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Washington Watch

Washington Watch is a daily program hosted by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that covers the issues of faith, family and freedom. Tony is your leading source for what is really happening in our nation’s Capital.

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Andy Biggs, Bill Marshall, Connor Semelsberger, Hans von Spakovsky

On today’s program:

  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, reacts to the FBI’s unprecedented raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, growing concerns about how the Biden administration might deploy the 87,000 new IRS agents and the official end of the 'Remain in Mexico' policy.
  • Bill Marshall, Judicial Watch Senior Investigator, highlights documents Judicial Watch uncovered showing that West Point is indoctrinating cadets with Critical Race Theory.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, highlights Indiana’s newly passed post-Dobbs pro-life law, the first state law passed since the landmark Supreme Court decision.
  • Hans von Spakovsky, The Heritage Foundation’s senior legal fellow, offers his analysis of the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago and how Congress should respond.
August 09, 202200:54:10
Buddy Carter, Chris Mitchell, Erica Steinmiller-Perdomo, Will Flanders

On today’s program:

  • Buddy Carter, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Georgia, discusses the latest on the Senate reconciliation bill and his bill opposing President Biden’s executive order on abortion.
  • Chris Mitchell, CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief, shares the latest news on the recently brokered Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire.
  • Erica Steinmiller-Perdomo, Alliance Defending Freedom legal counsel, provides an update on an ADF lawsuit against the Biden administration for threatening to take away children’s lunches if their schools don’t embrace radical gender policy.
  • Will Flanders, Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty’s research director, shares his new report showing how colleges are teaching future educators to take their Leftist indoctrination into elementary school classrooms.
August 08, 202200:54:10
Stephen Moore, Mary Beth Waddell, Chuck Donovan, Jennifer Bauwens, David Closson

On today’s program:

  • Stephen Moore, FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor, shares the latest news on the Senate reconciliation bill, reacts to the latest jobs report and sets the record straight on what a recession really is.
  • Mary Beth Waddell, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Family and Religious Liberty, shares the latest on the so-called "Respect for Marriage" Act.
  • Chuck Donovan, Charlotte Lozier Institute president, highlights what we can learn from the history of the pro-life movement as we move forward from the Kansas abortion amendment loss.
  • Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, FRC’s Director of the Center for Family Studies, offers her analysis on a study that claims transgenderism isn’t a social contagion.
  • David Closson, FRC's Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, compares and contrasts how the Left is approaching the handling of monkeypox versus COVID.
August 05, 202200:54:10
John Stemberger, Connor Semelsberger, Erica Steinmiller-Perdomo, Greg Burt, Tony Perkins

On today’s program:

  • John Stemberger, President of the Florida Family Policy Council, reacts to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s announcement that he is suspending a state attorney who refuses to enforce the state’s laws on abortion and gender transitions.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, breaks down President Biden’s latest executive order on taxpayer-funded abortion.
  • Erica Steinmiller-Perdomo, Alliance Defending Freedom legal counsel, highlights an ADF lawsuit against the Biden administration for threatening to take away children’s lunches if their schools don’t embrace radical gender policy.
  • Greg Burt, California Family Council’s Director of Capitol Engagement, shares about a California bill that would allow out-of-state children to receive gender transitions, over their parents’ objections.
  • Tony Perkins, host of Washington Watch and FRC’s president, shares about his post-Roe panel discussion at the RNC summer meeting, the abortion vote in Kansas, and how House Democrats are weaponizing the IRS.
August 04, 202200:54:10
Ron Estes, Kevin Brady, Lori Windham, Michael New, Brent Keilen

On today’s program:

