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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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Haris Alic, Randy Weber, Glenn Youngkin, Mark Houck, Mary Miller, Joseph Backholm

On today’s program:

  • Haris Alic, Washington Times reporter, shares the latest update on President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s White House meeting about the debt ceiling.
  • Randy Weber, U.S. Representative for the 14th District of Texas, continues the conversation on Biden and McCarthy's White House meeting and possible next steps for the House.
  • Glenn Youngkin, Virginia Governor, highlights his administration’s participation in this year’s Virginia March for Life.
  • Mark Houck, The King’s Men founder, celebrates his legal victory after being prosecuted under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act for protecting his son from an aggressive Planned Parenthood escort who harassed them for praying down the street from the facility.
  • Mary Miller, U.S. Representative for the 15th District of Illinois, shares about her participation in the recent National Gathering For Prayer & Repentance.
  • Joseph Backholm, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Biblical Worldview and Strategic Engagement, shares why Utah’s S.B. 16, the Transgender Medical Treatments and Procedures Amendments Act, is actually a very weak law.
February 01, 202300:54:10
Roger Marshall, Chris Mitchell, Bill Donohue, Jacob Kersey, Wiley Thompson

On today’s program:

  • Roger Marshall, U.S. Senator from Kansas, addresses President Biden’s plans to end the COVID emergency and to potentially declare a new emergency – on abortion.
  • Chris Mitchell, CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief, reacts to Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s recent visit to Israel and the Biden administration’s Two-State Solution stance.
  • Bill Donohue, President of Catholic League, highlights the League’s new documentary, Walt’s Disenchanted Kingdom.
  • Jacob Kersey, a former Georgia police offer, shares the latest development in his story.
  • Wiley Thompson, former FBI Assistant Director, discusses the moral vacuum being created by incidents like the five Memphis Police Officers accused of killing Tyre Nichols and how America can better address the crisis in policing.
January 31, 202300:54:10
Jason Smith, Ken Paxton, Akil Pano, Travis Weber

On today’s program:

  • Jason Smith, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Missouri, unpacks the where the debt limit and military spending negotiations stand. 
  • Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, explains a new lawsuit he is co-leading against a new U.S. Department of Labor rule that prioritizes woke Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing in millions of Americans’ retirement accounts.
  • Akil Pano, a leading Albanian pastor, shares his story about being prosecuted by a human rights tribunal for expressing himself on God’s view of family.
  • Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, previews the upcoming 2023 IRF Summit.
January 30, 202300:54:10
Bob Good, Connor Semelsberger, Joseph Backholm, Tony Perkins, Gregg Walters,

On today’s program:

  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, highlights how House Republicans are seeking to preserve the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve, how new House rules will affect the way the chamber operates, and shares about the introduction of the CHOICE Act.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, explains FRC’s efforts to stop major pharmacy chains from becoming abortion centers by dispensing chemical abortion drugs and how Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill are showing their true colors on abortion.
  • Joseph Backholm, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Biblical Worldview and Strategic Engagement at Family Research Council, discusses why school choice is an issue of discipleship.
  • Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council, reports on the election of a new Republican National Committee chair.
  • Gregg WaltersAlliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel, shares good news in the case of an elementary school student’s legal fight to wear a mask with the message ‘Jesus Loves Me.’
January 27, 202300:54:10
Haris Alic, Buddy Carter, Peter Mcilvenna, Paul Fitzpatrick, Jacob Kersey, Travis Weber

On today’s program:

  • Haris AlicWashington Times reporter, talks about his coverage of President Joe Biden’s recent speech attacking House Republicans over the economy and debt ceiling fight.
  • Buddy Carter, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Georgia, continues the conversation on Biden’s criticism of House Republicans.
  • Peter Mcilvenna, co-founder of Hearts of Oak, reacts to footage of UK police arresting pro-life advocates who were praying outside abortion centers.
  • Paul Fitzpatrick, 1792 Exchange President, highlights their new Corporate Bias Ratings, which grades 1,000-plus companies on the likelihood they would cancel conservatives.
  • Jacob Kersey, a former Georgia police offer, shares his story after being suspended for sharing his biblical view of marriage on Facebook.
  • Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, breaks down how the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act is being used to target Christians like Jacob Kersey.
January 26, 202300:54:10
Chip Roy, Dave Yost, Mike Johnson, Gordon Chang

