COMPASS: GOP senators roll for Biden nominees; border in flames

March 24, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. The cherry blossoms are halfway to peak bloom! The House has left town for a three week recess. The Senate is in session this week, however, and will confirm a handful of Biden nominations. Among them is Dr. Rachel Levine, Biden’s nominee to be Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department […]

COMPASS: Democrats respond to border crisis with more incentives

March 15, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. Over the weekend, DC residents began protesting the four-mile fence that remains around the U.S. Capitol, manned by 2,200 National Guard troops who will remain in DC through the end of May. The House and Senate are in session this week. As the border crisis intensifies — there are nearly 9,500 unaccompanied children […]

How Much Amnesty?

January 30, 2018

NumbersUSA has put together a comparison of the amnesty give-aways and other policies contained in the President’s proposal, and various other proposals that are making their way through Congress. Take a look.

Shutdown State of Play: What’s Really Going On?

January 19, 2018

In the midst of all the hysteria over a potential government shutdown, one particular question keeps popping up: why can’t the Republicans keep the government open if they have majorities in both chambers of Congress, and the White House? The answer has to do with the nature of minority rights in the Senate. But more […]

A Democratic Shutdown Over DACA?

January 17, 2018

After excoriating Republicans for shutting down the government in 2013, leading Democrats now appear willing to do the exact same thing unless they get amnesty for 800,000 DACA recipients. Republicans have offered to make a deal. Their terms were once supported by Democrats, CPI’s Rachel Bovard writes in The Hill. Read the full op-ed here. Ironically, […]

Beware DACA Doublespeak

January 16, 2018

In an extraordinary move last week, President Trump brought congressional leaders to the White House for a vigorous discussion of immigration policy. What made the moment so remarkable is that the meeting—in a departure from the usual swampy Washington gesture reserved for scripted talking points and meaningless photo opportunities—was substantial and it was televised. For […]