the project are coming in at staggeringly high price tags ($24.5 million per mile).  In an effort to tame costs and potentially improve effectiveness, Representative Will Hurd (R-TX) has introduced the Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology Act, […]

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HR 997 English Language Unity Act

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Assimilation has always been of considerable importance in the immigration process. The idea of assimilation is those who come to the United States will adapt to and adopt American culture. One way of encouraging assimilation is to establish an official language.  While never seeking to ban the use of other languages, agreeing on a common […]

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HR 38: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

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The “National Reciprocity” bill would require all states to recognize concealed carry licenses and permits issued by other states. Citizens who qualify for this right to carry across state lines must: not be prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law have present a valid form of identification with photo have a valid state-issued license […]