Recent Senate and House Votes

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STOCK Act – Vote Passed (96-3, 1 Not Voting) This Senate bill would strengthen rules prohibiting lawmakers, Capitol Hill staff and some executive branch officials from using confidential information to buy or sell stocks. The House is expected to take up the bill this week. Sen. Orrin Hatch voted YES Sen. Mike Lee voted YES Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act – Vote Passed (267-159,…

27 Job Creating, Economy Stimulating Bills Being Blocked by Senate Democrats

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Last year President Obama traveled the Nation, claiming he was fighting against a “do-nothing Congress”. He was pointing his finger squarely at the House of Representatives — controlled by the Republicans — implying they were sitting on their thumbs while the country struggled. Unfortunately, that’s now what some of us would call “the truth”. The truth…

Senator Mike Lee on the Protect IP Act

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Thank you for your recent letter to Senator Lee regarding S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act. When the Judiciary Committee first received this bill, Senator Lee raised a number of concerns about portions of the bill that could threaten Internet security and stifle innovation in the online retail market.  At the time, Senator Lee pledged…

On the 220th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Senate set to kill the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments

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Today marks the 220th anniversary of the day the Bill of Rights were officially added to the Constitution. Ironically, the U.S. Senate is set to kill the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th amendments of that Bill of Rights later today. Last night, the U.S. House approved the Conference Report version of the National Defense Authorization…

Tell Hatch, Lee, Bishop to vote NO on the Anti-American NDAA Conference Report

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You and I both know that freedom is not free.  Its price cannot be measured in dollars – and its defense requires eternal vigilance. On December 1, the U.S. Senate passed S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), by a vote of 93-7. A slightly different NDAA, H.R. 1540, had already passed the U.S. House in May,…

Jon Stewart

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Jon Stewart, in his humorous way, outlines the problems with the NDAA… which authorizes the President to lock up Americans — on American soil! — indefinitely, without charges being pressed, or a hearing of any kind. Surprisingly, only 7 Senators voted against this terrible bill, our own Senator Mike Lee was one of them! Senator…