Six Republican Senators will sign a letter this afternoon asking President Obama if he intends to comply with War Powers Act regarding Libya. Sens. Read More
If you want to see how badly this country needs a balanced budget amendment, just tune into C-SPAN and watch the Senate sometime. Read More
Even as they scream for “workers’ rights,” the one worker right union bosses despise is that right to work. The American left has hoisted “choice” onto a pedestal taller than the Washington Monument.
Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., understands that exercising this choice is a basic human right, and neither private employment nor government work should require joining or paying dues to a union.
DeMint has introduced the National Right to Work Act. Read More
No Republican in Washington is more worried about the Tea Party than Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. But a few Republicans should be as worried as Hatch, notably Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar. Read More
Thirty senators have signed a letter making it clear that should the Federal Communications Commission implement "net neutrality" regulations during its December 21st meeting, the GOP will force a confrontation on the Senate floor over the rules. Doing so would provide insight into how Republicans, as a minority in the Senate, leverage its control over the House of Representatives to hamstring attempts by the executive branch to rule by regulatory fiat. Read More
South Carolina senator Jim DeMint, perhaps that body's most conservative senator, has come out against the just-recently-reached compromise deal between his fellow congressional Republicans and President Obama.
His objections center around the fact that the deal, as noted by the Examiner's Susan Ferrechio, will increase the deficit by over $270 billion. Read More
You won’t see this happen too often, so I’d advise you to read this statement from Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.: Read More
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is correct that earmarks are a tiny portion of the federal budget, and that even if Republicans stopped earmarking, the bottom line on spending bills might not change. Read More
At the request of Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., the non-partisan Congressional Research Service has produced a short report on how much NPR and PBS together receive from the taxpayer via the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The answer for the current fiscal year (2011) is $430 million. Read More
Lisa Murkowski is honest that she’s for earmarks and against reform. Via Katrina Trinko at National Review, check out this Murkowski speech from an interview with the Anchorage Press: Read More