The Omnibus Bill – The American People’s Lump of Coal in their Christmas stocking!

On Friday, December 18, Congress approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill (2000+ pages) with a pair of overwhelming bipartisan votes, capping a frenzied final few weeks of legislating before lawmakers head home for the holidays and gear up for the 2016 election year. The House moved first, passing the government-funding … Continue reading

Heritage Foundation Press Release on Omnibus Bill

Click here for the Heritage Foundation Finally, from the respected HERITAGE FOUNDATION we read the following press release issued moments after the omnibus bill was unveiled: Omnibus a Missed Opportunity to Rein in Wasteful Spending WASHINGTON December 16, 2015 – Congress has released a $1.1 trillion spending omnibus that—with about … Continue reading

Solemn Assembly January 8

Amy Wagner, State Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer writes the following: The Black Hills NDP Team has scheduled another Solemn Assembly to begin the New Year and the Legislative Session. I am reminded of Daniel chapter 9 as we approach 2016. The time for Repentance is NOW. We … Continue reading

SD Lawmakers Gather For Governor’s Budget Speech

On Tuesday, December 8, FHA Executive Director Dale Bartscher, Youth Coordinator Norman Woods, and Public Policy Analyst Ed Randazzo, joined South Dakota lawmakers as they gathered at the state Capitol in Pierre to hear Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed budget for next year. Lawmakers paid particular attention to our Governor’s proposals … Continue reading

FHA Action Legislative Briefings Bookend The State

FHA Action executed two almost perfect legislative briefings this month, as we officially start the ramp-up to South Dakota’s 2016 legislative session.  This year, we were joined by Americans For Prosperity as partners in the event, and their State Director and Lobbyist, Ben Lee, joined our Executive Director, Dale Bartscher … Continue reading