May 15, 2015

Rep. Black Leads the Fight to Pass Pain-Capable Legislation in the House


Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a nurse for more than 40 years, spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation would provide federal legal protection for unborn children at 20 weeks, with exceptions to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest. Congressman Black is a cosponsor of this pro-life initiative and led debate in support of the legislation on the House floor.

Following Congressman Black’s remarks, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 36 by a vote of 242 to 184... (READ MORE)

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House Majority Leader McCarthy: Congress Must Have a Say on Iran Deal

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act:

“The United States began negotiations with Iran to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons, but the framework for a deal that President Obama presented us would not accomplish that objective. The American people and their representatives are rightly concerned about the direction of the negotiations, the threat of a nuclear Iran, and the President’s desire to unilaterally strike a deal... (READ MORE)

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Congressman Randy Forbes: Where is your money going at the UN?

Here’s a question for you to consider: Do you know what your taxpayer dollars are funding at the United Nations (UN)? You probably don’t – and you would probably have difficulty finding out. The reality is, the federal government doesn’t even have a full grasp on exactly how the UN is using its money.

The United States (and more accurately U.S. taxpayers) is the largest contributor to the United Nations. In the ten year span between 2002 and 2012, funding for the United Nations nearly tripled, from roughly $15 billion to $41.5 billion... (READ MORE)

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Benghazi Committee Releases Interim Report

Marking the one-year anniversary of its establishment, the House Benghazi Committee has released a new interim report outlining the progress it has made in its investigation thus far, and laying out the next steps in its effort to determine what happened before, during, and after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.  Here are a few highlights from the report, courtesy of the committee:

“More than 20,000 pages of emails and documents never before released to Congress have been produced by the State Department”... (READ MORE)

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