On today’s program:

  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for the 21st District of Texas, shares about his appointment to the House Rules Committee and what the changes to the committee mean for the legislative body; about his border security bill and reacts to news of the arrests of two pro-abortion activists for vandalism.
  • Dave Yost, Ohio Attorney General, previews how he plans to respond to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s attacks on pro-life state laws.
  • Mike Johnson, U.S. Representative for the 4thDistrict of Louisiana, highlights the upcoming National Gathering for Prayer & Repentance.
  • Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, reacts to the growing tensions between the U.S. and China ahead of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s expected future visit to Taiwan, comments on China’s outsized influence in Latin America and news that the FBI is investigating Chinese outposts in the United States.
January 25, 202300:54:10
James Lankford, Brent Keilen, Meg Kilgannon, Gary Hamrick

On today’s program:

  • James Lankford, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, addresses Attorney General Merrick Garland’s threat to sue pro-life states for defending the right to life.
  • Brent Keilen, FRC Action Vice President, compares and contrasts the RNC and DNC platforms.
  • Katherine Beck Johnson, FRC’s Research Fellow for Legal and Policy Studies, offers legal analysis of transgender school bathroom cases headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, unpacks how parental rights and children’s privacy rights are being threatened in public schools.
  • Gary Hamrick, Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Virginia, highlights how God led his church to launch its own school.
January 24, 202300:54:10
Pete Sessions, Mike Pompeo, Andy McCarthy, Tim Barton

On today’s program:

  • Pete Sessions, U.S. Representative for the 17th District of Texas, reacts to the FBI’s recent search of President Biden’s Delaware home for classified documents.
  • Mike Pompeo, former U.S. Secretary of State, shares about his new book, Never Give An Inch: Fighting For The America I Love.
  • Andy McCarthy, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, unpacks the potential legal jeopardy Biden may face due to the stream of classified documents found in his possession dating back to his time in the Senate.
  • Tim Barton, WallBuilders President, weighs in on the Biden administration’s pattern of selectively quoting America’s founding documents.
January 23, 202300:54:10
Bob Good, Quena Gonzalez, Jim Garlow, James Comer

On today’s program:

  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, reflects on the first post-Dobbs March for Life.
  • Quena Gonzalez, FRC’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, recaps the recent March for Life and shares FRC’s pro-life priorities on Capitol Hill.
  • Dr. Jim Garlow, Well Versed Founder and CEO, highlights the upcoming National Gathering for Prayer & Repentance.
  • James Comer, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Kentucky, previews the House Oversight committee’s investigations into the Biden administration.
January 20, 202300:53:54
Andy Harris, Steve Marshall, Owen Strachan, Larry Taunton, Meg Kilgannon

On today’s program:

  • Andy Harris, U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 1st District, discusses the latest in the continuing negotiations over the looming federal fiscal cliff.
  • Steve Marshall, Alabama Attorney General, shares about a letter he and 21 other Attorneys General signed urging the FDA to reverse its decision allowing pharmacies to dispense abortion pills.
  • Dr. Owen Strachan, FRC’s Senior Fellow at the Center for Biblical Worldview, highlights pastor story hours across the country that are drawing huge turnouts.
  • Larry Taunton, author and columnist, shares what he saw at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, unpacks the Biden administration’s push for woke education policies.
January 19, 202300:54:10
Lisa McClain, Doug LaMalfa, Mike Berry, Stanley Goldfarb, Bethany Soye

On today’s program:

