Monthly Archives: June 2017

  • I disavow every Republican who disavowed Trump’s tweets

    Reading Time: 1 minutesWhen Reagan was president, we wanted him to hit back harder on the press. We wanted him to put Sam Donaldson in his place. We wanted him to call out the fake news. But Reagan didn’t. Reagan was a gentleman. We respected that. But we wanted him to break form and hit those bastards hard. […]

  • Heritage Action Supports Rep. Jim Jordan and Sen. Mike Lee’s Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act (H.R. 2832/S. 1290)

    Earlier this month, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act (H.R. 2832 & S. 1290). This legislation would help reduce poverty and government dependency, increase self-sufficiency, restore families, and strengthen the effective and popular work requirements on means-tested welfare programs that have been gutted by the Obama administration.

    In 1996, President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act,

  • ENLIST Act (H.R. 60) Claims and Responses

    In January, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) introduced a bill that would provide legal status to illegal immigrants if they join the military. The Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training (ENLIST) Act (H.R. 60) would allow “Dreamers” to receive lawful permanent resident (LPR) status in exchange for military service.

    While promoted by some of its supporters as a solution to our military preparedness problem, the ENLIST Act is amnesty —

  • When the Russian Narrative Broke

    Reading Time: 2 minutesWhen did the narrative break? Was it the assassination attempt on GOP Congressmen? Was it Comey’s admission that Trump was never under investigation? Was it Kathy Griffin’s grim ISIS imitation? Was it Trump’s 5-0 winning streak in special elections? Like the ageless question of how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie-Roll center […]

  • Welfare Reform: Work Requirements for Food Stamps

    Background: First created in the late 1930s as the Food Stamp Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal aid program that provides food-purchasing assistance for low-income families and individuals. SNAP is the second largest mean-tested welfare program in the U.S., providing more than 45 million individuals with food-assistance at a cost of $83.1 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2014 alone.

    Problem: Welfare programs, including food stamps, should be temporary,

  • Heritage Action Supports Rep. Garret Graves’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reform Bill

    This week, Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Reform Bill (H.R. 2996). This legislation would help reduce poverty and government dependency, increase self-sufficiency, and restore families by strengthening the effective and popular work requirements for all “able-bodied adults without dependents” (ABAWDs) who receive food stamps from SNAP.  

    In 1996, President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, which became popularly known as “welfare reform,” into law.

  • ENLIST Act Activist Toolkit

    The ENLIST Act (H.R. 60) would permit certain illegal immigrants to serve in the military and grant them near-instant citizenship. Some members of Congress are pushing the radical idea of granting  illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors — known as DREAMers —  a path to instant citizenship by suggesting it is good for our military.

    Make no mistake, this doesn’t help our military preparedness. It is a scheme to normalize amnesty for illegal immigration and essentially codify Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty.  

  • Senate BCRA Activist Toolkit

    Last month, the House passed their version of a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare called the American Health Care Act, or AHCA. That bill moved the ball forward on repealing parts of the Title I regulations of Obamacare by giving power to the states to opt-out of some of those harmful regulations.

    Now the Senate has taken up their version of the bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA).

  • A Terrible Day for the Navy Family

    Reading Time: 1 minutesSEARCH CALLED OFF US Navy ends hunt for 7 missing sailors as bodies are found in the ship I saw the FoxNews.com headline last night. My face sagged. Those tiny muscles that control our facial expressions all fell asleep at once. A long, slow breath-flood rushed from my slack lips. I thought about those seven […]

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