  • Ron Estes, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Kansas, remembers his colleague, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), upon the news of her death and overviews the many flaws with the Democrats’ misnamed “Inflation Reduction Act.”
  • Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Texas, remembers his colleague, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), upon the news of her death and explains why the 40 House Democrats’ letter targeting FRC is false, as well as how it is part of a broader effort at silencing religious organizations.
  • Lori Windham, Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, discusses Seattle Pacific University’s stand against persecution for adhering to biblical teaching.
  • Dr. Michael New, Professor of Political Science and Social Research at Catholic University, provides encouragement and outlines next steps following the ballot defeat of the “Value Them All” pro-life effort in Kansas Tuesday.
  • Brent Keilen, FRC Action Vice President, reviews last night’s primary election results and what they mean heading toward the November midterm elections.
August 03, 202200:54:05
Steve Daines, Meg Kilgannon, Joey Fillingane, Gordon Chang, Ken Cuccinelli

On today’s program:

  • Steve Daines, U.S. Senator from Montana, outlines the $369 Billion in climate provisions in the Senate reconciliation bill and details Senate Democrats' upcoming effort to shut down pregnancy resource centers.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, reacts to the latest woke controversies taking place in our schools and overviews FRC’s new 30-Day Prayer Guide for a spiritual awakening in America’s schools.
  • Joey Fillingane, State Senator representing Mississippi’s 41st District, celebrates the closure of abortion facilities in pro-life states and details how we must continue to protect life by shutting down chemical abortion loopholes.
  • Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, analyzes what Speaker Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan will mean for U.S.-Chinese relations.
  • Ken Cuccinelli, former Virginia attorney general and former acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, discusses the atmosphere of lawlessness in so many cities and the Big Government tyranny that could result.
August 02, 202200:54:10
Andy Harris, Brent Keilen, Luther Harrison, Jerry Boykin

On today’s program:

  • Dr. Andy Harris, U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 1st District, outlines the tax and spend provisions of the Senate reconciliation bill and how this bill will only increase inflation.
  • Brent Keilen, Vice President for FRC Action, previews this week’s primary elections in six states as well as the “Value Them Both” vote Tuesday for a pro-life amendment to the Kansas Constitution.
  • Luther Harrison, Vice President of North American Ministries for Samaritan’s Purse, explains the disaster relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky following last week’s deadly flooding.
  • Lt. Gen (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force, discusses how Speaker Pelosi’s trip to Asia could impact U.S. relations with China, the latest from Russia, our military’s continuing struggle to recruit and retain servicemembers as well as a breaking news report that the U.S. conducted a successful counterrerrorism operation in Afghanistan over the weekend.
August 01, 202200:54:10
Steve Marshall, Ken Paxton, Chris Wiest, George Barna

On today’s program:

  • Steve Marshall, Alabama Attorney General, discusses the lawsuit he has joined against the Department of Agriculture over linking school lunch programs to transgender policies, as well as his letter to Google warning them not to censor searches for information regarding pregnancy resource centers.
  • Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, responds to statements from the mayors of New York City and Washington, DC criticizing the actions of border states like Texas and Arizona that have bussed illegal migrants to their cities.
  • Chris Wiest, Attorney at Law, PLLC, recaps the legal victory he recently achieved for religious freedom when a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in the case of Air Force servicemembers rejecting vaccine mandates.
  • George Barna, FRC’s Senior Research Fellow for the Center for Biblical Worldview, explains his latest research that finds many Americans yearning for a return to traditional values of faith, family, and freedom.
July 29, 202200:54:10
Kevin Hern, Jody Hice, Quentin Van Meter, Garland Hunt

On today’s program:

  • Kevin Hern, U.S. Representative from the 1st District of Oklahoma, discusses the flagging U.S. economy under President Biden and the Republican plan to kickstart the economy following the November midterm elections.
  • Jody Hice, U.S. Representative for the 10th District of Georgia, recaps the message he delivered today at FRC’s Georgia Pastors Briefing and provides reasons why Republican Senators should vote against the so-called Respect for Marriage Act.
  • Quentin Van Meter, President of the American College of Pediatricians, exposes the potentially harmful effects of puberty blockers for children, which led to a recent FDA warning for the treatment.
  • Garland Hunt, Senior Pastor of The Father’s House, and Jeff Appling, Lead Pastor of The Grove, reflect on the Georgia Pastors Briefing and discuss practical ways Christians can be salt and light in today’s culture.
July 28, 202200:54:10
James Lankford, Mary Miller, Brenda Lebsack, Robert Malone

