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Red River Private Property Rights Act

U.S. House Passes Red River Private Property Rights Act, On to Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday to help Texas property owners in their battle with the Bureau of Land Management over 90,000 acres of land. The White House has threatened to veto the bill which now moves on to the Senate.

BLM Land Grab

White House Threatens Veto of Bill Protecting Red River Landowners

The White House announced it will recommend the president veto the bill designed to protect the private property rights of Texas landowners in what has become known as the “Red River Land Grab.” A bill to protect these property owners is headed to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote on Wednesday afternoon.

House Republicans Probe Parks and Monument 'Shutdown Theater' Closures

Republicans on both the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee  are looking into the the Obama administration’s decision to shut down national parks and monuments unnecessarily, closures that are becoming known as “Shutdown Theater”. 

Rep. Labrador Supports Border Security Bill

Rep. Labrador Supports Border Security Bill

Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) joined Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chairman of the House Public Lands and Environment Regulation Subcommittee, and others to support the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act. H.R. 2398 will allow the U.S. Border Patrol to

GOP Leverage Uncertain in Sequester Debate

GOP Leverage Uncertain in Sequester Debate

In an effort to dodge President Obama’s State of the Union charges that Republicans want a government shutdown, GOP lawmakers are scrambling to maintain leverage in the debate over the impending sequester.  House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) announced Thursday

The High Cost of Federally Owned Lands

Former U.S. Sen. Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming used to say, “If government ownership of land and natural resources was the best way to protect the environment, then we should have found a Garden of Eden in the Soviet Union after

Arizona's Wide-open Border

Few people believe the Obama administration’s assurances that our border with Mexico is secure, but actually seeing it is striking. A new video (below) prepared by my colleague Janice Kephart, based on hidden-camera footage from southern Arizona, is shocking. The

Top Republicans Roll Out 'No Cost' Stimulus Plan

Heritage: Economists, politicians, and the public alike are questioning the viability of the massive $787 billion stimulus signed into law. In response, Congressman Rob Bishop (R—UT) and Senator David Vitter (R—LA) recently introduced legislation that would create an estimated 2