Congress Blog

How prepared are we for disaster?

Every day the news headlines tell grim tales about the spreading Zika virus, the water supply in Flint, or a fast food chain’s fight against foodborne illnesses. Floods, fires, industrial accidents, and infrastructure failures add to the...

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Say NO to PROMESA, say NO to Washington overreach

The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) is the most flagrant example of Federal government overreach in the history of the United States. It is not just a bill that promotes questionable political or economic...

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Congress takes aim at human rights

In recent years, and even over just the last few weeks, the U.S. Congress has shown an alarming disregard for human rights, refusing to show leadership on protecting human rights.

The House just narrowly defeated a bill to stop the flow of...

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Health insurance mergers put consumers last

Cigna's chief executive recently admitted what many have expected: the health insurance mega-mergers are running into regulatory resistance and approvals may not be forthcoming, if at all, until next year. Rightly so. The Justice Department...

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Properly viewed, Chevron honors the separation of powers

This week, members of Congress will consider H.R. 4768—known as the Separation of Powers Restoration Act (SOPRA)—which would amend the Administrative Procedure Act to mandate that courts review all questions of law with a “de novo” standard of...

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Congress should block sale of warplanes to Nigeria

Saying the right thing is easy; doing the right thing is hard.  Over the past month, we have seen the Nigeriangovernment’s PR machine creak into gear, assuring Americans that, after a period of corruption and instability, not-so-newly...

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