Archives for May 14, 2015

In Landslide Vote, House Overwhelmingly Passes USA Freedom Act without Amendments

Is this the year Congress passes a bill to limit NSA spying? The House of Representatives certainly hopes so. But just how strong that reform will be remains to be seen. Minutes ago, the House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act overwhelmingly with 338 yes votes and 88 no votes. EFF is neutral on […]

Background on S.1067

FA Note:  Even if you don’t live in Idaho, all the objections Vicky has listed will apply to the corresponding bill in your state.  Integrating The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance into State Law On 4 May 2015, Governor Butch Otter announced he would call a […]

Chairman Conaway Supports Bill to Stop “Waters of the United States” Proposed Rule

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) spoke in support of H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Act of 2015. The bill, which would force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to stop moving forward with the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule, passed the House by a […]