Congressman Todd Akin Missouri's 2nd District
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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 ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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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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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