On today’s program:

  • James Lankford, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, discusses the Biden administration’s attempt to redefine a recession in our flagging economy, as well as his opposition to the Senate’s radical same-sex marriage bill and the devastation it would cause to religious freedom.
  • Mary Miller, U.S. Representative for the 15th District of Illinois, reacts to the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule on gender transitions.
  • Brenda Lebsack, teacher and former school board member, talks about her suspension from the California Teacher’s Association for speaking out about its radical, left-wing agenda.
  • Robert Malone, chief medical and regulatory officer for The Unity Project, examines the monkeypox outbreak and Dr. Anthony Fauci’s recent comments that COVID-19 restrictions should have been much more oppressive.
July 27, 202200:54:10
Jim Banks, Pat Fallon, Vicky Hartzler, Meg Kilgannon

On today’s program:

  • Jim Banks, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Indiana, discusses the Biden administration’s attempt to redefine recession, the agenda of the Republican Study Committee, and the 260,000 troops facing discharge over Covid vaccine mandates.
  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, explains his letter to President Biden regarding Strategic Petroleum Reserve barrels going to China.
  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri, furthers the discussion on the standoff between the Biden administration and China over a potential visit to Taiwan by Speaker Pelosi.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, unpacks the impact of same-sex marriage on education as well as the Left’s response to this.
July 26, 202200:54:10
Gordon Chang, Andrew Bostom, Connor Semelsberger, Melissa Ohden

On today’s program:

  • Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, analyzes China’s warning to the United States regarding a potential trip to Taiwan for Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
  • Dr. Andrew Bostom, epidemiologist and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Brown University, discusses the possibility of the Biden administration declaring a public health emergency in response to the monkeypox outbreak in light of the World Health Organization’s recent declaration.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, provides an update on the latest news from Congress.
  • Melissa Ohden, director, Abortion Survivors Network, and Brittany Jones, director of Policy and Engagement, Kansas Family Voice, highlight their efforts to support life with the Value Them Both Amendment introduced to the Kansas Constitution.
July 25, 202200:54:10
Dan Bishop, Mary Hasson, Bob Good, Lela Gilbert, David Closson

On today’s program:

  • Dan Bishop, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of North Carolina, reacts to the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote earlier this week on the so-called Respect of Marriage Act and the House vote codifying Roe v. Wade into federal law.
  • Mary Hasson, Ethics and Public Policy Center Senior Fellow, discusses the threat same-sex marriage poses to free speech, religious freedom.
  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, shares why the GOP must fight the bill codifying redefinition marriage into federal law.
  • Lela Gilbert, FRC's Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom, highlights a new book she co-authored, Heroic Faith: Hope Amid Global Persecution.
  • David Closson, FRC's Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, examines the biblical underpinning of what marriage really is.
July 22, 202200:54:10
Cal Beisner, Jerry Boykin, Katy Faust, Virgil Walker

On today’s program:

  • Dr. Cal Beisner, President and Founder of The Cornwall Alliance, corrects the record regarding President Biden’s executive actions on climate change.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force, reacts to the Army’s continued recruitment difficulties as well as highlighting a new book he co-authored, Heroic Faith: Hope Amid Global Persecution.
  • Katy Faust, Founder of Them Before Us, answers the question why we must make heart-changing, pro-natural marriage arguments based on the rights of children.
  • Virgil Walker, Executive Director of Operations for G3 Ministries, shares how Christians should respond to the redefinition of marriage, even as polling suggests more Americans are accepting the redefinition.
July 21, 202200:54:10
Mike Braun, Kevin Cramer, Glenn Grothman, Myron Ebell, Andy McCarthy

On today’s program:

