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The Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Critical Issues

April 17, 2015 The nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5 plus 1 have entered a crucial phase ahead of the March 30 deadline for a framework agreement. A distinguished panel of experts will examine some of the key issues involved in the negotiations and assess some of the pitfalls that must be avoided if an acceptable agreement is to be reached by the June 30th deadline for a final agreement. Read more

How Modern Psychology Undermines Morality

April 15, 2015 Modern psychology is one of the most powerful intellectual authorities of our time. Its appeal derives in no small part from its ability to absolve us of responsibility for our misdeeds, vices, and failings. It’s never our fault. It’s the fault of our subconscious drives, our parents, or our genes. And the solution to our behavioral problems lies not in reforming our character, but in medicines and therapy that can cure the diseases and disorders diagnosed by psychology. Read more

Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document

April 10, 2015 In Our Lost Constitution, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories behind six of the Constitution’s most indispensable provisions. He shows their rise. He shows their fall. And he makes vividly clear how nearly every abuse of federal power today is rooted in neglect of this Lost Constitution. Examined are the Origination Clause, the Legislative Powers Clause, the Establishment Clause, the Balance of Powers and the Second and Fourth Amendments. Each has been used at some time in our Nation’s history by shortsighted opportunists to defy the Constitution’s safeguards to liberty. Read more

NATO and “Arab NATO”

April 1, 2015 The U.S. shouldn't have anything to do with a new Saudi-led coalition. Read more

Ancestor Worship & Honor Culture

April 1, 2015 The true religion of the American South Read more

Indiana & the Benedict Option

April 1, 2015 The handwriting is on the Hoosier wall for the future of post-Christian America Read more

Does Antitrust Trump State Regulation? - The Supreme Court’s North Carolina Dental Decision

April 1, 2015 In its February 25 North Carolina Dental v. Federal Trade Commission decision, the Supreme Court held that a state regulatory board that is controlled by market participants in the industry being regulated cannot invoke “state action” antitrust immunity unless it is “actively supervised” by the state. Will this decision discourage harmful protectionist regulation, such as the prohibition on tooth whitening by non-dentists at issue in this case? Will it also interfere with the ability of states to shape their regulatory programs as they see fit? A U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner and two expert commentators will address this important set of questions. Read more

New Article on Shared Space & American Streets

March 31, 2015 From the newest print edition of the magazine, my look at the … Read more

Reading Dante on Holy Week

March 31, 2015 Light at the end of the long Lenten darkness Read more

A Conversation with Vicente Fox

March 31, 2015 Elected President of Mexico in 2000, Vicente Fox ended leftist rule that dominated the nation’s politics for seven decades. His administration implemented sound economic and fiscal policies that helped stabilize the Mexican national economy and paved the way for its current successes. Read more

The U.S. Backs a War in Yemen It Doesn’t Understand

March 31, 2015 The U.S. is making an unnecessary war much easier for the governments that want to fight it. Read more

Indiana: The Holy War of the Left

March 31, 2015 Crusading, illiberal liberalism shows how far it will go to suppress a fundamental American value Read more

Put a Stop to Stoplights

March 31, 2015 The shared space movement rewrites the rules of the road. Read more

Sufjan Stevens Considers Grief

March 31, 2015 The artist's newest album presents a nuanced look at loss and its repercussions. Read more

Stand Up for Indiana

March 31, 2015 The hallmark of our new society is intolerance of those who reject the revolution. Read more

The Last Liberal for Religious Freedom

March 31, 2015 Stephen Prothero says religious liberty is a cause liberals ought to embrace Read more

Report: U.S. Increasing Support for Saudi War on Yemen

March 31, 2015 No U.S. interests are served by aiding a Saudi attack on its neighbor. Read more

The Hypocrisy of Marc Benioff & Co.

