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Week Ending September 7, 2007 - Washington, DC
September 7, 2007 4:58PM EST

August 31, 2007
Week Ending September 7, 2007 - Washington, DC

NEW: The August 28, 2007 issue of the Chairman's Report is now available online. New and expanded material about the House and Senate as well as persecuted Iraqi Christians. Click here to read

FUNDING ABORTIONS OVERSEAS- The Administration has notified the House and Senate that the President will veto the Foreign Operations Appropriations bill if it allows for the funding of organizations that promote or conduct abortions. The Statement of Administration Policy said, "NOTE: "The Administration strongly opposes this legislation because it includes provisions that are inconsistent with the Administration's international family planning policy. Consistent with the President's letter of May 3, 2007, if the President were presented a bill such as H.R. 2764 that weakens current Federal policies and laws on abortion, he would veto the bill."

Rep. Wamp and AMG officials CONGRESSMAN ZACH WAMP - This past week an event was held at the Heritage Foundation centered around my new book, The Pledge, One Nation Under God. Because the vice president in charge of publishing at AMG came to Washington, DC for the event, I made an appointment to visit his congressman, Zach Wamp (R-TN) to deliver petitions favoring the Pledge Protection Act.

We met Congressman Wamp in the Rayburn Room of the Capitol just off the floor of the House Chamber because he was voting at the time. After our visit Congressman Wamp took my guests to the Rotunda and talked to them about the Christian symbolism in some of the large murals. It was an extraordinary event to have a congressman giving citizens historical references to "under God" in the Pledge. Click here for Rotunda photograph showing Congressman Wamp in front of portrait of the Baptism of Pocahontas.

Senator Corker with AMG officials Senators Corker and Alexander Appointments were arranged last week to visit with Senators Alexander and Corker of Tennessee to deliver petitions supporting "under God" in the Pledge. AMG, the publisher of The Pledge, One Nation Under God, is located in Tennessee. Both Senators accepted CD's containing the names and addresses of those in Tennessee who had signed the petition. The actual paper petitions were saved for delivery to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Click here for photo of Senator Corker and AMG's Dale Anderson.

DEMOCRATS PUSH ABORTION - Senator Brownback (R-KS) successfully offered an amendment to reinstate the Kemp-Kasten provision (regarding forced or coerced abortions) to the Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill. Unfortunately, the bill contained language by Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer that greatly undermined the Mexico City Policy which prohibits funding to organizations that promote abortion. The language makes international family planning "in-kind" contributions available to foreign organizations that promote and/or perform abortions. Senator Brownback offered a second amendment to strike this language but it failed 41-53. The President has stated he will veto the bill if it allows funding of pro-abortion groups.

Murray at Heritage Foundation 2007 THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION - On Wednesday, September 5th I spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. on my new book, The Pledge: One Nation Under God. The invitation is an honor bestowed upon very few conservative authors. Several news wires including CNS carried reports of my address. Congressman Todd Akin who wrote the introduction to the book also spoke briefly at the event. To view the recorded event please click here. NOTE: Media player will open to play a video on the event.


IRAQI CHRISTIAN REFUGEES UPDATE - The Religious Freedom Coalition continues planning for an October fact finding mission to Jordan and Lebanon to investigate the condition of Christian Iraqi refugees. It is my prayer that we will be able to take several Missionary "MAP" medical kits with us. Each kit has antibiotics and other drugs for thousands of treatments. Your contribution will be helpful. Please click here to help with this mission.

The Pledge: One Nation Under God THE PLEDGE - My new book, The Pledge: One Nation Under God has been released and is now available online and at bookstores. The book has a forward by Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) who is the primary sponsor of the Pledge Protection Act to keep "under God" in the Pledge. Please order The Pledge from the RFC bookstore, as the funds will be used to help fight to keep "under God" in the Pledge. Click here or on Image to learn more.

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