Factsheet on September 19, 2016
Missile Defense Policy: Policy Solutions for Congress and the Next Administration
As the ballistic missile threat continues to grow around the world, ballistic missile defense programs remain a quintessential feature of the U.S. national security posture for the protection of the U.S. homeland, forward-deployed troops, and allies. President Obama’s missile defense policy shifts cost the nation precious time and capabilities at a time when adversaries…
Factsheet on July 12, 2016
10 Reasons Why the #WebofDenial Campaign Is Wrong
Senate Democrats have initiated a rhetorical campaign against any organization that expresses skepticism about climate change policies. Unfortunately for them, unsettled climate science, flawed climate models, and marginal environmental gains from disproportionately harmful climate regulations don’t help their case.
Here are 10 reasons why the #WebofDenial campaign is…
Factsheet on July 6, 2016
Top 8 U.S. Priorities at the NATO Summit in Warsaw
The July NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, offers an important opportunity for the alliance to refocus on several key issues. The alliance should take concrete steps to reiterate the open-door policy, encourage members to commit to increased defense spending, place the Arctic on NATO’s agenda, and defend the Baltic States, among others.
The alliance should live up…
Factsheet on July 5, 2016
Why Montenegro Should Be Welcomed into NATO
President Obama has formally submitted Montenegro’s application to become a NATO member to the United States Senate. NATO’s invitation for Montenegro is welcome and long overdue. This invitation shows other countries in the region that if they fulfill the requirements of the North Atlantic Treaty and demonstrate the ability to contribute to the alliance’s security, NATO…
Factsheet on June 16, 2016
How To Prevent Another Domestic Terror Attack
The Orlando attack was the 86th instance of Islamist terror in the U.S. since 9/11. In the aftermath of such a horrific attack, America can learn vital lessons on how to stop the next attack. The U.S. must first commit to proactively combatting terrorism at home and abroad. Of the 22 plots or attacks since the start of 2015, 19 have been committed by individuals inspired…
Factsheet on June 2, 2016
Brexit and the Future of the Special Relationship
The Anglo-American Relationship Is Broad and Deep
When we talk about the Special Relationship, we usually mean defense and security cooperation between the U.S. and Britain. That cooperation takes place through NATO, though the Five Eyes community in intelligence, and bilaterally. But it’s important to remember that each nation is among the best—if not the…
Factsheet on April 26, 2016
Can Democrats Force a Vote on the Nomination of Merrick Garland?
Recent press reports suggest that Senate Democrats may seek to use a motion to discharge to force a procedural vote on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. A motion to discharge gets around the committee process by attempting to bring the nomination directly to the Senate floor. However, motions to discharge are in order only when the Senate…
Factsheet on September 30, 2015
FAQ: The Paris Protocol
What Is the Paris Protocol?
The Paris Protocol is an international climate change agreement that will be negotiated among United Nations member states between November 30 and December 11, 2015, at the 21st annual session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The agreement commits U.N. member states to enact laws to reduce their carbon…
Factsheet on August 5, 2015
Top Five on the Iran Deal: Why the Iran Deal Won’t Prevent War
Iran is the world’s #1 state sponsor of terrorism. Americans agree it should not have a nuclear weapon. President Obama’s Iran deal does not prevent Iran from doing so—and, in fact, the deal makes the prospects for war more likely. If approved, the Obama Administration’s controversial Iran deal would dismantle the sanctions that forced Tehran to the negotiating table.…
Factsheet on July 2, 2015
People of Faith Deserve Protection from Government Discrimination in the Marriage Debate
Congress should ensure that government can never penalize or discriminate against the millions of Americans who believe and act on the belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
Increasing Threats to Freedom
During Supreme Court oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Obama Administration’s Solicitor General, Donald Verrilli, acknowledged the…
Factsheet on May 27, 2015
ICD-10: A Costly and Complex Health Care Coding System Needs Reform
New Disease Coding System Scheduled for October 2015
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is a system of diagnostic codes for reporting disease, identifying global health trends, and collecting global statistics.
Since the 1980s, the U.S. has linked this system of diagnostic codes to reimbursement for health care services.
On October 1, 2015,…
Factsheet on April 14, 2015
The House Medicare SGR Deal: Not Paid For & Not Permanent
H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, otherwise known as the Boehner-Pelosi “doc fix” deal, would replace the flawed sustainable growth rate formula, which mandates a 21 percent cut in Medicare physician payments. The need to fix the sustainable growth rate is widely recognized, but Congress must fix it using reforms that…
Factsheet on March 30, 2015
Religious Freedom Restoration Act: Protecting All Americans’ Fundamental Freedom
Protecting All Americans’ Fundamental Freedom
All Americans should be free to live and work in accordance with their beliefs without fear of government coercion or penalty.
Broad and Bipartisan Support for RFRA
In response to the Supreme Court’s 1990 decision in Employment Division v. Smith, which narrowed protections for the free exercise of religion,…
Factsheet on March 10, 2015
Congress Should Protect Religious Freedom in the District of Columbia
On March 6, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser transmitted to Congress two pieces of legislation that will seriously infringe on conscience rights and religious freedom in the District. Congress now has 30 legislative days to review the bills and can issue a Resolution of Disapproval on both bills to protect religious freedom in our nation’s capital.
Factsheet on February 19, 2015
Disability Trust Fund Exhaustion Calls for Reforms, Not a Bailout
SSDI: State of Play
Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) is the federal entitlement program that provides monthly cash benefits to eligible disabled individuals and their families.
In 2014, nearly 11 million disabled workers and their eligible spouses and children received DI benefits. Disabled workers receive an average of about $1,150 per month from…