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Fiscally Conservative Lawmakers Under Fire After Voting Against Hurricane Harvey Aid

Three hardline members of Congress–Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI), Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Andy Biggs (R-AZ)–raised eyebrows today after they voted against a popular aid package that would help Americans who were devastated by the carnage of Hurricane Harvey. “Congress should provide disaster relief funding, and we should pay for it now instead of billing our children and grandchildren for it,” Amash said in a tweet, making it clear that he isn’t against helping the needy but wants to do so in a responsible manner. Massie and Biggs have not released public statements regarding their votes at the present time. The… Keep Reading

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Rep. Justin Amash’s ‘Never Trump’ Stances Earn Him Screen Time With Oprah Winfrey

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) has been raising eyebrows and frustrating Republicans for quite some time because of his stubborn opposition to President Trump, fanning the flames of Russian hysteria, lending credibility to impeachment murmurs, and opposing Trump’s immigration policies. This has caused him to lose support amongst his constituents, but it has gained him one prominent admirer: the ultra-liberal talk show maven Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey, one of Barack Obama’s most influential supporters, was spotted in Grand Rapids, MI yesterday where she met with Amash for an interview. On-lookers were surprised to see the Chicago diva strolling through the streets of… Keep Reading

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Report: Is Justin Amash Considering a 2020 Primary Challenge To Trump?

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) was recently mentioned in a list of potential 2020 Republican primary challengers to President Donald Trump by The Hill‘s Jonathan Easley and Scott Wong. The report, which largely dismissed Amash’s prospects, stated, “National Republicans are skeptical, noting that Amash lacks name recognition and a national fundraising network and hails from the libertarian wing of the party, which has historically underperformed in GOP primaries.” “Through his spokeswoman, Amash had no comment,” the report added, further fueling speculation about his future steps. Keep Reading

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Justin Amash Defends His Record During Contentious Town Hall Meetings

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) has never been afraid to meet his constituents face-to-face and discuss the hard issues, even with the political system as bitter and divided as it has ever been. Amash was happy to defend his positions during two town hall events last week, even on particularly contentious topics like military policy and his frequent clashes with President Trump. Amash received some flak from the audience for his ‘no’ vote against the “Make America Secure” Appropriations Act. Combined with his ‘no’ votes against Trump-backed immigration measures, this has caused many Republicans to question Amash’s motives. Nevertheless, Amash stands… Keep Reading

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On Russia Sanctions, Only Three Republican Legislators Stand Courageously With Trump

When President Donald Trump complained recently about how few prominent Republicans had his back, he was not kidding. A recent House vote to tie up the President, undermine his foreign policy, and partially remove his discretion pertaining to Russia passed with only three GOP legislators objecting. Reps. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN), Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Justin Amash (R-MI) were the three lone “no” votes against a successful measure limiting Trump’s ability to remove sanctions on Russia that were approved by Congress. This maneuver may harm Trump’s ability to conduct diplomacy with Russia, and further jeopardize tenuous relations with the nation. Hiding… Keep Reading

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Massie Expresses Disgust Over Military Transgender Funding While Amash Defends His Actions

Liberty-minded Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Justin Amash (R-MI) have hit an impasse when it comes to military transgender funding. Massie is up-in-arms over Congress’ decision to reject an amendment to the 2018 NDAA proposed by Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) to ban military transgender funding while Amash is standing by his controversial vote against the amendment. “I voted to reverse Obama’s policy of allowing the military to pay for sex changes for soldiers. I’m shocked and disappointed that this amendment failed,” Massie wrote in a post on his Congressional Facebook page. “The sponsor of the legislation says that paying for sex… Keep Reading

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Reps. Justin Amash And Thomas Massie Clash Over Military Transgender Funding

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) have been thick as thieves throughout their Congressional tenure, but find themselves more frequently at odds during the Trump era. Their most recent disagreement stems from a failed amendment to the 2018 NDAA that would have banned the funding of transgendered surgeries by the military. “Still in disbelief that Congress passed a defense authorization (NDAA) earlier today that funds sex changes for members of the military, as well as $43 billion for our 17th year of the war in Afghanistan. I voted no,” Massie wrote in a Facebook post after the… Keep Reading

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Justin Amash Joins RINOs & Democrats To Secure Military Transgender Funding

Representative Justin Amash, a self described fiscal conservative, and 23 other so-called Republicans joined together with Democrats to shoot down an amendment proposed by Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler that could potentially have saved upwards of $1.3 billion over the next decade by prohibiting the Pentagon from paying for surgeries and hormone therapy for mentally ill soldiers who are confused about what sex they are. Voting along with all 190 Democrats present and Justin Amash were Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who has a transgender son, as well as anti-Trump moderate Carlos Curbelo and Planned Parenthood apologist John Katko. Hartzler maintained the amendment was… Keep Reading

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Rep. Amash: “We Deserve Answers” On “Serious & Disturbing” Donald Trump Jr. Emails

While most conservative and libertarian lawmakers have laughed off the Democrats’ obsession with Russia and reports of Donald Trump Jr’s communications with a Russian attorney, there is one clear exception in the House: Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI). Amash has frequently criticized the President on many issues, and addressed the controversy regarding Donald Trump Jr. early this morning with three separate Tweets. “The implications of the email thread are serious & disturbing. We deserve answers, not an ever-changing story. If there’s more, tell us now,” Amash wrote in a Tweet, echoing the concerns of prominent Democrats and Neocons. Donald Trump Jr.… Keep Reading

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Amash Backs House Resolution Affirming NATO Article 5

