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‘Kate’s Law,’ ‘Sanctuary City De-funding’ Bills Going to House Vote

Two major immigration enforcement bills are expected to go before the U.S. House this week for a vote – including “Kate’s Law” and a sanctuary city de-funding bill. Passage of these important bills will help deliver on campaign promises made by President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress during the last election cycle.

Senator Whitehouse Accidentally Calls SCOTUS Nominee ‘Justice Gorsuch’

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) accidentally called President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, whom he and Senate Democrats have taken strenuous efforts to block from the bench, “Justice Gorsuch” during a press conference that he, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) held on Wednesday.

Dodgeball: Bob Goodlatte Says It’s Clear AG Lynch Has No Intention of Answering Questions

Attorney General Loretta Lynch deflected and evaded questions from Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday during her more than three hours of testimony centered on her decision to accept the recommendation of FBI Director James B. Comey Jr., not to charge former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in relation to her private email scheme, while at State.

Homeland Security Hearing Reveals Why Accepting Syrian Refugees Risks American Lives

A video excerpt from an October 21st House Homeland Security Committee hearing reveals exactly why Texas Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) is calling for “a screeching halt” to Syrian resettlement in the country. He and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) are sponsoring a bill which would give governors the ability to protect their states by refusing to accept Syrian refugees.

Jason Chaffetz ‘No Wrongdoing’ Comment on Planned Parenthood Raises Concerns

Pro-life leaders are concerned that lawmakers aren’t serious about eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood. The worries come as a “panel” has been created to study Planned Parenthood’s activities, this one headed by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, also considered to be a potential candidate for House Speaker. According to The Hill, Blackburn said, “Our investigation has raised many more questions than we’ve been able to find answers. We need to have a national conversation about these practices. This is a discussion we cannot shy away from.”

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House Leadership Will Plan Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

Though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Congress is without means to defund Planned Parenthood until a new president is in the White House, leading House Republicans still plan to schedule a vote to end taxpayer support for the nation’s largest abortion provider when House members return to Washington next week.