Congress

No Excuses…Vote!

November 3, 2014 | , , , | Posted in From the Director

They say knowledge is power. How strange then that in an era of unprecedented access to political information — 24 hour news channels, iPhones with news apps, journalists live-tweeting committee hearings, politicians’ Facebook pages — the country’s political class feels more disconnected from, and unaccountable to, ordinary people than ever. Dissertations have been written on […] Read More >>

US Senate Passes “Gang of 8” Immigration Bill

June 27, 2013 | , | Posted in News/Updates

The Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation 68-32.  The legislation faces a very uncertain future in the House. Read More >>

Major Immigration Bill Introduced in the US Senate

April 18, 2013 | , | Posted in News/Updates

Highly anticipated immigration legislation was introduced in the US Senate Wednesday by the “Gang of Eight” bipartisan group of senators.  Debate over immigration reform is expected to last for months. Read More >>

The Self-Cannibalization of “Pro-Choice” Feminism

In January, the nation marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.  Over those forty years, 55 million unborn children have had their lives cut short by abortion.  Their number, and the brutal manner of their death, defy comprehension: imagine the combined population of 26 American states being wiped out — […] Read More >>

KS Catholic Conference Statement on Supreme Court Decision Upholding Health Care Law

The United States Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that the national health care law is constitutional.  The Kansas Catholic Conference issued the following statement: The Kansas Catholic Conference takes no position on the specific constitutional questions decided by the United States Supreme Court today.  However, the Court’s decision has the extremely undesirable effect of leaving […] Read More >>

Obama Administration Ends Deportations of Illegal Immigrants Brought to US as Children

June 16, 2012 | , , | Posted in News/Updates

President Obama announced Friday that his administration will cease deportations of certain illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children. Read More >>

Requesting that the Obama Administration Rescind the Contraceptive Mandate – SCR 1615

SCR 1615 calls upon the Obama Administration to rescind the “contraceptive mandate,” as it violates the fundamental right of Americans to freedom of religion and is unconstitutional. SCR 1615 text Status: 03/05/2012 Introduced in House; referred to Senate Judiciary Committee Read More >>