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Akin Burn Pit Legislation Passes House, Heads to Senate

September 12, 2012

   Washington, DC -- Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO), Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, today thanked the House for their bipartisan ...

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Akin Statement on Attack on U.S. Consulate in Libya

September 12, 2012

  St. Louis, Missouri- Congressman Todd Akin, (R-MO) released the following statement regarding the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya on Tuesday.     &l...

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Akin Votes to Audit the Fed

July 25, 2012

Washington, DC-- Washington, DC – Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) released the following statement regarding today’s vote and passage of H.R. 459, the Federal Rese...

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Some Men Left Behind (Article in National Journal)

May 11, 2012

  By Yochi J. Dreazen Updated: May 10, 2012 | 4:00 p.m.   U.S. and Afghan troops were conducting a night raid in southern Afghanistan last fall when a young Army specialist named Chazray Clark stepped ...

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To really rein in government

July 27, 2011

It took 41 presidents and 216 years for the United States to accumulate our first $3.7 trillion in national debt. It took President Obama less than two and a half ye...

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Hitting the Debt Ceiling is a Warning

July 7, 2011

On May 16, 2011, the United States reached the current debt ceiling, $14.3 trillion. In essence, that number represents our national credit limit – the United States government is unable ...

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A Failsafe Spending Plan is Needed

May 17, 2011

Last week I introduced H.R. 1908, the Spending Priorities Act (SPA). The SPA takes Congress’s responsibility for federal spending seriously by directing how funds are used in an emergency funding ...

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Timeless Principles

George Mason

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"That no free government, or the blessing of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles." (Virginia Declaration of Rights, 1776) --- George Mason IV drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Constitution. He also insisted on the addition of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution.

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