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Bump Stock Ban Boogie: The Latest Silly Political Dance Craze

Bump Stock Ban Boogie: The Latest Silly Political Dance Craze

. by Thomas L. Knapp Every time there’s a “public mass shooting” (defined by the Congressional Research Service as an incident in which four or more people are indiscriminately killed, not including the shooter or shooters, in a relatively public place) in America, the usual suspects climb atop of the pile of bodies before they’re […]

The GOP Is Already Laying The Groundwork To Cave On Tax Reform

The GOP Is Already Laying The Groundwork To Cave On Tax Reform

A summary of the Republican tax reform framework, released Wednesday by the White House, explicitly addresses the possibility of an increased individual tax rate for the highest earners, above the 35 percent that GOP leadership has promoted in recent weeks. A white paper summarizing the proposed legislation touts tax code simplification via the collapse of […]

Statement on Support of our Military

Statement on Support of our Military

A strong military is essential to the well-being and safety of the American people.   After years of cuts, the Department of Defense needs the support of Congress and the American people to get the resources they need.   I’m committed to providing our military with the funding they absolutely deserve – we do ourselves […]

Major Jeff Burum announces candidacy for CA 26th District Congress Brownley seat

Major Jeff Burum announces candidacy for CA 26th District Congress Brownley seat

Oxnard resident, United States Air Force Major (Retired) Jeffrey Burum, also known as “The California Bear,” is a Republican candidate for Congress in CA District 26, challenging Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), who represents the southern central coast and most of Ventura County. Major Burum is known for his lengthy career as a Desert Storm and Cold […]

Congresswoman Brownley staffer has police remove CA Citizen from DC office

Congresswoman Brownley staffer has police remove CA Citizen from DC office

By George Miller A Rep. Julia Brownley (CD-26, CA) Congressional staffer hit the panic button Friday (0930 9-15-17) and called Capitol Police on Arthur Schaper, a well-known SoCal Conservative, in-your-face activist, while he was at the DC office protesting DACA and Brownley’s positions on immigration. While things like this were happening in Washington today, California […]

Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay

Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay

Senior White House aides met Sunday afternoon to discuss how to roll out the controversial move affecting hundreds of thousands of Dreamers. By ELIANA JOHNSON 09/03/2017 08:21 PM EDT Updated 09/03/2017 08:25 PM EDT President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according […]

Congress, President Trump, and The Two Americas

Congress, President Trump, and The Two Americas

    By Mike Smith Lawmakers are not sent to Capitol Hill to vote based on how the president makes them feel—lawmakers are sent to Capitol Hill to vote based on what their constituents want. All this talk of President Trump somehow “alienating the Republican lawmakers whose vote he needs” is an addictive false idol […]

Press Release Julia Brownley’s Office: Working Across the Aisle to Help Veterans in Ventura County and Nationwide

Press Release Julia Brownley’s Office: Working Across the Aisle to Help Veterans in Ventura County and Nationwide

One of my top priorities in Congress is to improve the lives of the nearly 45,000 veterans right here in Ventura County, and the millions across the nation, to whom we owe a great debt for their service. That is why I’m so proud of the bipartisan successes my colleagues on the House Veterans’ Affairs […]

Ron DeSantis says endings subsidies would force lawmakers to act on Obamacare

Ron DeSantis says endings subsidies would force lawmakers to act on Obamacare

Rep. Ron DeSantis said Monday that taking away insurance subsidies from members of Congress would force lawmakers to act on Obamacare. “Other Americans who are in exchanges are not getting employer subsidies. It’s illegal and somehow Congress gets a workaround. So I applaud the president for raising this issue and if he moved swiftly on […]

Can Trump Strip Health Care From Members of Congress?

Can Trump Strip Health Care From Members of Congress?

As Republican members of Congress have tried and failed to follow through with their campaign promise of repealing Obamacare, President Donald Trump has threatened to eliminate some health benefits for members of Congress and their staffs. “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress […]

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