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Capitol Hill Update: November 6, 2017

The House and Senate are in session this week.

11/06/2017
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House Judiciary Fights about IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

On June 22, the House Judiciary Committee brought in outside experts to examine the allegations of misconduct against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Conservatives point to overwhelming evidence that Koskinen lied before the House Judiciary Committee, obstructed the ability of Congress to uncover the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, and is responsible for destruction of evidence.

06/29/2016
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John Koskinen Must Be Held Accountable for His Actions

Ahead of a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, May 24 at 10:00 am on the allegations of misconduct against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

05/23/2016
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FreedomWorks Welcomes House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearings Against IRS Commissioner

Following House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s (R-Va.) decision to hold hearings on the articles of impeachment introduced against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

05/13/2016
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FreedomWorks Commends House Judiciary Committee for Approving Email Privacy Act

Following the approval of the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) by the House Judiciary Committee, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

04/13/2016
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Speaker Ryan Makes Compelling Case for Justice Reform

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) indicated Wednesday that he plans to bring the House Judiciary Committee’s justice reform package to the floor of the lower chamber for a vote. He did not, however, offer a timetable for action, nor did he indicate which specific bills would be part of the package.

03/23/2016
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Regulatory State Threatens Jobs, Wages and Startups

The negative impacts of federal regulations on jobs, wages and innovation was the subject this week of hearings before the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA 49) opened the hearing before the subcommittee on regulatory reform by noting that many in Washington consider the “endless expanding web of intricate [federal] rules” to be natural or desirable. “No one they know is going to lose a job because of overregulation,” he added.

02/26/2016
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Congress Must Reassert Itself as the Lawmaking Branch of the Federal Government

Following the announcement of the creation of the House Judiciary Committee’s Task Force on Executive Overreach, FreedomWorks Senior Research Analyst Logan Albright commented:

01/12/2016
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Congress is closer than ever to enacting justice reform

The House of Representatives has already adjourned for the August recess. The Senate is expected to finish up its business this week before members leave Washington. The recess will not be a quiet one for members. They are gearing up for several tricky legislative initiatives and battles when they return in September, among which will be justice reform.

08/05/2015
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House Judiciary Committee Revisits Kelo, Decides State of Property Rights Not Good

Ten years ago, the United States Supreme Court effectively scratched the line “for public use” from the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause, which allows the government to take and repurpose private property. The 5-4 decision in Kelo v. New London said that property may be taken from one private owner and given to another private owner if it will generate more revenue for the city.

07/10/2015

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