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Mar 22, 2017

The Nomination Process: Judge Neil Gorsuch

The Senate Judiciary Committee held nomination hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch this past week.  President Trump, under the authority of Article 11 of the Constitution ,  nominated Gorsuch, a Colorado federal appeals court judge, to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Antonin Scalia who passed away in February 2016. Remind me…what’s the role of the Supreme Court? […]

Mar 22, 2017

As the U.S. Works on Its Budget, Are You?

On March 16th, the Administration released its “ skinny budget ,”  a blueprint of “how much money the administration wants Congress to send to each agency, along with what they plan to do with it.”   Many departments and agencies saw their budgets substantially cut, others were increased.  Some call for   entitlement reform , noting this budget “ avoided the tough decisions. ” […]

Mar 11, 2017

Legislative Update: Reforming Dodd-Frank

On February 3, 2017 President Trump signed an executive order  directing federal agencies to review financial regulations instituted under the Obama administration.  While the new executive order does not explicitly mention Dodd-Frank, it does direct the secretary of the Treasury to identify any regulations that “inhibit Federal regulation of the United States financial system in a manner […]

Feb 24, 2017

Representative Virginia Foxx: an avid supporter of school choice

  Following the recent nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, North Carolina Representative Virginia Foxx was appointed this week to be the new chairwoman of the House Education and Workforce Committee. She is a proponent of school choice and of minimal federal government intervention in education. Foxx has a fascinating personal story, having […]