Knowledge is power. It makes sure people understand what is happening to their country, and how they can make a difference. FreedomWorks University will give you the tools to understand economics, the workings of government, the history of the American legal system, and the most important debates facing our nation today. Enroll in FreedomWorks University today!
President Trump held a rally in Ohio over the weekend to give a last-minute boost to the final special election of 2018. Republican candidate Troy Balderson took the stage to make some remarks, but it was House speaker candidate Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who really stole the show.
Republicans are one broken promise away from losing the House this November. If this happens, Americans can wave goodbye to the dream of “draining the swamp.” If the conservative base loses faith in a Congress led by Republicans, what few legislative victories Republicans managed to achieve will end. The bold agenda undertaken by President Trump will get bogged down by obstructionism from House Democrats. Divided government will once again rear its ugly head.
It goes without saying that at FreedomWorks Foundation (FWF), we keep our eye on cronyism rearing its ugly head in the regulatory process. But another type of cronyism is bouncing around Washington these days, and it flies under cover of anti-trust protections against monopolies.
College basketball star Len Bias died of a powder cocaine overdose while celebrating his number one draft pick in the 1986 NBA Draft. Because his death was widely, although mistakenly, thought to be due to a crack cocaine overdose, the public and the federal government responded alike -- with panic about the perceived heightened dangers of crack cocaine. This panic served to advance the national war on drugs that was already well underway.
On Wednesday, the Senate voted on an amendment offered by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to the most recent minibus, H.R. 6147, that would have prohibited the use of funds to carry out the individual health insurance mandate recently passed by D.C. Council. Noncompliance with D.C.’s individual mandate could result in the seizure of private property.
One sentencing reform provision considered for inclusion in a reform package as part of a deal to move President Trump’s priority legislation, the FIRST STEP Act, through the Senate is a set of modifications to 21 U.S.C. 841, addressing drug penalties for offenses involving controlled and counterfeit substances.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to reports that President Donald Trump is open to adding sentencing reforms to the prison reform bill, the FIRST STEP Act, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented: