Tag: Justin Amash

Establishment Democrats and Republicans Teamed Up to Pass Unconstitutional Spying Bill
Law

Establishment Democrats and Republicans Teamed Up to Pass Unconstitutional Spying Bill

In spite of a growing bipartisan coalition urging reform, the establishment of both parties in the House of Representatives helped push through a controversial extension of the notorious “Section 702,” reauthorizing warrantless mass-spying on Americans. Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), agencies like the National Security Agency are allowed […]

The House Passed Justin Amash’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Unanimously
Criminal Justice

The House Passed Justin Amash’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Unanimously

Voice votes are usually reserved for amendments and legislation that is expected to received broad bipartisan support. Surprisingly, the method was just used for what was once a controversial subject. Congressman Justin Amash’s civil asset forfeiture reform amendment was passed by unanimous voice vote earlier this week. In an unexpected […]

Keeping Politicos from Tweeting Doesn’t Keep the Civil Service Nonpartisan. It’s Time to Ax the Hatch Act.
Politics

Keeping Politicos from Tweeting Doesn’t Keep the Civil Service Nonpartisan. It’s Time to Ax the Hatch Act.

In 1939, Senator Carl Hatch from New Mexico authored legislation, the Hatch Act, that prohibits federal employees from engaging in certain kinds of partisan political activity. Its purpose is to ensure that government employees aren’t doing partisan political work on the taxpayer’s dime. It seems like a laudable goal. This […]

Rep. Justin Amash Was the Only Republican to Vote Against ‘Kate’s Law’
Political Highlights

Rep. Justin Amash Was the Only Republican to Vote Against ‘Kate’s Law’

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2017 – Rep. Justin Amash, R-Michigan, the only current member of Congress who doesn’t mind being identified as a “libertarian” without qualification, was the sole Republican member of the House to vote against the controversial “Kate’s Law” on June 29. The bill would seek to impose harsh financial […]