March 31, 2015 Corporations being on the 'right side' of the gay rights issue is about elite status competition Read more

The U.S. Shouldn’t Support Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen

March 31, 2015 If another authoritarian state were doing what Saudi Arabia is doing to Yemen now, every Western government would be condemning it as unprovoked aggression. Read more

‘How Dante’ for the Spiritual-Not-Religious

March 31, 2015 Do you have to be a Christian to relate to my new book? Read more

Living Life to Its Fullest: Supporting the Sick and Elderly in their Most Vulnerable Hours

March 31, 2015 In recent months, heartbreaking stories of Americans struggling with devastating diagnoses have captured our empathy. In response, activists are using these stories to advance legislation that has otherwise been rejected by the people. At least 13 states across the country are considering legislation that would legalize physician-assisted suicide. But legalizing physician-assisted suicide would be a grave mistake. The merciful thing would be to expect doctors to do no harm and ease the pain of those who suffer and support families and ministries in providing that care. Read more

RSC Members Call for Defunding D.C. Anti-Religious Liberty Bills

March 27, 2015

Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Bill Flores (R-TX) and 66 RSC members yesterday called for Congress to use its constitutional authority to block funding for two controversial measures passed by the D.C. City Council that would harm religious freedom.

In a letter to Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Ander Crenshaw, the lawmakers request funding be limited for D.C.’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment (RHNDAA) Act of 2014 and Human Rights Amendment (HRAA) Act of 2014.

“[The D.C. bills] contain provisions that would violate the religious liberty of employers and institutions located in the District and would undermine the long-standing religious protections contained in the Constitution, as well as federal law protecting the free-exercise of religion,” the letter states. “[RHNDAA] would force religious institutions and other pro-life employers to violate deeply held beliefs, values, and principles, and would amount to a government-mandated violation of the Constitution.  In fact, RHNDAA would substantially interfere with the foundational liberties established at our nation’s founding, including freedom of religion, speech, and free association.”

The second provision, HRAA, also raises concerns about religious liberty. “This legislation would eliminate current federal protections for institutions from being forced to act contrary to religious beliefs and tenants,” the lawmakers write.

“Fortunately, Congress has legislative power over the District’s law-making authority,” the letter continues. “It is my belief that Congress must wield its constitutional ‘power of the purse’ to prevent infringement of the fundamental constitutional protections for District-based employers and institutions.”

You can read the complete letter here.

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The Way Forward in the U.S.-Afghanistan Security Partnership

March 26, 2015 Join us as Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan, discusses the way forward for the U.S.-Afghanistan partnership. How can the two countries continue to work together to ensure Afghanistan’s long-term security and stability? What kinds of support do the Afghan security forces require to stave off Taliban advances? What should be the long-term U.S. role in helping to stabilize the country? Read more

The Anglosphere, Trade and International Security

March 25, 2015 The United Kingdom finds itself on the eve of a General Election and poised for an in/out referendum on its membership of the European Union – a decision with major implications for Britain’s relationship with America, global trade and international security. Read more

Rep. Flores, Rep. Stutzman Support RSC Budget on House Floor

March 25, 2015

Today, Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Bill Flores (R-TX) spoke in support of the RSC’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal, titled “Blueprint for a Balanced Budget.” The RSC budget would balance the federal budget in six years, reform and reduce government spending by $7.1 trillion relative to current policy over 10 years and strengthen our safety-net programs for the long term.

“The RSC budget will balance the federal budget in just six years, providing a better future for our children and grandchildren,” Chairman Flores said. “It reduces rampant government overspending by $7.1 trillion compared to current policy and gets rid of redundant and unconstitutional government programs that waste billions of precious taxpayer dollars. Hardworking American families know the importance of prioritizing to live within their means; it is time the federal government learned that lesson, too.”


Rep. Marlin Stutzman, Chairman of the RSC’s Budget and Spending Task Force, led the debate on the RSC budget and spoke strongly in support of the budget plan he helped craft.

