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    House Waives Three-Day Rule to Rush Vote on Farm Bill

    House Republicans were swept into office in January 2011 with promises of bringing greater transparency to the “people’s house.” One of those promises — included in the GOP’s “Pledge to America” and later enshrined in House rules — was a three-day period to provide members of Congress with adequate time … More

    House Won't Provide 72 Hours to Review Budget Control Act

    Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) repeatedly criticized Democrats last year for voting on legislation that members didn’t have time to read. “Read the Bill” language was even included in the GOP’s Pledge to America to ensure lawmakers would have adequate notice to review legislation. “Neither members of Congress or the public … More

    California Congressman Offers Blueprint for America's Future

    This is the season for big ideas. Heritage has its Solutions for America. House Republicans have their Pledge to America. And Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has outlined a bold agenda in a new book, “Restoring the Republic: A Clear, Concise, and Colorful Blueprint for America’s Future.” Nunes, who represents an … More

    Keeping the Pledge on Marriage-Friendly Federal Policy

    House Republicans released a “Pledge to America” last week detailing legislative proposals for the next Congress to address the nation’s challenges with deficits, health care policy, entitlements, and taxes.  The Pledge underscored its sponsors’ commitment “to honor families, traditional marriage, life, and the private and faith-based organizations that form the … More

    Pledge to America is Step in Right Direction

    House Republicans should be commended for offering an alternative vision for America’s future, in their Pledge to America. It is an important element in moving America in the right direction. Conservatives must present ideas to America that are consistent with our nation’s founding principles and empower people, not government. The … More

    Pledge to Fully Fund Missile Defense

    The legislative agenda of the House Republicans for the next Congress has been unveiled this week. “Pledge to America” is a policy statement encompassing a wide range of issues from economy to health care to the plan to keep the nation secure at home and abroad. The pledge highlights the … More