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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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Chuck Fleischmann, Quentin Van Meter, Edmund F. Haislmaier, Brent Keilen

On today’s program:

  • Chuck Fleischmann, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Tennessee, responds to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claim that the GOP is outspending the Democratic National Committee in the midterm elections, Democrats raising the specter of election interference, and the looming departure of the IRS commissioner.
  • Dr. Quentin Van Meter, American College of Pediatricians President, reacts to recent polling showing how few Americans actually support surgically transitioning minors and the UK’s National Health Service walking back their recommendations on puberty blockers for children seeking transgender surgeries.
  • Edmund F. Haislmaier, Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, breaks down how the insurance industry works and how it affects coverage of transgender physiological procedures.
  • Brent Keilen, FRC Action Vice President, shares the latest midterm polling data and corrects the record of just how much both Democrats and Republicans are spending in the upcoming election cycle.
October 25, 202200:54:10
Dan Bishop, Mary Miller, Robert Malone

On today’s program:

  • Dan Bishop, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of North Carolina, reacts to the latest record illegal immigration data, President Biden’s support of gender transitions for children, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments on the coming midterm elections.
  • Mary Miller, U.S. Representative for the 15th District of Illinois, pushes back on The New York Times’ hit piece against her and other Republican congressmen,  and also comments on the recent drop in student test scores.
  • Robert Malone, Chief Medical and Regulatory Officer for The Unity Project, offers his reaction to the CDC’s vote to add the COVID shot to the vaccine schedule for children.
October 24, 202200:54:10
Joy Stockbauer, Andrew Clyde, Roger Gannam, Chad Connelly

On today’s program with guest host Rep. Jody Hice:

  • Joy Stockbauer, FRC's Policy Analyst for the Center for Human Dignity, reacts to Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams’ doubling down on her comments blaming children for the current record high inflation.
  • Andrew Clyde, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of Georgia, continues the discussion about Abrams' comments, the Biden administration’s announcement they will pay for servicemembers’ travel costs to obtain abortions, and the president’s recent speech on the federal deficit and his student loan bailout.
  • Roger Gannam, Assistant Vice President of Legal Affairs at Liberty Counsel, corrects the record on what was actually written in the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in 1973.
  • Chad Connelly, Founder of Faith Wins, highlights the impact of election integrity laws, the role pastors play in the midterms, and upcoming iVoter Guide and Faith Wins events.
October 21, 202200:54:10
Vicky Hartzler, John McLaughlin, Peter Mcilvenna, John Plake

On today’s program:

  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri, reacts to Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams’ recent comments blaming children for the current record high inflation, President Biden’s expressed support for establishing federal funds to facilitate abortions, and the latest news on the COVID vaccine mandate.
  • John McLaughlinpollster and CEO and Partner of McLaughlin & Associates, uncovers what his latest polling shows regarding the midterm elections and the issue of abortion at the ballot box.
  • Peter Mcilvenna, co-founder of Hearts of Oak, reacts to the resignation of U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss and reflects on how religious liberties have been undermined in the U.K., especially during the COVID pandemic.
  • John Plake, Director of Ministry Intelligence at American Bible Society, breaks down the latest American Bible Society report on the transformational power of God’s Word.
October 20, 202200:54:10
Mark Green, Jason Kimak, Rick Scott

On today’s program:

  • Mark Green, U.S. Representative for the 7th District of Tennessee, pushes back on President Biden’s announcement that he is releasing more oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, reacts to the Heritage Foundation’s new analysis showing that U.S. military strength is at an all-time low, and the latest news on the war in Ukraine.
  • Jason Kimak, Senior Director of North American Ministries for Samaritan’s Purse, shares the latest on their relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
  • Rick Scott, U.S. Senator from Florida, shares about his plan to Rescue America and his assessment of the upcoming midterm elections.
October 19, 202200:54:10
Jody Hice, Brent Keilen, Kevin Brady, Meg Kilgannon

On today’s program:

  • Jody Hice, U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 10th District, reacts to President Biden’s speech declaring abortion as his number one legislative priority as well as Vice President Harris’s recent comments on abortion.
  • Brent Keilen, FRC Action Vice President, highlights polling showing that governors who signed heartbeat bills into law are performing well in their campaigns for re-election.
  • Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Texas, discusses how the president’s student loan bailout program will affect the economy.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, discusses why a Virginia state delegate is backing off her plan to introduce a bill criminalizing parents who don’t affirm their child’s gender identity as well as a court hearing happening this week over Arkansas’ SAFE Act.
October 18, 202200:54:10
Kevin Hern, Bob Good, Andrew Bostom, Jerry Boykin

On today’s program:

  • Kevin Hern, U.S. Representative from the 1st District of Oklahoma, comments on President Biden’s attempts to downplay the impact of record inflation and fears of a coming recession.
  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, reacts to news that a Virginia state delegate is backing off the plan to introduce a bill criminalizing parents who don’t affirm their child’s gender identity.
  • Dr. Andrew Bostom, epidemiologist, reacts to a Pfizer executive’s admission that mRNA vaccines, like the COVID vaccine, were not tested for virus transmissibility.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC’s Executive Vice President, pushes back on the Secretary of the Army’s comments about wokeness in the military and offers his analysis on recent events in China and Ukraine.
October 17, 202200:54:10
Andy Biggs, Will Estrada, John Bursch, David Closson

On today’s program:

  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, shares about his letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and reacts to the Biden administration’s recent news conference on the Southern border crisis.
  • Will Estrada, Parental Rights Foundation president, discusses a Virginia state bill that, if enacted, would criminally prosecute parents who don’t affirm their kids as transgender.
  • John Bursch, Alliance Defending Freedom’s Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy, shares why Michigan’s Proposal 3 is problematic.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, discusses the concept of ‘Christian Nationalism.’
October 14, 202200:54:10
Ken Blackwell, Gordon Chang, Sam Brownback, Meg Kilgannon

On today’s program:

  • Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Director for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance, discusses the political ramifications of the latest inflation report, and discusses the Biden administration’s letter requesting that OPEC+ delay raising oil prices until after the midterm elections.
  • Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, analyzes what to expect from the Chinese Communist Party’s upcoming Congress.
  • Sam Brownback, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, shares how Chase Bank canceled the account of the National Committee for Religious Freedom with no explanation.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, reacts to news that a school district in Maryland has experienced a 582% increase in students identifying as gender non-conforming, as well as the story of Christian and Muslim parents in Dearborn, MI objecting to LGBTQ books in schools.
October 13, 202200:54:10
Ted Cruz, Myron Ebell, Gary Hamrick, Michele Bachmann, Stephen Coughlin, Mark David Hall

On today’s program:

  • Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas, discusses the troubling pattern of the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice abusing its investigative authority, and how President Biden’s immigration policy has led to increased crime.
  • Myron Ebell, Director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment, unpacks why rising gas prices are a self-inflicted problem resulting from policies of the Biden Administration.
  • Gary Hamrick, Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Virginia, discusses the importance of Christians and the Church engaging in public life.
  • Michele Bachmann, Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regents University, Dr. Stephen Coughlin, Principal, Unconstrained Analytics, and Dr. Mark David Hall, Author and Professor, George Fox University, preview what they’ll cover at tonight’s Pray Vote Stand Townhall titled ‘The Rise of the Term Christian Nationalism.’
October 12, 202200:54:10
Jody Hice, AJ Hurley, Donna Rice Hughes, Ken Blackwell, Aaron Baer

On today’s program:

  • Jody Hice, U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 10th District, reacts to the Department of Justice’s arrests of pro-life Americans and responds to Vice President Harris’s recent comments on abortion and the border.
  • AJ Hurley, National Director, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, shares about working as the spokesperson for 11 of the pro-life Americans arrested.
  • Donna Rice Hughes, President and CEO of Enough is Enough, discusses how the Department of Justice’s targeted focus on the Life Movement is a distraction from their pursuit of those who exploit children.
  • Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Director for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance, unpacks the ramifications of Tulsi Gabbard’s defection from the Democratic Party.
  • Aaron Baer, President, Center for Christian Virtue, examines last night’s debate between J.D. Vance (R) and Tim Ryan (D) and analyzes what this means in their race for an Ohio Senate Seat.
October 11, 202200:54:10
Lindsey Graham, John Schroder, John Fleming

On today’s program:

  • Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senator from South Carolina, reacts to Russia’s latest airstrike against Ukraine, the Republican inquiry into the Dept. of Justice targeting pro-life citizens, the Left’s politics of personal destruction, and more.
  • John Schroder, Louisiana State Treasurer, discusses his state’s decision to divest from BlackRock.
  • Dr. John Fleming, former co-Chair of the House Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus, highlights the harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities if marijuana is federally legalized.
October 10, 202200:54:10
Matt Rosendale, Brian Babin, Jaime Ballew Zerbe, Travis Weber, David Clossen

On today’s program:

  • Matt Rosendale, U.S. Representative for Montana, reacts to President Biden raising the specter of a potential nuclear Armageddon, discusses the impact of OPEC+’s decision to cut oil production and the Veterans Administration’s illegal abortion policy.
  • Brian Babin, U.S. Representative for the 36th District of Texas, breaks down the latest illegal immigration data and reacts to Biden’s announcement that he was pardoning all prior federal offenses of ‘simple marijuana possession.’
  • Jaime Ballew Zerbe, Smart Approaches to Marijuana chief of staff, shares lessons learned from state marijuana legalization.
  • Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, offers his legal expertise on a recent court ruling that a Wisconsin male Muslim prisoner can be religiously exempted from strip searches by a transgender guard who is biologically female.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, breaks down how to think biblically about ‘Christian nationalism.’
October 07, 202200:54:10
Vicky Hartzler, Doug Mastriano, David Walls, Martyn Iles

