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    Time to Reconsider Mandatory Minimum Sentences

    “This woman doesn’t belong in prison for 10 years for what I understand she did. That’s just crazy.” So said federal district Judge Richard A. Gadbois Jr. before sentencing Tonya Drake to a mandatory minimum of 10 years behind bars. Tonya, a financially desperate single mother, mailed a package that, … More

    The Four Things Mike Lee Blames for Creating 'Real Inequality'

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) responded to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, and gave the American people his definition of “real inequality.” According to Lee, the inequality crisis can be divided into three areas: immobility among the poor, who are trapped by big-government programs; insecurity in the … More

    VIDEO: Senator Mike Lee Outlines Reform Agenda to Unite Conservatives

    With tensions between GOP establishment and conservative groups reaching a fevered pitch, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) outlined a plan he believes would unite Republicans and the grassroots. “That toxicity could become paralyzing if we allow it to be. That’s why we need a conservative reform agenda,” Lee told a full … More

    Senator Mike Lee: Time to Rethink the War on Poverty

    Progressives sometimes accuse conservatives of not caring about the poor. But it’s liberal policies that deepen, prolong, and institutionalize poverty. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) made this important clarification at a Heritage Foundation forum on Capitol Hill today when he said, “1964 wasn’t the year Americans started fighting poverty; it was … More

    Mike Lee: What's Next for Conservatives

    What’s next for conservatives? Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) said yesterday at The Heritage Foundation that we can’t ignore the ways Obamacare is harming Americans. Obamacare is “unaffordable and unfair [and] it’s getting worse all the time,” Lee said. “Every week, thousands of Americans get letters from their insurance companies, announcing … More

    Senators Lee and Rubio Sound Off on Obamacare

    Obamacare is causing people to lose their jobs and, ironically, lose their health coverage. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have spoken out strongly against Obamacare and the ways it’s hurting Americans. Rubio said that the quality of health care will decrease under Obamacare. “You’re discouraging people from … More

    GUEST POST: Fund the Government; Defund Obamacare

    Yesterday, conservatives in the House and Senate demonstrated unity in message, thought, and drive in our fight to finally defund Obamacare through the continuing resolution. I ran for Congress to help lead the fight to defund, delay, and dismantle the train wreck that is Obamacare, and from my first day … More

    Senator Vitter’s Response to Obamacare’s Outrageous Exemptions

    Here’s a simple democratic principle: Those who make the laws should be subject to the laws they make. The Problem. President Obama, the White House staff, Cabinet secretaries, and all of the Administration’s political appointees are exempt from any legal requirement to enroll in Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges. While Members … More

    3 Reasons These 3 Governors Want to #StopObamacare

    People everywhere are buzzing about Obamacare and with exchanges opening in just 27 days, opponents of the massive bill are doing everything they can to make sure Americans know why and how Congress can stop Obamacare. Republican lawmakers like Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) spent their August … More

    Why Is Washington Talking About a Government Shutdown?

    Is it that time again already?? It’s not even August, and Members of Congress are starting to buzz about the upcoming budget and debt ceiling fight—which likely won’t happen until later this fall. But the posturing has begun, and the media are happy to oblige. The thing is, a government … More