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Friday
Dec112015

ALG - House freshman class asserts Congress' Article One constitutional prerogatives 

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Dec. 10, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans forLimited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statementpraising U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and the freshman class of the 114thHouse of Representatives for establishingthe Article One project as a priority to reassert Congress' constitutional prerogatives,including the power of the purse:

"Reasserting Congress' constitutional prerogativesincluding the power of the purse has been a long-held belief by Americans forLimited Government and today the Representative Ken Buck-led House Republicanfreshman class affirmed that principle by establishing an Article One projectas a class priority.

"It is noteworthy that the newest Housemembers have taken this step after spending their first year watching how theHouse of Representatives has failed to jealously guard its constitutional powerof the purse against usurpation by the Senate and the Executive Branch. It isencouraging that they are taking this first step toward using their collectivevoices on this issue that is critical to the future of representativedemocracy.

"Representative Ken Buck, the freshmanclass president, deserves praise for his efforts to lead the freshman class inthis action. Notably, Buck penned aletter earlier this week signed by about 11 of his colleagues urging thedefunding of a number of President Obama's most egregious initiatives.  Itis this kind of thoughtful, aggressive foresight on how Congress can rein inthe President's pen and phone that I hope will be on display through Buck's newfreshman class project."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/house-freshman-class-asserts-congress-article-one-constitutional-prerogatives/

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Thursday
Nov052015

Daily Signal - Sen. Mike Lee: Congress Must Have a Say Before Obama Commits to 'Unilateral' International Climate Change Plan 

The Daily Signal

Nov. 5, 2015

Good morning from the nation's capital, where lawmakers are pretty hot about President Obama's plan to cut an international deal in Paris on global warming. In a speech at The Heritage Foundation, Sen. Mike Lee warns that he'd better come to Congress first. LGBT advocates, meanwhile, assess why Houston voters rejected new protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. And in one D.C. suburb, a school board member is unseated after backing a transgender policy.

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Sen. Mike Lee: Congress Must Have a Say Before Obama Commits to 'Unilateral' International Climate Change Plan

"At its core, the [Obama administration's] plan is an attempt to enshrine in an international agreement President Obama's unilateral environmental regulatory regime, which remains deeply unpopular among the American people," warned Lee.

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Why LGBT Advocates Think They Lost in Houston Election

On Wednesday, members of the campaign and LGBT supporters dissected what went wrong in Houston, which voted for President Barack Obama in 2012 and 2008, and how they can prevent it from happening again.

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Commentary

What This College President Thinks Obama's College Scorecard Is Missing

The Department of Education has released its "College Scorecard," a searchable college-affordability database that President Obama described as containing "reliable data on every institution of higher education." Unfortunately, that simply isn't true.

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Commentary

Why Did the Environmental Protection Agency Spend $1.4 Million on Guns?

The agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on guns, ammo, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear, and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities.

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The CIA's Secret Himalayan Hotel for Tibetan Guerrillas

It's been 43 years since the CIA cut off support to the Tibetan guerrillas that the agency trained and armed to fight a covert war against China. Yet, a monument to the CIA's secret war in Tibet is still standing in Pokhara, Nepal.

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Challenger Unseats School Board Member Who Supported Transgender Policy

Opponents of the policy argued that allowing biologically male or female students who identify as the opposite sex to intermingle in single-gender spaces such as restrooms and locker rooms raises safety and privacy concerns.

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Saturday
May162015

AFP - An easy fix... 

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When we launched Reform America 2015, we set out an achievable agenda for lawmakers in Congress. It's full of changes they can make immediately to get government out of the way and improve lives.

Then we vowed to keep the pressure on every politician, from House to Senate, from newly-elected to veteran, from Democrat to Republican. Now, thanks to your efforts, we've had some great achievements!

As part of a monthly update, we will keep you informed about meaningful steps taken to advance these key legislative goals. Take a look at the progress below:

 



The medical device tax should be an easy fix for Congress. The U.S. is the only country on earth that imposes a tax on the sale of medical devices like insulin pumps and heart valves. As a result, these astoundingly high tax rates cripple medical innovation and increase the cost of life-saving devices.

The medical-device tax threatens thousands of jobs, disproportionally harms small businesses, and should be repealed.
Please join AFP in urging your representatives in Washington to repeal the medical device tax. Click on the "!" buttons above to demand action!
Thank you, and let's keep reforming America!

Brent Gardner
Vice President of Government Affairs
Americans for Prosperity

 
 
 
 
 
Thursday
Feb262015

ALG - FCC skips Congress, approves Net regs 

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Feb. 26, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 3-2 vote in favor of new so-called "net neutrality" regulations (partial transcript of meeting enclosed):

 

"The FCC has voted to do that which Congress has denied — and that's essentially to rewrite the 1934 Communications Act to treat broadband Internet as a utility under Title II. Whatever the merits of 'net neutrality,' the fact is that this entire process has been designed to avert the traditional, constitutional lawmaking process. It also creates much regulatory uncertainty, since broadband was previously treated as exempt 'information services' providers by the FCC in 2002. This is a dysfunctional regulatory precedent where an agency can simply change its interpretation of law depending on the partisan composition of the board. That is not the rule of law, it is rule by executive decree. Why even have a Congress? 

"This new rule, when it is finally published, as anyone familiar with public utilities knows, will guarantee higher rates, less competition, and a regulatory burden that stifles innovation. It is nothing more than authoritarian overreach, an extra-legal assault on our system of government.  The Obama regime continues its track record of disregard and disdain for precedent, the Constitution and simple fairness."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/fcc-skips-congress-approves-net-regs/

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Friday
Nov212014

ALG's Daily Grind - The Limp Duck Congress? 

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Nov. 21, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

The Limp Duck Congress?
Remember the good ole days of late October, 2014? Those were the days when House Republicans were rallying the troops in opposition to Executive Amnesty promising if only they were elected they could save the Constitution from a Barack Obama intent on ripping it to shreds. Now, less than three weeks after their historic election, the House leaders have another message… Never mind.

Obama's "Free Bird" Session
President Obama's lame duck free bird session officially begins when Republicans take control of both Congressional chambers in December, and he isn't wasting any time to force his no-consequences agenda on the American public who voted against it barely two weeks ago.

How the Fed Got Huge
Before he became chair of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke agreed with the free market economist Milton Friedman that central bank policy played a key role in making the Great Depression the most severe in U.S. history.