Obama Administration

Since the Hudson Institute's establishment under Herman Kahn in 1961, it emerged during the Cold War as a leading voice against the irrational madness of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD).
It was understood with the surprise election of Donald Trump that enforcement action against immigrants would increase, striking fear within our large undocumented population, the vast majority of whom have lived and worked...
On Inauguration Day 2017, the Obama administration left President Trump a severely weakened and constrained military. For the better part of a decade, President Obama allowed his administration’s sequestration to destroy the...
Our American society does not recognize that we have been under ‘assault’ in this country for decades. Our way of life is being changed insidiously every week in ways that escapes us. Yet people seem to remain calm...
Today's repeal of the so-called Clean Power Plan marks the next crucial step in a new era of transparency based on sound science. Through several hearings and oversight of the former administration's overregulation, the...
New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials.
It’s funny how the “scandal-free” administration of Obama suddenly finds itself embroiled in scandals.Obama kept a tight lid on scandals, threatening most of the press corps, and of course all the scurrilous politicians in...
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed Rod Rosenstein, the President’s nominee for Deputy Attorney General and Senate Democrats’ hypocritical demands that he appoint a Special Counsel if confirmed. 
Today I asked President Trump to immediately announce a delay of Obama’s fiduciary rule. This misguided rule was yet another example of the Obama Administration’s one-size-fits-all approach to governing that allowed...
Last week, the U.S. House passed H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017, a bill designed to provide greater congressional oversight of burdensome regulations issued during the final days of a president’s term. 
North Korea continues to be one of the great menaces of our time. Its relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them onto American shores, threatens the lives of millions and needlessly risks a major war...
I released the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):
Cracks are forming in the iron grip of the Iranian regime. The latest wave of protests sweeping Iran demonstrates yet again that dictatorial regimes are inherently doomed because they lack the enduring consent of the people...
The Obama regime, even though in possession of the above information, learned through FBI investigations and using undercover agents and private citizens cooperating with law enforcement, did nothing for years after learning...
We are now almost eight months into the Trump administration. There are 564 key positions that are political appointees, of these, 370 have no nominees, 7 are awaiting nominations and 139 formally nominated but most not...
Wednesday, Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and I sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling on the Department of Justice to review evidence that Lois Lerner, the former IRS Exempt...
There comes a time in the lives of attorneys when they confront things being done in the name of The Law that cannot, by any stretched interpretation or any intellectually honest review, be accepted or condoned as “being...
The Family Policy Alliance, which is the public policy partner of the Christian conservative organization Focus on the Family, is working with a radical feminist group, the Women's Liberation Front (WoLF), to fight the order...
Friday morning as the 45th President was about to be sworn in, Obama Administration officials packed up their desks and prepared to head off into the sunset. But not before quietly slipping in a last minute surprise snub to...
Today I voted in support of H. Res. 11, which rejects the recent anti-Israel United Nations resolution. The House adopted the opposition measure by a vote of 342 to 80. The UN resolution condemned some Israeli settlements...

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