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Senate RINOs Vote to Fund Red Flag Laws

Is the real problem Guns-Drugs or Mental Illness? If you’re a regular reader of the Gem State you know how we have been fighting to get the RINOs out of our state government with only minimal success although this last primary did show us that there is still hope for the future. It is not […]

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January 6th Committee

A few points should be noted about January 6th that won’t be by the media or the committee. The committee is partisan. Never has the minority party not been able to choose their members in a select committee yet Pelosi denied it here. This leaves us with no balance as every member, including Cheney, wants […]

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Congressman Fulcher Calls Out Harmful Policies at EEOC & OFCCP

WASHINGTON – Today, Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee Republican Leader Russ Fulcher (R-ID) delivered the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, at a subcommittee hearing on holding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) accountable for over-burdening job creators and not meeting the needs of American workers: […]

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Stand for Your Freedom

Immediately after taking over the House in 2018, Democrats felt emboldened to enact strict regulations and steep fines on law-abiding gun owners. Upon taking office in 2019, I highlighted the increasingly radical bills being put forth by Democrats in Washington; but at that time we had a President who respected the Second Amendment rights of […]

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Op-Ed Regarding an Article V Constitutional Convention

In 1983, Idaho was one of 27 states that petitioned Congress to call an Article V Constitutional Convention (con-con) to add a Balanced Budget Amendment. 34 States needed to make that Call before Congress acts. In 1989, 32 states had applied to Congress to convene a con-con. Still two states short. That year, I brought […]

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John Livingston

Tell the Truth

I am not the first to acknowledge the almost miraculous accomplishment of Dr. Rachel Levine. She is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine, and previously served as the Pennsylvania physician general from 2015 to 2017, then as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health from 2017 to 2021. Levine is one […]

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Congressman Russ Fulcher’s MAPLand Act Passes the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, in a bipartisan vote of 414 to 9, the House of Representatives passed the Modernizing Access to our Public Land (MAPLand) Act. Introduced by Congressman Russ Fulcher in the 116th Congress, Congressman Blake Moore (R-UT) introduced the bill for the current 117th Congress, receiving bipartisan support from Congressman Joe Neguse […]

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Congressman Fulcher Supports Bill to Expand Access to Small Clinics & Rural Hospitals

Bill passes through Education and Labor Committee WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the House Education and Labor Committee, Ranking Subcommittee Member Russ Fulcher (R-ID) voted to pass H.R. 6087, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act. Introduced by Congressmen Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Tim Walberg (R-MI), this bipartisan bill will allow licensed […]

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Congressman Russ Fulcher Files to Run for Reelection

Friends, WE JUST MADE IT OFFICIAL! I will make this announcement brief, but first I have a question for you. Remember when people had hope? Our economy soared to new heights, and our nation’s enemies respected and feared us thanks to bold conservative leadership during the Trump administration. We all remember the pre-Biden grocery prices and our leaders’ support for […]

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Congressman Fulcher Continues Fight Against Democrats’ Election Takeover

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Fulcher voted NO on the over-700 page Democrat bill to federalize the United States election system. The elections bill, with provisions from H.R.1 and H.R.4, has now been inserted into an unrelated bill about NASA leasing authority and re-named H.R.5746, the “Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.”  There has been […]

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Outraged at IRS Reporting Scheme

Guest column submitted by U.S. Senator Mike Crapo “Americans are starting to be worried about this. Do you think that this pay‑for of giving the IRS more money to crack down on unpaid taxes is going to stay in the reconciliation bill?” “Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.” –Speaker Pelosi exchange with reporter during weekly press […]

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Bryan Smith: Why I’m running for Congress

Last Saturday, I announced that I’m running for Congress to replace Mike Simpson in the United States House of Representatives. For over 20 long years, Simpson has been in Washington where he’s voted for amnesty for illegals, massive spending increases, bigger government, and gun control. And now he’s joined radical environmentalists to destroy four dams […]

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