“Let’s not let the solvable problems of today become the causes of decline tomorrow,” Rep. Stutzman said. “Let’s stand together and let’s pass a serious budget, with a serious conversation, that reforms the way Washington operates. Let’s pass a budget that will allow opportunities for middle-class families to flourish. Let’s pass a budget that will keep American strong for years to come, at home and abroad.”


You can read the RSC’s “Blueprint for a Balanced Budgethere.

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The Future of Our Parties

March 25, 2015 For over a century, the Democrat Party has embraced the idea of progress. While the old progressivism focused almost exclusively on economics, the new progressivism has expanded its demands to cover everything from on-demand contraception to same-sex marriage. Progressive claims about the inevitability of progress are, however, increasingly undermined not only by the costs of progressive policies, but also by opposition from conservative Republicans. What are the principles and virtues that move each party? How will they stand up to events? Read more

Year Five of the Affordable Care Act: The Budgets, Deficit and Spending

March 24, 2015 Five years following enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the Congressional Budget Office now states that the total fiscal effects of the legislation can no longer be determined. Nonetheless, its major provisions are still in the early stages of being enforced, while millions of Americans face higher premiums, deductibles, and increased tax burdens. Moreover, millions of Americans have already had their health insurance cancelled, and employer-based coverage is declining. Congress’s “deficit fixation” drove the law’s development and distracted Members from the right budgetary concern: how much the law would spend. The certainty of the Affordable Care Act’s massive spending combined with the uncertainty of revenues from politically unpopular taxes and unlikely Medicare cost savings is a virtual guarantee of future deficits. In short, the law’s reckless overreach threatens to hasten the deterioration of Washington’s fiscal condition. Read more

Scientism in the Age of Obama

March 24, 2015 In his first inaugural address, President Obama pledged to “restore science to its rightful place." But has the Obama Administration restored science or abused it? In this talk based on the expanded paperback edition of his book Darwin Day in America (ISI Books, 2015), political scientist John G. West will examine how the Obama Administration has illegitimately invoked “science” to curtail basic freedoms, undercut ethical protections, and circumvent democratic accountability. He also will explore how during the Obama years free speech is being increasingly restricted in the name of science and how science is being misused to attack religion, especially in educational institutions. West will argue that science has produced great blessings, but its current abuse is bad for both science and a free society. Read more

Republican Study Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal

March 23, 2015

Today, Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Bill Flores (R-TX) and RSC Budget and Spending Task Force Chairman Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) released the House conservative caucus’ budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2016. The proposal, titled “Blueprint for a Balanced Budget,” balances the federal budget in six years, reforms and reduces government spending by $7.1 trillion relative to current policy over 10 years and repeals Obamacare through reconciliation. The budget also implements patient-centered health care reform modeled on the RSC’s American Health Care Reform Act.

“The Republican Study Committee’s Blueprint is a bold, conservative plan that will balance the budget, reign in rampant overspending and restore solvency to America’s safety-net programs,” Chairman Flores said. “This forward-looking document lays out a fresh, new vision for tackling some of Washington’s top fiscal challenges, while introducing policies that will grow our economy and create more jobs and better paychecks for hardworking American taxpayers. To truly restore America, we must first and foremost put an end to the Obama administration’s harmful tax-and-spend policies. Hardworking Americans know how important it is to live within your means; it is time the federal government learned that lesson, too. Thanks to Rep. Stutzman’s leadership, this budget reflects the RSC’s positive, ‘get it done’ agenda and will serve as an influential guide to getting this country back on track."

"I am very proud to have worked with Chairman Flores and his staff to produce a Blueprint for a Balanced Budget,Rep. Stutzman stated. “This is a serious plan to reinvent the way Washington does business. This budget cuts wasteful spending, reforms our tax code and our safety net programs, repeals and replaces Obamacare, and strengthens our national defense by ensuring our military has the resources they need to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Now is the time to tackle the serious problems we face as a nation, so that we can pass on to future generations an America that is strong both at home and abroad. This budget is a strong step towards achieving that goal."

To read the complete budget, click here.

Key Deliverables:

Produces a Balanced Budget. The Blueprint balances in six years, resulting in a balanced budget in FY 2021. This budget would bring spending down to 18.2 percent of GDP and limit revenues to 18.2 percent of GDP, close to the historical average.

Enacts Pro-Growth Tax Reform. The Blueprint puts forth pro-growth, pro-taxpayer reform that is simpler, fairer, more competitive, and budget neutral on a dynamic basis.

Reestablishes Our National Defense. The Blueprint strengthens our national defense by providing $570 billion in base defense spending in FY 2016 and $6.4 trillion for national security over the next decade.

Reforms and Reduces Washington’s Spending. The Blueprint cuts spending by $7.1 trillion relative to current policy over the 10 year budget window. The budget sets total FY 2016 discretionary spending at $975 billion, with non-defense discretionary reduced to $405 billion for the fiscal year and reduced by a total of $1.3 trillion by FY 2025. Unnecessary mandatory spending, outside of key safety net programs, will be reduced by $1.7 trillion between FY 2016 and FY 2025.

Repeals and Replaces Obamacare. The Blueprint fully repeals Obamacare through the reconciliation process. It replaces the president’s unpopular health care law with the RSC’s American Health Care Reform Act, a patient-centered solution that lowers costs, increases access to affordable health care and puts individuals back in charge of their healthcare decisions.

Strengthens America’s Safety Net Programs. The Blueprint offers common-sense reforms to strengthen America’s safety net programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, Disability Insurance and Social Security. By making changes that will restore these programs to solvency, we can ensure that they are there not only for current recipients, but for future generations.

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Conservative Women's Network: Ying Ma

March 21, 2015 "Prevailing Over the Welfare State" Read more

U.S.-Taiwan Relations Post-Elections

March 20, 2015 Midterm elections in the United States and Taiwan changed the political and legislative configuration in both countries. What impact will these have on U.S.-Taiwan relations as both countries head into Presidential elections in 2016. The Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the Taiwan Benevolent Association of America (TBAA), has assembled expert panelists to look at the issue from both sides. Please join us as we examine the ramifications of changing political landscapes. Read more

America’s Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse - A Discussion with Author Bill White

March 19, 2015 America’s Fiscal Constitution tells the remarkable story of fiscal heroes who imposed clear limits on the use of federal debt. Those national leaders relied on well-defined budget practices to balance federal spending and revenues. That traditional fiscal constitution collapsed in 2001. For the first time in history, federal elected officials cut taxes during war, funded permanent new programs entirely with debt, grew dependent on foreign creditors, and claimed that the economy could not thrive without routine federal borrowing. Read more

FISA Section 215: A Debate about Its Legality, Usefulness and Civil Liberties

March 17, 2015 On June 1, 2015, Section 215 and two other critical authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) expire, unless Congress reauthorizes them. Section 215 of FISA, the provision under which the bulk telephony metadata program is authorized, first came to national attention after former government contractor Edward Snowden illegally disclosed hundreds of thousands of highly classified documents from the government and gave some to The Washington Post and The Guardian newspapers. Those leaks resulted in a national and international debate about the legality of the telephone metadata program and privacy. Caught flatfooted by the Snowden leaks, the Obama Administration declassified lots of surveillance information under the FISA, scaled back collection, adopted some interim reforms, and sought the recommendations of two outside groups, the President’s Review Group and the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB). The House and Senate have debated and voted on 215 reform bills, but none became law. Read more

The Case for the Flat Tax

March 17, 2015 The Flat Tax would replace the income tax with a simple tax system with a single, low tax rate. It would have a broad tax base that was neutral toward savings and investment. It would provide generous personal and dependent exemptions. Read more

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of M. Stanton Evans: Journalist, Author, and Educator

March 13, 2015 In this analysis, conservatism is a creed of virtue, order, hierarchy, and tradition, stressing the need for moral authority in the state…. Read more

Standard Setting and Patents: Is Government Policy Harming Innovation?

March 13, 2015 Patent protection, which is specifically recognized in the Constitution, is a key property right that has become ever more important in the modern economy. Recently, however, the Obama Administration has taken enforcement policy actions and made public pronouncements that suggest it supports limiting returns on patents that are vital to high tech industry, particularly in the area of standard setting. Does this policy shift threaten to undermine innovation and growth in the American economy? A panel of patent experts from government and the private sector will address this important question. Read more

Surviving the End: A Practical Guide for Everyday Americans in the Age of Terror

March 12, 2015 Bioterrorism. Dirty bombs. Electromagnetic pulse attacks. Threats with the power to annihilate our way of life constantly hang over Americans’ heads. But you don’t have to dig yourself a bunker to make it through the worst. Read more

Flores: House Conservatives Will Continue Effort to Stop President’s Unlawful Actions

February 27, 2015

Today, Republican Study Committee Chairman Bill Flores (R-TX) released the following statement on H.R. 33, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through March 6, 2015:

“Today’s continuing resolution comes after the House passed a motion disagreeing with the Senate’s funding bill and establishing a House and Senate conference to force Democrats to do their job and come to the table. House conservatives will continue our effort to stop the president’s executive actions, protect the American people and uphold the Constitution.”

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ICYMI: Flores on MSNBC: All Branches of Govt. Agree President’s Amnesty Actions Were Wrong

February 25, 2015

Today, Republican Study Committee Chairman Bill Flores (R-TX) appeared on MSNBC’s The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart to discuss funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

 “All three branches of government now believe that what the president did was wrong,” Chairman Flores said. “The President 22 times said he did not have the authority to do what he has done. The courts have now agreed that the president doesn’t have the authority. Congress, we in the House, have said that he doesn’t have the authority, including eight Senate Democrats who said he did the wrong thing when he [issued the Executive Order],” Chairman Flores stated.

 “For once, all three parts of the constitutional form of our government believe the President’s activities were wrong.” 

 Click here to watch Chairman Flores on MSNBC

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House, Senate Republicans Call on Senate Democrats to End Obstruction, Fund DHS

February 12, 2015

Today, Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Bill Flores (R-TX) led a joint House and Senate press conference with Senate Steering Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) where Republican Members called on Senate Democrats to end their obstruction and debate the House’s Department of Homeland Security funding bill.

“We’re here today because Senate Democrats can’t do their job. The House acted earlier this year to pass a responsible bill to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security and to stop the President’s unlawful, unconstitutional amnesty actions,” Chairman Flores said today. 

From R-L: Rep. Robert Aderholt, Sen. Dan Sullivan, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Senate Steering Committee Chairman Mike Lee, Chairman Flores and Sen. Ted Cruz

“Where do we stand verses the American people on this? Fifty-six percent of Americans think the President’s actions were improper. The President himself said publically stated at least 22 times that he doesn’t have the authority to do what he did in November. We have seven Democrats who have said the same thing,” Flores continued.

“I have one message, and I am sure my colleagues share the same message: Senate Democrats, do your job. Uphold the oath that you took to defend the Constitution,” Flores concluded.

The Members who spoke at today’s press conference were:

Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX), Chairman, Republican Study Committee

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)

Rep. Robert B. Aderholt (R-AL)

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Rep. John Carter (R-TX)

Rep. John Culberson (R-TX)


Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Chairman, Senate Steering Committee

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK)

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

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House, Senate Conservative Leaders to Hold Joint Press Conference on DHS Funding Bill

February 11, 2015

Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) and Senate Steering Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) will lead a press conference on the Department of Homeland Security funding bill this Thursday, February 12th at 12:15 p.m. in the Capitol Visitor Center HVC Studio A in HVC 114.

