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FCC Eliminates Fairness Doctrine

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            From the House Energy & Commerce Committee:  Upton, Walden Welcome Long-Overdue Repeal of Fairness Doctrine WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today welcomed the Federal Communications Commission’s announcement that...

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Congressional Leadership Announces “Super Committee” Appointments

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The Congressional Leaderships’ appointees for the “Super Committee” have been announced. House Republicans: Jeb Hensarling of Texas, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp of Michigan and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton of Michigan. Senate Republicans: Jon Kyl of Arizona, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rob...

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September – Government Shutdowns & Constitutional Amendments

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Both Houses of Congress must take up the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA).  However, leadership will decide which BBA comes to the floor for a vote, and the actual language of the measure is still unknown.  Many conservative proponents argue that Congress must send a strong and specific amendment to the...

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Senator Rand Paul: Open Letter on Senate Debt Ceiling Compromise

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Aug 1, 2011 To paraphrase Senator Jim DeMint: When you’re speeding toward the edge of a cliff, you don’t set the cruise control. You stop the car. The current deal to raise the debt ceiling doesn’t stop us from going over the fiscal cliff. At best, it slows us from...

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Signing of the Declaration of Independence

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We all celebrate July 4th as Independence Day, but did you know the Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed until August 2, 1776?  In fact, the fifty-sixth and final signature of Thomas McKean wasn’t obtained until sometime in 1777.  Check out the National Archives for more interesting facts about the Declaration....

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U.S. Free Trade Deals – Unnecessary Delay?

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The House Ways & Means Committee is considering three Free Trade Agreements: Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. The International Trade Commission estimates that these three agreements will increase our exports by $13 billion, creating 250,000 jobs within our borders. However, The White House has indicated that it will not submit...

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House Fails to Repeal Incandescent Light Bulb Ban

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By a vote of 233-193, the House failed to pass a repeal of the 2007 light bulb bill, which mandates increased efficiency standards for incandescent light bulbs. Brought to the floor under a special procedural rule, The Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act failed to secure the two-thirds majority...

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It’s About the Jobs, Stupid: The Rising Tides Act of 2011

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The Rising Tides Act of 2011 will reduce the Corporate Income Tax Rate from 35% to 23%.  This is great news for the average business owner out here in America.  Of course, the left will scream, yell and denigrate this push to help our economy.  Screaming groups of people in...

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Ask An Expert: First Congress

Question: Where and when did the First Congress meet? How many days were they in session and what was their agenda? Answer: The First Congress was one of the longer ones — but then so was its agenda.  It drafted the Bill of Rights, it established the Departments of Treasury,...

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I See Debt People

I was among the 1.7 million people who walked in the March on DC on 9/12/2009.  It was one of the most memorable days of my life and I will never, ever forget the feeling of walking with my beloved new friends in this movement as we stood up for liberty.   The signs that [...]

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