  • Mike Braun, U.S. Senator from Indiana, offers his reaction to President Biden’s recent climate speech and shares about his own plan to balance the federal budget within 10 years.
  • Kevin Cramer, U.S. Senator from North Dakota, voices his concern about a CCP-connected company buying up farmland near a U.S. military base as well as sharing about his Unborn Child Support Act.
  • Glenn Grothman, U.S. Representative for the 6th District of Wisconsin, reacts to a recent House vote attempting to codify a “right” to same-sex marriage in federal law and the Biden administration’s grant program promoting atheism abroad.
  • Myron Ebell, director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Center for Energy and Environment, comments on President Biden’s executive actions on climate change as he also considers an emergency declaration.
  • Andy McCarthy, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, shares about how presidents from both parties have abused emergency declarations.
July 20, 202200:54:10
Ron Johnson, Chip Roy, David Closson, Meg Kilgannon, Kevin Brady

On today’s program:

  • Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, shares about his trip to the Southern Border as well as news about inflation and the economy.
  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for the 21st district of Texas, corrects the record on congressional Democrats moving forward with a bill to codify the redefinition of marriage in law.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, discusses the biblical view of marriage.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, reacts to surprising polling data from Democrats for Education Reform.
  • Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Texas, breaks down the latest economic data.
July 19, 202200:54:10
Mike Waltz, Austin Knudsen, Greg Steube, Quena Gonzalez, Meg Kilgannon

On today’s program:

  • Mike Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th District of Florida, offers his analysis of President Biden’s recent Middle East trip and Iran’s nuclear bomb capabilities.
  • Austin Knudsen, Montana Attorney General, reacts to a federal judge’s decision to halt the Biden administration’s policy that allows biological males to compete in girls’ sports, use girls’ locker rooms.
  • Greg Steube, U.S. Representative for Florida’s 17th District, discusses the Biden administration’s policy allowing biologically male prisoners into female prisons.
  • Quena Gonzalez, FRC’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, breaks down what’s behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s upcoming House vote on same-sex marriage.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, highlights what parents should know about the Biden administration’s radical rewrite of Title IX.
July 18, 202200:54:10
Connor Semelsberger, Buddy Carter, Vicky Hartzler, Roger Severino, John Kindt

On today’s program:

  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, highlights the latest news on Democrats’ efforts to codify Roe.
  • Buddy Carter, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Georgia, reacts to Democrats’ efforts to force pro-life pharmacists to dispense abortifacient drugs.
  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri, discusses how House Democrats are continuing to prioritize abortion over other more pressing issues.
  • Roger Severino, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, comments on the Biden administration’s efforts to codify Roe and Planned Parenthood’s disturbing online platform promoting sex changes, polyamory, drag queen culture and the occult to teens and young adults.
  • John Kindt, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, discusses how state lotteries transfer wealth out of needy communities.
July 15, 202200:54:10
Chris Mitchell, Warren Davidson, Brenda Lebsack, Bruce Friedman, Meg Kilgannon

On today’s program:

  • Chris Mitchell, CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief, offers his analysis of President Biden’s Middle East trip.
  • Warren Davidson, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Ohio, comments on the Consumer Price Index hitting a new record high of 9.1 percent as well as the latest news on the National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Brenda Lebsack, a teacher and former school board member who writes at "Brenda4Kids," shares what she witnessed at the National Education Association’s recent convention.
  • Bruce Friedman, father of a student in Florida’s Clay County School District, shares what he experienced at his local school board meeting.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, reacts to a recent American Federation of Teachers-commissioned poll showing voters fed up with woke education.
July 14, 202200:54:10
Roger Marshall, Jody Hice, Ingrid Skop, Laura Haynes, Chuck Grassley

On today’s program:

  • Roger Marshall, U.S. Senator from Kansas, shares his takeaways from the Senate’s hearings on abortion access after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.
  • Jody Hice, U.S. Representative for the 10th District of Georgia, highlights the House Freedom Caucus' call for House GOP members to oppose the NDAA and responds to the Biden administration’s failure to address the spate of attacks against pregnancy care centers.
  • Dr. Ingrid Skop, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, exposes the harms of chemical abortion.
  • Dr. Laura Haynes, licensed psychologist, sets the record straight after a UC Berkeley professor claimed the term “pregnant women” was violent rhetoric.
  • Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator from Iowa, comments on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest data as well as the pro-life and pro-religious liberty victories at the U.S. Supreme Court this term.
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