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    Lawmaker on Liberals’ View of Government: ‘Of, by, for Bureaucrats’

    Conservative members of Congress yesterday highlighted the impact that public perception and popular myths about conservative ideals have on the outcome of elections. “The biggest lie in American politics is that the Republican Party is the party of the rich or the wealthy,” Rep. John Duncan (R–Tenn.) said at “Conversations … More

    Conservative Coalition Forces Delay of Flood Insurance Bill

    House leaders scrubbed a vote today on a bill to continue taxpayer subsidies of flood insurance for private property owners, after criticism from a coalition of conservatives that the measure blocks reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program enacted in 2012. The Foundry reported Tuesday evening that 28 members of … More

    Obamacare Is So Great, We Just Can't Wait for You to… Oh.

    President Obama “can’t wait” for Congress to act—but he can wait for Obamacare to kick in. Yesterday, the Obama Administration pushed back Obamacare’s employer mandate by two years for mid-sized employers. But that’s not all—employers got an added incentive not to lay off workers or cut workers’ hours. Why? Hurting … More

    After Budget Deal, Will John Boehner Turn to Immigration Reform?

    The House of Representatives wrapped up its work for the year without tackling the thorny issue of immigration reform, prompting both Republican and Democrat members of Congress to suggest it will be a priority in 2014. And that’s exactly why House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has vocally criticized conservative organizations in … More

    Ryan, Murray Announce Budget Deal as Conservatives Voice Disappointment

    The chairmen of the House and Senate budget conference committee reached a deal Tuesday night on a plan that would avert a government shutdown but leaves many conservatives disappointed with additional spending and revenue increases. “The budget conferees failed to make substantive reforms to the real drivers of spending and … 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

    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

    New Poll Shows Support for Defunding Obamacare

    How do you feel about defunding Obamacare? A new poll of American voters shows a majority—57 percent—support defunding this unfair, unaffordable, unworkable law. Heritage Action for America and Basswood Research asked voters in 10 different congressional districts for their views on Obamacare, and respondents were decidedly against the law. Six … More

    Morning Bell: Defiance

    “We’re losing the country,” a Maryland man said at a town hall meeting. “I want to see more defiance!” He wasn’t talking to local tea partiers; he was talking to his Republican Member of Congress. It is time to take a stand against Obamacare. Heritage President Jim DeMint and Heritage … More

    Defund Obamacare: Make Your Voice Heard This August

    Members of Congress head home tomorrow for a month-long recess. Although they are escaping Washington, they won’t get a break from important issues that are awaiting them in September. Chief among them is the fight to defund Obamacare. With just two months until enrollment opens for Obamacare’s insurance exchanges — … More