Capitol Watch

Decisions in Washington impact the lives of people throughout the world every day on issues involving human life, the family, religious liberties and economic prosperity. This page is contains the latest of those Christian concerns from our nation’s capitol.

Republican U.S. Senator Flips on Same Sex ‘Marriage’

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman is now supporting gay ‘marriage’ and says his reversal on the issue began when he learned one of his sons is gay. Ohio’s junior senator disclosed his change of heart in interviews with several Ohio newspapers. In an op-ed published Friday in The Columbus Dispatch, he said the decision… Continue Reading →

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$1.5 Million Spent During Sequestration to Determine Why Lesbians are Fat

While the White House has cancelled public tours because of the sequester -The National Institutes of Health has awarded 1.5 million dollars to study biological and social Continue Reading →

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Bill Introduced on Capitol Hill to Protect Business Owners’ Conscience Rights

Several Members of Congress have introduced the Health Care Conscience Rights Act. HCCRA, as its known, would protect Americans’ First Amendment rights and would stop the Obama Continue Reading →

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Lawmakers Call for Planned Parenthood Investigation

Led by Representatives Diane Black and Pete Olson, 72 members of Congress are calling on the Government Accountability Office to investigate the amount of taxpayer funding Planned Continue Reading →

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Obama Making Immigration a Gay Rights Issue

“Gay rights” has emerged as an unexpected point of controversy in the congressional debate over immigration reform, prompting key Republicans to warn that it could derail efforts Continue Reading →

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Planned Parenthood Takes in Record Amount of Tax Dollars

Planned Parenthood reported receiving a record $542 million in taxpayer support in fiscal 2012, marking a steady increase in government funding despite Republican-led efforts at the state Continue Reading →

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HHS Secretary Grilled Over Religious Liberties

Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) recently argued against a controversial Department of Health and Human Services mandate requiring employers to pay for contraceptive supplies and abortifacient pharmaceuticals because it tramples Continue Reading →

Congress to Pay for More Military Abortions

Congress, in the pre-Christmas rush, passed a Democrat-sponsored provision that will allow women in the U.S. military to use their health insurance to pay for abortion in Continue Reading →

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Internet Gambling Proposal Dead This Year

Congress will not consider legalizing Internet gambling in 2012, according to Senate leaders and gambling proponents. Internet casino proponents told the Las Vegas Review Journal that they Continue Reading →

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113th Congress Least Devout

A “Faith on the Hill” study released last week by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life says the newly elected Congress may be Continue Reading →

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