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  • Government Shutdown

    How's the Economy at Your House?

    The news media, the President, and Congress should be cautious in trotting out “victims” of the government shutdown. As national media continue the hype, the furor over Washington furloughs will only take you so far in the rest of America. IN WASHINGTON: While the country’s national parks are closed and … More

    World War II Veterans Don't Let Shutdown Interrupt Visit to Memorial

    Storming the beaches of Normandy was the real battle. But World War II veterans proved today that they may be retired, but they are not done fighting. As part of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed today, including the World War II Memorial. At least it was, … More

    Guess How Many Education Department Employees Are "Essential"

    The Department of Education has furloughed 95 percent of its employees, deeming them non-essential. To learn how to reform the Department of Education, click here.

    The Story Behind the Government Shutdown

    Much like the day after sequestration budget cuts kicked in, most people will wake up today to find that the country and their lives aren’t much different. All the fearful fretting over shutting down the government—which is reaching Y2K proportions in the media—is really a distraction. Government funding isn’t the … More

    Q&A: What Happens During a Government Shutdown?

    Some of the claims being made about what happens to the federal government when there is a funding lapse are almost hysterical – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) even claimed that a shutdown would be “as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War.” Here are answers to … More

    Will Congress Stop Obamacare?

    Less than 24 hours from now, the government takeover of health care will begin implementation—unless Congress acts to stop Obamacare. Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay the unpopular law’s implementation by one year. Although the plan falls short of defunding Obamacare, Heritage Action for America … More

    Cloakroom: September 29 – October 5

    House Cloakroom Analysis: On Saturday, the House did its part to take a government shutdown off the table by passing a bill that funded the government while delaying the implementation of Obamacare for one year. This week’s schedule is fluid as the House will wait for the Senate to act … More

    Bureaucrats Gone Wild: Government Spends Recklessly as Fiscal Year Ends

    Washington’s reckless spending is driving America into debt — and yet federal bureaucrats continue their wasteful and frivolous ways. The latest example comes courtesy of today’s Washington Post, which features a story that should infuriate any taxpayer. As the federal government’s fiscal year draws to a close Monday, agencies are … More

    House Votes to Delay Obamacare, Repeal Medical Device Tax

    Shortly after midnight, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal Obamacare’s tax on medical devices and delay the unpopular law’s implementation by one year. The two amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution would fund the federal government through December 15. The measure returns to the Senate, with the fate … More

    Democrats Threaten Government Shutdown If They Don’t Get More Spending

    While much of the debate over government funding has centered around funding for the President’s unworkable health care law, Democrats’ appetite for more unnecessary federal spending has gotten much less attention. Democrats in the House are demanding more discretionary spending and have openly stated that they would prefer a government … More