No person holding any office of trust shall, without the consent of Congress, accept any present Emolument of any kind whatsoever from any king, prince or foreign state.
The Emoluments Clause – Article 1 Section 9.8 of the Constitution – is clear and unambiguous.
“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.” – James Madison, Constitutional Convention (1787).
Yesterday, House Judiciary Democrats convened a forum on “The Electoral College and the Future of American Democracy.” It has been nearly twenty years since the last hearing on this topic in 1997, and much has happened since then.
The Guardian: America's funding of Honduran security forces puts blood on our hands: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/08/american-funding-honduran-security-forces-blood-on-our-hands | Originally published July 8, 2016
Boston Globe: What comes after ISIS matters: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/11/18/what-comes-after-isis-matters/wzC3nfzaowI9UdutoZcjTP/story.html | Original published November 19, 2015.
Isaac Newton once said, "If I see farther it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants." As someone who has witnessed the evolution of race relations in this country, I can proudly say that as a member of Congress that's what I'm doing.
Over the past month, U.S. House and Senate Republicans have launched a series of investigations into the Federal Communications Commission's independence in crafting strong net neutrality rules, accusing President Obama of improper influence over the FCC's rulemaking.