Congress

How President Trump Can Halt Obama's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Program

President Donald Trump, acting on his own can easily incapacitate AFFH until incoming Secretary Ben Carson can coordinate with Congress to fully eliminate the threat.  Even if Dr. Carson's confirmation takes months!

House conservatives to roll out Obamacare replacement

Paige Winnfield Cunningham, Washington Examiner

The Republican Study Committee, led by Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina, is proposing to replace President Obama's healthcare law with a system where people can get tax deductions to help buy coverage on their own instead of through an employer.

The Latest Celeb Political Rant Demands Liberalism From Congress

PJ Media Staff

Hollywood celebrities have been taking to YouTube this whole election cycle to express their dismay over Donald Trump. And, even after Trump's election, these coastal elitists are still at it. They think, as our public deciders, that they can claim the "majority" moniker and "demand" Congress to uphold their liberal ideals. And it's all paid for by MoveOn.Org...

Conservatism in the Era of Trump

Tim Alberta, National Review

If congressional Republicans are as deferential to Donald Trump as they were to George W. Bush, conservatives shouldn’t be concerned about the 45th president straying from the party’s core principles. They should worry that he’ll redefine those principles altogether.

Coalition to Reduce Spending Launching "What’s my Congressman’s Number?"

The Coalition to Reduce Spending has created “What’s my Congressman’s Number,” a new project for spending accountability. When it launches in 2017, everyday Americans will be able to view, in real time, how much money their Representatives and Senators are spending.

Would You Like A Government GPS Microchip Implanted?

Once the power to track someone is granted to the Department of Justice the criteria for tracking will surely expand. We urge CHQ readers to call Congress (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to tell your Representative to oppose H.R. 4919 when it comes up under suspension later today.

How to Make Ben Carson a Success at HUD

Now that Dr. Ben Carson has accepted Donald Trump’s offer to join his administration as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development we hope he understands that running HUD isn’t brain surgery, but it will still require a team of skilled surgeons, like Wendell Cox, and CHQ contributors John Anthony and Tom DeWeese, who know the issues and are prepared to excise the cancerous anti-constitutional policies Barack Obama has put in place.

Conservatives Demand Action Against Foreign-Funded Anti-Trump Violence

A group of conservative leaders is urging both houses of Congress to “establish and fund permanent standing committees to conduct hearings and investigations, take testimony, and issue reports on all foreign-funded influence operations inside the United States, and on organizations and movements and fraudulent tax-exempt foundations devoted to the overthrow of the Constitution of the United States.”

General Mattis Needs a Waiver from Congress to Serve as Secretary of Defense

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

I believe the limitation is constitutionally valid. Since it is not effective policy, I would prefer to see Congress repeal it; and at a minimum Congress should waive it so the highly deserving General Mattis may serve as secretary of defense. I believe, however, that the waiver is necessary.

GOP Debates going big on tax reform

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Some Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), want to lower individual and corporate tax rates at the same time. They say focusing on corporate rates alone would leave out smaller businesses that are taxed under the individual code. Others just want to tackle the corporate tax first.

Trump, GOP enjoy surprise honeymoon

Niall Stanage, The Hill

The bottom line even for many Republicans skeptical of Trump is that they are delighted to have an incoming GOP president sitting atop a unified government — especially when the alternative would have been a Hillary Clinton presidency, and likely gridlock on Capitol Hill.

Time for Trump to deliver one more surprise

Editors, Washington Examiner

America has rarely been so divided. It falls to Trump to heal those divisions. Few people, even among his supporters, might think of him as right for that emollient role. But he has surprised everyone repeatedly in the past 18 months, and he now needs to do so again.

It’s Now or Never to Save the Internet

Our economy and security are increasingly dependent on the Internet. We should not be taking a blind leap into the unknown. But that is exactly what the Obama administration is proposing by handing over control of the Internet to an unelected body that includes anti-constitutional authoritarian governments and state sponsors of terrorism.

Vote conservatives — GOP Congress is in sight

Editors, Washington Examiner

In short, a path is emerging for a Republican Congress in 2017, whoeven gets to the White House. As much strife and division as this year's crazy presidential season has created within the Republican tent, the shared goal of keeping GOP majorities on Capitol Hill is now within sight, if not yet securely within reach. It's something that every good-faith conservative should decide to achieve on Nov. 8.

Top Republicans Promise To Continue Investigation Of Planned Parenthood’s Body Parts Harvesting

Dustin Siggins, Daily Caller

Days after Democrats again demanded a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan to urge him to disband a House panel investigating possible illegal harvesting of unborn baby parts, two panel members and a spokesperson for Ryan indicate they will stay the course.

It’s the primaries, stupid! Trump Gets It Wrong In West Virginia

The most important step in the campaign to govern America according to conservative principles is to turnout conservatives in Republican primaries to defeat RINOs and nominate conservatives for every office, especially Congress and state legislator. Which is why Donald Trump's remark that voters should stay home from the West Virginia Republican Primary infuriated Mountain State conservatives and proved he still has a lot to learn about leading an issues-based political party.

Will The Supreme Court Elect Donald Trump President Today?

Today the Supreme Court hears the challenge to Obama’s amnesty for illegal aliens. Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign on the issue if illegal immigration, and being the message carrier for America’s forgotten country class voters on that issue has sustained Trump through a series of blunders that would have destroyed any other candidate. Will the Supreme Court rein-in Obama, or will the people have to have the ultimate say at the ballot box?

Charles Hernick: Taking Constitutional Liberty into the Liberal Lion’s Den

Don Beyer is the liberal Democratic incumbent in Virginia’s Eighth Congressional District.  Auto dealer and former Virginia Lt. Governor Don Beyer, is one of the old dogs of Virginia’s jaded liberal establishment. Beyer’s answer to any problem is more government, more taxes and less liberty for Virginians. Charles Hernick looks like exactly the kind of sharp, thoughtful constitutionalist needed to take on the knee-jerk liberal Democratic incumbent.

Tea Party class reassesses its record

Scott Wong, The Hill

Tea Party conservatives from the 2010 class recognize they have done little to dismantle the two-term president’s legacy, and they are expressing some misgivings about their record. “The former leadership did a masterful job of cutting the class apart and attempting to make us ineffective,” Huelskamp told The Hill. “We were the majority-makers, and few us of had any say under Speaker Boehner. ... They co-opted the class pretty early.”