Obama Administration

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...
What the world witnesses in the Turkish coup attempt is a direct result of the foreign policy of Barack Obama, ergo the residual of Hillary Clinton’s failed job as Secretary of State. The woman who presided over Arab Spring...
The House Select Committee on Benghazi’s report confirms the disturbing pattern that has emerged over the course of the Obama administration, in which the President and his top aides approach the world through rigid,...
Today, U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer sided with House Republicans and ruled that the Obama Administration has been improperly funding an Obamacare insurance subsidy program. The U.S. House of...
In an effort to force the Obama Administration’s hand after a nearly two-year delay, on March 14th the House unanimously passed a resolution that officially declared the actions taken by the Islamic terrorist group ISIS...
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. 
It has been the long standing policy of this country to not negotiate with terrorists. This Administration has not only negotiated with the largest State Sponsor of Terrorism, it has rewarded them.
During the Republican Debates, Governor Jeb Bush, and Senator Marco Rubio were asked, “Do you believe young women should sign up for Selective Service?” Senator Marco Rubio stated, "I do believe that selective service should...
Whether it is the IRS targeting taxpayers for their political beliefs, or Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server, the Administration has refused to appoint non-partisan, independent investigators to lead these...
The Obama Administration is opposing a bill to help the families of victims of terror attacks on U.S. soil pursue justice against those responsible. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) passed the Senate...
The Administration and their liberal allies are now trying to basically throw everything but the kitchen sink to try to stop the American people from getting a voice in this matter.

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