December 4, 2017

Press reports suggest that Congress is considering a legislative fix to DACA in its year end spending bill. Conservatives have long stood for an immigration system that applies the rule of law equally to both citizens and immigrants, and thus stand opposed to any action by Congress which would provide amnesty to those here illegally. […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for November 27, 2017

November 29, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Liberals harass FCC chairman’s family for ending net neutrality New Trump judicial nominee called “Neil Gorsuch of Louisiana“ Democrat Rep. Conyers pressured to resign after 4th accusation of sexual harassment Secretive Congressional taxpayer fund that pays for harassment charges Court refuses gun rights case Roy […]

Tax Reform Roundup

November 28, 2017

As the House and Senate start making significant moves toward their goal of passing tax reform before Christmas, we’ve pulled together resources from the around the conservative movement which discuss the policies at stake. Know Your History Take a look at the tax concepts being discussed during previous tax reform debates. Cato Institute Policy Analysis […]


November 21, 2017

As Congress hurtles toward an end of the year spending deadline, conservative leaders are calling on Congress to prioritize fiscal discipline and prevent poor policies from being included in a massive omnibus spending bill. Read the memo below and on CAP’s website. November 20, 2017 Washington, D.C. For years, conservatives have been sounding the alarm on […]

The mother of all spending bills is coming

November 21, 2017

2017: The year congressional Republicans failed to deliver on their promises Just when we all thought 2017 didn’t have much gas left in the tank, it’s about to get worse. The mother of all spending bills is coming. Congress must reach a deal to fund the government by Dec. 8, or pass a short term Continuing […]


November 1, 2017

Over 100 conservative leaders are calling on Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) to lift his hold on President Trump’s nominee for Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Read the memo below and on CAP’s website. October 25, 2017 Washington, DC Signatures updated 10/30/17 Conservatives have expressed concern over the Senate’s slow pace in […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for October 23, 2017

October 26, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Senate GOP’s lazy schedule helping Democrats Flake announces retirement, lashes out at Trump Trump hits back at Corker Wicker: Corker not helpful Elites still don’t understand why voters chose Trump Conservatives fight for Trump’s ExIm nominee Obama DOJ funded far left What’s Really Happening Senate […]

A Tribute to Richard Odermatt

October 26, 2017

Today, CPI Chairman Jim DeMint shared his thoughts on the passing of Richard Odermatt, longtime Heritage Foundation research editor and friend. ———— There are few people in the conservative movement who have had a hand in developing policy solutions to more problems and crises than Richard Odermatt—and fewer still with the kind of grace and joy […]

The lazy Senate is helping Democrats win re-election

October 24, 2017

By keeping the Senate in session a mere 2.5 days a week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is allowing vulnerable Democrats four extra days a week to hit the campaign trail. Senate Republicans have a historic majority advantage, with only eight seats to defend to Democrats’ 23. Will McConnell’s lazy Senate be enough to waste it? […]

Majority advantage in Senate seats up for re-election, 1790 – 2018

October 23, 2017

Year Majority Seats Up Minority Seats Up Majority Advantage 2018 6 26 20 2008 12 23 11 1954 12 20 8 1898 11 19 8 1928 12 19 7 1982 13 19 6 1952 13 19 6 1972 14 19 5 2004 15 19 4 1896 13 17 4 1882 11 15 4 1934 14 […]


October 11, 2017

Over 100 conservative leaders are calling on Senate Republican leadership to act with haste to confirm President Trump’s nominees. Read the memo on CAP’s website.   October 10, 2017 Washington, DC As President Trump approaches the end of his first year in office, his ability to implement his agenda across the executive branch has been […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for October 10, 2017

October 11, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Corker lashes out at Trump Trump ends Obama attacks on religious liberty Twitter blocks pro-life ad for Marsha Blackburn EPA’s Pruitt ends Obama Clean Power Plan Pro-Trump group eyes conservative challengers to GOP incumbents GOP privately admit moving on from Obamacare repeal O’Keefe undercover with New York […]

Are Democrats Obstructing Trump’s Nominees?

October 10, 2017

Much has been made of Democrat “obstruction” when it comes to confirming President Trump’s nominees for positions ranging from agency officials to federal judges. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell noted it in a press release last week, where he blamed the Senate’s slow pace of confirmations on Democrats getting in the way. But is this […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for September 26, 2017

September 26, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Trump tax cuts leaked: Top rates to 35%, corporate rates to 20% Moore leads by 16 in Alabama, establishment fears more conservative primaries Bannon takes on GOP leaders, promises “day of reckoning” Democrats divided, ponder future NFL protests are the dead end of liberal resistance Trump revises travel ban to 8 nations, […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Trump losing advantage on immigration? Pushing for reforms at UN Tillerson under fire Alabama: Trump stumps for Strange, conservatives back Moore Religious bigotry returns to Senate Ben Shapiro answers Berkeley student on abortion Government run amok in Kentucky coal town Congress shouldn’t end budget caps without […]

Will the GOP let a procedural question stop them from repealing Obamacare?

September 18, 2017

After failing to repeal Obamacare earlier this year using the Fiscal Year 2017 reconciliation process, the Senate has found itself in a peculiar position. The reconciliation bill for FY2017 still remains on the Senate calendar, available for use. But for how long? Until this fiscal year ends on September 30, 2017? Until the end of […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for September 11, 2017

September 12, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Poll: 53% may oppose those bailing out insurers instead of repealing Obamacare Murdoch: Trump deal with Democrats delivers a conservative win? Trump has rewritten the rules of Washington White House tepid on GOP leadership Centrist Republican calls it quits Tax dollars subsidizing flights for wealthy VIDEO: Masterpiece Cakeshop […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017

Fellow Conservative: Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: How Congress made Harvey worse. Irma more dangerous than Harvey? The conservative case to stop lawmaking in secret. Haley: Trump could hold Iran in violation of nuclear deal. Trump: Tax reform can create millions of jobs. Job Creators Network launches multimillion dollar campaign for tax […]

Conservative Godfathers: Reflections from Don Devine, Part II

September 3, 2017

This is Part II of a two-part interview with conservative philosopher, former aide to President Ronald Reagan, and author, Donald Devine. You can read Part I here. Don Devine is one of only a handful of people in Washington who truly understands The Swamp – what makes it tick, how it operates, and how best […]

What is a discharge petition?

August 31, 2017

Conservatives have been understandably frustrated with Congress’s inability to repeal Obamacare. That frustration continues to grow, as House and Senate leadership have made it apparent that they’d like to move on to other issues. The House Freedom Caucus is determined not to let them. Just before Congress left for their summer recess, the House Freedom […]

CPI’s Weekly Compass for August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017

Here are the top stories conservatives are following this week: Rains to continue as Texas suffers historic flooding. Harvey impact on U.S. energy. Will Congress exploit Harvey to pass pork barrel spending? How GOP leaders can end Democrat stonewalling. 4 million Americans paid $2.8 billion in Obamacare penalties. Judge refuses delay in top Democrat Senator’s […]