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    Sen. Ron Johnson: Lawmakers Should Not Get Special Treatment Under Obamacare

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R–Wis.) today acknowledged that his lawsuit against the federal government—filed to prevent special Obamacare-related handouts to members of Congress—faces an uphill battle. Despite the long odds, however, Johnson reiterated his commitment to push the case. During this morning’s health care panel at The Heritage Foundation, Johnson announced … More

    New Lawsuit Against Congressional Obamacare Exception Announced

    Senator Ron Johnson (R–WI) announced a lawsuit today challenging the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) illegal special treatment of Members of Congress and their staffs. Heritage laid the groundwork for this hugely important lawsuit. As it became clear that Members of Congress and their staffs would be forced to pay … 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

    Benghazi: No, Let’s Not Move On

    Secretary of State John Kerry said it not once but twice during his House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday: Let’s move on from investigating Benghazi to “more important things.” This was not just an unfortunate turn of phrase. As the repetition shows, it clearly reveals Kerry’s thinking: We must … More

    VIDEO: Government Red Tape Leaves Illinois Man on Verge of Bankruptcy

    Government regulations cost Steven Lathrop decades of his life and pushed him into financial ruin, according to a new video released by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). Lathrop’s home of Granite City, Illinois, regularly suffered from storm flooding that damaged his neighbor’s homes, and even cost the taxpayers money in federal … More

    Congress Showing Initiative to Investigate Benghazi

    Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s congressional testimony (here and here) failed to deliver new information regarding the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. If anything, the hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee more or less offered … More

    John Kerry at State Department: Good for Obama, Not America

    The good news for the Obama Administration is that its next Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry (D–MA), had the smoothest of sailing during yesterday’s Senate confirmation hearing. Indeed, the nominees for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, and Director of the CIA, John Brennan, should be so lucky. The only … More

    Congress Still Using Commemorative Coins to Get Around Earmark Ban

    House and Senate Republicans have introduced legislation that would prevent Congress from using commemorative coins to fund pet projects as a creative workaround to the earmark ban. In April, The Heritage Foundation’s sister organization, Heritage Action, first wrote about the commemorative coin process. Currently, Congressmen can introduce commemorative coin bills … More

    VIDEO: House Conservatives Answer Your Questions

    House conservatives gather this morning to take your questions about taxes, sequestration and a range of other issues facing Congress in the coming weeks and months. It’s your opportunity to be heard on Capitol Hill. Submit a question in the comments below. Conversations with Conservatives runs from 11:30 a.m. to … More

    Senators Want Joint Committee's Meetings Aired on TV, Open to Public

    A half-dozen Republicans are lobbying Senate leaders to make the newly created Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction transparent in its operations and accessible to the American public. Their proposal includes public attendance at meetings and live television broadcasts. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority … More