As Republicans celebrate a huge tax reform victory, focus in Washington now shifts towards the fate of DREAMers. Most recently, dozens of Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan urging a fix for DACA recipients by the end of the year. Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo has signaled that he will not support a funding deal that does not constructively resolve the DREAMer situation.
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Mario H. Lopez
Mario H. Lopez is the President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund, an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting free enterprise, limited government, and individual liberty.
Basic American civics courses teach that the First Amendment protects freedom of speech and freedom of association, without threat of government oversight and interference.
Expanding access to affordable, high-quality drugs in developing countries has long been a priority for policymakers and advocacy groups around the world. However, there is little agreement over how to achieve this goal – and the United Nations' latest initiative is unlikely to change that dynamic.
It is truly dismaying that a Republican-controlled Congress is entertaining the idea of a financial bailout of Puerto Rico. Doing so would fly in the face of conservative principles and betray the taxpayers who elected candidates who were supposedly committed to standing up to government excess and incompetence.
Our elected officials will spend the holidays paining over ways to trim the deficit. One simple solution is to stop sending our tax dollars to international organizations whose primary purpose is to squeeze consumers and promote government control. There is no more deserving target than the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
With the country in the grips of an economic downturn, unemployment hovering just below double digits, underemployment well over 10% and 14 million Americans looking for work, one would think elected officials on Capitol Hill would be sensitive about spending taxpayer dollars and focus on job creation as opposed to special-interest bailouts.
Over the last few weeks, much attention has been focused on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision to issue a complaint against Boeing for constructing a facility in South Carolina, a right-to-work state. The alarming overreach by the NLRB has shed light on the role of regulatory agencies in government and their affect on the economy.
The FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011, which the U.S. House of Representatives will soon be taking up, has put Big Labor on high alert. The legislation seeks to reverse a decision made by the National Mediation Board (NMB) that gives labor bosses the ability to forcibly unionize workers in the airline and railroad industries.
Today tens of millions of Americans will don a green tie, four-leaf clover earrings, or perhaps drink a green-colored beer while wearing a “Kiss me, I’m Irish” shirt — even if they aren’t Irish.
The future of the fastest-growing sector of American higher education could be decided this week when Congress considers whether to ban funding for a Department of Education proposal that would cut off the flow of federal student loan dollars to students enrolled at career colleges and universities.