Democrats are holding up passage of the Victims of Trafficking Act because it doesn’t help fund abortion on demand. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he won’t bring up the Loretta Lynch confirmation hearing as long as they continue to filibuster passage of this sex trafficking bill. Lynch is pro-abortion and is slated to replace Attorney General Eric Holder.
There is a distinct social good to preserving the freedom of individuals to form and operate a business based on deeply held principles rooted in conscience. Many great leaders throughout our Nation’s history have understood the importance of this freedom—how it elevates and benefits our society as a whole when individuals openly and fully live their lives according to the moral values that motivate them, even when reasonable people disagree with those values.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has been an extraordinary leader for Israel, and I congratulate him on what appears to be a victory today. His electoral success is all the more impressive given the powerful forces that tried to undermine him, including, sadly, the full weight of the Obama political team.
Yesterday, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee sent an open letter to Secretary of State John Kerry over Kerry’s criticism of Sen. Cotton’s letter to the Iranian tyrants on Obama’s bad nuclear weapons deal. Huckabee points out Kerry’s glaring hypocrisy.
“As terrorism against America and our allies continues unabated, I was pleased to see for myself the work being done at GITMO to protect our country from those who seek to destroy us,” said Rounds. “The men and women stationed at Guantanamo Bay play an important role in counter-terrorism efforts while making sure the detainees are treated humanely. I have no doubt this is the right place to detain them – now and in the future.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) championed criminal justice reform and invoked Martin Luther King, Jr., while addressing a mixed audience at Maryland’s Bowie State University, a historically black college, on Friday. The Republican senator told the crowd of 200 students and community leaders that reforms to the justice system are necessary because current sentencing laws are harsh and disproportionally affect African-Americans, The Huffington Post reported.
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) is being called a traitor by leftists in Congress and in the media, but most rational Americans should view him as a hero who has taken Obama head on over his illegal nuclear weapons deal with Iran.
In January, my colleagues and I in the House took a decisive stand to protect the unborn by passing H.R.7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015. This needed legislation ensures that abortions are not funded with taxpayer dollars and institutes stringent reporting requirements on insurance companies, forcing them to fully disclose information regarding abortion coverage in each plan.
“Immigration enforcement is not a political issue – it is an important national security issue that requires clear direction,” said Lankford. “Our ICE and DHS families face tremendous pressure; comments like this create more confusion and stress about their responsibilities. Federal law enforcement officials should not constantly second-guess their task as they face dangerous split-second decisions every day. Despite no response from the White House, we will continue to press this matter.”
Marvin Olasky writes: “S.262, if passed as is, would discriminate against many effective religious organizations, forcing them either to violate their faith or give up serving young people in need. The bill’s sweeping language could become a precedent in other federal programs.”