  • Lisa McClain, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of Michigan, shares the latest on Special Counsel Robert Hur’s investigation into recently discovered classified documents from then-Vice President Joe Biden’s home and office as well as impending debt ceiling deadline.
  • Doug LaMalfa, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of California, reacts to the news that Biden’s DOJ is arguing to reimpose the airline mask mandate in court.
  • Mike Berry, First Liberty Institute’s Vice President of External Affairs and Senior Counsel, responds to the Pentagon’s announcement that there would be no back pay for servicemembers who were discharged for declining the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Stanley Goldfarb, Do No Harm Chairman, shares why the U.S. is the most permissive country for minors’ gender transition treatments.
  • Bethany Soye, South Dakota State Representative, explains why she introduced her bill to protect minors from gender transition procedures.
January 18, 202300:54:10
Ronny Jackson, Travis Weber, Meg Kilgannon, Virgil Walker

On today’s program:

  • Ronny Jackson, U.S. Representative for the 13th District of Texas, shares the latest updates on Special Counsel Robert Hur’s investigation into recently discovered classified documents from then-Vice President Joe Biden’s office and home as well as the latest congressional investigation into the origins of COVID-19.
  • Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, offers his analysis on troubling new Biden administration proposed new rules on faith-based charities.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, reacts to news of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights opening an investigation into a Texas school district over its removal of LGBTQ books.
  • Virgil Walker, Executive Director of Operations for G3 Ministries, critiques President Biden’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day sermon.
January 17, 202300:54:10
Bob Good, Josh Brecheen, Stephanie Taub, Arielle Del Turco, Dean Nelson

On today’s program:

  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, reacts to revelations that more classified documents from President Biden’s time as vice president were recently discovered, Biden’s religious freedom record, and the latest on the government debt ceiling debate.
  • Josh Brecheen, U.S. Representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd District, shares why he ran for Congress and his reflections on the opening weeks of the new Congress and the House Speaker election.
  • Stephanie Taub, First Liberty Institute Senior Counsel, explains  their upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case involving a postal worker’s religious freedom.
  • Arielle Del Turco, FRC’s Assistant Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, highlights her report showing a spike in attacks on churches in recent years.
  • Dean Nelson, FRC’s Senior Fellow for African American Affairs, reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and how the Biden administration is responding to attacks on churches including many black churches.
January 16, 202300:54:10
Scott Perry, Andy Ogles, Andy Roth, Adam Broin, Joshua Arnold

On today’s program:

  • Scott Perry, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th District, reacts to the DOJ’s appointment of a special counsel to investigate then-Vice President Joe Biden’s handling of classified materials, the House vote on stopping the Biden administration from selling oil to China, and his role in resolving the election of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
  • Andy Ogles, U.S. Representative for Tennessee’s 5th District, shares about his first days in Congress and his efforts to stop human trafficking.
  • Andy Roth, President of the State Freedom Caucus Network, highlights the work of state legislative House Freedom Caucuses.
  • Adam Broin, Patriot Ripple Effect Chair, discusses the “Stop Gender Abuse” rally outside a transgender conference happening in South Dakota.
  • Joshua Arnold, Staff Writer at The Washington Stand, analyzes “How Prayer Played A Central Role in Election A Speaker.”
January 13, 202300:54:10
Phill Kline, Buddy Carter, Andrew Bostom, Nate Hochman

On today’s program:

  • Phill KlineAssociate Professor at Liberty University's School of Law, reacts to the news that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a Special Counsel to investigate President Biden’s handling of classified documents.
  • Buddy Carter, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Georgia, discusses the bill he co-authored to prevent health workers from being required to violate their conscience by distributing chemical abortion pills.
  • Dr. Andrew Bostom, academic clinical trialist and epidemiologist, overviews the data withheld throughout the FDA meetings for approval of the latest Covid-19 booster shot.
  • Nate Hochman, Staff Writer for National Review, talks more in-depth about his National Review story How Gender Ideology Conquered South Dakota.
January 12, 202300:53:53
Travis Weber, Chris Smith, Mark Green, Pat Fallon, Alvin Lui, Meg Kilgannon

