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  • How to Make Harry Reid's Power Grab Work for Conservatives

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) is expected to try to change the rules of the Senate to shut out the voices of the minority party in the new Congress. He calls it “filibuster reform,” but it is nothing more than a power grab by Senator Reid and the majority … More

    Senator Mike Lee Argues to Restore Debate and Deliberation

    As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) gathers ideas to limit the filibuster, he has not ceased abusing power to block amendments he does not like. Reid has used a parliamentary trick over the past few years to stop the minority party from participating in the amendment process called “filling … More

    Filibuster Reform Just the Latest Senate Power Grab

    Senator Harry Reid (D–NV) wants to limit the filibuster now that he has retained his position as majority leader. In July of this year, The Washington Post reported that Reid “is now openly promising to pass filibuster reform in the beginning of the next Congress if Democrats manage to hold … More

    Senator Rand Paul on the "Charade and Farce" of Debate in the Senate

    On Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul (R–KY) requested a vote on two amendments to S.3457, the Veterans Jobs Corps Act. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) blocked a vote on those amendments and has not allowed a free and fair debate on a very important issue to the American people. The … More

    Filibuster Reform Is a Bad Idea

    The Washington Post reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) has pledged to reform the filibuster—if and only if he retains his position as Majority Leader in the next Congress and President Obama wins a second term. This shows that Reid has no ideological commitment to “filibuster reform”; he … More

    House Repeals Obamacare; What's Next

    Now that the House has voted to repeal Obamacare, what happens next with H.R. 6079? The “Repeal of ObamaCare Act” will go to the Senate for consideration. If Senators take a few simple actions, they can force a debate and recorded vote in the Senate this year. They might even … More

    Reid's Unconstitutional Gambit on Small Business Taxes

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) is trying to use the Senate to message on tax issues. The problem is that this political ploy is unconstitutional. It is important to note that any big tax idea—whether it be comprehensive tax reform, the President’s idea to extend only certain aspects of … More

    Obama’s Nixonian Contempt for Transparency

    President Obama channeled his inner Richard Nixon with his exercise of executive privilege to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from transparency. Whether the assertion is valid is a question to be resolved between Congress and the President, yet this authority is something that can be waived by the President if … More

    Farm Bill: Bumper Crop of Food Stamps

    The farm bill pending in the Senate has a bumper crop of food stamps. The bill, S.3240 (the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act), should be renamed the “Food Stamp Expansion Act.” The bulk of the spending in the bill is targeted to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also … More

    Law of the Sea Hearings Point to Lame Duck Passage Strategy

    Today, the Senate has two hearings scheduled on the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). The Senate will have had three hearings on the LOST after today—yet, not for the purposes of educating Senators on the flaws versus the benefits of the treaty. These hearings are a pretext for a … More