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Sasse, McHenry Bills Target Amnesty Payouts | Commentary

By Jenny Beth Martin

Small-Dollar Installment Loans Belie One Size Fits All Regulatory Scheme | Commentary

By Howard Beales and Anand Goel

Stop Feeding the Trolls | Commentary

By Mark Griffin

Abusing a Congressional Small Business Program: Paving the Road to Hell | Commentary

By Ev Ehrlich

Let's Embrace Life-Saving Personal Safety Technology the Way We Embrace Photo-Sharing Apps | Commentary

No commuter should die on a smoke-filled train because of inadequate communication between victims and first responders.

Ethics Committees Take Their Missions Seriously, So Should Congress and Staffers | Commentary

In the middle of a highly charged atmosphere on Capitol Hill, there is one center of bipartisanship in each chamber of Congress that remains above politics: the Ethics committees. And while they do most of their work outside the political theater with good reason, there is evidence of their productivity in little reported documents, in compliance with rigorous disclosure regimes and in the fact that so many members have resigned before the conclusion of ethics investigations.

Reauthorize CHIP to Strengthen Dental Safety Net for Kids | Commentary

By Paul O. Walker

Congress: Protect ANWR from Alaska's Greed | Commentary

President Barack Obama showed great leadership in announcing his intent to protect our nation’s vanishing wild, natural capital by recommending that Congress protect 12.28 million acres of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness. Congress has been busy talking about the decision during this month’s budget hearings, and we likely haven’t heard the end of it.

Trade Policies That Work for America's Farmers and Ranchers | Commentary

Agriculture is a cornerstone of our national economy, supporting 16 million jobs both on and off the farm. American farmers and ranchers are the most innovative and productive in the world, providing us with the safest, most abundant and most affordable food supply in the world.

Repairing Traumatic Brain Injury | Commentary

By Amanda Bowman

A Bipartisan Immigration Program We Need to Pass Now | Commentary

While it appears increasingly likely that congressional Republicans will punt on much-needed comprehensive immigration reform, it is important for us to look at smaller, yet still useful, steps forward to chip away at this growing, but manufactured crisis. As an entrepreneur and business owner, I have seen firsthand how hard it is to raise funds for worthy projects and companies.

Obama Policies Favor Illegal Immigrants Over American Citizens | Commentary

We have immigration laws in this country for two basic reasons: to preserve American jobs and to protect national security. President Barack Obama’s unlawful executive actions to grant amnesty to at least 5 million illegal immigrants violate both of those principles. Any objective review must find that the president’s policies have placed the concerns of those who have broken our laws ahead of the interests of citizens and legal residents of the United States.

National Ag Day: Celebrating the Backbone of America’s Rural Economy | Commentary

By Tom Buis

American Workers Won't Fall for Senate Conservatives' Cruel Hoax | Commentary

In their zeal to fire political volleys against immigrants and commonsense reform of our broken immigration system, the Senate’s Republican leadership turned to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to lead their work on the issue.

Republican Freshmen Call on Congress, President to Lead on Trade | Commentary

At the heart of any free and prosperous nation is an equally free and prosperous economy.

In ESEA Reauthorization Talks, Congress Should Keep Music Core

By Christopher Woodside

The Innovation Roadblock: Why Congress Should Repeal the Medical Device Tax | Commentary

By Mary Woolley and Gregory Sorensen

A New Prescription for Health | Commentary

By Neal Barnard, M.D., and Cameron Wells, M.P.H., R.D.

The Wire Act — Don't Fix What Isn't Broken | Commentary

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations will hold a hearing soon on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. You may wonder why there’s a sudden interest in “restoring” the Wire Act of 1961. Oddly, the answer has to do with online gaming and a perceived executive overreach.

No Iran Nuclear Treaty Without Congressional Action | Commentary

Iran is on course to develop nuclear weapons. Few foreign policy challenges pose a greater threat to the security of the United States and our allies. To permanently and verifiably prevent Iranian nuclear weapons, America must be united and resolute. History and common sense indicate this is more likely if congressional approval is required of any final agreement negotiated by the president.

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