What: Joint Republican Study Committee and Senate Steering Committee press conference on Department of Homeland Security funding bill

When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 12:15p.m. ET

Where: Capitol Visitor Center HVC Studio A

HVC 114


Republican Study Committee:

Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX), Chairman, Republican Study Committee

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Rep. Robert B. Aderholt (R-AL)

Rep. John Carter (R-TX)

Senate Steering Committee:

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Chairman, Senate Steering Committee

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK)

For inquiries about the studio, please contact the House Radio-TV Gallery at 202-225-5214.

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Flores Announces Rep. Marlin Stutzman to Lead Budget and Spending Task Force

February 10, 2015

Republican Study Committee Chairman Bill Flores (R-TX) today announced that Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) will serve as chair of the conservative caucus’ Budget and Spending Task Force.

“I am very pleased that Congressman Stutzman will be leading the Republican Study Committee’s (RSC) Budget and Spending Task Force,” Chairman Flores said in a statement. “Congressman Stutzman has been a stalwart member of the RSC, working on behalf of American taxpayers to fight out-of-control government spending and hold Washington accountable.”

"Every year, the Republican Study Committee produces a common-sense budget blueprint to create economic opportunity for hardworking Americans, fix Washington’s fiscal mess, restore our nation’s strength and security, restrict the federal government to its constitutional role and protect American values,” Chairman Flores continued.

Rep. Stutzman said in a statement, “I am honored to Chair the Budget and Spending Task Force for the Republican Study Committee at a time when Washington desperately needs to return to an era of fiscal responsibility. President Obama only understands higher taxes and more spending, with absolutely no desire to reform our safety-net programs or reduce our national debt. Under the leadership of Chairman Flores and with my colleagues, the RSC will produce a budget that balances without the president’s tax-and-spend recklessness.  The RSC budget will remove government roadblocks and allow more working families to prosper and live the American Dream.”

Rep. Stutzman represents the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana and also serves on the Budget and Financial Services Committees.  

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Rep. Flores, Sen. Lee to Senate Democrats: Stop Obstructing DHS Funding

February 10, 2015

Today, Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) and Senate Steering Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statements on Senate Democrats’ repeated obstruction of the Department of Homeland Security funding bill, H.R. 240:

Statement from Congressman Bill Flores (R-TX): “Rather than work toward funding the Department of Homeland Security, Senate Democrats are choosing to block the process entirely.  Their obstructionist tactics do a disservice to the American voters who sent us to Washington to lead. Congressional Republicans are unified in their desire to move forward to provide homeland security in a responsible manner.  The House has passed a responsible bill that reflects the overwhelming disappointment of voters about the president’s lawless executive amnesty and fully funds the Department of Homeland Security. It is time for the Senate to act on that bill.”

Statement from Senator Mike Lee (R-UT):Republicans are trying to keep their promise to the American people, do what they sent us here to do, and fund our homeland security while holding Democrats and the President accountable.  But Senate Democrats refuse to even allow consideration of the DHS funding bill so they won’t have to declare where they stand on the President’s illegal and unconstitutional action on executive amnesty.  This effort to try and hide from the American people is embarrassing. Republicans have repeatedly signaled that they will give Democrats every opportunity to amend and change the bill if there are parts they do not like.  But we are now in a hostage situation because they don’t even have six members of their caucus willing to even begin debate on the funding bill.  That is shameful.  Let’s put an end to the obstruction.”

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Flores Statement on the Passing of Rep. Alan Nunnelee

February 6, 2015

Today, Republican Study Committee Chairman Bill Flores released the following statement on the passing of Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-MS):

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my good friend and colleague Alan Nunnelee. Alan was one of the first people I met when I was considering a run for Congress, and I will be forever grateful for the warmth and friendship he showed me over the years. A man of conviction and faith, Alan was someone who served his district and the American people well because he believed deeply in the sacred principles of our nation’s founding. He came to Washington to make a difference, and he succeeded. Gina and I send our prayers to Tori and the entire Nunnelee family during this difficult time.”

Rep. Nunnelee was elected to Congress in 2010 and was a Member of the Republican Study Committee.

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