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    A Voice Vote Should Not Look or Feel Like an End Run

    Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4302, a bill preventing a 24 percent cut in what physicians are paid under Medicare for 12 months. It’s the annual “doc fix” dance. On the bill’s merits, Heritage health scholar Robert Moffit gave careful review of the legislation yesterday. Essentially, The Heritage … More

    Voter ID: Protecting the Integrity of Our Elections

    With midterm elections underway in Texas, the fight over voter ID will undoubtedly garner some serious attention in the national media in the coming weeks and months. Ten states will require voters to present photo ID when voting in this year’s midterms, despite vigorous attacks from liberal opponents and the … More

    House of Representatives Listens to the American People on Obamacare

    Today, a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives voted to stop Obamacare while funding the government to prevent a shutdown. This is a powerful development for the cause of freedom, showing that our representatives are listening to the concerns of the American people about this unworkable, unfair, and unpopular … More

    Voter Fraud in Missouri: Wrong Candidate Was Elected

    A guilty plea in a Kansas City, Missouri, voter fraud case this week illustrates something the U.S. Supreme Court pointed out when it upheld Indiana’s voter ID law in 2008: [F]lagrant examples of [voter] fraud…have been documented throughout this Nation’s history [and] occasional examples have surfaced in recent years that…demonstrate … More

    Long Lines to Vote? Not for the Vast Majority of Americans

    It certainly is heartwarming that Desiline Victor, the 102-year-old voter whom President Obama recognized in his State of the Union speech, continues to vote and take part in our democratic process. We wish that more Americans had her sense of civic duty. The President announced a “nonpartisan” commission led by … More

    U.S. House Votes in Favor of Obamacare

    The health care bill passed by the House tonight took another step towards transferring power over personal health care decisions from individuals to bureaucrats in Washington. The Republican alternative was a good strong first step of targeted reforms that are necessary to improve health care financing and delivery. If it … More

    Vote to Expand Energy Supply or Walk Away?

    When required to vote on an energy amendment that would have opened up the supply of resources to lower costs to the American consumer, Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee chose to walk rather than vote. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) and Rep. John Peterson (R-Pa.) called for lifting a 27-year ban … More