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    The Senate Health Bill: Chock-Full of Bad Health Policy

    Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate majority leader, wants to rush the Senate health care legislation through the process by July 27, 2009. It’s not hard to see why. After 13 days of intense debate, the Senate HELP Committee just finished work on the Senate bill (The Affordable Health Choices Act) … More

    Depends on What Your Definition of 'Advice and Consent' Is

    There are some who believe that the president, having won the election, should have complete authority to appoint his nominee and the Senate should only examine whether the justice is intellectually capable and an all-around good guy; that once you get beyond intellect and personal character, there should be no … More

    Senators Reject Cap, Tax and Spend to Socialize Scheme

    The United States Senate declared that any revenues generated from a carbon cap-and-trade scheme or carbon tax could not be used to fund government programs, including the initial stages of government-run health care. By adopting an amendment by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), policymakers stated that American consumers should be held … More

    Killing Clean Energy Jobs

    In a month of Congressional efforts to prop-up the stalling US job market, Nevada’s elected officials are fighting to make conditions worse in their state. Steve Tetreault and Keith Rogers report in the Pahrump Valley Times that the Department of Energy has cut 500 of 600 workers from Yucca Mountain … More

    Morning Bell: The Pelosi-Obama-Reid Trillion Dollar Debt Plan

    Last Friday we warned you about some family planning provisions tucked away in the House stimulus bill.  Some conservative lawmakers then took up the issue on the Sunday shows, and the provisions quickly became a symbol of how completely unrelated to “economic stimulus” the House bill really is.  Being the … More

    Reid's Omnibus Bill Worse Than Before

    Doesn’t Harry Reid know that Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest? A day for NFL playoffs. Apparently not, since he’s calling for a special Sunday vote on an omnibus lands bill that removes public land that would be available for recreational, commercial, and private ownership use by … More

    Feinstein’s Courageous Stand for the Rule of Law and Against Senate Democrats

    On December 10, Senate Democrats sent a letter to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich writing: ““We write to insist that you step down and…under no circumstances make an appointment to fill the vacant Illinois Senate seat.” The letter further threatened that if Blagojevich ignored their warning, “we would be forced to … More

    High Long-Term Unemployment No Surprise

    Congress is considering increasing the length of time unemployed workers can collect unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. Normally unemployed workers can collect UI benefits for up to 26 weeks. Congress changed the law to allow 39 weeks of benefits. Now many in Congress want to allow 46 weeks of benefits. One … More

    Video: Congress Considers Bailout for Detroit's Big Three

    Congress returns from recess this week to debate a bailout for Detroit’s automakers. Heritage’s Brian Darling surveys the landscape on Capitol Hill. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcdy_bVq_nI[/youtube]

    Omnibus Land Package: More Energy Off Limits

    1082 pages. $3 billion in earmarks. At least 8.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 300 million barrels of oil off limits. Congress is at it again. In an attempt to squeeze an omnibus package during the lame-duck session, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid said that beginning November 17th … More