August 2, 2017 Sam Valk

New immigration bill sponsored by Senators Cotton (R-AR) & Perdue (R-GA). President Donald Trump today has announced a new plan to curb illegal immigration into the United States. The plan includes reducing the amount of low skilled labor from entering, which the president says displaces American workers in those jobs….

August 1, 2017 Cody Rizzuto

The rules matter.  On Friday and Saturday of last week, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to voice his desire to alter the long standing Senate rules requiring 60 votes to pass legislation through that chamber. Below are the specific tweets referenced: If you are an ardent supporter of Trump…

August 1, 2017 Brad Johnson

Sometimes the right thing is unpopular. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), just a week after having removed an aggressive brain tumor, and days after delivering a powerful speech in which he called for a return to regular order within the Senate chambers, came under fire last Friday. McCain was the consequential vote in…

August 1, 2017 Sam Valk

John McCain let us all down. On Friday morning, the US Senate rejected a proposal for a so called “skinny” Obamacare repeal, with 51 senators voting against the repeal. All Democrats cast their ballot against the repeal measure, which was expected. Two Republicans: Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine)…