Although much of the attention regarding Rep. Justin Amash’s recent votes has been directed at his opposition to Kate’s Law and defunding sanctuary cities, on Wednesday, the Congressman voted in favor of resolution H. Res 397, “Solemnly reaffirming the commitment of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organizations principle of collective defense as enumerated in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty”. The resolution ultimately passed 423-4, with the support of all Democrats present, and all but four conservative Republicans – libertarian Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), the Freedom Caucus’ Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and two paleoconservatives, Rep. Walter… Keep Reading

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Rep. Justin Amash Feels The Heat For Opposing Border Security Measures

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) has once again separated himself from the pack, but not in such a good way this time. He is catching a great deal of flak on the state and national level for voting against immigration measures promoted by President Trump. Amash was the only Republican ‘no’ vote against Kate’s Law, and one of the few Republican ‘no’ votes against the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. Kate’s Law would bolster penalties for undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes who were deported from the United States and then re-entered the country illegally. The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act would… Keep Reading

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Trump Social Media Director Reprimanded For Tweet Attacking Justin Amash

White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino is in hot water after the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) stated he had broken federal law in calling for a primary challenge against Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI). Scavino is said to have violated the Hatch Act, which limits the ability of certain federal employees to engage in political activity, when he tweeted in April: “Donald Trump is bringing auto plants & jobs back to Michigan. Justin Amash is a big liability. Trump Train, defeat him in primary.” The reason for this is linked to Scavino’s display of the presidential seal in his Twitter cover photo. The… Keep Reading

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Thomas Massie: Push By Amash, Neocons, Democrats To Impeach Trump Is “Baloney”

While most Republicans are breathing a sigh of relief that FBI Director James Comey was relieved of his position, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is not among them. He has counteracted his traditional ally, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), to side with neoconservatives such as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and demand an independent investigator to look into connections between Trump and Russia. Amash didn’t stop there. He has openly expressed his disdain for Trump, saying that he trusts Comey more than the President. He is even open to working with the Democrats on impeachment efforts if any revelations are uncovered. Amash’s concerns stem… Keep Reading

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Libertarian Lawmakers Criticize Trump Administration’s Support Of Mandatory Minimum Policies

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) are up in arms after Attorney General Jeff Sessions released sentencing guidelines last week indicating his favor of mandatory minimum sentences that were being phased out by the Obama administration. The two libertarian lawmakers have been long-time advocates for criminal justice reform. They feel that the Trump Administration under Sessions is clearly headed in the wrong direction on this particular policy, which will only serve to clog the prisons further while doing little to prevent crime. “Mandatory minimum sentences have unfairly and disproportionately incarcerated too many minorities for too long,” Paul… Keep Reading

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Rep. Amash Flirts With Conspiracy Theories, Suggests New Investigation Over Trump’s Russian Ties

Suspecting some sort of nefarious cover-up or conspiracy, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is looking into investigating President Trump’s ties to Russia after he publicly fired former FBI Director James Comey yesterday. “My staff and I are reviewing legislation to establish an independent commission on Russia. The second paragraph of this letter is bizarre,” Amash said in a May 9 tweet. Amash took umbrage with the following words from Trump’s dismissal letter to Comey. It reads, “While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the… Keep Reading

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BREAKING: Rep. Justin Amash Caves On Trumpcare, Votes ‘YES’ On AHCA

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) has established himself as the face of the principled opposition against President Donald Trump within the Republican Party, but his health care vote suggests that he is softening his stance. The prominent “Never Trumper” cast an affirmative vote today for the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed. Although a roll call vote is currently unavailable, reporters such as Dean Clancy of the Hill and Cameron Joseph of the New York Daily News confirmed on Twitter that Amash is one of the lawmakers who voted for the legislation. Although Amash gave an impression that he was… Keep Reading

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Trump’s Social Media Director Threatens Rep. Justin Amash With Primary Challenge

The Trump administration’s attacks on principled conservatives continue, as social media director has called for Rep. Justin Amash to receive a primary challenge to his House seat in 2018. “[President Donald Trump] is bringing auto plants & jobs back to Michigan. [Rep. Amash] is a big liability,” White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino Jr. said in a Saturday morning tweet. “#TrumpTrain, defeat him in primary.” Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is a stalwart of the House Freedom Caucus, who has frequently found himself at odds with President Trump on a wide variety of issues. Amash even went so far as to… Keep Reading

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Freedom Caucus Leader Raul Labrador Endorses Ted Cruz

Idaho Representative and Freedom Caucus leader Raul Labrador has endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for President, National Review reported yesterday. Labrador joins fellow Freedom Caucus members Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), who previously indicated support for the Senator from Texas. Labrador, long viewed as an ally of the Liberty Movement, earned support from liberty icon Rep. Justin Amash for house speaker in 2013 and until recently served as Western State Chair for Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign. Cruz, the only candidate to contest Paul for the liberty vote over the course of the 2016 cycle, has drawn strong… Keep Reading

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Cruz Courts Liberty Movement In Iowa

Tea Party champion and conservative firebrand Ted Cruz may be ready to embrace his libertarian side – and he may need to, if he hopes to find a path from Iowa to the White House. As it turns out, the death of the Liberty Movement in Iowa may have been greatly exaggerated. While an establishment resurgence in 2014 spearheaded by Governor Terry Branstad succeeded in purging the Ron Paul element from the leadership of the Republican Party of Iowa, members of the state’s robust and often-boisterous Liberty Movement are turning their attention to greater things – namely, the 2016 presidential… Keep Reading

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