On today’s program:

  • Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy & Government Affairs, provides an update on the pro-life measures passing in the U.S. House of Representatives today.
  • Chris Smith, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of New Jersey, highlights the pro-life legislation coming in the 118th Congress, including today’s vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
  • Mark Green, U.S. Representative for the 7th District of Tennessee, covers the issues he will address as the new chairman of the House’s Committee on Homeland Security.
  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, discusses the articles of impeachment he’s filed against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
  • Alvin Lui, President of Courage is a Habit, and Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, unpack the efforts made to expose critical race theory and transgender indoctrination in public schools.
January 11, 202300:54:10
Steve Scalise, Chad Wolf, Mary Bentley, Lindsey Graham

On today’s program:

  • Steve Scalise, U.S. House Majority Leader and U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Louisiana, shares about the House GOP’s bold agenda for the 118th Congress.
  • Chad Wolf, former Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, reacts to new initiatives from the Biden Administration to curb illegal immigration, as well the President’s recent trip to the Southern Border.
  • Mary Bentley, State Rep. for the 73rd District of Arkansas, shares about proposed legislation to classify drag queen events as adult businesses from which children are prohibited.
  • Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senator from South Carolina, discusses pro-life legislation in the new Congress.
January 10, 202300:54:10
Dan Bishop, Chris Mitchell, J. Christian Adams, John Kindt

On today’s program:

  • Dan Bishop, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of North Carolina, reflects on the historic election for Speaker of the House in Congress last week, the Republican Party agenda in the 118th Congress, and President Biden’s recent trip to the southern border.
  • Chris Mitchell, CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief, shares the latest on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new coalition government.
  • J. Christian Adams, President of Public Interest Legal Foundation, reveals new details about the damage control by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office after sending mailers to more than 31,000 foreign nationals in the state urging them to register to vote.
  • John Kindt, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, discusses the troubling effects of state-sanctioned sports gambling.
January 09, 202300:54:10
Andrew Clyde, David Closson, William “Dean” Lee, Roger Severino, Mark Dannels, Tony Perkins

On today’s program:

  • Andrew Clyde, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of Georgia, provides an update as the process for selecting a new Speaker of the House reaches its fourth day.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, analyzes the religious affiliation of members of Congress and the worldviews that drive their decision making.
  • William “Dean” Lee, retired Vice Admiral of the United States Coast Guard, reacts to news of the U.S. military’s continuing discrimination against unvaccinated service members despite the National Defense Authorization Act eliminating the military COVID vaccine mandate.
  • Roger Severino, Vice President of Domestic Policy at The Heritage Foundation, outlines why the FDA should not have changed its rules regarding the distribution of chemical abortion drugs and how Christians should respond to pharmacies offering these dangerous pills.
  • Mark Dannels, Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, discusses President Biden’s upcoming trip to the Southern border.
  • Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, analyzes this week’s House Speaker race and why discussion and debate is healthy in a constitutional republic.
January 06, 202300:54:10
Pat Fallon, Chad Wolf, Daniel Tomlinson, Mary Szoch, Justin Danhof

On today’s program:

  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, provides an update as the process for selecting a new Speaker of the House reaches its third day, and discusses whether the Dept. of Defense is following the law regarding the elimination of the Covid shot mandate.
  • Chad Wolf,former Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, analyzes today’s immigration speech from President Biden as well as the President’s upcoming trip to the Southern Border.
  • Daniel Tomlinson, Director of Community Relations for CompassCare, discusses his organization’s hiring of private investigators to pursue the terrorists who firebombed their pregnancy resource center last June.
  • Mary SzochFRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, discusses a petition from FRC Action to CVS and Walgreens regarding their plans to distribute chemical abortion pills.
  • Justin Danhof, Head of Corporate Governance at Strive Asset Management, shares additional tactics for Christians in their response to CVS and Walgreens.
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