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Ted Yoho Leads a Coalition to Ensure Only DOD Handles Drones

May 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

Teaming up with conservatives, libertarians and liberals, at the end of last week U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., continued his fight to ensure authority over armed drones remains solely with the Department of Defense (DOD), as he brought back the Drone Reform Act (DRA) on Friday.

Yoho introduced the DRA last year to ensure the DOD and not the CIA had power over drones, though the bill went nowhere. On Friday, Yoho brought the bill back and made his case why the DOD should be the only branch of the federal government able to launch drones.

 

David Jolly Looks to Improve Student Housing for Veterans

May 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

On Monday at an event in Seminole, U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., a possible U.S. Senate candidate in 2016, showcased his proposal to help veterans with their housing needs who are pursing higher education opportunities.

Jollys Student Veterans Housing Support Act," which he introduced last week and which is now in the Veterans Affairs Committee, reforms monthly housing stipends for veterans in school, including extending them to cover summer periods, moving the date up for distribution for full-time students and covering the increasing number of veterans taking online classes.

Buchanan's Bill to Replace DD-214 With Veterans ID Card Passes House

May 17, 2015 - 6:00pm

On Monday night, the U.S. House passed a bill from a Florida congressman which ensures every veteran receives an ID card from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs without burdening taxpayers. The House passed the vote with 402 representatives backing it and no votes cast against it.

Like Lincoln, Barack Obama Tried to Build a Team of Rivals -- With Far Different Results

February 9, 2012 - 6:00pm

With Sunday marking the 203rd anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the time seems ripe to re-examine how Barack Obama tried to copy that presidents playbook in staffing his administration.

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