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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the end of the Food and Nutrition Service’s comment period on reforms to the school lunch program, Dan Savickas, FreedomWorks Foundation’s Regulatory Policy Manager, commented:
On September 8, 1950, President Harry Truman signed the Defense Production Act (DPA) into law. The measure gives the President sweeping authority to seize control of production in the name of national defense. Many have suggested President Trump use this authority to deal with the effects of coronavirus. Thankfully, he has mostly resisted these calls and the private sector has answered the call of duty on its own.
The left-wing of American politics is an angry place. We see stories of them practically burning down college campuses to shut down speakers who dare question their orthodoxy. They constantly decry the ever-creeping threat of fascism or the end of American democracy if they don’t win power. Looking at the landscape of American politics it is truly baffling to try and understand why the left is this way.
The airstrike that killed Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani and the subsequent tensions between the United States and Iran have sparked a new debate in Congress over the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force, or AUMFs, against al Qaeda and Iraq. These nearly 20-year-old authorizations for war have been interpreted far too broadly by Republican and Democratic presidents alike. The AUMFs have been used as the justification for conducting military actions in several countries beyond what was originally intended, and it's time for Congress to repeal them.
FreedomWorks Foundation's Regulatory Action Center (RAC) drove over 1,000 activist comments to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal regarding methane. The proposed reform would modernize outdated Obama-era regulations that cost the taxpayers millions of dollars.
President Trump’s critics can’t deny that the economy is doing well, so instead they insist all the benefits have gone to the rich and large corporations. “America’s middle class is under attack,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren asserted in her presidential campaign announcement last December.
On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to cosponsor S. 2356 that would codify the Trump administration Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule definition of navigable waters. Introduced by Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), S. 2356 seeks to make permanent changes to the Obama-era Clean Water Rule, solidifying changes made by the Trump administration limiting the scope of the Clean Water Act.
When President Trump stated, “Great nations do not fight endless wars” in his 2019 State of the Union address, he reaffirmed a central campaign promise that flies in the face of the Washington establishment’s status quo. President Trump should ignore the neoconservative national security advisers and sign the bipartisan Yemen resolution passed this week by both Houses of Congress. The resolution would end our involvement in a foreign war fought on behalf of untrustworthy state-actors who could care less about American lives and security.
FreedomWorks Foundation, American Legislative Exchange Council, Tea Party Patriots and Committee to Unleash Prosperity in partnership with a coalition of conservative organizations and prominent individuals, launched the Save Our Country Task Force.