On today’s program:

  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri, reacts to the OPEC+ announcement that they are dramatically cutting back their oil production, North Korea’s recent missile test, and wokeness in the U.S. military.
  • Doug Mastriano, Pennsylvania State Senator, responds to the Left’s criticism of his call for 40 days of fasting and prayer.
  • David Walls, The Family Foundation’s executive director, discusses Kentucky’s Amendment #2, a proposed pro-life amendment for the commonwealth’s constitution.
  • Martyn Iles, Australian Christian Lobby’s managing director, comments on the parallels between Australian and American woke cultures.
October 06, 202200:54:10
Andy Harris, Greg Treat, Ken Ham

On today’s program:

  • Andy Harris, U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 1st District, reacts to another White House event promoting abortion, the Biden administration doubling down on its COVID vaccine mandates, and addresses reports Dr. Anthony Fauci gave Chinese labs over half million dollars in American government grants.
  • Greg Treat, Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore, shares about a new state law that bans Oklahoma Children’s Hospital from performing gender transition surgeries.
  • Ken Ham, CEO and Founder of Answers in Genesis, shares about the Answers for Pastors & Leaders conference.
October 05, 202200:54:10
Dan Bishop, Pat Fallon, Greg Steube, Dr. Kenyn Cureton

On today’s program:

  • Dan Bishop, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of North Carolina, reacts to medical associations urging the Biden Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute threats against facilities that perform gender-transition procedures on children.
  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, highlights why he signed onto a House Armed Services Committee letter demanding clarification on the U.S. Department of Defense’s policy on the COVID vaccine mandate.
  • Greg Steube, U.S. Representative for 17th District of Florida, gives an update on how Florida is recovering from Hurricane Ian.
  • Dr. Kenyn Cureton, FRC’s Vice President for Christian Resources, lays out the historical context of various calls to prayer that American presidents and governors have issued throughout our history.
October 04, 202200:54:10
Mike Pompeo, Franklin Graham, Jonathan Keller, James Comer, Jeremy Dys

On today’s program:

  • Mike Pompeo, former U.S. Secretary of State, reacts to the latest fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and discusses his woke military ad campaign.
  • Franklin Graham, President & CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, shares the latest about their relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
  • Jonathan Keller, California Family Council president, offers his analysis of California Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a bill that strips custody from parents of minors seeking transgender surgery in his state.
  • James Comer, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Kentucky, highlights House Republicans’ call for the Biden Department of Justice to look into politically-motivated cyberattacks against Christian websites.
  • Jeremy Dys, First Liberty Institute Special Counsel for Litigation and Communications, shares good news in the case of Judge Wayne Mack.
October 03, 202200:54:10
Byron Donalds, Connor Semelsberger, Edward Graham, Chris Mitchell (1)

On today’s program:

  • Byron Donalds, U.S. Representative for the 19th District of Florida, shares how his district – one of those hardest hit areas of the state – is doing in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, discusses the Republican Study Committee’s family policy agenda, a recent House vote on the Mental Health Matters Act and gives an update on the Continuing Resolution.
  • Edward Graham, Samaritan’s Purse’s Vice President of Operations, shares about how the ministry is helping victims affected by Ian.
  • Chris Mitchell, CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief, reports on the latest in the ongoing unrest and protests in Iran over a young woman's death while in the custody of the so-called morality police.
September 30, 202200:54:10
Byron Donalds, Connor Semelsberger, Edward Graham, Chris Mitchell

On today’s program:

  • Byron Donalds, U.S. Representative for the 19th District of Florida, shares how his district – one of those hardest hit areas of the state – is doing in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, discusses the Republican Study Committee’s family policy agenda, a recent House vote on the Mental Health Matters Act and gives an update on the Continuing Resolution.
  • Edward Graham, Samaritan’s Purse’s Vice President of Operations, shares about how the ministry is helping victims affected by Ian.
  • Chris Mitchell, CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief, reports on the latest in the ongoing unrest and protests in Iran over a young woman's death while in the custody of the so-called morality police.
September 29, 202200:54:10
Mary Miller, John Daukas, Mark David Hall, Jack Hibbs

On today’s program:

  • Mary Miller, U.S. Representative for the 15th District of Illinois, shares why she signed on to a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding an explanation on the ‘extraordinary overreach’ in the FBI’s raid of a pro-life activist’s home and offers an update on the negotiations over another continuing resolution.
  • John Daukas, former U.S. Department of Justice’s Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, offers his expertise on the perception that there are two systems of justice under President Biden’s Department of Justice.
  • Dr. Mark David Hall, George Fox University’s Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics, previews the Pray Vote Stand Townhall on Wednesday, October 12, addressing the rise of the term “Christian Nationalism.”
  • Jack Hibbs, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, shares why California’s Proposition 1 is dangerous for unborn babies and reacts to a California bill that would allow the state to take custody of a child seeking a gender transition.
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